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Puddnhead Wilson

Narrated by: Peter Joyce
Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
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Puddn’head Wilson is Mark Twain’s novel of satirical wit aimed at the injustices in the southern states of America in the mid-19th century. It tells the story of two children, one born free, the other a slave. When the slaves’ mother, Roxana, switches the infants in their cradles she is not the only one who lives to regret the action. The tale has many facets to it. It is a murder mystery, a social commentary on the manners and beliefs of the time and a detective novel.

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"Peter Joyce is the most remarkable one-man band in audiobook publishing. Joyce, an experienced actor, reads them all himself." (The Independent)

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Pudd’nhead Wilson

The audio recording of this is very difficult to listen to. It seems like the treble is too high to the point that even turning the recording up does nothing to aid in hearing it play.