A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT

Play Now

A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court

Regular Price: $34.95

A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT

File Name: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthurs-court.mp3

Author: Mark Twain

Published:

Genres: Best Audiobook New Releases

Summary:

Praise for Nick Offerman narrating Mark Twain:

"Offerman's Illinois-raised voice and actor's talent suit him ideally to channel Mark Twain." (The New York Times Book )

"There's something about his wry Midwestern merriment that aspires to Twainishness." (Men's Journal)

"It's a melding of sardonic voices: Mark Twain, meet Nick Offerman." (The Wall Street Journal)

With his trademark mirth and boundless charisma, actor Nick Offerman brought the loveable shenanigans of Twain's adolescent hero to life in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Now, in yet another virtuosic performance, the actor proves that despite being separated by a span of over a century, his connection to the author and his work is undeniable and that theirs is a timeless collaboration that should not be missed. Trading in the idyllic banks of Twain's Mississippi for medieval England, Offerman regales listeners with one of American literature's foremost satires and the author's most inventive and darkly funny pieces of fiction.

Hank Morgan is the archetype of modern man in 19th-century New England: adept at his trade as a mechanic, innovative, forward thinking. So when a blow to the head inexplicably sends him back in time 1300 years and places him in Camelot, instead of despair, he feels emboldened by the prospect placed before him and sets out to modernize and improve the lives of his fellow citizens. But, in order to do so, he'll need to contend with brash nobles, superstitious nincompoops, and a conniving, blowhard wizard.

While time travel has become a common trope in storytelling today, in Twain's time it was truly a novel idea; all the more imaginative when you consider how it's used for satirical effect. A thinly veiled critique of the political and social institutions that impede progress and a scathing condemnation of the naiveté that allows them to thrive, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court saw Twain's biting wit and sharp tongue honed to a fine point.

Told primarily through Hank's first-person perspective, Offerman effortlessly captures the Yankee's straightforward, matter-of-fact gruffness. Like Offerman - whose woodworking skills are the stuff of legend - Hank is a natural builder of things and his can-do, by-the-bootstraps spirit finds its vocal foil in Offerman's crisp delivery. But it's in Offerman's ability to convey the myriad characters and absurdities Hank faces that makes this an incomparable listening experience: the flowery embellishments and insane braggadocio of knights; the lilting, feathery sing-song of Clarence; the garrulous, long-winded pomp of the aristocracy; the old, dithering windbag pronouncements of Merlin. Offerman plays each of these with a humor and humanity that Twain himself would have enjoyed.


Download for AudioBooks with 30 Days Free Trial!
Related AudioBookss from A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court:

29 Comments Comment
  • Jenny Martins

    Finally I get this audiobooks, The narrator's voice is super relaxing. thanks for all these kindle I can get now!

    Like · Reply · · 1 day ago
  • Lisa Doran

    I like this very much! Has very good points.

    Like · Reply · · 1 day ago
  • Markus Jensen

    I did not think that this would work, my best friend showed me this website, and it does! I get my most wanted Audio eBook

    Like · Reply · · 2 day ago
  • Martin Borton

    I appreciate books like these. To have the possibility of success at your fingertips and understand how is the key. I have taken notes and will practice this lifestyle. Positive brings positive, and negative invites negative. A good read I recommend it for all ages.

    Like · Reply · · 3 day ago
  • Tina Milan

    It's very easy to get quality Audible Audiobooks of mp3 file.

    Like · Reply · · 3 day ago
  • Jim Letland

    this mp3 kindles download is success ....

    Like · Reply · · 5 day ago
  • Lukasz Czaru

    so many fake sites. this is the first one which worked! Many thanks

    Like · Reply · · 6 day ago
  • Georgina Kalafikis

    wtffff i do not understand this!

    Like · Reply · · 8 day ago
    • Martin Borton

      Just select your click then download button, and sign up to start downloading or the play ebook. It's free for 30 days trial!.

      Like · Reply · · 8 day ago