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.
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"New life to an old Classic!"
I have read this book many times over as both a child and an adult. Mark Armstrong's performance was first rate! Speaking as an African-American, I must also congratulate audible for choosing to use the original terminology in accordance to the time and the writings of Mark Twain. It is an inert part of our American History and because, plain and simple,that's just the way things were.
The performance of the "Royal- None -Such".
Would have loved to, but a girls gotta get her beauty sleep.
Thanks once again for not succumbing to the in-authenticity so prevalent today.Bravo!
"Two thumbs up!"
Love the story and the narration! The narrator brings the characters to life with his mastery of accents. Mark Twain is a master story-teller.
It is a classic story from a much different time in America. The narrator does a great job with all the characters. The derogatory racial words are offensive but it must considered when the book was written. Very entertaining.
A superlative performance of a very challenging text. Armstrong's recording makes Twain's style come alive, without the characterizations becoming grating or tiresome - much more easily said than done.
"Great second part of the adventures of..."
After finishing the fantastic reading "the adventures of Tom Sawyer" narrated by Grover Gardner, I had to listen to the continuation (i.e. this book). While the first book is written from a teller's (actually Marc Twain's) viewpoint, this book tells the story from the perspective of Huckleberry Finn. I recommend to first listening to "the adventures of Tom Sawyer" before starting this one.
"One of my favorites"
Yes. It's a classic that may never be irrelevant to the world.
The wonders of childhood and friendship.
I like the accent and emphasis.
An American Classic
"Easier to Enjoy."
I've read Huck Finn at least twice, however as I'm not American and have not been exposed to the accents Twain uses, reading the dialects often made me confused or unable to really enjoy the text for its literary richness. Listening to the audio has made it all the more enjoyable and made me appreciate the variety of dialects that exist in the United States. I found the reader of this audiobook to be consistent throughout and able to handle the numerous dialects well.
"an AMAZING, BRILLIANT story"
i dont know because ive not read it, but the story is really good!!!
i like Huckleberry Finn because hes so funny and interesting,
i like Tom Sawyer because hes so adventuress
he really brings it to life.
it really made me laugh and cry in bits.
i would say this book would be good for ten to twelve year old boys and girls,
i would recomend this book to anybody to who likes a funny, sad, adventuress book.
Its a great story - and the narration is absolutely spot on - brings it to life perfectly
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