The Steam Man of the Prairies


Read by Mark Nelson

(4.2 stars; 31 reviews)

Ethan Hopkins and Mickey McSquizzle-a "Yankee" and an "Irishman"-encounter a colossal, steam-powered man in the American prairies. This steam-man was constructed by Johnny Brainerd, a teenaged boy, who uses the steam-man to carry him in a carriage on various adventures. - Summary by Wikipedia (3 hr 3 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1. The Terror of the Prairies 9:49 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 2. 'Handle Me Gently' 8:59 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 3. A Genius 9:23 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 4. The Trapper and the Artisan 9:13 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 5. On the Yellowstone 9:20 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 6. The Miners 9:35 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 7. The Steam Man On His Travels 8:58 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 8. Indians 8:42 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 9. The Steam Man as a Hunter 8:57 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 10. Wolf Ravine 8:16 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 11. The Steam Man on a Buffalo Hunt 9:12 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 12. The Grizzly Bear 8:29 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 13. An Appalling Danger 6:57 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 14. The Huge Hunter 8:48 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 15. The Attack in the Ravine 10:22 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 16. The Repulse 8:50 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 17. Homeward Bound 9:14 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 18. The Encampment 9:17 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 19. The Doings of a Night 8:06 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 20. The Concluding Catastrophe 13:20 Read by Mark Nelson

Reviews

Badly written, but well read

(3 stars)

This is a cheap piece of fiction, and does little to pretend to do otherwise. There is no narrative structure, and it is a painful example of its stylistic issues when a bear dies with a ‘howling grunt’. On the other hand, The Steam Man of the Prairies can still be recommended for its historical significance as the first Edisonade, and it is read quite competently.

Wonderful story. Fun, charming and brilliantly read!

(5 stars)

What a brilliant, interesting, fun story. I t does finish a little abruptly but that's about its only downfall. Mark Nelson reads it absolutely brilliantly, injecting even more fun and humour into a great story! LOVED IT!

The Steam Man of the Prairies

(5 stars)

Well read, fun listen - thanks!