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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood
- By: Mark Twain
- Narrated by: Elijah Wood
- Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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.
- By Michael Balzoa on 03-11-11
Excellent performance by Elijah Wood
We all know the most famous of Mark Twain's works.
Elijah Wood performs an excellent narration of Huck, Jim, and Tom.
Thoroughly enjoyed this title.
The Arabian Nights
- By: Sir Richard Burton
- Narrated by: Philip Madoc
- Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
Though The Arabian Nights are generally known as stories for children, they were originally tales for adults full of adventure, sexuality, violence, and the supernatural. They certainly inspired the imagination of Sir Richard Burton, the 19th century explorer, linguist, and erotologist who brought all his worldly experience and superbly expressive prose style to bear on the tales of Sindbad the Seaman and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.
Excellent, But Too Short
- By Peter Schaeffer on 01-14-14
Excellent narration of the classic Richard Burton translation
This performance is possessed of two primary benefits.
Firstly, the classic translation by Sir Richard Burton, for those of us who prefer the boldness of style of 19th century English prose. I think that style lends itself very well to these centuries old tales.
Secondly the narration by Philip Madoc is equally strong and very well suited to this style of text.
The knock against this is that it's too short. It's an abridged selection of just a few of the stories from the Arabian Nights.
I'd well wish for an unabridged performance of the Burton translation.
Until then, this is a good taste of it.
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