Elijah has another career if that whole acting thing doesn't work out. What a wonderful performance of a time worn extremely familiar story. Through his voice he really takes you to Mississippi and into the heart and soul of a boy growing into a man. GREAT LISTEN!
Like Gone with the Wind it's a pretty accurate picture of life in the south.
Huck, was my favorite character that Mr. Wood read. You can just see his face and him wearing the overalls and traveling down the Mississippi
When Huck has to make a decision between turning in Jim to the authorities or to protect his friend.
life relationships as seen through the eyes of rapscalion boy and a slave who both reached their version of freedom
His perfect narrative of the native vernacular. Had I read this book, I would have never felt the story as I did hearing Elijah's poignant rendition of Southern.
Too many to ennumerate. I was touched by the world view each character held and how they lived their lives based on the knowledge at hand.
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This book is true Twain, southern and holistic with all the colloquial charm you can expect. The only other book I can compare to it is Tom Sawyer.
The part Huck plays in the feuding families and the harsh realism it brings in the middle of such a light-hearted tale.
You'll love the show.
Wood is an excellent actor. He brought the characters to life in my imagination.
He didn't just read the book. Hemagnificiently performed the material.
No. I listened to it during my work commute.
I've worked in a Children's Bookstore and am now working in the San Jose Public Library system.
All good - amazing with accents.
When he realized that Nigger Jim was not a free man.
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.