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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (41,948 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Carlos J. Vega Publisher: Yoyo USA Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN:
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Una novela sobre hipocresia social e injusticia. El incredible parecido entre el heredero de la corona inglesa y un mendigo, permite que por un azar del destino, al encontrarse los ninos de dos mundos tan opuestos, el principe pueda cumplir con su deseo de ver como vive y sufre la otra mitad, mientras que el mendigo se ve inesperadamente envuelto en las intrigas palaciegas. Esta es la base del apasionante relato de Mark Twain, llevado en varias oportunidades al cine y que es una novela que en el fondo es un ataque a la hipocresia social y la injusticia, llena de episodios de aventuras que se suceden el uno al otro, todo con la maestria del autor, quien quiso mostrar que era capaz de escribir sobre temas diferentes de los del pueblo americano y logro asi un increible relato, que tiene suspenso, ternura y un acertado retrato de una epoca tempestuosa dentro del imperio britanico. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph Joria | 2/14/2014

    " This is much better than a Mickey Mouse cartoon. Again, not historically accurate in parts, it certainly gives a good flavor of the differences between classes, and the have and have-nots. Another excellent Twain book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 2/7/2014

    " Good book but I have such a hard time with lots of descriptions. That was the only hard thing. The language is beautiful and really shows the time in which it was written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 2/2/2014

    " Reading this classic doesn't feel like reading a classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 1/18/2014

    " Mark Twain's most underrated story. For an American author his depiction of Tudor England is wonderfully evocative. Something about this picaresque little fable just warms my heart. I particularly loved the Miles Hendon character who indulges what he assumes to be a mad beggar boy's delusion that he is the King of England and ends up protecting the rightful heir until he makes it back to his own coronation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/12/2014

    " Serious and humorous at the same time...gotta love Mark Twain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thannasset | 1/11/2014

    " Another book that sparked my interest in British history, history of insular peoples, all history, historical fiction, go go go for it. Henry the 8th and his children had what to do with American history? If you don't know or care, read it for the story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Verena | 1/10/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this with Anne. It took forever, but we did finish it!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 1/6/2014

    " I was surprised at how hard the language was for me to understand. I had to use my brain on this one. Mark Twain is a fabulous author. It is always good to walk in someone else's shoes before making judgments about them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kori | 1/1/2014

    " I wrote a 10 page essay on this book my senior year of high school. I never thought my teacher would actually let me read it because it's a 'kid's book.' I just wanted to read something Mark Twain because he makes me laugh. No exception here. Good 'kid's book' and good 'adult's book.' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Judy | 12/26/2013

    " I read this awhile ago so I don't remember much other than I really enjoyed it and was glad I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/25/2013

    " Twain's Dickens. Excellent visuals, a few lessons and a romping tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/29/2013

    " Lately, I find I want to read the classics. I hadn't read this one and enjoyed the story. There are some good lessons here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marts (Thinker) | 11/28/2013

    " The story of a prince, Prince Edward, and a pauper, Tom Canty, who meet by chance and decide to live each others lives for a while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 WangÅ©i Ng'ang'a | 11/28/2013

    " I have always had a soft spot for the 'poor' and reading this book as a young child helped me realise that poverty is not necessarily monetary- plus it's the only book that talks of the Royal Scratcher of the Nose!! Or was it the Scratcher of the Royal Nose? I forget. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffery Moulton | 11/24/2013

    " Such a fun book! Everyone knows it's a great story, but it is also a lot of fun. I laughed out loud more than once and highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Newengland | 11/12/2013

    " A conceit, but not as big a conceit as the similarly-themed Puddenhead Wilson "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janelle Hennessey | 7/31/2013

    " This was a good classic to finally read and my first Mark Twain novel. It was a quick easy and enjoyable read, but the simple story just doesn't justify more than three stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 7/10/2013

    " It takes a bit to get used to the older writing style, but the story is good and has a satisfactory ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 kel | 3/26/2013

    " no one writes like Twain...descriptive, bittersweet, wild and funny...it's hard to choose a favortie novel of his. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadine | 3/8/2013

    " Imaginative story. Makes me glad to be middle class and living in the 21st century. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kacii | 3/3/2013

    " I have always loved this book, even as a small I child I used to think about how awesome it would be to change places with a prince, or in my case, princess. Usually I'm reading YA novels, but I've got to read a classic every once in while. And this is one of my favorites! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie Ziegler | 11/12/2012

    " Hard read. A lot of detail about the time period, more than I liked. Otherwise, good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 4/17/2012

    " Very good. The orignal story has been changed so much by various people (Disney). It was refreashing to read the real story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah | 4/11/2012

    " I was surprised by this book. It is not the story that I grew up hearing as The Prince and the Pauper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 9/11/2011

    " I enjoyed this more than I expected to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Thompson | 8/1/2011

    " Fabulous! Such a great moral to a story.... Excellent "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqui | 5/25/2011

    " this is cool and nothing like the barbie version. LOL! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulette | 5/2/2011

    " I love this book because it reinforces what I've always thought about people being pretty much the same, whether rich or poor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/22/2011

    " Again, since I probably read this when I was 7 or 8 I don't think I truly appreciated it. I don't honestly remember if it was better than a 3/5. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 4/8/2011

    " Funny, this one I was rereading from my childhood. I am in a group of women and we decided to read something that we had read and enjoyed as a child, but as I read it this time, I found myself skimming through it, not really enjoying the old English language used in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sofia | 4/8/2011

    " To be honest I don't remember what exactly it was about, having read it quite a while ago... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camilla | 3/31/2011

    " (Audio book)

    It took a while to warm up to it, but once I did I found it very enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 3/28/2011

    " I saw a play adapted from the book and was inspired to read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadine | 3/11/2011

    " Imaginative story. Makes me glad to middle class and living in the 21st century. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 3/7/2011

    " Mark Twain's wit and timeless insights on the inequities of society ring true today. This is a delightful book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 3/6/2011

    " I always get so bogged down by the language of the book that it takes me a while to remember why I love this one so much. A great story where good always triumphs. A great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 2/23/2011

    " Regretfully I suspect that very soon some *great* and *creative* mind, will be *inspired* to write a sequel to this truly great story, depicting prince William's experience of spending night on the street with homeless folks (I do sympathize with those, perhaps even more so than William himself) "

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About the Author
Author Mark Twain

Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens (1835–1910), was born in Florida, Missouri, and grew up in Hannibal on the west bank of the Mississippi River. He attended school briefly and then at age thirteen became a full-time apprentice to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for that paper and then, for a time, an itinerant printer. With a commission to write comic travel letters, he traveled down the Mississippi. Smitten with the riverboat life, he signed on as an apprentice to a steamboat pilot. After 1859, he became a licensed pilot, but two years later the Civil War put an end to the steam-boat traffic.

In 1861, he and his brother traveled to the Nevada Territory where Samuel became a writer for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, and there, on February 3, 1863, he signed a humorous account with the pseudonym Mark Twain. The name was a river man’s term for water “two fathoms deep” and thus just barely safe for navigation.

In 1870 Twain married and moved with his wife to Hartford, Connecticut. He became a highly successful lecturer in the United States and England, and he continued to write.