Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer Among the Indians : Twain's Tom and Huck

  • by Mark Twain, Lee Nelson
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • Series: Twain's Tom and Huck
  • 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1885, while The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was becoming one of the best-selling American classics of modern times, Mark Twain began this sequel in which Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer, and Jim head west on the trail of two white girls kidnapped by Sioux warriors.
Fifteen-thousand words into the work, Twain stopped in the middle of a sentence, never to go back. The unfinished story sat on dusty shelves for more than 100 years until author Lee Nelson decided to finish it. The result is a story of adventure, wit, and wisdom with listeners saying they can't tell where Twain leaves off and Nelson begins.


What the Critics Say

"Of the half-dozen recorded renditions I've auditioned, this is the one that best expresses the brilliance of Twain's rendering of dialect and a rural boy's sensibility." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

pretty good

Trying to write in another authors voice is not easy, as an example take the attempt by Robert Goldsborough to copy Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe novels, they just aren't the same and leave the reader flat. So I was a little skeptical that anyone could marry up with Mark Twains writing but Lee Nelson has written a pretty good story ending and I agree that one can't really tell where Twain ends and Nelson begins. I think that one of the reasons why this has been successful is that Nelson has a good historical feel for that period of the old West and part of what made Twains work interesting was his detailed description of the times and the places where he's set his characters. One should also give credit to Nelson for being a good storyteller in his own right and while the second half of the book is not what Twain would have written it still is a plausible and interesting outcome given Twain's start. Nelson also maintains Twains style of keeping the action flowing by continuously introducing new settings and conflct. All in all very satisfying and for fans of Twains work, worth listening to just for the first 15000 words.
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- bob orca

Good but not great

The story just doesn't have the human insights or the comedy one expects from a good Twain story. The narration is fine.
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- cort

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-03-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.