The definitive American novel. A great success since it was first published. Required reading. One of the most enjoyable novels ever written.
"Had to buy a new version."
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.
Twain's classic tale of a young boy and his runaway slave friend, Jim, is still one of the best novels about human nature ever written. Readers will delight in the many wonderful episodes, including a deadly feud, the comic grumblings of the Duke and the King and Tom Sawyer's grand scheme to rescue Jim from captivity.
Huckleberry Finn is the original American maverick. He chooses the things that feel the most comfortable for him, regardless of what others may say. But when he is forced to flee his home, and comes into company with Jim, a runaway slave, his sound heart collides with his ill-trained conscience.
Huck Finn is a homeless rebel who loves freedom more than respectability. He isn't above lying and stealing, but he faces a battle with his conscience when he meets up with a runaway slave named Jim. Jim is trying to escape to a free state in the North while his owner wants to sell him to a slave trader down river. Huck knows that helping Jim will bring trouble, but can he turn in a man who only wants to be free?
"One of the Best!"
Fleeing the respectable society that wants to "sivilize" him, Huck Finn shoves off with Jim on a rhapsodic raft journey down the Mississippi River. The two bind themselves to one another, becoming intimate friends and agreeing "there warn't no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft".
Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn delivers the details of Huck Finn's life after the landmark novel Tom Sawyer, at the end of which Huck becomes fairly rich for a young person. In a stroke of maturity, however, Huck entrusts his small fortune to Judge Thatcher, who he can rely on for safekeeping. The next day, Huck's biological father comes into town in pursuit of his son and the money. Having lost the chance at the latter, his father kidnaps him, forcing Huck to fake his own death just to escape.
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.
"Johnny Heller knocks another one out of the park!"
Hear the rousing adventures of Huckleberry Finn fresh after the events of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, all told from Huck’s perspective. Hear how Huck narrowly escapes from his drunken, abusive father and sets out on a raft down the Mississippi river with the help of his friend Jim, a runaway slave. Follow Huck’s journey as they encounter slave hunters, deadly feuds, dangerous con men, and much more. This American classic runs nearly eight hours in length and is fully dramatized, with sound effects.
A classic tale of the journeys and challenges faced by young boys unravels in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The energetic Tom - who lives with his aunt - is frequently made to do things that he simply does not want to do; namely, going to school and to church. His days off are Saturdays, but when he misbehaves, even those are taken away from him by Aunt Polly. Yet after Tom and his friends witness a murder, for whom the wrong person is blamed, his summer of adventures truly begins.
Published in 1885, this sequel to Tom Sawyer tells an entrancing tale of mischievous boys during the old steamboat days on the Mississippi River. Huckleberry Finn and his pal Tom Sawyer run away from home and venture down the Mississippi on a raft. Until their final return up the river, they encounter thrilling, funny and pathetic incidents which succeed one another in rapid succession. The story especially depicts the old social order of that era and reveals its problems. This audiobook version has received high acclaim throughout the United States.
"great book for young listener"
Widely regarded as one of the Great American Novels, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn follows the title character and his unlikely companion, a runaway slave named Jim, as they attempt to escape the confines of “sivilized” life. Written in the first person vernacular and brimming with satire, insight, and good old fashioned adventure, Twain’s tale is ideal for listening.
"THE Great American Novel - superbly rendered"
Huckleberry Finn - the casual rebel, the homeless waif, the sometime liar and thief - finds, for the first time in his life, a sense of responsibility, acceptance, and love when he befriends a runaway slave named Jim. Fleeing down the Mississippi on a raft, the boy nobody wants faces his destiny and courageously violates social convention rather than betray the person who needs him most.
Huck Finn can no longer stand his life at home, so he fakes his own death. While camping, he discovers the runaway slave, Jim. Together, Huck and Jim travel down the mighty Mississippi River in a series of adventures with a cast of unforgettable characters.
One of the most enduring American novels of all time, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn follows the adventures of Huck Finn and a runaway slave named Jim as they travel down the Mississippi river on a raft--all in order to help Jim win his freedom from slavery. Told in Twain's unique style, Huck Finn's story is one of the greatest tales of love, respect, and human decency, told through the eyes of an unlearned, but big-hearted, boy.
"New life to an old Classic!"
One of the greatest treats in all world literature, this masterpiece from Mark Twain is revolutionary. It offers both brilliant humor and tragedy as Huck and Jim explore moral dilemmas of slavery and freedom. Huck, the narrator, is shrewd, ingenious, and literal--he reports on everything he sees, which allows the listener to experience the hypocrisy of "sivilization." This superb reading by Patrick Fraley is rich in the color and adventurous spirit of the Mississippi River.
"Great story telling"
Huck's conscience troubles him on account of his helping the widow's "property" escape and he resolves to turn Jim in. When Jim tells Huck he's his only friend and the only one that hasn't lied to him, Huck changes his mind. Huck encounters two men who want to search Huck's raft for a runaway slave. Huck concocts a story about his family having small pox, and the two change their mind. Huck and Jim's canoe is stolen, and their raft is destroyed by a steamboat.
As they head for the Ohio River, Huck and Jim get separated by a thick fog. Huck finally rejoins Jim, who is sleeping. He tells Jim that he dreamed the entire incident. When Jim notices the debris on the raft, he realizes the truth and is upset. Huck apologizes.
Jim and Huck go through the items salvaged from the robbers' boat. Huck tells Jim stories about kings and queens. Jim expresses his dislike for adventures, pointing out that they could get him killed or captured.
Questo romanzo fu publicato nel 1884, seguendo le avvenure di Tom Sawyer. Infatti Huck Finn, amico di Tom, diviene qui protagonista, narrando della sua vita in prima persona. Secondo Hemingway “Tutta la letteratura americana discende da un libro di Mark Twain intitolato Huckleberry Finn”. Secondo alcuni critici il personaggio di Tom Sawyer è il ragazzo che Twain era stato e Huck il ragazzo al quale avrebbe voluto assomigliare: ed effettivamente i due ragazzi i nteragiscono come in un gioco di parti interne ad una stessa persona.