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The Adventures of Huck Finn

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First published in 1884, Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is a masterpiece of world literature. Narrated by Huck himself in his artless vernacular, it tells of his voyage down the Mississippi with a runaway slave named Jim. As the two journey downstream on a raft, Huck's vivid descriptions capture the sights, smells, sounds, and rhythms of life on the grea ...more
Audiobook, Abridged, 180 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by HighBridge Company
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Scott Webster
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Huck Finn is a boy who is wild and unruly, just like his father, until he is taken under the care of a nice woman who attempts to tame him. When Huck runs away with a black slave, their adventures together teach him unforgettable lessons about morality, telling the truth, friendship, and racism. The style of this book is somewhat difficult to read due to the dialect Twain uses, but it is a rewarding read and its endearing plot will keep you on your toes. Through Huck's adventures and lessons, I ...more
Becka Ramaglia
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This is the story of a young boy named Huckleberry Finn and his childhood adventures with a slave name Jim. Said adventures range from escaping from a family that is real life representation of a lovers quarrel gone wrong to shacking up with a pair of con men.
I really enjoyed this book because it served as a showcase for Mark Twain's comedic talent. Every page is overflowing with humor, whether the joke be small or huge. I also liked the fact that Mark Twain parodied many things about society at
Antonio Pinales
I like this book. but it was a hard book to read because it was based before the civil was in the south. it had inappropriate language it was funny. it was about a kid named huck trying to help his friend a runaway slave be a free man.
Listened to the audio by Elijah Wood actually. By the end, he was a proper American speaker!
Nov 18, 2014 Calynn added it
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This book is better to be savored in a high school classroom with a passionate teacher at the helm. I have so many fond memories of sitting in tenth grade English reading and discussing Huck Finn that listening to it on my own just wasn't the same. While the audiobook narrator did a commendable job on this classic work or literature, I think it's best left to reading, preferably in a classroom setting. This is just a book that needs, cries out to be studied and discussed (despite Mark Twain's wa ...more
Zena Zayat
Huck, Tom, Jim
Racism and Slavery
Sara Berinhout
One of my favorites.
Jul 03, 2007 Erica rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
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Oh my god, I don't think I ever read this book in its unabridged/non movie form. This book is awesome, hilarious, clever and ahead of its time. I"ve laughed at loud on several occasions. The characters are so alive and vibrant, and Hucks narration is so real. He is such a well devloped character and endearing as hell. Thats why we love him...he may lie to other characters but he is no unreliable narrator, you know you are getting the real story because he's so genuine. Everyone should read this ...more
A great yarn, read by one of the best narrators I've listened to on Audible (Patrick Fraley) Huck Finn is a great narrator of this eventful road trip - a consistent liar who's honest about his observations, funny, engaging, struggling with some moral issues.

I never got used to hearing the "n" word, but Twain probably provided an illuminating look at slavery for his time - delivered in a very human & funny story.
Read this book originally about 40 years ago when I was 12, just got done listening to it on audio. I much enjoyed Twain's discrete social commentary throughout. Also as an audiobook it was helpful with the different dialects in Twain's writing. Available as a download from LibriVox for your mp3 player.
Nate Pothour
I really enjoyed reading this book, though many parts were confusing due to language used in the 1800's. But all-in-all it was an amazing book that kept me on edge throughout the book, I mean on the run from a lot of people, what else could you ask for?
Read this book back in elementary school. Loved it then and loved it now. What a great read about little boys and their adventures back in the day in the backwoods of the south.
Read this book a couple times when I was younger and think I enjoyed it more now as an adult. Still makes me want to build a raft and float down the Mississippi!
Book on CD - re-read, it has been a long time and I wanted to re-read this and Tom Sawyer. The man who reads it is wonderful, gives each character his or her own voice.
This is an abridged version of Mark Twain's book. Garrison Keillor shares those parts of the book which most impressed upon him.
Jenn Earles
One of my all time favorites. Mark Twain was a genius of dialog and dialects. Plus, he told a good story.
Classic, though with a bit too much of a happy ending. Glad i reread this since high school though.
Irene Hollimon
Apr 30, 2009 Irene Hollimon marked it as books-i-didn-t-finish
had it in school- liked the movie- don't think I ever really read the book
One of my favorite Twain novels! It teaches so much!
Read this when I was a kid. ATE it UP!
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Garrison Keillor (born Gary Edward Keillor on August 7, 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, columnist, musician, satirist, and radio personality. He is known as host of the Minnesota Public Radio show "A Prairie Home Companion".

Keillor was born in Anoka, Minnesota, the son of Grace Ruth (née Denham) and John Philip Keillor, who was a carpenter and postal worker.
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