Free Air


Read by Hollis Hanover

(4.4 stars; 65 reviews)

This road trip novel is set in the early twentieth century and follows the experiences of an aristocratic New Englander and her father as they travel by automobile from Minneapolis to Seattle. She is wooed and won by a noble but simple commoner she meets along the way. Lewis is at his usual wryly humorous self, poking fun at the upper class and treating the common people only slightly better. Summary by Hollis Hanover. (8 hr 22 min)

Chapters

Miss Boltwood of Brooklyn is Lost in the Mud 10:37 Read by Hollis Hanover
Claire Escapes From Respectability 16:30 Read by Hollis Hanover
A Young Man in a Raincoat 21:32 Read by Hollis Hanover
A Room Without 17:06 Read by Hollis Hanover
Release Brakes--Shift to Third 25:21 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Land of Billowing Clouds 12:02 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Great American Frying Pan 14:58 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Discovery of Canned Shrimp and Hesperides 24:03 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Man With Agate Eyes 14:01 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Curious Incident of the Hillside Road 8:59 Read by Hollis Hanover
Sagebrush Tourists of the Great Highway 13:42 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Wonders of Nature with All Modern Improvements 12:21 Read by Hollis Hanover
Adventurers by Firelight 14:59 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Beast of the Corral 7:17 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Black Day of the Voyage 15:45 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Spectacles of Authority 15:00 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Vagabond in Green 17:18 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Fallacy of Romance 8:03 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Night of Endless Pines 14:32 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Free Woman 17:58 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Mine of Lost Souls 11:28 Read by Hollis Hanover
Across the Roof of the World 10:53 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Grael in a Backyard in Yakima 5:47 Read by Hollis Hanover
Her Own People 16:35 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Abyssinian Prince 21:04 Read by Hollis Hanover
A Class in Engineering and Omelets 11:15 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Viciousness of Nice Things 14:40 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Morning Coat of Mr. Hudson B. Riggs 13:39 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Enemy Love 8:38 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Virtuous Plotters 4:27 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Kitchen Intimate 28:28 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Cornfield Aristocrat 18:51 Read by Hollis Hanover
Tooth-Mug Tea 21:06 Read by Hollis Hanover
The Beginning of a Story 13:05 Read by Hollis Hanover

Reviews

It takes all kinds


(5 stars)

It just goes to show that there is no such thing as bad publicity--I was browsing librivox titles and saw this one with a low rating, checked it out to find out for myself, and totally disagree with the earlier review. Every ear is different!

This is one of my favorite books


(5 stars)

Fascinating tale of an early cross country motoring adventure a century ago AND a heart warming love story besides. Very well read. I don't know what the 1/7/2010 reviewer is complaining about. Maybe the audio quality was fixed after he heard it. Five stars. Highly recommend.

Cute 1920's Hallmark story


(4 stars)

I really enjoyed this little coming of age story about 1920's life. Milt Daggitt is someone I can relate to and I enjoyed Mr. Hanover's reading. Written just before his masterpiece "Main Street", makes this one a nice prelude.

Oh, What a Romp!


(5 stars)

lLove the story love the characters and the verbal banter was outstanding. So well written and well read. I didn't want the adventure to end, but to go on, and on.

refreshing breath of fresh air


(5 stars)

Sinclair Lewis's love of nature is on display in this story of young love and personal jpurney.

Free Air


(5 stars)

Excellent story . A must listen to book ! Thank you to the reader great job ...


(4.5 stars)

Delightful. Good story about not taking life & social "distinctions" too seriously.

Good story.


(5 stars)

This was a very charming story. I enjoyed it.