Life on the Mississippi


Read by John Greenman

(4.6 stars; 54 reviews)

Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(14 hr 47 min)

Chapters

01- The River and its History 15:10 Read by John Greenman
02-The River and Its Explorers 12:32 Read by John Greenman
03-Frescoes From the Past 31:54 Read by John Greenman
04-The Boys' Ambition 10:04 Read by John Greenman
05-I Want to be a Cub-pilot 9:21 Read by John Greenman
06-A Cub-pilot's Experience 15:12 Read by John Greenman
07-A Daring Deed 13:28 Read by John Greenman
08-Perplexing Lessons 13:19 Read by John Greenman
09-Continued Perplexities 13:52 Read by John Greenman
10-Completing My Education 12:26 Read by John Greenman
11-The River Rises 14:51 Read by John Greenman
12-Sounding 13:11 Read by John Greenman
13-A Pilot's Needs 17:54 Read by John Greenman
14-Rank and Dignity of Piloting 14:19 Read by John Greenman
15-The Pilots' Monopoly 24:39 Read by John Greenman
16-Racing Days 11:59 Read by John Greenman
17-Cut-offs and Stephen 16:31 Read by John Greenman
18-I Take a Few Extra Lessons 11:56 Read by John Greenman
19-Brown and I Exchange Compliments 8:00 Read by John Greenman
20-A Catastophe 12:03 Read by John Greenman
21-A Section in My Biography 1:43 Read by John Greenman
22-I Return to My Muttons 17:46 Read by John Greenman
23-Traveling Incognito 6:44 Read by John Greenman
24-My Incognito is Exploded 11:55 Read by John Greenman
25-From Cairo to Hickman 12:40 Read by John Greenman
26-Under Fire 14:17 Read by John Greenman
27-Some Imported Articles 11:45 Read by John Greenman
28-Uncle Mumford Unloads 18:25 Read by John Greenman
29-A Few Specimen Bricks 20:31 Read by John Greenman
30-Sketches by the Way 17:42 Read by John Greenman
31-A Thumb-print and What Came of It 32:17 Read by John Greenman
32-The Disposal of a Bonanza 8:50 Read by John Greenman
33-Refreshments and Ethics 10:29 Read by John Greenman
34-Tough Yarns 4:16 Read by John Greenman
35-Vicksburg During the Trouble 17:34 Read by John Greenman
36-The Professor's Yarn 13:58 Read by John Greenman
37-The End of the 'Gold Dust' 2:10 Read by John Greenman
38-The House Beautiful 14:12 Read by John Greenman
39-Manufactures and Miscreants 12:44 Read by John Greenman
40-Castles and Culture 12:50 Read by John Greenman
41-The Metropolis of the South 9:06 Read by John Greenman
42-Hygiene and Sentiment 8:46 Read by John Greenman
43-The Art of Inhumation 8:22 Read by John Greenman
44-City Sights 15:02 Read by John Greenman
45-Southern Sports 17:45 Read by John Greenman
46-Enchantments and Enchanters 9:31 Read by John Greenman
47-Uncle Remus and Mr. Cable 5:11 Read by John Greenman
48-Sugar and Postage 14:17 Read by John Greenman
49-Episodes in Pilot Life 12:11 Read by John Greenman
50-The 'Original Jacobs' 11:45 Read by John Greenman
51-Reminiscences 14:52 Read by John Greenman
52-A Burning Brand 25:39 Read by John Greenman
53-My Boyhood's Home 10:51 Read by John Greenman
54-Past and Present 17:06 Read by John Greenman
55-A Vendetta and Other Things 13:09 Read by John Greenman
56-A Question of Law 11:11 Read by John Greenman
57-An Archangel 13:35 Read by John Greenman
58-On the Upper River 13:56 Read by John Greenman
59-Legends and Scenery 15:35 Read by John Greenman
60-Speculations and Conclusions 16:35 Read by John Greenman
Appendix A 23:35 Read by John Greenman
Appendix B 8:59 Read by John Greenman
Appendix C 9:01 Read by John Greenman
Appendix D 31:52 Read by John Greenman

Reviews

Excellent stories, superb reader

(5 stars)

I'm big fan of Mr Clemens and I really enjoyed this work, although the latter chapters didn't hold me as much. The reader has a voice that sounds like I imagine Mark Twain might if reading this himself. I'll listen to this one again....

Life on the Mississippi

(5 stars)

John Greenman, you are a wonderful person to listen to, especially to Mark Twain. I love looking at this world through the eyes of this great American treasure, namely Mark Twain.

Life on the Mississippi

(5 stars)

Well read, fun listen - thanks!

Life on the Mississippi

(5 stars)

Mr. Greenman's narration was so good and professional that I could visualize each scene/each character vividly, and enjoyed each chapter one after another. I listened to the whole story twice. Thank you very much.

Classic Twain

(4 stars)

I started listening to this book because it was a Wall Street Journal book club selection. Being from Louisiana, I very much enjoyed Twain's descriptions of the lower Mississippi. I was VERY pleasantly surprised by the quality of the narration.

Fabulous "read"

(5 stars)

An epic book in so many ways. Superbly read by John, who really was convincing as the author. A great snapshot of a changing place and time that formed so much bedrock to the present day "United States of America"

a great story very well told.

(5 stars)

(5 stars)

Great book. Very entertaining and informative, and well read.