Sci-Fiction and Fantasy rules.
A fun book to read. Top 25 in my reading list.
The destruction of Merlin's tower.
This book will keep you interested all the way through.
When faced with logic and reason, people still believe the woo.
But "not the best of Twain" is still better than most.
I'd read this many years ago, and picked up the Audio as a daily deal. Dufris is a very accomplished narrator and does a fine job here.
This is primarily a satirical novel, in which Twain lauds the nobility of the ignoble, while excoriating the ignominy of the nobility. His observations on slavery are deeply compelling. One must note that this book was written with the Civil War very much in living memory, and one can only imagine the controversy such writing would evoke. There are also longish passages on economic issues which would have been extremely topical in 1890, but much less so today.
Some will feel that a satirical piece of this length is just one long harangue. Perhaps it is, but Twain's wit and essential gentility keep it from becoming dark.
It was ok overall. The reader was really good performing the female voices, period accents, etc. It was an good enough story but seemed to drag on for quite some time. I wouldn't want to pay the normal $20+ for it but for $1 you can't complain.
Mark Twain is one of the best writers in american history. Taking this classic story and adding the voice talents of a master like William Dufris makes this into magic.
The playful way that the story compares and contrastes the cultures of the past and present.
Hard to compare to other books. It is a contemporary critique of the Arthurian error. In contrast to The Once and Future King that has a more rmantic view of the ideals of the period.
The way the characters are personified and compelling a great match for Twains writing style.
When our Yankee Hero realizes his dream is lost, and how he describes what went wrong.
this one definitely shows mark twain's imagination. you think he had an imagination in the adventures of: tom sawyer or huckleberry finn, this one is off the charts. well done! they say charles dickens is the best england has produced, while being very imaginative charles dickens doesn't have the consistantcy that mark twain delivers.
This is the worst narrator I have listened to, actually painful in his exaggerations. I wish I had checked the other possible narrators for the book before purchasing this one, I really wanted to hear the story, but it was so truly awful I couldn't do it. Hate to buy it all over again with a different narrator. Ugh!
Just read the story, with dignity. Stop with all the silly exaggerated breathing and yawning and gravelly, bored voice. The interpretive garbage actually damaged the story line, made it hard to follow. Grrrrr.