The Prince and the Pauper (version 2)

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(3.2 stars; 6 reviews)

One day a poor boy, Tom, gets a little too near the gates of the palace. and the guards start to beat him. However the prince himself intervenes and invites Tom into the palace. They talk about their differences in life and how very similar they both are to one another in appearance. They decide to trade clothes for a few minutes to see what it is like. Still in Tom's clothes, the Prince, Edward, leaves the room for a few minutes, and the guards mistake him for the pauper, throwing him out of the palace!

Tom decides to try and act like the prince, not knowing what has happened to him. Everyone thinks the prince is ill, causing him to forget things, while the real prince struggles to survive in the streets of his own kingdom. This story is about all the adventures both have in the process. --Summary by Fiddlesticks (7 hr 41 min)


The birth of the Prince and the Pauper. 2:33 Read by Elijah Fisher
Tom's early life. 10:31 Read by Deon Gines
Tom's meeting with the Prince. 13:31 Read by MaryAnne
The Prince's troubles begin. 9:46 Read by AlvinJPrice
Tom as a patrician. 15:50 Read by Wiebke
Tom receives instructions. 16:16 Read by Wiebke
Tom's first royal dinner. 10:46 Read by Elijah Fisher
The question of the Seal. 6:50 Read by Cunmolly
The river pageant. 7:46 Read by Cunmolly
The Prince in the toils. 25:01 Read by Cunmolly
At Guildhall. 12:53 Read by Cunmolly
The Prince and his deliverer. 28:59 Read by Cunmolly
The disappearance of the Prince. 10:48 Read by Cunmolly
'Le Roi est mort--vive le Roi.' 22:51 Read by Dory
Tom as King. 22:15 Read by Dory
The state dinner. 5:47 Read by Denise Nordell
Foo-foo the First. 18:27 Read by Denise Nordell
The Prince with the tramps. 18:54 Read by Roohi
The Prince with the peasants. 13:05 Read by Roohi
The Prince and the hermit. 16:24 Read by Roohi
Hendon to the rescue. 9:26 Read by Dory
A victim of treachery. 12:16 Read by Dory
The Prince a prisoner. 6:41 Read by Katy Caselli
The escape. 6:12 Read by Katy Caselli
Hendon Hall. 14:49 Read by Dory
Disowned. 9:05 Read by Dory
In prison. 20:51 Read by Deon Gines
The sacrifice. 8:22 Read by Deon Gines
To London. 4:43 Read by MaryAnne
Tom's progress. 5:34 Read by MaryAnne
The Recognition procession. 12:57 Read by MaryAnne
Coronation Day. 31:38 Read by Nancee Cline
Edward as King. 21:19 Read by Nancee Cline
CONCLUSION. Justice and Retribution. 7:59 Read by Nancee Cline


Affected by some heavy accents and mispronunciation

(3 stars)

Young readers mispronouncing unfamiliar, archaic words affects enjoyment of certain chapters of this book. Likewise, heavily accented readers for whom English is not a first language make understanding the archaic dialog of the day quite difficult, as does occasional bad audio and/or background noise. Suggest review and replacement recordings of certain chapters.

(2 stars)

Very poor sound quality with some of the readers