On A Donkey's Hurricane Deck

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(4.4 stars; 15 reviews)

" A Tempestous Voyage of Four Thousand and Ninety-Six Miles Across the American Continent on a Burro, in 340 Days and 2 Hours - starting without a dollar and earning my way." The journey could be accomplished in 5 days by train, but the author took close to a year to work his way across the country. This is a witty and amusing account of one man (and his donkey)'s adventures crossing the American continent from New York to San Francisco. (Summary by Lynne Thompson) (13 hr 46 min)


Prologue 11:30 Read by Arnold
Madison Square to Yonkers 30:59 Read by Arnold
Donkey's Many Ailments 33:33 Read by Arnold
Polishing Shoes At Vassar 36:41 Read by Arnold
An Even Trade No Robbery 28:15 Read by Arnold
The Donkey On Skates 38:55 Read by Arnold
Mac Held For Ransom 38:17 Read by Arnold
I Mop The Hotel Floor 31:27 Read by Arnold
Footpads Fire Upon Us 11:13 Read by Lynne T
In A Haymow Below Zero 34:10 Read by Arnold
An Asinine Snowball 29:33 Read by Arnold
One Bore Is Enough 31:35 Read by Arnold
At A Country Dance 30:09 Read by Arnold
A Peculiar, Cold Day 25:13 Read by Arnold
I Bargain For Eggs 20:18 Read by Arnold
Gypsy Girl Tells Fortune 22:28 Read by Lynne T
All The Devils Are Here 34:46 Read by Mike Pelton
Darkest Hour Before Dawn 37:52 Read by Mike Pelton
Champagne Avenue, Chicago 35:01 Read by Arnold
Donk Causes A Sensation 21:54 Read by Arnold
A Donkey For Alderman 46:34 Read by Arnold
A Donkey Without A Father 16:57 Read by Arnold
Rat Trap And Donkey's Tail 10:04 Read by Lynne T
Mac Crosses The Mississippi 19:07 Read by Arnold
Pod Hires A Valet 29:05 Read by Arnold
Done By A Horsetrader 28:47 Read by Arnold
Pod Under Arrest 47:02 Read by Arnold
Adventure In A Sleeping Bag 9:11 Read by Lynne T
Mayor Rides Mac A'Rony 11:58 Read by Lynne T
Across The Missouri In Wheelbarrow 7:55 Read by Piotr Nater
Pod In Insane Asylum 23:25 Read by Lynne T
Narrow Escape In Quicksand 26:40 Read by Arnold
At Buffalo Bill's Ranch 26:14 Read by Arnold
Fourth Of July In The Desert 13:38 Read by Arnold
Bitten By A Rattler 28:24 Read by Arnold
Havoc In A Cyclone 21:52 Read by Arnold
Two Pretty Dairy Maids 31:29 Read by Arnold
Donks Climb Pike's Peak 27:27 Read by Arnold
Sights In Cripple Creek 29:38 Read by Arnold
Baby Girl Named For Pod 24:23 Read by Arnold
Treed By A Silvertip Bear 41:18 Read by Arnold
Nearly Drowned In The Rockies 19:40 Read by Lynne T
Donkey Shoots The Chutes 19:09 Read by Mike Pelton
Paint Sign With Donk's Tail 22:28 Read by Lynne T
Swim Two Rivers In Utah 31:04 Read by Malone
Initiated To Mormon Faith 14:38 Read by Victoria P
Typewriting On A Donkey 18:07 Read by Victoria P
Pod kissed By Sweet Sixteen 11:53 Read by Victoria P
Last Drop In The Canteen 50:42 Read by Nick Bulka
How Donkey Pulls A Tooth 12:19 Read by maryagneskatherine
Encounter With Two Desperadoes 34:38 Read by Jacki Horn
Donk, Boy And Dried Apples 9:32 Read by Mike Pelton
Lost In Nevada Desert 13:27 Read by Mike Pelton
A Frightful Ghost Dance 13:12 Read by Mike Pelton
Across Sierras In Deep Snow 19:00 Read by maryagneskatherine
All Down A Toboggan Slide 12:39 Read by maryagneskatherine
'Frisco At Last, We Win! 39:37 Read by maryagneskatherine
Epilogue 3:04 Read by rookieblue


No Whining Zone! Go away!

(5 stars)

If you want an audiobook narrated by a single narrator, get the to a library or any of the 8,999,999,999 other purveyors of audiobooks. Get thee Away from LibriVox, preferably tied to the poop deck of an porcupine. I am so tired of hearing abuse from reviewers in response to the wonderful volunteers who give these gifts of books. More power to those who read to improve their language skills, and to the gender-bender readings too. I thank all of you for reading to me, and it's clear there are many more fans than whiners, so please don't let them make you stop. From personal experience at PBS I saw how viewers whining about pledge breaks resulted in ads creeping in there. PS/good luck finding this great old book in audio format anywhere but LibriVOX. Another reason to leave LV alone whiners!

Interesting and Entertaining Changes of PoV

(4 stars)

(5 stars)

great story just wish they would keep one reader I found it very interesting to listen to this story

even tho the macaroni sound is there...

(2.5 stars)

I wish a male voice could have been all the way thru.... It goes from an older American man to a British (or something) woman.. I had to skip :/ i was enjoying it. I'll update as i go ..... 2nd male voice.... Where for art thou normal reader?!