The Diaries of Adam and Eve

Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.3 stars; 36 reviews)

Mark Twain wrote these two diaries, or rather as he insists, 'translated them from the original manuscripts', late in his writing career. The freshness, wonder and excitement of exploring a new world permeates Eve's thoughts as she takes great joy in her very existence and loves everything about it. To me this is obviously a posthumous love-letter to Twain's wife Olivia Langdon Clemens, or Livy, who died in June 1904, but others may disagree. Adam's diary is different and he comes across as a somewhat surly person who just wants to be alone and think his thoughts. he is also not very bright. How the two finally come together is what makes these stories so wonderful and expresses the love between a husband and wife. They were written as two separate works but fit together so well I have combined them into one here. - Summary by phil chenevert (1 hr 15 min)


Eve's Diary 44:59 Read by Phil Chenevert
Extract from Adam's Diary 30:11 Read by Phil Chenevert


(5 stars)

A very humorous, insightful tale not without poignancy. Wish Mr Twain had made it longer. Narrated excellently in just the right tone.

Fun listen

(5 stars)

Twain's clever take on Adam and Eve is delightful. Phil's reading is perfect

Well read

(5 stars)

very good reader. easy to understand, easy to listen to.

(5 stars)

Read with a perfectly suited cadence. Wonderful. Simply wonderful. Thank you!