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.
"Worthy "signature" premiere"
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.
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."
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"
Following the events of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn is under the watchful stewardship of the Widow Douglas. However, when he is forced back into his drunken father's custody, Huck fakes his own death and runs off down river. In the process, he meets up with Jim, a runaway slave, and the two become friends as well as travel companions. Their adventures lead them through many twists and turns through the American South, embarking on a legendary journey.
"Wonderfully read story"
Huck feels guilty for letting the duke and dauphin swindle the kind sisters. He vows to get them their money back and hides in the duke's room. The two enter, and Huck overhears them talking about getting all the Wilks' property. Huck steals the money.
Huck hides the money in Peter Wilks' coffin. The coffin is sealed at the funeral, and Huck doesn't know whether or not the duke got the money back or if it's still there. He vows to write Mary when he leaves town to let her know. The duke and the dauphin sell the family's estate and slaves, breaking up a family. Huck is relieved in knowing the family will be reunited as soon as the fraud is discovered.
The duke and dauphin play to a full house, an angry full house on account of them getting ripped off by such a short performance. All those at the opening night decide to tell the rest of the town how great the show is, so they won't feel stupid about being the only ones ripped off. The second night is also packed. On the third night, angry men from the first two nights arrive to hurt the duke and the dauphin who escape with Huck and Jim after receiving a large sum of money.
Huck is saved by the dogs' owner. Huck introduces himself as George Jackson and creates an elaborate story. He learns of a feud between this family and the Sheperdsons. The family, the Grangerfords, let Huck stay with them.
The duke and the dauphin, after a night of drinking, wake up and practice scenes from Shakespeare, which they mess up. They stop at a town in Arkansas, where they see a man shot in front of his daughter, followed by a lynch mob chasing the shooter.
Revolutionary for its realistic dialogue and uncompromising plot, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is arguably the greatest of all American novels, and a powerful sequel to Mark Twain's lighthearted classic, Tom Sawyer.Join the industrious, fiercely independent young Huck as he escapes his abusive, drunken father and sets out on an unforgettable journey down the Mississippi River.
"Great story-reader does a superior job"
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.
A true classic, and a search for America's soul, is given the reading of a lifetime by one of America's finest actors: two-time Academy Award-winner Jack Lemmon. Floating on a raft down the Mississippi with Jim, an escaping slave, Lemmon's Huck finds adventure, danger, and a cast of characters who are both menacing and hilarious.
"Recommend the unabridged."
Huck is curious about the dead man, but Jim gets him to change the subject. Huck puts a dead snake by Jim's bed as a joke. The snake's mate bites Jim. Huck goes to shore dressed as a girl to get news.
Huck discovers that Pap is suspected for Huck's murder, and a $200 reward has been offered to find him. There's a $300 bounty for Jim. The lady's husband says she saw smoke on Jackson's Island, and her husband is going there tonight to get Jim. The lady discovers Huck is a boy and promises she won't turn him in. Huck returns to the island to warn Jim.
Jim and Huck steal the robbers' getaway boat. Huck feels bad and goes to shore for help. Jim and Huck abandon the robbers' getaway boat and go to sleep.
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.
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.
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.
Twain's classic novel tells the story of a teenaged misfit who finds himself floating on a raft down the Mississippi River with an escaping slave, Jim. In the course of their perilous journey, Huck and Jim meet adventure, danger, and a cast of characters who are sometimes menacing and often hilarious. Underlying Twain's good humor is a dark subcurrent of Antebellum cruelty and injustice that makes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn a frequently funny book with a serious message.