Tom Playfair; or Making a Start


Read by Maria Therese

(4.7 stars; 13 reviews)

Tom Playfair; Or Making a Start is a book by a Roman Catholic priest, originally published in 1890, and written for youth ages 9-12.

The story opens with 10-year-old Tom Playfair being quite a handful for his well-meaning but soft-hearted aunt. (Tom's mother has died.) Mr. Playfair decides to ship his son off to St. Maure's boarding school — an all-boys academy run by Jesuits — to shape him up, as well as to help him make a good preparation for his upcoming First Communion. Tom is less than enthusiastic, but his adventures are just about to begin: life at St. Maure's will not be dull. (Introduction from Wikipedia) (6 hr 19 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface 3:59 Read by Maria Therese
01 - In Which the Hero of the Story is Represented in a Doubtful Light 9:29 Read by Maria Therese
02 - In Which Tom by a Series of Misadventures Brings Down the Wrath of His Fat… 15:46 Read by Maria Therese
03 - In Which Tom Leaves for St. Maure's, and Finds On the Road Thither That Fu… 19:16 Read by Maria Therese
04 - Tom Arrives at St. Maure's, and Makes the Aquaintance of John Green Under … 24:15 Read by Maria Therese
05 - In Which Tom Is Persuaded to Go to Sleep 12:22 Read by Maria Therese
06 - In Which Green and Tom Run a Race Which Proves Disastrous to Both 11:15 Read by Maria Therese
07 - In Which Tom Usurps Minor Orders with Startling Results 11:44 Read by Maria Therese
08 - In Which Tom Gets Into Many Difficulties, and Holds an Astonishing Intervi… 22:31 Read by Maria Therese
09 - In Which Tom Concludes That Vinegar Never Catches Flies 6:39 Read by Maria Therese
10 - In Which Tom Gives Green a Bit of Advice, Which, Aided by a Storm, is Not … 17:29 Read by Maria Therese
11 - The Night of the First Friday in November 12:54 Read by Maria Therese
12 - Tom's Midnight Adventure 9:37 Read by Maria Therese
13 - In Which Tom Takes a Trip 8:08 Read by Maria Therese
14 - In Which Tom Goes to the Theatre 6:19 Read by Maria Therese
15 - In Which Tom is Lost 18:22 Read by Maria Therese
16 - In Which Tom Enters Upon a Career of Extravagance 12:07 Read by Maria Therese
17 - In Which the Prodigal Returns 15:41 Read by Maria Therese
18 - In Which Tom Astonishes and Horrifies His Aunt 20:20 Read by Maria Therese
19 - In Which Tom and Keenan Hold a Council of War 9:28 Read by Maria Therese
20 - Storming of the Snow-Fort - Mr. Beakey Talks at Cross Purposes With the Se… 16:40 Read by Maria Therese
21 - In Which Tom Meets With a Bitter Trial 9:50 Read by Maria Therese
22 - In Which Tom Wins a New Friend and Hears a Strange Story 16:10 Read by Maria Therese
23 - In Which the "Knickerbockers" Play the "Red Clippers" 8:23 Read by Maria Therese
24 - Trouble Ahead 11:12 Read by Maria Therese
25 - A Joyous Going Forth, and a Sad Journey Home 13:15 Read by Maria Therese
26 - Sickness 7:02 Read by Maria Therese
27 - Death 10:08 Read by Maria Therese
28 - An Escape From Jail, and the Beginning of a Snow-Storm 10:07 Read by Maria Therese
29 - End of the Snow-Storm 3:40 Read by Maria Therese
30 - Conclusion 5:18 Read by Maria Therese

Reviews

I love this book, it it the best!


(5 stars)

I love this book! This boy has a amazing life! I strongly recommend this book, super duper strongly recommend this book!

Tom Playfair


(5 stars)

I love this book! Thank you for making this audio-book available, Ms. Therese. Please read more of Father Finn!


(5 stars)

A good book... worth listening to.