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Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is nonpareil, but Elijah Wood's dramatization verges on genius. His style brings nuance to the fore that was simply unavailable to me when I read the book (silently) to myself. It added color to an already colorful peice of work. Congratulations, Mr. Wood.
31 of 31 people found this review helpful
This is turning out to be one of my favorite audio books. Elijah's done an amazing job bringing this tale to life.
35 of 36 people found this review helpful
The performance is great and really brings all the characters alive with their distinctive Southern voices. The story, however, and I feel churlish in admitting this, had me a little bored at times. This is one of those I wanted to read and thereby cross it off the "books to read before you die" and am glad I have...but equally am glad to have finished it.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
of course it's still 'huckleberry finn', a wonderful novel,alive with characters and colour and action.but this fine reading made it all the more enjoyable as the varying accents and speech rhythms are all part of the book's charm.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed hearing this old favourite of mine. Elijah Woods brings it to life with his excellent effort at using the various accents and voices. I highly recommend it!
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What did you like best about Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood? What did you like least?
Huck Finn has admirable qualities, but his encounters with the extraordinary people he meets along the Mississippi are prolix, often baffling and eventually boring, I found. I have never read this book before, and felt I would enjoy catching up with it, but I did not enjoy it at all. All I can think is that it is a classic that has not stood the test of time, as have many by Dickens, Melville and many others.
Has Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood put you off other books in this genre?
Yes - but I have always enjoyed Mark Twain's essays and occasional pieces.
Have you listened to any of Elijah Wood’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Elijah Wood gives a magnificent performance as Huck Finn. I have not heard him read another audio book, but have seen him in the movies, notably Lord of the Rings.
If this book were a film would you go see it?
Any additional comments?
I heard about half of this book, and could stand no more. However, I am not going to return it to Audible, since the production was fine, and this is after all an American classic.