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.
I'm interested in audio as art form -- always in search of the memorable literary listening experience.
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 .
Audible obsessed lifelong learner.
The master story teller spins the quintessential American novel in Huck Fin. The story lines intertwines tales that cover heavy topics with the heaviest being racism, religion, and true friendship. Huck wrestling with the emotional baggage of what he feels to be right based on his up bringing in a slave culture versus what he knows in his sole to be right within his sole is poignant look into a young man coming to gripes with his inner compass. Tom Sawyer may be a more recognized and beloved Twain story but for me Huck Fin is much more endearing.
This exemplary work of Literature was entertaining as fuuuu. The tangential stories/fables of this novel was extremely enjoyable to picture/read. From the Drunken bitch of a father to the extravagant Duke. The novel has and will hold the title of the great american novel.
Elijah Wood does such an amazing job narrating this. He really brought the characters to life and reminded me why Huckleberry Finn is such a classic. I enjoyed it immensely.
This is my third time with this extraordinary book, first time via Audible. Elijah Wood's performance is extraordinary! HIGHLY recommended!
I will definitely listen to this recording again! It is a great book, but Wood's performance makes the book even more enjoyable.
It's a great recording for a long car trip. I could sit and listen to this for hours without interruption very happily.
Elijah Wood did an incredible job narrating. Simply superb. I was very impressed with his ability to fluently read in dialect and still be able to capture the personality and style of each voice. As an English teacher I am expected to love all classics. That is utter pishposh. I appreciate a good read regardless of the era. While I admire Mark Twain's ability to capture a culture, there are many parts of this particular story that are, blatantly put, boring.
Sure. I think he is a very clever writer.
Interest. Despite a somewhat dragging plot line, Wood can grasp a listener's attention.
This was a fantastic performance from Woods. The books is very entertaining up until the last few chapters. The end of the book turns into a farce, but the first 90% is wonderful and well worth your time.