Tom Brown's School Days

Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)

(4.6 stars; 28 reviews)

Tom Brown's Schooldays is a novel by Thomas Hughes first published in 1857. The story is set at Rugby School, a public school for boys, in the 1830s. Hughes attended Rugby School from 1834 to 1842.

The novel was originally published as being "by an Old Boy of Rugby", and much of it is based on the author's experiences. Tom Brown is largely based on the author's brother, George Hughes; and George Arthur, another of the book's main characters, is based on Arthur Penrhyn Stanley. The fictional Tom's life also resembles the author's in that the culminating event of his school career was a cricket match.

Tom Brown was tremendously influential on the genre of British school novels, which began in the 19th century, and is one of the few still in print. A sequel, Tom Brown at Oxford, was published in 1861 but is not as well known. (Summary from Wikipedia) (10 hr 10 min)


Pt.1 Ch.1 The Brown Family 35:17 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt.1 Ch.2 The Veast 39:18 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt.1 Ch.3 Sundry Wars and Alliances 41:10 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt.1 Ch.4 The Stage Coach 31:26 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt.1 Ch.5 Rugby and Football 41:57 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt.1 Ch.6 After the Match 35:57 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt.1 Ch.7 Settling to the Collar 40:42 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt 1 Ch 8 The War of Independence 40:31 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt.1 Ch.9 A Chapter of Accidents 42:00 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt.2 Ch.1 How the Tide Turned 24:32 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt.2 Ch.2 The New Boy 26:23 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt.2 Ch.3 Arthur Makes a Friend 29:05 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt.2 Ch.4 The Bird-Fanciers 26:26 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt.2 Ch.5 The Fight 33:42 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt.2 Ch.6 Fever in the School 34:01 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt.2 Ch.7 Harry East’s Dilemmas and Deliverances 31:00 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt.2 Ch.8 Tom Brown’s Last Match 42:22 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Pt.2 Ch.9 Finis 15:04 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)


I listened to it at least over 10 times.

(5 stars)

This is a great classic work that I wish I would have read/Listened too when I was younger. great coming of age story done in a very Victorian style.

Excellent Recording!

(5 stars)

This is an excellent recording of Tom Brown's School Days! There's a single reader throughout, which is always a plus, and icyjumbo's rendition is nearly flawless. It was a real pleasure to listen to... highly recommended!

RIP icyjumbo

(5 stars)

I don't know your real name, yet each and every death on this planet deserves remembrance. Sadly, I know naught about you which I could remember, so I instead shall pray for your soul.


(5 stars)

This novel I had enjoyed many years ago and it was a pleasure to hear it so very well read. Sleep well, Mr. "Icyjumbo"

(5 stars)

This book is a treasure.So beautifully read, I was reduced to tears. Thank you 'icy jumbo'. Very highly recommended.

"Icy Jumbo" great name and a good narrator , with no bad accents

(5 stars)

Tom Brown's Scooldays

(5 stars)

An excellent novel beautifully written and beautifully read by icyjumbo.