I have to agree with the other reviews and say this is not Moore's best book. Still it was pretty good. Character development could have been better, but overall I liked it and looked forward to getting back to listening. The narration was very good as well.
I found "The Helmsman" very tedious. It seemed to me to be written as a screen play. Way too much time is used in describing everything (and I mean everything). For example, I don't need to know a physical description of every person on the bridge as Wilf walks in. The plot was pretty predictable and the dramatization is ok, but not great. I gave it three stars because I was willing to listen to the whole thing.
Willy Claflin is a wonderful story teller. I absolutely enjoyed listening to The Uglified Ducky. My 7 year old daughter really liked it too. This selection is recorded live and he gets the audience in to some of the stories. He does great voices to go with his stories and some music too. It was just an all around great time. My only complaint is that there isn't more.
This book is a classic and Mart Twain was a great writer. The narration in this is FANTASTIC! Patrick Fraley does a great job of reading this and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This is one of the best audio books I have heard.
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