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Editorial Reviews

Elijah Wood’s performance is my nominee for the Narrators’ Hall of Fame. Wood’s unself-conscious reading doesn’t sound like a reading at all. He creates an entire world filled with people who cross class and color lines. His accents range from British to faux-British to all manner of regional affectations, twangs, and drawls. Wood’s delivery makes Mark Twain’s delicious wit and twisty language sound completely natural, especially as Huck invents plausible words to suit the moment. The journey down the Mississippi with Huck and Jim is pure pleasure, as the boy who won’t be "sivilized" and the runaway slave encounter scoundrels, slip out of scrapes, and invent outrageous tales. The listening couldn’t be better if Huck read the story himself.

Publisher's Summary

Earphones Award Winner (AudioFile Magazine)

Audible is pleased to announce the premiere of an exciting new series, Audible Signature Classics, featuring literature’s greatest stories, performed by accomplished stars handpicked for their ability to interpret each work in a new and refreshing way. The first book in the series is Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, performed by Elijah Wood.

Ernest Hemingway said, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn". One hundred years after its author’s death, this classic remains remarkably modern and poignantly relevant. In this brand new edition, Elijah Wood reads Huck in a youthful voice that may be the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent. His performance captures the excitement and confusion of adolescence and adventure. Best of all, the immediacy of Wood’s energetic reading sweeps listeners up and makes them feel as though they’re along for the ride, as Huck and Jim push their raft toward freedom.

Stay tuned for more one-of-a-kind performances from actors Kenneth Branagh, David Hyde Pierce, Leelee Sobieski, and more, only from Audible Signature Classics.

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Critic Reviews

"Elijah Wood's performance of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is my nominee for the Narrators' Hall of Fame. Wood's unself-conscious reading doesn't sound like a reading at all." (AudioFile)

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Excellent!

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Absolutely wonderful! This is the first audiobook I've ever listened to, and I'm glad that I did. Elijah Wood gives an excellent read-- seamless, consistent, and believable. I only hope that it doesn't set the bar too high for other audiobooks I may end up listening to in the future. ;)

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Engaging Performance!

Elijah Wood does a great job giving Mark Twains characters personality and depth...if you've been afraid to read the book, you should listen to this one!

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Talented performance

Well written, but performed even better. The only thing the story lacked was a plot, but you are warned about that in the beginning. Fantastical adventures that are good for the imagination. Elijah Wood did a phenomenal job with the voice acting. Best audible performance I have yet to hear.

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  • 05-31-15

Thank you Mr Wood for bringing Huck Finn to life

What made the experience of listening to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood the most enjoyable?

Like most, I saw Elijah act as Frodo in Lord of the Rings. I had no idea how versatile he is as a voice actor. He really brings the characters in this book to life. How did his reading not win audio performance of the year? He's that good.

What other book might you compare Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood to and why?

How do you compare Mark Twain to anything? His satire and ability to spin a tale is unmatched. I wish Elijah Wood would read more stories.

What about Elijah Wood’s performance did you like?

I use whisper sync for most of audio books as I like to read and listen as often as I can to get the full immersive effect. This is a very difficult book to read as the southern slang is tough to decipher. My hat is off to Elijah Wood for making it so easy to understand.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

It would have to be named the same as the book but have Eijah Wood play the part of Huck.

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I tried reading this book 40+ years ago in school and couldn't get through it due to the slang. The audio version is wonderful as it brings Mark Twain's book to life. It's interesting how the "n" word is so commonly used throughout the book and was merely a way to describe Jim's race. Now it is a derogatory term. This book really gives you a slice of history as to how people communicated in the 1870s. It also shows the reader how Huck struggled with slavery. Finally, I really liked Jim's character. I wish he was in the book more. <br/><br/>I can see why this is a classic. By all means, give this one a listen.

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Top notch narration!

A classic indeed and made more enjoyable by Elijah Wood as the narrator. Sadly I have had many an audio book ruined by poor narrators but this was awesome! Great choice. Other than Jim Dale and Nancy Cartwright this has been the best narrator I've heard!

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Huckleberry Finn, Narrated by Elijah Wood

Great story, made even better by the performance by Elijah Wood. He gives each character a life and personality of their own, making the interactions between them interesting, distinct and overall enjoyable.

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Great reader!

Best rendition, extremely enjoyable!
Excellent quality! Great performance by Mr Wood.
Enriched my understanding of this important book.
Bravo! Bravo!

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Just as I remembered!

This audiobook outdid my expectations. Elijah Wood did the most fantastic job of narrating this timeless tail. He mastered the dialects of each character perfectly. I would definitely give it more stars if I could – and highly recommend listening!

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very good. narration

great narration. who knew actors could narrate so well. I really enjoyed Elijah read the book. the adventure s of huckleberry finn

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  • Jonathan
  • Florence, Kentucky, United States
  • 04-21-15

Fun Read

Love this timeless treasure. Had fun listening to it on a car trip with my kids. They enjoyed it as much as myself