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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (41,796 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Jerry Robbins, Anastas Varinos, Isaac Bean, The Colonial Radio Players Publisher: The Colonial Radio Theatre on Brilliance Audio Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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In this faithful adaptation of Mark Twain's immortal classic, two boys, one a pauper and the other a prince, discover that they share an incredible likeness and accidentally find their roles in life reversed. The young prince must now contend with London's criminals, vagabonds and lunatics, while the pauper finds that he has a country to run, and internal plots to thwart. Can the real prince reclaim his right before an imposter is crowned in his place? And will his look-alike give up his regal position and return to a life of poverty?

An adventure for the young and young at heart, bursting with non-stop excitement, wit and warmth, as the spirit of Twain's beloved classic comes to life with a full cast, music score, and thousands of sound effects.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie Ziegler | 2/20/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathaniel Ian | 2/13/2014

    " Two youths, both from entirely different worlds, are in for the ride of their lives as they both walk a mile in the others shoes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqui | 2/8/2014

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maegan | 2/7/2014

    " I love switching places kinds of books so I was excited to read this one.... needless to say I thought it was slow and not what I was expecting. Yes it's a classic, yes Mark Twain is said to be a great writer, and that might be true, but to me this book was a bore. Like it or not those are MY thoughts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 2/5/2014

    " Definitely a different Mark Twain novel, but it's a classic. I had to read it! You all know the story or at least Disney versions of it. I thought it was good to read the classic. I'd always wanted to. So now I can cross it off the list. :) "

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

    " A great ,nice book!history & everything mixed.I really enjoyed reading it when I was just 12 years old! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Turner | 1/21/2014

    " I really enjoyed this short (almost fairytale-like) novel and the simple story and uncomplicated character made it ideal for a leasurely read. The only thing that stopped it from being an amazing book for me was the lack of Twain's usual great humour, but perhaps having to research a distant time and place put him out of his comfort zone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 1/11/2014

    " I love this book in fact I have read this book a few times and probably will read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley Case | 1/9/2014

    " This was a light fluffy little read which is exactly what I wanted right now. It was fun, though I was so disappointed in the pauper near the end. It was one of the few parts of the book that evoked real emotion. It's cute and worth reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eleanora | 12/31/2013

    " Okay at the beginning I thought this book was crap...but since it was an assigned book I never really got into it because we had to stop at certain chapters each night. But when I read I big stretch of it was getting better, then it ended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecy | 12/18/2013

    " I like this book...its humorous,adventurous and sad...A great novel easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 12/18/2013

    " I thought this novel was well written, it was easily paced and was a well, classic thought out novel. However, I did think some parts were dragged out, and hard to follow. Nevertheless, it is a timeless classic and lives up to its title. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 11/30/2013

    " 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 Dwi | 11/20/2013

    " Nilai belas kasih adalah dua kali lipat: ia memberkahi dia yang memberi, dan dia yang menerima. (Merchant of Venice) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fawaz H | 10/28/2013

    " pagerunning...loved it , althouge some part are so predactable . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 7/30/2013

    " This book continues to be updated and moderized in movies and other media--so while I am not in love with the book, the idea is a great--and enduring--one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Willow | 7/22/2013

    " I enojoyed this book. It deserves its fame. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam | 5/21/2013

    " A funny and witty tale while providing commentary and criticism on the hypocrisy of the upper classes. Certaintly a far cry from the nice fluffy Disney version "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gustabo | 5/13/2013

    " Opportunity is out there you don't need to be born rich. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Heaton | 10/31/2012

    " A Mary Poppins book: positively delightful in every way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 4/20/2012

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 3/28/2012

    " More Dickens than Twain, this book seems very dated and would have zero appeal for modern young people for which it was written. I listened to the audio version and perhaps it is better read. Tudor English is very tedious to listen to for any length of time. A period piece. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 1/28/2012

    " Twain was fastenated by twins, as his writing name implies. I liked this book as a child, and I also loved the Disney version. I was in love with the girl who plays the princess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Schaffer | 1/7/2012

    " My favorite part of this book is how Edward's story and troubles create an ethical dilemma that reveals the character of every person he meets: everyone must choose whether to believe the beggar who claims to be prince and then must choose how to respond to that. What a delight! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shifabintfozi | 10/19/2011

    " i really loved this book it was really nice. "

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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.