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This audiobook outdid my expectations. Elijah Wood did the most fantastic job of narrating this timeless tail. He mastered the dialects of each character perfectly. I would definitely give it more stars if I could – and highly recommend listening!
Love this timeless treasure. Had fun listening to it on a car trip with my kids. They enjoyed it as much as myself
If you find yourself frustrated with the minor characters, remember - that was Mark Twain's intent. The only characters I loved were Jim and Huckleberry, and an occasional acquaintance along this epic journey. And that's the point of the thing.
Elijah Wood did a fine job.
Although my older brother read this book in school, it had been removed from the curriculum by the time I reached the proper grade. In the turbulent 1960s, I suspect that the book was removed because it used the term "niggers" to refer to blacks. However, the use of that term wasn't a slur: that's simply the term used for blacks at that time in history. It's a shame to ban a book that offers such an interesting perspective on slavery and child abuse just because of the use of a word. Mark Twain is a wonderful writer who pinpoints the dilemma that Huck faces when straddling his upbringing and his beliefs and true feelings about slavery. Elijah Wood brings the words to life with his wonderful voices. I laughed and cried.
had to read this for a class. I decided to try an audio book and reading along with the text and it truly made the story so much more interesting than it was for the section I read on my own. wood was a wonderful narrator, emotive but balanced.
Yes. Quite enjoyable.
The limitless imagination of Mark Twain.
He is an amazing reader. He brought the words of this tale to life.
Elijah Wood did an amazing narration of this age old classic. He is an excellent reader.
I really thought this would be terrible, but I was on for such a treat. Elijah Wood was absolutely exquisite. I've listened to this twice now. I'd love to hear him read other novels.
As for the story, well...its Mark Twain. Two chapters in this novel have to be amongst the best written pieces of American literature around.