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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author Mark Twain
Narrator Robin Field
Runtime 14.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher Mission Audio
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Release Date September 21, 2012
Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)

While Mark Twain is most often identified with his childhood home on the Mississippi, he wrote many of his enduring classics during the years he lived in Hartford, Connecticut. He had come a long way from Hannibal when he focused his irreverent humor on medieval tales, and wrote A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. The hit on the head that sent protagonist Hank Morgan back through 13 centuries did not affect his natural resourcefulness. Using his knowledge of an upcoming eclipse, Hank escapes a death sentence, and secures an important position at court. Gradually, he introduces 19th century technology so the clever Morgan soon has an easy life. That does not stop him from making disparaging, tongue-in-cheek remarks about the inequalities and imperfections of life in Camelot. Twain weaves many of the well-known Arthurian characters into his story, and he includes a pitched battle between Morgan's men and the nobility.

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While Mark Twain is most often identified with his childhood home on the Mississippi, he wrote many of his enduring classics during the years he lived in Hartford, Connecticut. He had come a long way from Hannibal when he focused his irreverent humor on medieval tales, and wrote A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. The hit on the head that sent protagonist Hank Morgan back through 13 centuries did not affect his natural resourcefulness. Using his knowledge of an upcoming eclipse, Hank escapes a death sentence, and secures an important position at court. Gradually, he introduces 19th century technology so the clever Morgan soon has an easy life. That does not stop him from making disparaging, tongue-in-cheek remarks about the inequalities and imperfections of life in Camelot. Twain weaves many of the well-known Arthurian characters into his story, and he includes a pitched battle between Morgan's men and the nobility.

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Excellent book
Excellent work by Twain. The reader does a good job with tone and inflection. Worth reading after these many years since publication.
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Review by / (Posted on 9/5/2017)
Good story, not very good oration
The story was very enjoyable but the narration on this audiobook was not good. There orator interjected "um" and "ah" several times, I could hear his breathing and his reading was too slow.
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Review by / (Posted on 2/4/2017)
classic deserving of a fresh look
I bought this book because, as a child, I remember seeing the 1949 Bing Crosby movie adaptation. It is a fine work by a classic author (Mark Twain) that deserves to be read to children. Twain delves into many deep issues that continue to plague our nation, and is a great social commentary. But the best aspect of this book is that it is a fun story, by a master author who weaves contemporary importance, relevant themes and Biblical values into an engaging storyline with real characters that reflect todays society. And when you are done listening to this book, go rent the 1949 Bing Crosby theatrical version, sit on your couch, and eat some popcorn.
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Review by / (Posted on 5/26/2015)