I had no idea that Elijah Wood was such a good voice actor. Sometimes I forgot that it was him. I had to remind myself sometimes that it was actually Elijah and not the slave Jim.
The best part was them trying to bust out Jim from the Phelps' and Tom coming up with all the crazy ideas to make it match books he had read. The least interesting part was some of the stories about the King and the Duke.
I tried reading it on my Kindle but it was quite difficult and slow just because of the old style of writing and of the slang used. Elijah did it flawlessly.
Of course I will. Elijah is the perfect narrator for this story. His voice loaned to Huck Finn highlights how innocent, but not naive, Huck is. The book is already an American classic of coming of age stories and the performance to go with it is delightful.
I was mostly amused by the King and the Duke.
He didn't overdo the accent and his voice really pulls readers in to trust him, similar to how Huck Finn is so trustworthy. It made this listen really immersive.
I did laugh out loud a few times and got some strange looks at the gym for it.
Of all audio versions of this book, this is the one to buy.
The performance was incredible... had trouble remembering who was performing the story. The story speaks for itself as a classic of world literature, and amazingly Elijah Wood does it credit with his performance.
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It's an American classic read by Elijah Wood. He was simply amazing. The voices, the accents, the pace... everything was great. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn doesn't need Elijah Wood to be an incredible book, but Elijah brought it to a whole new level. Simply awesome!
Wood was a great personality to voice Huckleberry Finn, I can easily imagine him as Huck while he reads the book.
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I love Mark Twain. Huckleberry Finn is one of his finest creations. I'll take it on faith that Elijah Wood does a fine job on discriminating among dialects. To me, this is one deadly "performance" of Mark Twain.
I missed reading many of the classics in high school and while looking through several, I saw that Elijah Wood narrated this one and thought I'd give it a try. It was wonderful. He does a fantastic job with the voices and kept me interested all throughout the story. A++ for this audiobook.
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Elijah Wood's performance brings every nuance of Twain's writing to life. I understood the story more deeply and found much more humor in it than when I'd read it in the past. I found the story strongly linked to our current national experience in ways I hadn't expected.
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Classic story with an outstanding performance. The inflections, accents, and dialect used by Elijah Wood told half the story! I found myself looking for another Tom Sawyer book read by him.
This story is a classic that my generation read. Many of today's references can be recognized from the Mark Twain books and reading them helps to add color to those references.
The slave character Jim was clearly portrayed by Elijah Wood. I felt I could see him as he was on this adventure with Huck.
I looked forward to each time I was to commute so I could continue with my friends down the Mississippi .