The Boys Life of Mark Twain


Read by John Greenman

(4.8 stars; 58 reviews)

Albert Bigelow Paine was Samuel Langhorne Clemens' (Mark Twain's) biographer. He lived with Twain, collecting ideas and material for a biography, for a few years before Twain's death in 1910. Six years later Paine published this "story of a man who made the world laugh and love him".

For those who have read or listened to Mark Twain's works, Paine's work is an invaluable resource to better understand Twain, the stories behind his stories and his life with those he loved and with whom he worked. (Summary by John Greenman)

(8 hr 50 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface 1:08 Read by John Greenman
01 - The Family of John Clemens 8:19 Read by John Greenman
02 - The New Home and Uncle Quarel's Farm 8:18 Read by John Greenman
03 - School 5:59 Read by John Greenman
04 - Education Out of School 13:11 Read by John Greenman
05 - Tom Sawyer and his Band 18:47 Read by John Greenman
06 - Closing School-Days 8:44 Read by John Greenman
07 - The Apprentice 6:56 Read by John Greenman
08 - Orion's Paper 6:45 Read by John Greenman
09 - The Open Road 12:51 Read by John Greenman
10 - A Wind of Change 8:47 Read by John Greenman
11 - The Long Way to the Amazon 6:27 Read by John Greenman
12 - Renewing an Old Ambition 7:43 Read by John Greenman
13 - Learning the River 11:56 Read by John Greenman
14 - River Days 13:27 Read by John Greenman
15 - The Wreck of the 'Pennsylvania' 4:01 Read by John Greenman
16 - The Pilot 9:37 Read by John Greenman
17 - The End of Piloting 4:10 Read by John Greenman
18 - The Soldier 8:00 Read by John Greenman
19 - The Pioneer 6:31 Read by John Greenman
20 - The Miner 18:16 Read by John Greenman
21 - The Territorial Enterprise 7:05 Read by John Greenman
22 - 'Mark Twain' 7:06 Read by John Greenman
23 - Artemus Ward and Literary San Francisco 10:30 Read by John Greenman
24 - The Discovery of 'The Jumping Frog' 10:50 Read by John Greenman
25 - Hawaii and Anson Burlingame 7:10 Read by John Greenman
26 - Mark Twain, Lecturer 15:04 Read by John Greenman
27 - An Innocent Abroad, and Home Again 8:49 Read by John Greenman
28 - Olivia Langdon. Work on the 'Innocents' 6:27 Read by John Greenman
29 - The Visit to Elmira and its Consequences 6:42 Read by John Greenman
30 - The New Book and a Wedding 6:25 Read by John Greenman
31 - Mark Twain in Buffalo 5:58 Read by John Greenman
32 - At Work on 'Roughing It' 4:51 Read by John Greenman
33 - In England 4:25 Read by John Greenman
34 - A New Book and New English Triumphs 6:54 Read by John Greenman
35 - Beginning 'Tom Sawyer' 4:26 Read by John Greenman
36 - The New Home 4:10 Read by John Greenman
37 - 'Old Times', 'Sketches' and 'Tom Sawyer' 6:15 Read by John Greenman
38 - Home Pictures 4:59 Read by John Greenman
39 - Tramping Abroad 11:01 Read by John Greenman
40 - 'The Prince and the Pauper' 4:58 Read by John Greenman
41 - General Grant at Hartford 5:08 Read by John Greenman
42 - Many Investments 5:35 Read by John Greenman
43 - Back to the River with Bixby 4:30 Read by John Greenman
44 - A Reading-Tour with Cable 6:06 Read by John Greenman
45 - 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' 3:30 Read by John Greenman
46 - Pubisher to General Grant 4:56 Read by John Greenman
47 - The High-Tide of Fortune 4:28 Read by John Greenman
48 - Business Difficulties. Pleasanter Things 15:19 Read by John Greenman
49 - Kipling at Elmyra. Elsie Leslie. 'The Yankee' 9:26 Read by John Greenman
50 - The Machine. Good-by to Hartford. 'Joan' Is Begun 14:54 Read by John Greenman
51 - The Failure of Webster & Co. Around the World. Sorrow 13:20 Read by John Greenman
52 - European Economies 6:09 Read by John Greenman
53 - Mark Twain Pays His Debts 5:50 Read by John Greenman
54 - Return After Exile 3:57 Read by John Greenman
55 - A Prophet at Home 5:46 Read by John Greenman
56 - Honored by Missouri 6:29 Read by John Greenman
57 - The Close of a Beautiful Life 6:56 Read by John Greenman
58 - Mark Twain at Seventy 10:08 Read by John Greenman
59 - Mark Twain Arranges for his Biography 9:43 Read by John Greenman
60 - Working With Mark Twain 7:03 Read by John Greenman
61 - Dictation at Dublin, N.H. 4:28 Read by John Greenman
62 - A New Era of Billiards 5:59 Read by John Greenman
63 - Living With Mark Twain 5:03 Read by John Greenman
64 - A Degree from Oxford 3:39 Read by John Greenman
65 - The Removal to Redding 6:26 Read by John Greenman
66 - Life at Stormfield 5:52 Read by John Greenman
67 - The Death of Jean 3:23 Read by John Greenman
68 - Days in Bermuda 5:27 Read by John Greenman
69 - The Return to Redding 3:22 Read by John Greenman
70 - The Close of a Great Life 3:56 Read by John Greenman

Reviews

I agree with Starlite's review


(5 stars)

Great reading by Librivox's Mark Twain master, John Greenman. I believe I will listen to it again. Nov. 2019- And I did!


(5 stars)

Outstanding! Mr. Bigelow's words, through the medium of Mr. Greenman, make this biography one the greatest of all time. It may be the best audio book ever made - I consider it as such.

I felt like I knew, and then lost a friend. a great story!


(5 stars)


(5 stars)

superb job by Mr. Greenman.Thank you sir.

Amazing Story of Mark Twain


(5 stars)

If you haven't listened to any of Mark Twain's books, I highly recommend you do before listening to this. It is absolutely an amazing story and explains where all of Twain's Characters come from. You will find yourself thoroughly entangled in Twain's life as you listen to LibriVox's 'Voice of Mark Twain' John Greenman tell your this story. You will laugh and you will cry. I wish I could give this more then 5 stars!!!

Great Book


(4 stars)

This was a terrific book, made all the better by John Greenman's amazing narration. I frequently found myself forgetting that this was being narrated, so convinced was I by the way the reader took on the role. I feel inspired to listen to more books by Mark Twain, now that I've become acquainted with him. I never realised how popular he was or how remarkable. And I'll be looking out for more books by Albert Paine too.

they told the truth


(5 stars)

I thought, "Nah, they're exagerating, like my spelling of exaggeratting." But nope, those reviewers told it right.

Another Excellent Book by Mark Twain


(5 stars)

Special thanks to a Excellent Reader John Greenman