Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii


Read by John Greenman

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By the time Mark Twain worked as a roving reporter for the Sacramento Union, he had held positions with other newspapers in Nevada and California. However, his assignment in 1866 to visit and report on the Sandwich Islands, changed his life. These 25 "letters" from Hawaii gave him an international "scoop" and opened the door for a lifetime of speaking engagements. “I went to Maui to stay a week and remained five. I had a jolly time. I would not have fooled away any of it writing letters under any consideration whatever.” –Mark Twain - Summary by John Greenman and Wikipedia (8 hr 38 min)

Chapters

Letter #1 - CLIMATIC 9:05 Read by John Greenman
Letter #2 - THE AJAX VOYAGE CONTINUED 14:17 Read by John Greenman
Letter #3 - STILL AT SEA 13:36 Read by John Greenman
Letter #4 - OUR ARRIVAL ELABORATED A LITTLE MORE 17:38 Read by John Greenman
Letter #5 - BOARD AND LODGING SECURED 14:27 Read by John Greenman
Letter #6 - COMING HOME FROM PRISON 22:34 Read by John Greenman
Letter #7 - THE EQUESTRIAN EXCURSION CONCLUDED 15:23 Read by John Greenman
Letter #8 - OFF 19:33 Read by John Greenman
Letter #9 - SAD ACCIDENT 18:29 Read by John Greenman
Letter #10 - THE WHALING TRADE 16:18 Read by John Greenman
Letter #11 - PARADISE AND THE PARI (JOKE) 15:54 Read by John Greenman
Letter #12 - HAWAIIAN LEGISLATURE 14:59 Read by John Greenman
Letter #13 - LEGISLATURE CONTINUED - THE SOLONS AT WORK 15:45 Read by John Greenman
Letter #14 - "HOME AGAIN" 24:41 Read by John Greenman
Letter #15 - BURNING OF THE CLIPPER SHIP HORNET AT SEA 41:56 Read by John Greenman
Letter #16 - A MONTH OF MOURNING 28:16 Read by John Greenman
Letter #17 - FUNERAL OF THE PRINCESS 28:24 Read by John Greenman
Letter #18 - AT SEA AGAIN 24:59 Read by John Greenman
Letter #19 - STILL IN KONA - CONCERNING MATTERS AND THINGS 23:56 Read by John Greenman
Letter #20 - GREAT BRITAIN'S QUEER MONUMENT TO CAPTAIN COOK 15:25 Read by John Greenman
Letter #21 - A FUNNY SCRAP OF HISTORY 21:29 Read by John Greenman
Letter #22 - THE ROMANTIC GOD LONO 24:41 Read by John Greenman
Letter #23 - THE HIGH CHIEF OF SUGARDOM 35:13 Read by John Greenman
Letter #24 - A NOTABLE DISCOVERY 25:36 Read by John Greenman
Letter #25 - THE GREAT VOLCANO OF KILAUEA 15:33 Read by John Greenman