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The Adventures of Huck Finn

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  1,073 Ratings  ·  53 Reviews
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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Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
I really enjoy Garrison Keillor's narration, so I was delighted to pick up his version of this book, as (embarrassingly) I don't think I ever got around to reading it before. If I have, it was probably for some long-ago school assignment, and I'd long-ago forgotten it.

It was only later when I realized that Keillor didn't just narrate this, he re-wrote the ending. (He talked about it in the afterword of the book.)

This amused me more than anything, as I have no particular emotional attachment to
Scott Webster
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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John Vicalvi
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book because of the adventure and the awesome way that they used the vernacular of the time set in the book.
Jasper Ou
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Luke McGraw
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
By writing the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain searches to provide his audience with an entertaining story about his time period. By making up fictional characters that were similar to real people he knew, the author was able to create a story that would capture the attention of his readers. While I was reading this book, I always wanted to read ahead to see what would happen. That is precisely what Mark Twain wanted. Although this story is fictional, it is also a piece of history, be ...more
Anya Shroff
Jan 02, 2016 rated it liked it
The Huckleberry Finn Review

A young boy’s story through a time of prejudice.

In the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, a young boy, Huckleberry Finn, goes through many tests of survival to find freedom. He is an African American boy who has the privilege to know how to read and write, but he must work for a widow to attain this. At this time many people disagree that a person of color or any ethnicity other than Caucasian, should not be allowed to learn. Many African Americans
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Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is the most jocular book I have ever read! I really enjoyed reading this novel and although it is meant for children audiences, the controversial issues presented by Twain in Huck moral predicament are still in being debated today. I would recommend this novel to audiences of all age because of the influence it has had on society since its debut in the 1870s. The adventure that Huck and Jim embark on up the Mississippi River is as convoluted as H ...more
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
Nov 28, 2016 rated it liked it
I probably would have given this four stars had I not had to annotate and read it as an assignment. This book is effective on so many levels, the first being that it is just a great adventure, and that Huck Finn has to be one of the most loveable characters. He is irreverent, empathetic, and adventurous which is how I like my protagonists (many of which I'm sure were inspired by Huck). The other levels it works on are more satirical and aimed towards social critique. It is not only a hilarious s ...more
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Lara Daniel
I enjoyed reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, because in my case i love adventure books. I think there are a lot of emotions in this books, specially with the friendship between Huck and Jim. This book fulfilled the idea of making the reader understand important traits by showing them through important themes. What i mean by this, is like for example, during the adventures that Huck and Jim had, they became very close friends, and Huck learned to leave the widows teaching behind and be f ...more
Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic of author Mark Twain and is also the book in which “all modern American literature” came from. Main character, Huck, has been taught to act in a racist manner, but eventually overcomes it as the book continues. Twain’s novel incorporates the use of the “N”-word and some other dated terms to portray what the life was like during a time of severe racism and slavery. This being said, however, the novel is completely anti-racist and anti-slavery. Children ...more
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is about a kid that lives in the 1700’s and his mom just dies and he gets 6000$. So his father tries to kidnap him and he gets loose and runs away. So he come along a slave plantation and stays there for a night and really likes it there. So he ask if he can live there and the owner says yes but then he meets Jim. Huck and Jim run away from the plantation to get out of the south.
Spoilers:!! I loved the book it was wrote very well and the storyline is very easy to follow. My favorite pa
Ana Reinhard
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
A great book with a very nice adventure. It was nice to be in Hucks head and her his simple reasonings and viewing things in his live. This story could have went many ways and it had a great ending summing everything up.

At times it felt like this book is very long and despite enjoying the adventures Huck has on his trip down the river, at times it felt too long. Especial the part with the Duke and the King. It was nice to see them spin their web around Jim and Huck, but after a while I was ready
Jul 24, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: classics, audio, re-read
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
Jun 13, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: favorites
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
Kyle Cody
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a very fun read that addresses many societal and racial issues in America, in the 1800s. However, with this comes a lot of controversy over the language used in the book. By using satire, Mark Twain is able to express the issue of racism btu many do not see his use of satire appropriate and they view it as racism. I really enjoy this book and recommend it to anyone who enjoys books that address societal issues or having a funny and edgy narrator.
Jun 19, 2008 rated it really liked it
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.
Victoria Campana
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
"The Adventures of Huck Finn" by Mark Twain is a book created in 1884 about Huckleberry Finn, a young kid you travels through a river with a runaway slave. This novel shows the growth of Huckleberry Finn as he understands more about his own actions towards Jim and thoughts regardless of what other people think of Blacks and slavery. Throughout his trip through the Mississippi river with Jim, he surrounds himself with his own lies which creates his adventures in the river.
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was an exquisite experience and it was my pleasure reading it. Every chapter, event, and setting were projected in great details and though sometimes tiring, I loved reading every little detail. The plot was also well planned out which led to the best events. I would recommend this book to anyone that need help in social interaction and young readers that are just looking for a great adventure book.
Corryn W
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
(4.5) Almost everyone reads Huck Finn growing up, primarily as a tale of a young boy's adventure through the south. I hadn't read Huck Finn until recently and was surprised by how much I enjoyed Twain's descriptions and language. As "the" great American Novel, Huck Finn is a must-read. Twain spans challenges including from identity, friendship, independence and slavery in a single, iconic text.
Apr 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
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.
Nicholas Udy
Jan 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Huckleberry fin by Mark Twain is considered by many to be a classic. It is a book perfect for adventure lovers. Adventure is shown very strongly while they travel down the river. Those who like books with realism would also like it because the people are very accurate to how people of the time period would be. It also is an excellent example of social rights problems in the past.
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
i remember having to read this for english and i honestly really didn't like this book. i think its just so different to what I'm used to and being forced to read a book is never going to help. i hope one day ill have to time to sit with this book again as an adult and maybe ill see why everyone loves it.
Nate Pothour
Jun 03, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: most-appealing
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?
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Some parts were really interesting but most of the book was at a very slow pace and for someone as ADD as me it was hard for me to keep reading the book, hence why it took me almost 6 months to finish. I usually will finish a book in days not months
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not to be confused with its relatively lightweight sometimes-accomplice, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Twain still has a good deal of fun with this one, but while also touching on some heavy ethical issues, mostly around the theme of racism.
Antonio Pinales
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
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.
Steven Liu
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is about someone who is escaping with his friend Jim. In this book, the protagonist Huck Finn is forced to decide between following societal norms and following his will to save Jim. Ultimately, this book is entertaining because of the playful talking between Jim and Huck
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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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