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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Regarded as the pride and joy of American literature, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a picturesque novel depicting Huck’s epic journey from boyhood to manhood and the struggles he must face living in a corrupt society. The novel serves as a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, another famous work by Mark Twain. The plot unfolds in several locations sometime before the Civil War.

The book opens with a description of Huck’s new life as he undergoes a process of “civilization” while living with the Widow Douglas and her sister Miss Watson. Although he dislikes the strict regime of education, manners, church and rigid clothing, which are a necessity to fit into society, Huck prefers anything to his previous life with his drunkard father Pap. However, just as things begin to stabilize, Pap returns to the picture and demands Huck give him the money that he had previously attained during an adventure with his best friend Tom Sawyer. Huck’s refusal to do so only infuriates Pap. Just when things are improving for Huck, he is kidnapped and mistreated by his no-good father. After faking his own death and on the run, he meets Jim who is a runaway slave with a bounty to his name. Huck must decide whether to trust his gut feeling and help an innocent flee slavery, or view the poor man simply as property. Caught up between ethics and legality, Huck must make a decision. The two set out together on a raft, both in search of freedom and experience many challenges on the way whilst at the same time an emotional bond is developed.

Twain’s vibrant description of the places and people along the Mississippi River is one of the jewels of the novel, as well as the use of vernacular language and the presence of dialects. Moral and ethics, racism and slavery, and hypocritical society are just some of the targeted issues presented in the novel. Celebrated throughout generations, the slanted tale of adventure does not seize to spark appreciation although simultaneously stirring controversy.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 36 reviews)

Reviewer: - May 13, 2016
Subject: No mas palabras
Probablemente esta es la ultima vez que me vean caminar por la calle, probablemente mia amigos iran a mi funeral el dia de mañana, en ningun lugar logro encontrar la tranquilidad, en ningun lugar puedo sentir que estoy viva, soy un muerto deambulando por todos lados, inutil, nada mas Escuchando mi libro favorito es una buena manera de decir adios, siempre admire a hucklee,podia sentir su libertad en cada letra. ahora lo escucho y no siento nada. yo he decidido este camino,y ahora es tiempo de apartarme de el de los demas, lo siento mamá, lo siento papá, quisiera que las cosas sean diferentes, pero para mi, no hay cambio, para mi ya no hay un mañana, para mi ahora, solo existe, la muerte. espero que algun dia me perdonen. recuerden de mi solo lo que quieran recordar; no quiero vivir nisiquiera en sus recuerdos. adios.
Reviewer: - February 24, 2016
Subject: Mark Smith
Bravo, Mr. Smith. Very well done.
February 15, 2016
The Adventures of Huckleberry
Reviewer: - February 11, 2016
Wonderful. The narration was beautifully done. Thank you. You have a wonderful talent.
Reviewer: - February 6, 2016
Subject: Huckleberry finn
This book is awesome
Reviewer: - February 5, 2016
Subject: Huckleberry finn
This book is awesome
Reviewer: - February 2, 2016
Subject: Huckleberry finn
This book is awesome
Reviewer: - January 30, 2016
Subject: Huckleberry finn
This book is awesome
Reviewer: - January 28, 2016
Subject: bad
not that good
Reviewer: - December 4, 2015
Subject: Huckleberry Finn
Thanks for a superb rendition. I could listen to your narration all day. Thanks for making my Motorway driving so much more pleasant.
September 13, 2015
Thanks! I enjoyed it. I appreciate readers like you. Your time our enjoyment
Reviewer: - May 12, 2015
Subject: Reader
Mark Smith, you are a perfect match for Mark Twain in talent!I'm sure the author would love your reading, many thanks
Reviewer: - April 13, 2015
Subject: Huckleberry Finn
Thank you Mark Smith for your fabulous talent in making this story come to life. You have a great reading voice an did a fine job yo surely did.
Reviewer: - February 9, 2015
Subject: Nice Job!
Thanks for this book! As a student it is incredibly helpful to hear the story.
Reviewer: - September 4, 2014
Subject: Reviewer
This is great! It fits right in with Realistic Fiction. I wish we could listen to the book and read at the same time. However, I would give a 5 star rating.
Reviewer: - April 29, 2014
Subject: Very Good Reader!!!
Thank you so much for all who made this possible!
Reviewer: - April 14, 2014
Subject: Reader
Mark Smith who read this delightful book is the best male reader I have ever listened to. I could listen to him all day! Thank you Mark!
Reviewer: - March 17, 2014
Subject: Fun Listen
The narration was great!
Reviewer: - March 16, 2014
Started listening to this right after finishing Tom Sawyer and I have to say I had a really swell time with it. Although I felt it dragged on a tad bit, overall I can see why this is an American classic. Kudos to the narrator for doing a superb job capturing the characters and the mood.
Reviewer: - March 13, 2014
Subject: Wonderful reader
What a joy to listen to. Thank you to all who worked to make it possible.
Reviewer: - February 20, 2014
Subject: Good
I didn't like the voice of the narrator but I loved the story.
Reviewer: - January 30, 2014
Subject: Nice book and voice
I loved this. It was always one of my fravorite books and you should listen to it.
Reviewer: - January 16, 2014
Subject: Super Awesome
I finished it in 4 days. This was super awesome story.
Reviewer: - January 11, 2014
Subject: Great Narration
Great Job narrating the Story.
Reviewer: - November 18, 2013
Subject: Review
Great book great reader. Except for 2 things. 1. The story drags 3/4 through. 2.The use of the N word. Something like 200~ times. It is hard to listen to in public because of n word. But that was the time frame.
Reviewer: - September 16, 2013
Subject: Uninteresting
The Narrator did a good job but personally I dont like the story. It is racist .
September 11, 2013
Subject: Great Book!
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain creates an entertaining adventure of Middle America in the 1800’s – afloat on a raft on the Mississippi River. Huck escapes his civilized life when he arranges his own “murder” and turns back into the backwoods, downriver yokel he started as, and in the process springing a slave, Jim, from bondage.
Huck and Jim experience life as a series of tableaus as the river sweeps them through small towns on their way South. At each stop, Huck engages his talent for mixing fact with bald-faced lies to endlessly get himself out of situations… and of course, putting him into others!
Much has been written about the statement Twain is making about slavery in this book, but it’s really secondary to the story. The facts of how black people were treated in this period give Huck and Jim their license for life on the run. Modern listeners will be intrigued by the unencumbered life of the pair; they make do with coffee, fish from the river, and little else (but of course, when they do need something extra, they don’t mind helping themselves to it without recourse to money!)
Huck and Jim have run-ins with desperados and family feuds and even manage to get run down by a steamboat. The adventures ratchet up when they are joined on the raft by a self-proclaimed “duke” and a “king” – shysters both, who spend their time in figuring how to fleece the public in the little river towns. And when Jim is captured and threatened with being sent back into slavery, Huck enlists his old buddy Tom Sawyer in a frenzied, desperate, and terribly funny rescue.
I had to clip a lot of laughing from this recording at Twain’s sly, catch-’em-when-they’re-not-looking humor, but you can feel free to enjoy some good belly laughs at this crew of lovable rapscallions!
August 6, 2013
The narration was beautifully done! Thank you.
Reviewer: - July 18, 2013
Subject: Cool
Love book and narrator did good job
Reviewer: - July 17, 2013
Subject: Great Job
I loved this book. It's certainly not the children's novel that I thought it was. The narrator does a FANTASTIC job. He is really believable, really sympathetic and clearly has great respect for the story and the author. I am so disappointed the story has ended. It will be tough to another reading of this calibre.
July 15, 2013
The narrator did a fantastic job, thoroughly enjoyed it!
Reviewer: - July 2, 2013
Great narration. Really enjoyed the voices & the bits where you could tell he was cracking up.
Reviewer: - May 27, 2013
Subject: Entertaining!
I am going through the top 100 of this site and this was the funniest book yet! Mark as he called him self wrote a good book here. Looking forward to his other books.
March 24, 2013
Muchas gracias por esta página tan buena. Estoy estudiando inglés y buscaba justamente algo así.
Reviewer: - February 11, 2013
Subject: Great art of story telling
Listening to many voices I am sure the reader here knows the classical art of story telling- reminded of grand mothers!!!
Reviewer: - December 25, 2012
Subject: Well done
This is a good reading. I really enjoyed the effort put forth by the reader to make the entire book enjoyable.

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