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Life on the Mississippi

Gelesen von John Greenman

(4,679 Sterne; 221 Bewertungen)

Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. (Summary from Wikipedia) (14 hr 47 min)

Chapters

01- The River and its History

15:10

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02-The River and Its Explorers

12:32

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03-Frescoes From the Past

31:54

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04-The Boys' Ambition

10:04

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05-I Want to be a Cub-pilot

9:21

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06-A Cub-pilot's Experience

15:12

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07-A Daring Deed

13:28

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08-Perplexing Lessons

13:19

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09-Continued Perplexities

13:52

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10-Completing My Education

12:26

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11-The River Rises

14:51

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12-Sounding

13:11

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13-A Pilot's Needs

17:54

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14-Rank and Dignity of Piloting

14:19

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15-The Pilots' Monopoly

24:39

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16-Racing Days

11:59

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17-Cut-offs and Stephen

16:31

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18-I Take a Few Extra Lessons

11:56

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19-Brown and I Exchange Compliments

8:00

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20-A Catastophe

12:03

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21-A Section in My Biography

1:43

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22-I Return to My Muttons

17:46

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23-Traveling Incognito

6:44

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24-My Incognito is Exploded

11:55

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25-From Cairo to Hickman

12:40

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26-Under Fire

14:17

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27-Some Imported Articles

11:45

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28-Uncle Mumford Unloads

18:25

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29-A Few Specimen Bricks

20:31

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30-Sketches by the Way

17:42

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31-A Thumb-print and What Came of It

32:17

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32-The Disposal of a Bonanza

8:50

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33-Refreshments and Ethics

10:29

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34-Tough Yarns

4:16

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35-Vicksburg During the Trouble

17:34

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36-The Professor's Yarn

13:58

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37-The End of the 'Gold Dust'

2:10

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38-The House Beautiful

14:12

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39-Manufactures and Miscreants

12:44

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40-Castles and Culture

12:50

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41-The Metropolis of the South

9:06

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42-Hygiene and Sentiment

8:46

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43-The Art of Inhumation

8:22

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44-City Sights

15:02

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45-Southern Sports

17:45

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46-Enchantments and Enchanters

9:31

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47-Uncle Remus and Mr. Cable

5:11

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48-Sugar and Postage

14:17

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49-Episodes in Pilot Life

12:11

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50-The 'Original Jacobs'

11:45

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51-Reminiscences

14:52

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52-A Burning Brand

25:39

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53-My Boyhood's Home

10:51

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54-Past and Present

17:06

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55-A Vendetta and Other Things

13:09

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56-A Question of Law

11:11

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57-An Archangel

13:35

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58-On the Upper River

13:56

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59-Legends and Scenery

15:34

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60-Speculations and Conclusions

16:35

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Appendix A

23:35

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Appendix B

8:59

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Appendix C

9:01

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Appendix D

31:52

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Bewertungen

Life on the Mississippi

(5 Sterne)

John Greenman, you are a wonderful person to listen to, especially to Mark Twain. I love looking at this world through the eyes of this great American treasure, namely Mark Twain.

Excellent stories, superb reader

(5 Sterne)

I'm big fan of Mr Clemens and I really enjoyed this work, although the latter chapters didn't hold me as much. The reader has a voice that sounds like I imagine Mark Twain might if reading this himself. I'll listen to this one again....

It's no wonder that Kaiser Wilhelm enjoyed this so much

(5 Sterne)

a real page turner of a history of the Mississippi river.

(4 Sterne)

Absolutely fascinating history of the Mississippi and the communities along it. Loved the stories about learning to be and about being a steam boat pilot. Fantastic reading too. Thanks for the hours the narrator has put into recording this. Really appreciated.

excellent book, excellent reader

(5 Sterne)

This book is excellent. You should also listen to Innocence Abroad. Best possible reader.

Perfect reader, fab book

(5 Sterne)

The perfect reader. I've realised since listening to John Greenman read Mark Twain's books, that not only do I love Mark Twain's books, but that John Greenman is the perfect reader. He knows the books SO well that all his readings are faultless. You bring the books to life, thanks John :)

Typical Mark Twain

(5 Sterne)

A fun look into the colorful past of what life on the mighty Mississippi was like in typical Mark Twain style. Mr. Greenman did an exceptional job of reading, as usual; you felt as if Samuel Clemens was reading it himself. I highly recommend this book.

Classic Twain

(4 Sterne)

I started listening to this book because it was a Wall Street Journal book club selection. Being from Louisiana, I very much enjoyed Twain's descriptions of the lower Mississippi. I was VERY pleasantly surprised by the quality of the narration.