Not necessarily however the performance brought the story to life.
Elijah brought the story to life with his talented voice performance.
Well worth the purchase and time spent listening
This is an excellent audio version of Huckleberry Finn. I thought it better than the print book. I really enjoyed Elijah Wood's narration. He did a superb job! I had no idea he could put on a southern accent so skillfully. The story is okay, not my favorite of Mark Twain's but does paint a picture of life along the Mississippi at the turn of the twentieth century. Overall, I'm glad to have purchased this audiobook and listened to Elijah Wood's portrayal of this legendary literary character.
It was very entertaining. I was engaged both with the story and the performance throughout the reading. Elijah truly did a remarkable job, especially with all the pronunciations.
I enjoyed hearing Elijah do all the different voices from the young Huck and Tom to the older Jim to the women's voices of the aunts. At times it really seemed like there was more than one reader. He did a great job. In addition, the story was just told very well and very smoothly.
This is my first performance of his I've listened to. I will definitely look for more.
No, since it is 10 hours long, I decided to listen a little each day as I got ready for work.
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.