Mark Twain's Speeches, Part 1


Read by John Greenman

(4.6 stars; 13 reviews)

Spanning the time between 1872 and the year before he died, this collection of after-dinner speeches, random thoughts to "the press", etc. clearly documents, once again, the truly eclectic mind of Samuel Clemens. It also demonstrates how he dealt with adulation, compliments and notoriety...head on! This collection is a treasure-trove of Twain sayings, witticisms and pronouncements on a huge galaxy of issues and concerns in his life. (Summary by John Greenman) (12 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Introduction 3:13 Read by John Greenman
Preface 1:53 Read by John Greenman
The Story of a Speech 25:42 Read by John Greenman
Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims 15:27 Read by John Greenman
Compliments and Degrees 9:24 Read by John Greenman
Books, Authors and Hats 17:53 Read by John Greenman
Dedication Speech 2:06 Read by John Greenman
Die Schrecken Der Deuschen Sprache (The Horrors of the German Language) 7:46 Read by John Greenman
German for the Hungarians 3:49 Read by John Greenman
A New German Word 1:24 Read by John Greenman
Unconscious Plagiarism 5:28 Read by John Greenman
The Weather 8:49 Read by John Greenman
The Babies 8:35 Read by John Greenman
Our Children and Great Discoveies 3:11 Read by John Greenman
Educating Theatre-goers 4:34 Read by John Greenman
The Educational Theatre 4:13 Read by John Greenman
Poets as Policemen 1:50 Read by John Greenman
Pudd'nhead Wilson Dramatized 1:39 Read by John Greenman
Daly Theatre 6:47 Read by John Greenman
The Dress of Civilized Woman 3:00 Read by John Greenman
Dress Reform and Copyright 8:17 Read by John Greenman
College Girls 2:23 Read by John Greenman
Girls 3:12 Read by John Greenman
The Ladies 8:24 Read by John Greenman
Woman's Press Club 2:50 Read by John Greenman
Votes for Women 5:14 Read by John Greenman
Woman-An Opinion 5:27 Read by John Greenman
Advice to Girls 1:58 Read by John Greenman
Taxes and Morals 9:40 Read by John Greenman
Tamany and Croker 6:13 Read by John Greenman
Municipal Corruption 8:12 Read by John Greenman
Municipal Government 8:22 Read by John Greenman
China and the Philippines 2:11 Read by John Greenman
Theoretical Morals 10:01 Read by John Greenman
Layman's Sermon 6:48 Read by John Greenman
University Settlement Society 5:44 Read by John Greenman
Public Education Association 4:48 Read by John Greenman
Education and Citizenship 7:06 Read by John Greenman
Courage 2:05 Read by John Greenman
The Dinner to Mr. Choate 4:00 Read by John Greenman
On Stanley and Livingstone 5:22 Read by John Greenman
Henry M. Stanley 4:20 Read by John Greenman
Dinner to Mr. Jerome 3:05 Read by John Greenman
Henry Irving 4:34 Read by John Greenman
Dinner to Mr. Hamilton W. Mabie 5:57 Read by John Greenman
Introducing Nye and Riley 6:00 Read by John Greenman
Dinner to Whitelaw Reid 7:28 Read by John Greenman
Rogers and Railroads 11:16 Read by John Greenman
The Old-fashioned Printer 7:00 Read by John Greenman
Society of American Authors 4:24 Read by John Greenman
Reading-Room Opening 3:06 Read by John Greenman
Literature 3:26 Read by John Greenman
Disappearance of Literature 6:26 Read by John Greenman
The New York Press Club Dinner 2:25 Read by John Greenman
The Alphabet and Simplified Spelling 7:34 Read by John Greenman
Spelling and Pictures 16:15 Read by John Greenman
Books and Burglars 2:52 Read by John Greenman
Authors' Club 5:07 Read by John Greenman
Booksellers 5:33 Read by John Greenman
"Mark Twain's First Appearance" 4:55 Read by John Greenman
Morals and Memory 24:00 Read by John Greenman
Queen Victoria 4:59 Read by John Greenman
Joan of Arc 13:50 Read by John Greenman
Accident Insurance-etc. 4:53 Read by John Greenman
Osteopathy 6:32 Read by John Greenman
Water-Supply 2:39 Read by John Greenman
Mistaken Indentity 6:04 Read by John Greenman
Cats and Candy 3:36 Read by John Greenman
Obituary Poetry 1:50 Read by John Greenman
Cigars and Tobacco 4:07 Read by John Greenman
Billiards 1:47 Read by John Greenman
The Union Right and Wrong 6:09 Read by John Greenman
An Ideal French Address 4:22 Read by John Greenman
Statistics 3:56 Read by John Greenman
Galveston Orphan Bazaar 5:25 Read by John Greenman
SanFrancisco Earthquake 2:08 Read by John Greenman
Charity and Actors 3:24 Read by John Greenman
Russian Republic 2:25 Read by John Greenman
Russian Sufferers 11:45 Read by John Greenman
Watterson and Twain as Rebels 4:24 Read by John Greenman
Robert Fulton Fund 8:53 Read by John Greenman
Fulton Day, Jamestown 10:18 Read by John Greenman
Lotos Club Dinner in Honor of Mark Twain 7:45 Read by John Greenman
Copyright 14:26 Read by John Greenman
In Aid of the Blind 19:32 Read by John Greenman
Dr. Mark Twain, Farmeopath 7:53 Read by John Greenman
Missouri University Speech 4:53 Read by John Greenman
Business 7:42 Read by John Greenman
Carnegie the Benefactor 2:41 Read by John Greenman
On Poetry, Veracity, and Suicide 6:47 Read by John Greenman
Welcome Home 14:39 Read by John Greenman
An Undelivered speech 7:33 Read by John Greenman
Sixty-Seventh Birthday 21:30 Read by John Greenman
To The Whitefriars 14:39 Read by John Greenman
The Ascot Gold Cup 3:37 Read by John Greenman
The Savage Club Dinner 13:34 Read by John Greenman
General Miles and the Dog 6:10 Read by John Greenman
When in Doubt, Tell the Truth 7:42 Read by John Greenman
The Day We Celebrate 5:16 Read by John Greenman
Independence Day 15:19 Read by John Greenman
Americans and the English 7:23 Read by John Greenman
About London 9:59 Read by John Greenman
Princeton 1:25 Read by John Greenman
The St. Louis Harbor-Boat "Mark Twain" 2:16 Read by John Greenman
Seventieth Birthday 19:33 Read by John Greenman

Reviews

ged

(4 stars)

Brilliantly read as usual by Mr Greenman, however was it really necessary to speak the chapter headings and footings for every single chapter, even though some of them be only a couple of minutes long, this rather spoilt the enjoyment of the listen.

Mark Twain's Speeches

(5 stars)

Well read, fun listen - thanks!