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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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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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    Tan 03-06-17
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    "loved it."

    just when you thought the end was arriving, the boss struck gold. love love love

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    Stacey 01-14-17
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    "Twain's wonderful tale read excitedly!"

    I had to read this for a literature course and struggled to get through it, until I decided upon having it read to me as I followed along. the reading brought it to life for me and made it much more comprehensive and enjoyable. Loved the performance.

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    Clay Maynard 12-06-16 Member Since 2017
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    "wonderful, fantastic, wonderful read."

    this fantastic book was a gripping and fun read all the way through. and the narration was absolutely beautiful. in many ways the narration made the presentation what it is. modern-day authors just don't have this kind of Storytelling ability such as Mark Twain.

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    "Brilliuanty"

    Brilliantly crafted "story" reflecting late 19th century polity. The brilliance lies not only
    " then", but carries on into 21st century today as "time" marches on, repeating cadence. Another chance for a do over. Love the characters. Tight plot. Narration top notch.

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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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    "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
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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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    JJ Sacramento, CA, United States 01-24-16
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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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    "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
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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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