Audie Award-winning narrator Johnny Heller is Huckleberry Finn in this brand-new edition of the classic American story. Huck's understanding of the world around him evolves as he and Jim, a runaway slave, travel the Mississippi River. A coming-of-age journey for both Huck and listeners alike for over 100 years and counting.
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"Johnny Heller's stellar narration makes this audio experience ALMOST like hearing Mark Twain himself. Twain's dialogue and descriptions of people and places along the Mississippi River come alive. Huck; the escaped slave, Jim; and Tom Sawyer are equally distinct and believable. Most compelling is hearing Huck and Tom return after hunting for Jim; their discussion sounds like listening to a real conversation. Heller's portrayal of Huck is especially amusing when he pretends to be a shy, soft-spoken girl in order to pry information from an unsuspecting woman. A vivid description of a thunderstorm demonstrates how well-delivered words can serve as sound effects. This is Mark Twain at his best on audio." (S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2016])
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Yes, I probably will someday, simply because it is a classic and Johnny did such an amazing job with it.
I liked the language and the style. It's all so simple and lazy and down home. You have to get over the use of the "N" word and the treatment of blacks though. It is a relic of the time in which it is written and historically accurate but is still difficult to take.
Absolutely. I am a huge Johnny Heller fan. He has been brilliant in every thing that I have ever listened to him in and this title is no exception.
Don't buy any other version of this audiobook. Johnny's performance is simply the best.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Boy does this book bring back memories! I haven't read this book since I was a child, so I found it to be great fun to listen to. This is a book about a young boy and all his adventures as he runs away from his latest home. He finds out not all adventures are good , nor are they safe choices. This book would be great as a family story on a Sunday get together and / or for anyone young and old alike.
The author, Mark Twain wrote a wonderful classic and I still enjoyed it again 40+ years later! The narrator, Johnny Heller did a great job with his delivery of this story. I was amazed at how authentic his multiple voices sounded. I particularly like the voice as Huck in the old man narration voice! Good job! I was really surprised at how much of this book I had forgotten about!
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