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Publisher's Summary

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. Together, Huck and Jim journey down the Mississippi River, on an odyssey that has become one of the finest American Classics in the world of literature. This timeless novel is performed by award-winning Classic Tales narrator B.J. Harrison. It is an event you won't want to miss.

Public Domain (P)2009 B.J. Harrison

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This is a hard book to read aloud.

Imagine all the dialects and the different characters, and the characters (like Huck & the King & the Duke) who are pretending to be people they're not by using accents or variant dialects. B.J. Harrison does an excellent job of holding things together and making the narrative easy to follow. I have another Audible version of this book, and this one by Harrison is far superior. He is really good.
The book itself is worth reading or listening to every few years, IMO.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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great fun

loved this book. loved the performance. bj Harrison was excellent. much better than Alan munro

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Masterpiece!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I think this book is just perfect. It is too bad that it has gotten bad press over the years. If you read this book, you will see message Mark Twain is sending and in a way that is so masterful, it is stunning. I think this is just as relevant today as it was when published.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

The climax, which is so apparent, you will not miss it. It brought me to tears.

Have you listened to any of B. J. Harrison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Same as above, the climax.

Any additional comments?

Must read!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Great listen

The narrator does an excellent job with the dialects and the various characters. Good "read."

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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a classic

great story and narration. will take you back as if you are with huck while he tells it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A real pleasure to listen to.

The different voices used for each and every character really made this story come alive!

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fantastic storytelling and narration.

a great story from beginning to the very end. a book of optimism, trust, friendship and duty with a comedic twist.

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Classic with superb performance &outstanding price

Classic with superb performance & outstanding price. Few parts were tedious and the lessons and overall plot were rewarding.

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Excellent in every way

This is the finest narration of this book that can be found.

The book is one of the best. Filled with humor and adventure, but also with amazing depth of character development of both Jim and Huck. Easily accessible by both young people and adults.

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Fantastic book

What a lovely book. Mark Twain really brings you in to the fantastical mind of the young characters. By the by, I haven't had this much fun with a good in a good long while. The narrator is phenomenal.

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  • Claire Kendall-Price
  • 04-21-13

Brought to life

A brilliant narration of the great story. Good character voices, and there are a lot of them - from the black slave, to rednecks, to gentrified Americans, to Midwesterners, to English and all in between.

I have listened to this over and over again. Excellent!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful