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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood | [Mark Twain]

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood

A Signature Performance: Elijah Wood becomes the first narrator to bring a youthful voice and energy to the story, perhaps making it the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent.
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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.

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    Elaine Cranford, New Jersey, United States 10-16-11
    Elaine Cranford, New Jersey, United States 10-16-11 Member Since 2010

    Certified bookworm since 1962

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    "Exceptional Narration for an Exceptional Book"

    I listened to this during "Banned Books Week" as tribute to Mark Twain whose writings, and this book in particular, were often banned. This is one of the great american novels and I could never do it justice by attempting to review it, except to say that Elijah's Wood's narration (acting might be more appropriate) is incredibly good. Mr. Wood truly brings something original to the story. This is my 4th "reading" of the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and Elijah Wood's narration made it fresh and renewed.

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    Sheets Sparland, IL, United States 09-14-11
    Sheets Sparland, IL, United States 09-14-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Elijah Wood gave a great performance!"

    Loved this version of Huck Finn. Mr. Wood's performance was stellar and I loved the story.

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    KayEmCee Chattanooga, TN, United States 09-06-11
    KayEmCee Chattanooga, TN, United States 09-06-11 Member Since 2004
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    "Great way to "read" for my book club"

    Just finished Huck Finn for my Southern Literature book club. Elijah Wood pulled off the accents to my (albeit Yankee) satisfaction. Made wading through the reading of southern and period colloquialisms a delight. Enjoy!

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    James Mathis, TX, United States 08-07-11
    James Mathis, TX, United States 08-07-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Surprisingly Good"

    Although I liked LOTR, I'm not much of a fan of Elijah Wood, but he does an outstanding job narrating this book. As for the book itself, it's old and dated, it covers topics that are ancient history, it has some racist overtones, but it still captivates. I go through a lot of books on Audible, averaging 11 per month over the 4 months that I have been a member, but this one stands out as one of the best. It's well worth a credit.

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    Starlet SAN CARLOS, CA, United States 08-06-11
    Starlet SAN CARLOS, CA, United States 08-06-11

    100% of the books I read are in audible format. I enjoy reading apocalyptic, WWII, psychology, classics, contemporary and non-fiction.

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    "Provided Comic Relief"

    Love it -- I was laughing out loud quite often while reading this book, which I never expected. First time I've read it and I'm over 60 -- I loved hearing words used 100 years ago that are still used today, and sometimes altered -- words that you would not think originated that long ago. I bookmarked a number of phrases that were interesting to me. It truly is a classic and listening to it in audible made it come alive!

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    06-03-11
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    "A great listen"

    Loved it. Elijah does an excellent job.Not being much of a reader as a child I was so pleased to come across it on audio. I thoroughly enjoyed the tale and the telling of the tale.

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    Judy Kalsipell, MT, United States 05-06-11
    Judy Kalsipell, MT, United States 05-06-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

    Wonderful story. Narration was very good. It had been years since I read this and enjoyed it again.

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    Albert Missouri City, TX, United States 04-15-11
    Albert Missouri City, TX, United States 04-15-11 Member Since 2010
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    "A masterpiece of american story telling."

    I found myself inside the events of the story as they unravelled in a brilliant rich use of clever words. I felt that I was there along side of Tom Sawyer. Wonderfully written!!

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    Kathy Amarillo, Texas, United States 03-25-11
    Kathy Amarillo, Texas, United States 03-25-11

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    UNABRIDGED
    By Mark Twain
    Narrated by Elijah Wood
    I thought this was a good book to listen to it has excitment, emotions and thills....
    Very good job Elijah

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    Vicki BOSSIER CITY, LA, United States 10-24-13
    Vicki BOSSIER CITY, LA, United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A classic but dated"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Twain again?

    Maybe something shorter


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None


    Did Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood inspire you to do anything?

    See the play "big river"


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a classic but it is so long and so colloquial that I could not stay with it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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