The Mucker

Read by Joseph DeNoia

(4.3 stars; 183 reviews)

Grown and raised on the streets of Chicago; a ruthless, brawling beast of a man who detests all that “class” and “highbrow society” has to offer. Shanghaied and put into service upon a pirate’s vessel to kidnap an affluent business man’s daughter on the high seas. Shipwrecked with mutineering shipmates, Billy Byrne now fights to rescue the young woman from not only these pirates, but ancient samurai headhunters that inhabit this lonely island…and to find the man that truly lies inside the beast. Summary by Joe DeNoia (4 hr 57 min)


Billy Byrne 15:38 Read by Joseph DeNoia
Shanghaied 14:50 Read by Joseph DeNoia
The Conspiracy 14:09 Read by Joseph DeNoia
Piracy 21:46 Read by Joseph DeNoia
Larry Divine Unmasked 15:25 Read by Joseph DeNoia
The Mucker at Bay 15:06 Read by Joseph DeNoia
The Typhoon 17:08 Read by Joseph DeNoia
The Wreck of the 'Halfmoon' 16:07 Read by Joseph DeNoia
Oda Yorimoto 17:34 Read by Joseph DeNoia
Barbara Captured by Head-Hunters 26:16 Read by Joseph DeNoia
The Village of Yoka 15:55 Read by Joseph DeNoia
The Fight in the Palace 16:31 Read by Joseph DeNoia
A Gentleman of France 17:34 Read by Joseph DeNoia
The Mucker Sees a New Light 15:21 Read by Joseph DeNoia
The Rescue 14:59 Read by Joseph DeNoia
The Supreme Sacrifice 11:42 Read by Joseph DeNoia
Home Again 12:48 Read by Joseph DeNoia
The Gulf Between 18:53 Read by Joseph DeNoia


Yet ANOTHER appalling reader!

(0.5 stars)

Librivox please STOP accepting sub par readers!! You just waste their time and ours because nobody lasts more than 5 minutes, listening to an ear bleeding voice!!! You also deprive the audience, of ALL the other books that the dreadful reader has narrated!! You NEED QUALITY CONTROL for THE NARRATORS!!!

(4.5 stars)

A little hard to understand because of the deep baritone voice. but the story is well written and we'll read. Did Burroughs ever write a story where the hero wasn't a giant with grey eyes?

Story is Good, Bad recording.

(3 stars)

Recording was bad and very hard to hear, I had to download it off website and adjust eq settings. Story was good though, looking forward to part 2

Another ERB classic

(5 stars)

Character development, specifically toward manliness and chivalry are unquestionably Edgar Rice Burroughs' forte. This book is an excellent example of such, with an unpredictable story, several unlikely heroes, and a surprise ending.

Too difficult to understand

(1 stars)

Joseph has such a deep voice that it echoes (or similar) in the recording. Perhaps this can be adjusted, because the reading is regular and smooth. I just cannot follow it.

I think it would be a good movie

(5 stars)

I listen to the on my phone next to me playing video games and understood every word he said so there's that

Bad recording.

(2.5 stars)

Perhaps the use of a better microphone may have helped. Very hard to follow due to the quality. Enjoyable enough.

(4 stars)

great story, although a little hard to hear at certain points.