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The Trail of the Hawk: a Comedy of the Seriousness of Life

Sinclair Lewis

Trail of the Hawk, narrated by Mike Vendetti aka Miketheauctioneer, is Sinclair Lewis’ second novel published under his own name. It was not at the time of release a smashing success as his later works, Babbitt, Elmer Gantry, and others, but his style and immense talent are certainly evident. We travel with The Hawk, or Carl Ericson, son of Norwegian immigrants, born at the end of the 19th century through the first three adventurous periods of the young man’s life. We see him as an adventurous boy, running away with Gertie Cowels, the girl that lives in the big house in the better part of town, only to be rescued by Bone Stillman, a backwoods philosopher and influence on Carl. We travel with him as he leaves his childhood, Gertie and Joralemon behind, for a short attempt at higher education, then to pursue the hobo life, a Bowery bartender, an engineer in Panama and an aviator. It is during the aviator phase that he becomes Hawk Ericson barnstorming his way across America, an exciting but dangerous lifestyle. Leaving aviation after too many close calls, and the loss of his best friend, he becomes an automobile man, and moves into phase three. It is in phase three, love adventure, that we find The Hawk in New York, mingling with polite society quite by accident. He is smitten by Ruth Winslow, while riding on a streetcar after a fight with Gertie, and follows Ruth to a party which he crashes. I truly enjoyed narrating this novel, and believe the listener will enjoy it, a trip into post Victorian, pre Jazz Age America. (Summary by Mike Vendetti)

Trail of the Hawk, narrated by Mike Vendetti aka Miketheauctioneer, is Sinclair Lewis’ second novel published under his own name. It was not at the time of release a smashing success as his later works, Babbitt, Elmer Gantry, and others, but his style and immense talent are certainly evident. We travel with The Hawk, or Carl Ericson, son of Norwegian immigrants, born at the end of the 19th century through the first three adventurous periods of the young man’s life. We see him as an adventurous boy, running away with Gertie Cowels, the girl that lives in the big house in the better part of town, only to be rescued by Bone Stillman, a backwoods philosopher and influence on Carl. We travel with him as he leaves his childhood, Gertie and Joralemon behind, for a short attempt at higher education, then to pursue the hobo life, a Bowery bartender, an engineer in Panama and an aviator. It is during the aviator phase that he becomes Hawk Ericson barnstorming his way across America, an exciting but dangerous lifestyle. Leaving aviation after too many close calls, and the loss of his best friend, he becomes an automobile man, and moves into phase three. It is in phase three, love adventure, that we find The Hawk in New York, mingling with polite society quite by accident. He is smitten by Ruth Winslow, while riding on a streetcar after a fight with Gertie, and follows Ruth to a party which he crashes. I truly enjoyed narrating this novel, and believe the listener will enjoy it, a trip into post Victorian, pre Jazz Age America. (Summary by Mike Vendetti)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Trail of the Hawk, narrated by Mike Vendetti aka Miketheauctioneer, is Sinclair Lewis’ second novel published under his own name. It was not at the time of release a smashing success as his later works, Babbitt, Elmer Gantry, and others, but his style and immense talent are certainly evident. We travel with The Hawk, or Carl Ericson, son of Norwegian immigrants, born at the end of the 19th century through the first three adventurous periods of the young man’s life. We see him as an adventurous boy, running away with Gertie Cowels, the girl that lives in the big house in the better part of town, only to be rescued by Bone Stillman, a backwoods philosopher and influence on Carl. We travel with him as he leaves his childhood, Gertie and Joralemon behind, for a short attempt at higher education, then to pursue the hobo life, a Bowery bartender, an engineer in Panama and an aviator. It is during the aviator phase that he becomes Hawk Ericson barnstorming his way across America, an exciting but dangerous lifestyle. Leaving aviation after too many close calls, and the loss of his best friend, he becomes an automobile man, and moves into phase three. It is in phase three, love adventure, that we find The Hawk in New York, mingling with polite society quite by accident. He is smitten by Ruth Winslow, while riding on a streetcar after a fight with Gertie, and follows Ruth to a party which he crashes. I truly enjoyed narrating this novel, and believe the listener will enjoy it, a trip into post Victorian, pre Jazz Age America. (Summary by Mike Vendetti)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

13h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

30:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

27:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

30:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

20:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

20:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

22:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

16:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

28:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

20:31