Tom Sawyer, Detective

Read by John Greenman

(4.7 stars; 281 reviews)

Tom Sawyer, Detective is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894). Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels of the time. Tom and Huck find themselves with Uncle Silas and his family again (see "Huck Finn"), and much of the drama ends up focusing on Uncle Silas. Like the two preceding novels, the story is told using the first-person narrative voice of Huck Finn. (Summary by Wikipedia & John Greenman) (2 hr 8 min)


Chapter I An Invitation for Tom and Huck 10:12 Read by John Greenman
Chapter II Jake Dunlap 8:33 Read by John Greenman
Chapter III. A Diamond Robbery 11:30 Read by John Greenman
Chapter IV The Three Sleepers 7:52 Read by John Greenman
Chapter V A Tragedy in the Woods 5:36 Read by John Greenman
Chapter VI Plans Secure the Diamonds 10:21 Read by John Greenman
Chapter VII A Night's Vigil 8:12 Read by John Greenman
Chapter VIII Talking with the Ghost 9:42 Read by John Greenman
Chapter IX Finding of Jubiter Dunlap 10:28 Read by John Greenman
Chapter X The Arrest of Uncle Silas 6:50 Read by John Greenman
Chapter XI Tom Sawyer Discovers the Murderers 39:10 Read by John Greenman


A Fun Listen

(5 stars)

This is a fun book well dramatized by the reader, John Greenman. Of course, Mark Twain's use of currently unacceptable words is well-known and is not sanitized in this reading. I belong to a theater group in Tulsa that will be presenting this story in February of 2018 and I will be using this presentation to help flesh out the show.

Mark Twain is excellent

(5 stars)

I had missed this volume, so thanks to LibriVox ! The antics of Huck and Tom never fail to amuse. Thanks to the wonderful reader.

(5 stars)

love that you care enough to give free books ,at these covid & flu times. thank you 😊

(5 stars)

This reader’s voice was very good in this reading. Much more animated than usual.

(5 stars)

Cute story and I loved this narrator! I laughed out loud several times.

(4 stars)

I really enjoyed this book and the reading was Great!

still great!

(5 stars)

no one writes like Mark Twain and no one becomes Mar Twain Better than John Green man. awesome story*great rendition!

great story. excellent actor/reader 5 stars!

(5 stars)

good story. Was fun to listen to. The reader is the best John Greenman!