I would listen to it again in an instant. I had never read the book so I'm sure I'd missed something the first time through
Elijah Wood makes this so enjoyable
Yes I enjoyed the performance better than the book.
Trip on the raft downriver.
just as good as I expected
I thought Huck's and other characters attitude toward blacks disturbing.
I really loved this audiobook. The different voices of the characters really made it great to listen to. Very entertaining and wonderfully done.
The different voices for the characters.
The discussion of having snakes, spiders and rats with the "prisoner"
It was all perfect.
Elijah Wood does an amazing job. His voice is very good and he puts a lot into his narration
This is a classic story but is complicated and not easily listened to by the casual listener.
Elijah Wood makes every character come alive which made me feel like I was living the story with them.
I've recommended this audio version to several friends as the only one to listen to. It's a classic reading of a classic.
I purchased Huckleberry Finn to listen to in the car with my daughter. I had to read it in high school and learned quite a bit from it. Elijah Wood's reading of Mr. Twains classic is wonderful. He is Huck. My daughter is ten and she enjoyed the book very much and it gave us the chance to talk about all the different social issues of the times. The most important of course being slavery. Women, children, and the poor had few rights and were treated wrong too. Nothing close to horrible abuses of slavery. She would get all fired up, I would have to stop the book and talk about whatever the issue was before we could go on. She learned very much about that point in history and looks forward to reading more by Mr. Twain. I would also purchase any other audio book read by Elijah Wood, he does such a great job vocalizing the characters. With his reading and Mr. Twain's writing you get such vivid feel for the book. In this case I think it was better than having it in print.
I'm not sure if it was the narration or the subject matter or a dated book, but eh..... Won't make my favorite list.
That being said, the ending did surprise me and I liked that part.
One of the most significant books ever written comes to life with Wood's narration. It is easy to grasp not only the story, but the period and poignancy of the time.
I highly recommend this, even if you think "you've read it".
Elijah Wood has found a second career. He did a first rate job of brining the characters to life with an impressive range of voices.
Yes. We bought it for a long car trip and encountered some resistance from our older son (14), who did not want to be "forced" to listen to something just because it was a "classic." However, once we had listened for about ten minutes he was hooked.
As anyone who has read it or read about it knows, the "n" word is used liberally, along with epithets and descriptions that are no longer acceptable (e.g., "Injun"). To me, the recorded version was all the more jarring for hearing some of the language spoken out loud. It provided an opening for talking about books in context, and why an author would choose to use words that, in another context, have been used to hurt or demean.