I live in Austin TX. I light movies for a living. I read mostly non fiction. I enjoy rock climbing, skateboarding, bikes, rc helicopters, and music.
I loved this book, it is hilarious. Elijah Wood did an amazing job narrating! This was one of the best books I've listened to. I wish Elijah Wood read the rest of the series. He really brings it to life.
In my opinion, this is one of those rare books that is better listened to than read. Elijah Wood does a superb job with all the accents and dialects. Trying to READ the book, on the other hand, can be extremely frustrating, as it is written phonetically. I would recommend that ALL Americans listen to this story, and pay close attention to the high moral ground Huck Finn chooses.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a staple in literature. This book is and probably always will be one of my favorites. Mark Twain does an exceptional job of capturing the time and portrays it within his characters. One thing that I've always loved about this book is that throughout the entire story, as Huck is trying to help Jim, he has this constant battle of consciousness. He thinks he's doing the wrong thing by trying to help free Jim and he thinks that he's going to go to hell because of it, but anyone can see that Huck is without a doubt doing the right thing. His thinking is just a product of the time. Mark Twain does a great job of showing racism within his book that way and he goes even farther to shed light upon equality. I'm really glad this narration stuck true to the book and they didn't omit anything. Between that and Elijah Woods performance, this story was truly brought to life and it was a fantastic story to listen to. It made me think and laugh and it was a great way to pass the time on my commute.
I haven't listened to any other version of Huckleberry Finn on Audible, but I'm going to go ahead and say with some certainty that this version ranks up there with the best, if not the best.
Great listen. Give it a try!!
Great Novel. Great Read.
An excellent adventure expertly read by Elijah Wood. A trip back in time and to boyhood. Loved It!
Having always been a fan of Mark Twain, I thought it would be fun to reread (listen to) Huck Finn. I had last done so back in middle school, liked it, but never as much as THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER . Surprisingly, I found it very slow moving and no longer held my interest.
A classic that is worth reading in order to get a glimpse of what life was like on and around the Mississippi River during the pre-Civil War era.
Elijah Wood does such a fantastic job narrating- he brings the story to life. I laughed out loud many times due to his portrayal of characters. I highly recommend this narration.
The only draw back- it's shocking how slaves were treated and talked about. The "n" word abounds throughout the entire novel.
Mark twain is a masterful story teller and his ability to develop characters is unmatched. The dialogue superbly expresses the variable dialects. The ending is heartwarming and entirely satisfying.