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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Audiobook

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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Publisher's Summary

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is both a whimsical fantasy and a social satire chock-full of brilliant Twainisms. Hank Morgan, a 19th-century American - a Connecticut Yankee - by a stroke of fate is sent back into time to sixth-century England and ends up in Camelot and King Arthur's Court. Although of average intelligence, he finds himself with knowledge beyond any of those in the sixth century, and he uses it to become the king's right-hand man and to challenge Merlin as the court magician. Astounded at the way of life in Camelot, Hank does the only thing he can think of to do: change them. In his attempt to civilize medieval Camelot, he experiences many challenges and misadventures.

Public Domain (P)2010 Tantor

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    Alex 08-03-16
    Alex 08-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrible Book"

    I believe this to be one of the worst, slowest, and most boring books to exist on this planet. I would recommend it to anyone who likes books about people narrating about the most irrelevant things.

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    barkingmom 06-18-16
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    "Very fun read"

    I really enjoyed the performance and story. The performance captured many character's voices very cleverly. I listen a lot while driving. Kept me going even with some bursts of laughter as i cruised along by myself.

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    CMZ 04-06-16
    CMZ 04-06-16
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    "A top 10 of mine"

    An epic story full of wit, humor, pride, honor, and raw destruction. What struck me most was how relatable the narrative was to my life today, almost 120 years after it was written.
    The narrator himself was superb, one of the best I've ever followed. This is an excellent story, that is engaging and inspiring.

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    David Maher 03-28-16
    David Maher 03-28-16 Member Since 2009

    David

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    "Outstanding Performance"

    It hardly seems worth it to be reviewing Mr Twain after all these years. Connecticut Yankee is pointed and funny. I found myself wishing I was better prepared to get the topical matter. Not that I am bad at the 19th Century, I just know it would be funnier if I lived it. Anyway, the point of the review was to credit William Dufris' excellent narration. He really nails Twain's Yankee character. I found his voicing of some of the other characters, Clarence in particular, a little grating, but more than balanced by his excellent job with the narrator.

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    Natalie Cooper 02-22-16
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    "Mark Twain still resonates today"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court to be better than the print version?

    The audio version allowed me to listen to a story that I read many years ago in high school. I would not have had the time to read it, but listening to it while exercising was fantastic.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    There were a few times when the description of something dragged on a bit too long, but otherwise it was a great story.


    What does William Dufris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great voice inflection, nice to listen to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No way, it was a very long book. But I listened to it over the course of a week to 10 days.


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    JJ Sacramento, CA, United States 01-24-16
    JJ Sacramento, CA, United States 01-24-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing performance of a beloved book"

    I won't offer much of a review of the book, better minds with fancy degrees have done that.

    I will say it's a fun story, most elements are timeless. I typically prefer sci-fi to classics; this story merges the two in an interesting way. I suspect even millennials could follow the dialog.

    The narration is top notch. The narrator has a wide range and does a fair job at all voices.

    Overall it's worth the listen. Cheers!

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    MD KY, USA 11-23-15
    MD KY, USA 11-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the Best Stories"

    Such a great story. I absolutely loved it. The story, the narration, the acting, everything is brilliant. You really get lost in the story. William Dufris is amazing. He does such a wonderful job. I really enjoyed listening to him. I will try to find more of his audiobooks. Recommended!!!

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    Amazon Customer New York 09-23-15
    Amazon Customer New York 09-23-15 Member Since 2011
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    "What would I do, if it happened to me?"

    This book started me on my love for alternate histories. I especially enjoy the modern man cast back in time stories. It gets me thinking about what could I do in that situation. I would be in trouble right off because I'm to big to climb a tree.

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    Dennis 08-15-15
    Dennis 08-15-15
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    "Best book I have heard in a long time"

    Whata wonderful tale. I cant wait until my daughter is old enough to listen to it. Beautifully read.

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    David Brewer 08-10-15 Member Since 2011

    Sci-Fiction and Fantasy rules.

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    "Twain and Woo"
    Where does A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A fun book to read. Top 25 in my reading list.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The destruction of Merlin's tower.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This book will keep you interested all the way through.


    Any additional comments?

    When faced with logic and reason, people still believe the woo.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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