We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood Audiobook

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood is now in Channels.
How to Listen
  • To access Channels, you'll need the latest version of the app.
  • iOS - Tap the Channels icon on the main menu.
    Android/Windows - Tap on the hamburger menu and select Channels
  • Tap on the Celebrity Voices: Classic Stories channel to listen to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood.
Unlimited listening to Channels is included with Audible membership. Learn more
Channels requires the latest version of the
Audible app for Android, iOS, and Windows 10.
Regular Price:$24.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Audible Editor Reviews

Elijah Wood’s performance is my nominee for the Narrators’ Hall of Fame. Wood’s unself-conscious reading doesn’t sound like a reading at all. He creates an entire world filled with people who cross class and color lines. His accents range from British to faux-British to all manner of regional affectations, twangs, and drawls. Wood’s delivery makes Mark Twain’s delicious wit and twisty language sound completely natural, especially as Huck invents plausible words to suit the moment. The journey down the Mississippi with Huck and Jim is pure pleasure, as the boy who won’t be "sivilized" and the runaway slave encounter scoundrels, slip out of scrapes, and invent outrageous tales. The listening couldn’t be better if Huck read the story himself.

Publisher's Summary

Audible is pleased to announce the premiere of an exciting new series, Audible Signature Classics, featuring literature’s greatest stories, performed by accomplished stars handpicked for their ability to interpret each work in a new and refreshing way. The first book in the series is Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, performed by Elijah Wood.

Ernest Hemingway said, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn". One hundred years after its author’s death, this classic remains remarkably modern and poignantly relevant. In this brand new edition, Elijah Wood reads Huck in a youthful voice that may be the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent. His performance captures the excitement and confusion of adolescence and adventure. Best of all, the immediacy of Wood’s energetic reading sweeps listeners up and makes them feel as though they’re along for the ride, as Huck and Jim push their raft toward freedom.

Stay tuned for more one-of-a-kind performances from actors Kenneth Branagh, David Hyde Pierce, Leelee Sobieski, and more, only from Audible Signature Classics.

Listen to more Audible Signature Classics.

Public Domain (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (5044 )
5 star
 (3086)
4 star
 (1308)
3 star
 (461)
2 star
 (102)
1 star
 (87)
Overall
4.4 (4278 )
5 star
 (2629)
4 star
 (1078)
3 star
 (427)
2 star
 (92)
1 star
 (52)
Story
4.6 (4297 )
5 star
 (3275)
4 star
 (691)
3 star
 (217)
2 star
 (58)
1 star
 (56)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Bianca Moreno Silver Spring, Maryland United States 05-30-15
    Bianca Moreno Silver Spring, Maryland United States 05-30-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Top notch narration!"

    A classic indeed and made more enjoyable by Elijah Wood as the narrator. Sadly I have had many an audio book ruined by poor narrators but this was awesome! Great choice. Other than Jim Dale and Nancy Cartwright this has been the best narrator I've heard!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Janet W. 05-27-15
    Janet W. 05-27-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Huckleberry Finn, Narrated by Elijah Wood"

    Great story, made even better by the performance by Elijah Wood. He gives each character a life and personality of their own, making the interactions between them interesting, distinct and overall enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J. Mills Kentucky 05-12-15
    J. Mills Kentucky 05-12-15

    Mills

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great reader!"

    Best rendition, extremely enjoyable!
    Excellent quality! Great performance by Mr Wood.
    Enriched my understanding of this important book.
    Bravo! Bravo!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    rainyrunner 04-24-15
    rainyrunner 04-24-15 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just as I remembered!"

    This audiobook outdid my expectations. Elijah Wood did the most fantastic job of narrating this timeless tail. He mastered the dialects of each character perfectly. I would definitely give it more stars if I could – and highly recommend listening!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Susan Ahrens Kentucky 04-23-15
    Susan Ahrens Kentucky 04-23-15 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "very good. narration"

    great narration. who knew actors could narrate so well. I really enjoyed Elijah read the book. the adventure s of huckleberry finn

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jonathan Florence, Kentucky, United States 04-21-15
    Jonathan Florence, Kentucky, United States 04-21-15 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fun Read"

    Love this timeless treasure. Had fun listening to it on a car trip with my kids. They enjoyed it as much as myself

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kathleen United States 04-12-15
    Kathleen United States 04-12-15 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    21
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    57
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Classic story - well told"

    If you find yourself frustrated with the minor characters, remember - that was Mark Twain's intent. The only characters I loved were Jim and Huckleberry, and an occasional acquaintance along this epic journey. And that's the point of the thing.
    Elijah Wood did a fine job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dr. Phyllis Bell Miller Mississippi State, MS (Starkville, MS) United States 04-04-15
    Dr. Phyllis Bell Miller Mississippi State, MS (Starkville, MS) United States 04-04-15 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A great, hilarious classic"

    Although my older brother read this book in school, it had been removed from the curriculum by the time I reached the proper grade. In the turbulent 1960s, I suspect that the book was removed because it used the term "niggers" to refer to blacks. However, the use of that term wasn't a slur: that's simply the term used for blacks at that time in history. It's a shame to ban a book that offers such an interesting perspective on slavery and child abuse just because of the use of a word. Mark Twain is a wonderful writer who pinpoints the dilemma that Huck faces when straddling his upbringing and his beliefs and true feelings about slavery. Elijah Wood brings the words to life with his wonderful voices. I laughed and cried.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sibyl Fairfax, VA 03-26-15
    Sibyl Fairfax, VA 03-26-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "wood was a pleasant surprise"

    had to read this for a class. I decided to try an audio book and reading along with the text and it truly made the story so much more interesting than it was for the section I read on my own. wood was a wonderful narrator, emotive but balanced.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dot Brownsboro, TX, United States 03-12-15
    Dot Brownsboro, TX, United States 03-12-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    43
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent Narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Quite enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The limitless imagination of Mark Twain.


    What does Elijah Wood bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is an amazing reader. He brought the words of this tale to life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed often.


    Any additional comments?

    Elijah Wood did an amazing narration of this age old classic. He is an excellent reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.