The definitive American novel. A great success since it was first published. Required reading. One of the most enjoyable novels ever written.
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Huck Finn will live always in my heart. This tale never gets old, and I love traveling through time to relive the adventures of Huckleberry Finn time after time. Wonderful narration as well!
Alan Munro's reading is absolutely horrible. He puts emphasis on the wrong words, pauses for no reason, couldn't follow the story. Just a waste of money.
Couldn't get beyond the first chapter. Narrator's voice was great but the cadence of his reading style was very strange and unnatural. Did not sound like he was telling the story so much as just mechanically reading it.
Should have listened to the sample longer before purchasing audio book.
this book is required for school, and i was looking for an audiobook because i'm a slow reader with a deadline. but this narrator is horrible. i can't stand the frequent pauses that mean absolutely nothing. they don't emphasize anything and they just take up time. he's hard to understand as well. i am going to keep using this one because i don't want to buy another, but i'm very unhappy with it. i'm glad it was only $0.73.
Progressive thinker, fighter of lost causes, loves art but prefers physics; enjoys listening music and great books. Also a physician.
Everything that can be said about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has probably already been said and written. So I'll be brief. Well deservedly so, it is The Great American Classic par excellence. While I am sure the book can be enjoyed by children and the young, the caustic social commentary thoroughly permeating its pages has vast cultural consequences more apt for the mature brain. Besides its well known literary accomplishments, its colorful vernacular linguistic expressions, the southern argot used by the different social strata, the beauty of the descriptions, the subplots, the depth of each of the characters, and the exquisitely fine sense of humor, the book is at its core quintessentially militant. The most superficial analysis of any of its passages unveils a not so concealed protest against the savagery of slavery. Every page reflects Mark Twain's love for the oppressed. If Twain were alive today, no doubt he would be a card-carrying member of the Black Lives Matter movement. Without being condescending, corny, or naive, he presents a very harsh though somewhat tamed acrylic of slavery and life in a not so distant past. His depictions of small town ignorance, religious fanaticism, disregard for life, lawlessness, vice, and abuse, truly strike a nerve on the reader due to Mr. Twain's superb skill as a painter of social landscapes and weaver of complicated characters. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn takes you effortlessly down the river of life. At first full of idyllic imagery and benevolent calm, then through a more turbulent storm where fundamental human values are mere idiosyncratic and relative concepts not necessarily shared by everyone. This version as narrated by Alan Munro -who by the way, was specifically born to narrate this book- is particularly monumental and awesome. Through his blessed voice and nuance you will truly feel and experience the majestic enormity of this work. Without any doubt, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one, if not the most important work in American Literature.
I love mark twain. i lived in hannibal missouri for years.The adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are among the greatest books ever written.but you need someone who doesn't rush it the reading isn't clear and not performed well at all.
I liked his accent. However, as he read, he paused in the middle of sentences. There cannot be that many commas in this book. It was annoying to listen to.
I would not buy another book, that is narrated by Alan Munroe. I did not like his reading style at all.
It sounded as though the reader had an autocue which only displayed one word at a time. Not worth bothering with.
good old story to listen to whilst out with the dog. some terms which are considered inappropriate today but your warned of these at the start.
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