Elijah Wood did an incredible job narrating. Simply superb. I was very impressed with his ability to fluently read in dialect and still be able to capture the personality and style of each voice. As an English teacher I am expected to love all classics. That is utter pishposh. I appreciate a good read regardless of the era. While I admire Mark Twain's ability to capture a culture, there are many parts of this particular story that are, blatantly put, boring.
Sure. I think he is a very clever writer.
Interest. Despite a somewhat dragging plot line, Wood can grasp a listener's attention.
This was a fantastic performance from Woods. The books is very entertaining up until the last few chapters. The end of the book turns into a farce, but the first 90% is wonderful and well worth your time.
Elijah Wood makes this story come to life - what an amazing narrator!! The best part of the book is the relationship between Huck and Jim. Once Huck and Jim set out on the raft the story really becomes entertaining and endearing. For the listener its interesting to see the attitudes towards, race, slavery, child abuse, religion while being entertained by the adventures. To me, the part that was less entertaining was when Tom Sawyer gets involved in helping Jim escape. Anyway, I highly recommend this entertaining classic.
I am a mother of two adult children and married to a wonderful man. I am a full time Realtor who enjoys historical fiction.
What a great old time favorite! Before phones, cells and i anythings. A most enjoyable escape.
Huck of course. He is just amazing.
This is my first time and he was very captivating.
No, I never have time for such a luxery but, I do enjoy a little at a time.
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I have loved both Mark twains' characters and the awesomely talented Elijah wood! Wow the words I read in Junior high couldn't register so I passed them over like a foreign language I had never heard! Elijah not only made Every character come to life but the backwoods horrible to understand language became crystal clear! No matter what I write it will not do justice to the experience I was so lucky to have had! Little note I was in the ICU for a week internal bleeding so movement was impossible but mom put on my iphone and I could listen for hours I think it helped me to step down to a regular floor quicker! Thanks audio for the convenience and thanks Elijah for an amazing experience that I intend to again experience very soon! A PLUS!!!!!
Yes, Elijah Wood makes this book fun and easy to follow along with!
It had a lot of twist and turn that were unexpected and its a historical novel that even my grandparents read in school
When Huck found Jim after the fog and truly found out that Jim really cared about him and that they were good friends.
I am a Senior in High School so this book was a project, I DO NOT READ! BUT, this book was awesome and Audible made it enjoyable for me! Thank You!
I was absolutely swept away in the story due to the wonderful narration.
Huck and Jim and Tom, WOW!!
I am convinced that Elijah had to learn to speak English correctly because the accents he used during the narration had to have been his mother tongue!
The story is wonderful and so much fun. I laughed out loud over and over! I enjoyed the adventures that Huck happened in to but when Tom arrived, I could not stop laughing! Great story, I highly recommend it!
I loved this book. Elijah did a great job with the various characters' accents and dialects, which enhanced the performance and made it easy to distinguish between each of the characters. His voice was very enjoyable to listen to - I was able to listen to it for hours at a stretch and not get sick of it or find it annoying in any way. His performance of the text felt sincere.
I was surprised at how many giggles I got from this book. I guess some humor never goes out of style. It's refreshing to read a book from this era that is written in the voice of the common folk. It somehow feels more authentic to the period, and more insightful of people's lives than other texts that are written in a more florid style.
For the first few chapters, I flinched inwardly every time I heard the dreaded 'n' word. However, it wasn't long before I felt reassured that it was not being used in a disparaging way at all. It seems that Mr Twain had much sympathy for the plight of these people and penning this book was a way of sharing his thoughts on the slave trade in a relatively subtle way.
I am plowing through the classics and getting through some of these can be a struggle and some are simply dull. This classic is entertaining, and Elijah Wood was an inspired choice for narrator.
Former Marine 4321, former State Department public diplomacy officer. Current USAF Public Affairs Specialist
Few things are more important in an audio book than voice quality and Elijah Wood brings Huck to life. This is, of course, a classic piece of American literature. Elijah Wood has created an entirely new and marvelous product with his lively and credible narration. I just love it!
Elijah Wood's narration is simply masterful, his narration brings warmth and humanity to this highly renowned work of 19th century literature. Wood handles the various dialects perfectly - in the dialog sections with Huck, Jim and other characters - sometimes you would be surprised the narration is done by a single actor.
The story is fairly episodic and unevenly paced in parts. Especially in the second half, the story slows down a bit in parts. However with the wonderful narration, those things are easily overlooked. I'd recommend this one to anyone interested in classic American literature.