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3.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 5 3.91 (261 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN: 9781400176311
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Huckleberry Finn, rebel against school and church, casual inheritor of gold treasure, rafter of the Mississippi, and savior of Jim the runaway slave, is the archetypal American maverick.

Fleeing the respectable society that wants to “sivilize” him, Huck Finn shoves off with Jim on a rhapsodic raft journey down the Mississippi River. The two bind themselves to one another, becoming intimate friends and agreeing “there warn’t no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.”

As Huck learns about love, responsibility, and morality, the trip becomes a metaphoric voyage through his own soul, culminating in the glorious moment when he decides to “go to hell” rather than return Jim to slavery.

Mark Twain defined classic as “a book which people praise and don’t read”; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a happy exception to his own rule. Twain’s mastery of dialect, coupled with his famous wit, has made Huckleberry Finn one of the most loved and distinctly American classics ever written.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 2/18/2014

    " Re-read for a book group, for first time since high school. The antics are familiar, but what I couldn't appreciate in high school was the poetry. Floating down a raft on the Mississippi is a powerful fantasy, and there are sublime passages. I didn't know I would find that this time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Schirle | 2/17/2014

    " I finished reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain for school and I really enjoyed it. I had always heard references made about this American classic, so I was excited to see why it had achieved that status. The reasons are very clear. It tells a different story about slavery and how an innocent child sees the truth behind it. Huck, an uneducated child, and Jim, a runaway slave, travel together on a journey to officially free Jim. Throughout their journey, they form a great friendship. I did like the different aspect that Mark Twain took the story to. During the time period, it would be an odd friendship between a white boy and a black slave. Even now it is an unusual friendship considering the difference in age. I did not really enjoy the vernacular Twain used because it is very different from the way people speak now. Back then, ordinary people spoke like that but now it is very difficult to read it unless it is read out loud. I would still recommend the book to others because it is a truly American book. It is written in a very American style with a deep and important meaning. The main conflicts in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are man versus society and man versus self. Society tells Huck that black people are a certain way and they should be treated differently and not as equals. Throughout the book, Huck struggles with ideas towards race and what it all means to him. Eventually he decides that the person within is more important than their outer appearance. Twain’s writing style is very different. He writes very informally due to his character’s personality. Huck is an uneducated teenager so he talks like it in the story. Twain’s diction is very specific to the time period and person. When slavery was common practice, it was not unusual to hear the word “n*****”, so Huck uses the word multiple times. “Well, one thing was dead sure, and that was that Tom Sawyer was in earnest, and was actuly going to help steal that n***** out of slavery. That was the thing that was too many for me. Here was a boy that was respectable and well brung up; and had a character to lose…” (Twain 233). Twain was not afraid to use improper grammar and misspelled words to make his characters more realistic. Twain’s message from the book is definitely look beyond what you see. Huck was able to get past the color of Jim’s skin to see the great man that was neglected underneath. Twain wanted people to look beyond race and view social norms in a new way and maybe cause them to change their mind. The main example of this is Huck’s journey throughout the book and how he changes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara K | 2/16/2014

    " hannah im sorry but i think this book is like boring! i read like 2 chapters and i fell asleep but its kinda okay at the same time because its a classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Sullivan | 2/15/2014

    " Possibly the greatest story ever told. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jordan Taylor- Jones | 2/15/2014

    " I read this as part of my Uni Course and found the criticisms, contextual material, history all very fascinating. The actual text, I found to be dull and repetitive. I felt like I was meandering up and down the same river, listening to the same problems (in various forms) for too, too long. An underrepresentation of women and I didn't find a single character likeable, authentic or 3D at best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Goode | 2/14/2014

    " Fantastic book. The writing is nothing short of magical at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kahlea | 2/13/2014

    " It was ok. I read it for school. It could have been a lot worse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/13/2014

    " I love the portrayal of a time and place - even in the language used. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor | 2/11/2014

    " I'm surprised I liked it as much as I did, especially since I had to read it for school. Waaaay better than Tom Sawyer! (Both the book and the character--I hate him.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric M. | 2/10/2014

    " A classic in every sense. I even excuse the last chapter or so, which does not live up to the rest of the book. Please, do not read the sanitized versions available today. The dialect and thankfully out-of-date language are great reminders of how far we have come as a society. Scrubbing them out is a great disservice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 2/10/2014

    " I read this in Jr. High School. I remember reading it out loud in class. The person reading would drop the N***er word and everyone would just freeze and look at Randy-- the only black boy in class. What were we looking to see? If he would blow up? If he was offended? It's not as if he was the only minority in the room. In fact the Mexican-American students outnumbered the white kids. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Barney | 2/9/2014

    " This is another great adventure story that students will enjoy listening to. It takes a look at the life of young adventurous kids in the past and the crazy things they would do for entertainment. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Micha | 2/9/2014

    " I think I basically want to exterminate Tom Sawyer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor | 2/9/2014

    " I'm surprised I liked it as much as I did, especially since I had to read it for school. Waaaay better than Tom Sawyer! (Both the book and the character--I hate him.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bookman8 | 2/8/2014

    " Mark Twain reminds me so much of Dickens. You can easily see why this is a seminal work of American literature. In my copy, I highlighted the word "nigger" intending to count. There is now an attempt to republish this work using the word "slave" instead. How sad. The word is historically accurate and quite necessary to Twain's message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan Jensen | 2/8/2014

    " I listened to this as an audio podcast for free. Go to iTunes and search it out. Amazing to listen to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 2/7/2014

    " Twain, sharp as hell, lets the slavery apologists have it. Terrifying to modern readers with its true to the time use of racist epithets, and uncomfortable beyond that with an educated white man's sympathy-from-high-ground, it remains a fun and witty read, and possibly still a good introduction to oppression and equality for young people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dale | 2/6/2014

    " The things of boyhood dreams. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dustin Heath | 2/6/2014

    " Great, clean, fun, well written book. I liked Tom Sawyer better though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Klinger | 2/6/2014

    " I don't care what anyone says. I still prefer Tom Sawyer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 2/6/2014

    " We had to read this book in 10th grade. It was pretty good although Mark Twain wrote in the character's dialect, so sometimes that was difficult to understand. All in all though, it was a great story. I feel like I should read it again to see if I understand it better 12 years later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger Wheelock | 2/6/2014

    " I read this transport-of-delight as a boy, and 60 years later it still has the power to make me determined to run away and float down the Mississippi! What tales - and told by such a tale-spinner. A book that has, ever since, made me fascinated by any book about a river. Mark Twain - if I had a hat on, I'd take it off to you! Marvellous, marvellous... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 2/5/2014

    " An American classic that is worth a read, regardless of the readers background. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Lewter | 2/5/2014

    " Wonderful! I never get tired of rereading this story.I read it the first time when I was eight and now I'm 54. I've gotten to see the story in a new perspective with each reading. This is truly a classic. One of my top two favorite books of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Zabrodski | 2/4/2014

    " I haven't read this book since I was a kid, so I forgot how much I want to punch Tom Sawyer in the face. Yet that's part of the genius of Mark Twain (I'm calling him Twain because I'm not one of those snooty people who insist on always calling him Samuel Clemens); he makes me care enough to want to punch Tom Sawyer in the face. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita Struyk | 2/3/2014

    " Read aloud to Eryn and JOnas. Difficult to read aloud but a wonderful story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peg Vorac | 2/2/2014

    " Read this in high school, but I think if I re-read it as a adult I'd probably appreciate it more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy Jenschke | 2/2/2014

    " What can you say about a classic? It is simple fun, great journey and unforgettable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shauli Chaudhuri | 1/31/2014

    " One of my favorite books that I read as a child and many times since then. Hemingway rightly said American fiction begins and ends with Huck Finn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric Dalitzky | 1/30/2014

    " My honest opinion on this book is that although I did not want to enjoy it, I actually did! Huck is a character someone like me is interested in and enjoyed following him and Jim on their many exciting adventures. I highly recommend it..but the way Mark Twain writes this book may be off putting, but after a few chapters in, its actually quite easy. The book never becomes dull or bland because Huck is always moving from place to place looking for new adventures. Its almost like the are a ton of mini stories within one big one. What makes the book exciting is that although Huck continues to move forward in his life and searches for new adventures, his past continues to try and hold him back. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lydia Alexis Cyrus | 1/30/2014

    " This book was so hard to read. I don't know why I didn't like it, being that it is a good story. The format in which it was written was hard to decipher. I was more confused by the ending than the dialect! I won't be reading it twice or recommending it. Sorry Mr. Twain! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaraka | 1/29/2014

    " The book is filled with adventure and life lessons. Even at the time it was written, the meaning still stays true today. The only thing disappointing was that Twain undid everything the book was leading up to at the end. The end went back to the beginning. I believe Twain spends a little too much time on details, rather than the story itself. His use of language is great though! Huckleberry Finn is a good book to read if you are looking for entertainment and a good life lesson. Great if you enjoy adventure, history, and realistic fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon Ellis | 1/27/2014

    " This was my favorite book in High School. It got me writing and writing, inspiring me to this day to continue my journey as an author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jawdat Deeb | 1/27/2014

    " Long time, since I was a child. I can still remmeber how funny was.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Calvin | 1/26/2014

    " overall good but becomes pure crap when tom sawyer arrives in the story and starts his ridiculous plans. i cannot stress how bad this part of the novel was. i felt actual rage while reading those chapters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ella | 1/25/2014

    " He's such a punk. I hated the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Sweet | 1/24/2014

    " One of the reasons I have never read Jane Smiley was for the tirade against this book that she went on in the 1980s. Yes, this novel has the N word in it. Yes it makes me uncomfortable to read it. Yes, this is simply one of the greatest American novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T.E. | 1/24/2014

    " Thumping good read. Funny as deuce at some parts, slightly, suspiciously...odd at others, (Huck and Jim, naked together on the raft) and all around excellent. Much better than its puny predecessor, Tom Sawyer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger Wheelock | 1/23/2014

    " I read this transport-of-delight as a boy, and 60 years later it still has the power to make me determined to run away and float down the Mississippi! What tales - and told by such a tale-spinner. A book that has, ever since, made me fascinated by any book about a river. Mark Twain - if I had a hat on, I'd take it off to you! Marvellous, marvellous... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 1/22/2014

    " Light-hearted and also eye-opening. It exposes readers to a time period that most know very little about. I learned about the interactions between blacks and whites in the south before civil rights, but after independence. It's happy and depressing at the same time. The fact that it's told from a young boys perspective made me love the story so much more, because young boys are some of the most optimistic humans alive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cherri | 1/21/2014

    " Wow! It had been so long since I read this book. Frankly, I was a child - and now about a million years later, I realize that this is definitely an adult book! The themes of freedom and doing what's right (even when it is against society norms) come through loud and strong. Mark Twain is also a master at humor in the written word. Really an enjoyable read and I won't wait another million years to read it again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gretchen | 1/21/2014

    " This was not my favorite. I had to read it for school. My older brother read it and loved it, but I thought it was boring and moved very fast. I got confused easier and often. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew Shoe | 1/21/2014

    " I read this a long time ago (while riding the school bus) and I remember it as a vivid and engrossing adventure. Much much better read than "Tom Sawyer". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 1/20/2014

    " Mark Twain is one of my fave writers love this book I read it every couple of years "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabella Mendicino | 1/19/2014

    " "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain is an awesome book and an interesting read! It's eye-opening to read a book filled of things I take for granted and common sense in the eyes of someone almost the opposite of me. Very good book. The only trouble I had was understanding some of the dialogue, in thought or words, because of the different way they talk. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynzi | 1/19/2014

    " The book was hard to follow and I really didn't enjoy it. It wasn't my type of book either. I usually enjoy fiction but this book wasn't what I thought it would be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan Lagestee | 1/18/2014

    " it was an amazing book, Huck is the boy that every boy wants to be. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jordan Taylor- Jones | 1/18/2014

    " I read this as part of my Uni Course and found the criticisms, contextual material, history all very fascinating. The actual text, I found to be dull and repetitive. I felt like I was meandering up and down the same river, listening to the same problems (in various forms) for too, too long. An underrepresentation of women and I didn't find a single character likeable, authentic or 3D at best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hailey Sanden | 1/15/2014

    " The end made me want to drop Tom Sawyer in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Twain's writing makes it worth the read, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesa | 1/14/2014

    " I listened to this audiobook via Librivox. It's such a great story. I was taken in by all of the adventure and shenanigans throughout the book. By the end of the book, I was on the edge of my seat, holding my breath over what would happen to 'a certain someone'. I loved every minute of this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ampion | 1/13/2014

    " Great book... till the ending made all the events in the story almost entirely worthless "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michell Burns | 1/13/2014

    " Twain was such a great storyteller. He spins quite a yarn. Beside all the symbolism of the raft and the river, it is just a great ride. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cher | 1/12/2014

    " 1.5 stars - and those only for Twain's ability to accurately portray the time and his great character building. Unfortunately, the story itself never could keep my interest and I finally gave up at 47% through. The ignorance, racism, and southern grammar of the times were such detractors and at times jarring. The characters get into so many "fixes" that I soon began to care less how they would get out of the current situation. Meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy Jenschke | 1/10/2014

    " What can you say about a classic? It is simple fun, great journey and unforgettable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yessenia | 1/9/2014

    " Overall it was a good book. It had Adventure sprawled all over the pages. Huck is a promising character that I doubt any one can forget. He has the mind of a 12 year old, yet he manages to mature beyond that of Tom Sawyer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mara | 1/8/2014

    " classic. read it five times! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah | 1/8/2014

    " The adventures of Huckleberry Finn was a very good book. It kept me wondering what was gonna happen next. But what really made me feel bad about Huckleberry was that his mom was dead and nobody thought that his dad was alive until he can to his house and kidnapped him for no reason. Can't wait to read the adventures of Tom Sawyer.:) I'll keep u updated with my latest books I'm reading or have read currently;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Schirle | 1/8/2014

    " I finished reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain for school and I really enjoyed it. I had always heard references made about this American classic, so I was excited to see why it had achieved that status. The reasons are very clear. It tells a different story about slavery and how an innocent child sees the truth behind it. Huck, an uneducated child, and Jim, a runaway slave, travel together on a journey to officially free Jim. Throughout their journey, they form a great friendship. I did like the different aspect that Mark Twain took the story to. During the time period, it would be an odd friendship between a white boy and a black slave. Even now it is an unusual friendship considering the difference in age. I did not really enjoy the vernacular Twain used because it is very different from the way people speak now. Back then, ordinary people spoke like that but now it is very difficult to read it unless it is read out loud. I would still recommend the book to others because it is a truly American book. It is written in a very American style with a deep and important meaning. The main conflicts in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are man versus society and man versus self. Society tells Huck that black people are a certain way and they should be treated differently and not as equals. Throughout the book, Huck struggles with ideas towards race and what it all means to him. Eventually he decides that the person within is more important than their outer appearance. Twain’s writing style is very different. He writes very informally due to his character’s personality. Huck is an uneducated teenager so he talks like it in the story. Twain’s diction is very specific to the time period and person. When slavery was common practice, it was not unusual to hear the word “n*****”, so Huck uses the word multiple times. “Well, one thing was dead sure, and that was that Tom Sawyer was in earnest, and was actuly going to help steal that n***** out of slavery. That was the thing that was too many for me. Here was a boy that was respectable and well brung up; and had a character to lose…” (Twain 233). Twain was not afraid to use improper grammar and misspelled words to make his characters more realistic. Twain’s message from the book is definitely look beyond what you see. Huck was able to get past the color of Jim’s skin to see the great man that was neglected underneath. Twain wanted people to look beyond race and view social norms in a new way and maybe cause them to change their mind. The main example of this is Huck’s journey throughout the book and how he changes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly Greenhalgh-Davis | 1/8/2014

    " What else can I say? An American classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek | 1/7/2014

    " It's a real classic. Tough read, and not my type of book, but I feel it's a must for all students. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie Nelson | 1/5/2014

    " The novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a timeless classic written by the "Great American author", Mark Twain. It makes readers laugh out loud on one page, then by the next they are tearing up with emotion. In my opinion, though it is one of the greatest novels of our time, I did not personally enjoy The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It was very difficult for me to read and I would find myself having to read pages over again out of confusion. It was also quite hard for me to stay awake while reading it. Given this, I do not mean to turn people off to the idea of reading this novel. It is indeed a classic novel with adventure and humor. It was enjoyable on many occasions, constantly keeping readers guessing if Huck and Jim will succeed with their journey. I would recommend this novel to those with a higher reading level that are also accustomed to the type of old language Twain uses in his novel. This book is not necessarily for everyone, but there is a definite reason it is referred to as the great American novel. There are many conflicts that occur throughout the whole novel. The main conflict, however, is man versus society. Both Huck and Jim flee from their town in hopes of being free men in Cairo. Huck is running from his father, who locks him up and occasionally abuses him. Jim, on the other hand, is running from slavery. They both want to escape the horrors of society and live in a place where they can be free and not controlled by someone. The writing style is quite difficult to fully comprehend, in my opinion. The opening sentence to the novel is "You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," but that ain't no matter" (Twain 1). That sentence in itself is very difficult to understand. Most of the novel is moderately confusing, in my opinion. Twain tends to go on tangents as well, explaining minor events with an intense amount of detail. This style of writing is not particularly enjoyable for me, however most seem to look beyond it. The novel contained some very important themes in its pages. In my opinion, the main theme was how society has a way of controlling people. In the story, Huck believed he should turn Jim in, but being out in the water away from other people, he did not have to conform to their thoughts about slavery. Huck was free to make his own decisions and form his own opinions. This resulted in him keeping Jim safe and free from slavery as long as he could. If he was still in the town he came from, he would not have helped Jim in fear of the people looking down at him and telling him it is wrong to think that way. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has it's good and bad factors, but in conclusion it is an extremely powerful story with important themes that everyone should learn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kahlea | 1/4/2014

    " It was ok. I read it for school. It could have been a lot worse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Klinger | 1/3/2014

    " I don't care what anyone says. I still prefer Tom Sawyer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alert Holtman | 1/2/2014

    " Exciting, have to get used to the language in the beginning though "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Levi | 1/2/2014

    " This is - and I'm going to be controversial here, I know - an excellent book. I am embarrassed - and a little upset with my high school English teachers - that this is the first time I'm reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Utsav | 1/1/2014

    " I read this book and I really liked it. It has a very nice character progression and the story is very nice. Mark Twain makes the story very believable and makes us travel to that time period and to a certain time. it is a very incredible book written by an incredible writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neda | 12/29/2013

    " Couldn't put it down :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Poppy | 12/29/2013

    " Mark Twain, a genius, a true American, a writer among the best of the best. Many would call his writing crass, lazy, informal, maybe even illiterate. But that's the beauty of his writing. He captures the essence of the (American) English language and brings us along with the characters on their journeys through life. I can see every tree, every facial expression, every sunrise and sunset, every action as he vividly describes Huck's adventures. This book is one of my true favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabouram | 12/29/2013

    " A very good book to start at very young age. Advise your youngsters to read it to develop some values. I have read the translation as boy but want to read the English one as a man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alfred Vanderbilt | 12/27/2013

    " Possibly the greatest wok of American literature. A wonderful book, as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelley Spencer | 12/27/2013

    " A must read for everyone. Many thought-provoking ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zabel | 12/27/2013

    " I read this book years ago and LOVED it. Full of adventure, I got a kick out of Huckleberry Finn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/25/2013

    " I read this too young. Need to read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandria Morrison | 12/22/2013

    " Mark Twain never ceases to amaze me. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a read filled with adventure and trouble! Huckleberry Finn is a lively boy filled with too many ideas for his own good. I would recommend this novel to any one who enjoys reading the classics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Getout Ofmybookcorner | 12/22/2013

    " Insists on itself. Classic? Not for me tiger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 12/21/2013

    " An American classic that is worth a read, regardless of the readers background. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan Jensen | 12/18/2013

    " I listened to this as an audio podcast for free. Go to iTunes and search it out. Amazing to listen to. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renee Margaret | 12/17/2013

    " I had to read this book for English this term. It was really hard to get through but I'm glad it's over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brigitte Storey | 12/15/2013

    " Everyone should read this book every few years. You get something new from it every time. Absolutely timeless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 12/14/2013

    " This was a very slow read for me...mostly because of the dialect I think, but I am glad I read it. It is a wonderful look at a time in history that will never be experienced again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gabrielle Ruiz | 12/13/2013

    " The local color is what I stumbled on, plus the logic of the Huck's conscience. Not much made sense to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan Lagan | 12/13/2013

    " I didn't enjoy it very much, but there's no doubt that it is a masterpiece. Twain weaves an abundance of hidden messages throughout its entirety and although it can be very dreary and boring at times, it is worth the read certainly to get a taste of old America. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phillip Tigerclaw | 12/12/2013

    " An excellent well written classic, recommended read to everyone "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashton Barnes | 12/10/2013

    " One word to describe this in my mind: BORING! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cody Min | 12/10/2013

    " Tom Sawyer was leagues better. Huck Finn feels more like a jumbled string of vignettes, and while I respect Twain/Clemens for his use of satire, I can't say it's a favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 12/8/2013

    " My ninth graders got into this book's use of dialect and fun descriptions of a young man's journey. It deals with issues everyone can relate to; growing up, going to school, obeying authority, stereotypes, friendship, and of course the great metaphor of the river and life's journey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Roby | 12/6/2013

    " Every reading reveals new insights about our American experience. A wonderful classic! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ella | 12/6/2013

    " He's such a punk. I hated the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael | 12/6/2013

    " I says, I says, I says, and Jim doesn't says nuffn else... Lmao ;'D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Labay | 12/2/2013

    " This is one of my favorite classics. I've read it a number of times, but the first time I read it was the best because I read it and then rolled into Charles Dickens Oliver Twist. These two books were written about the same time but what a contrast in life's. Both books a great reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 12/2/2013

    " I say if you read Tom Sawyer read this one too. The ending gets good. I do agree with my English class that everything wrapped up in the end, but i like that it did. This wasn't my favorite book and neither was Tom Sawyer, but they were good and less boring than some other books I've read that were older. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Johnni Cervantes | 12/1/2013

    " Not my kind of book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Labay | 11/27/2013

    " This is one of my favorite classics. I've read it a number of times, but the first time I read it was the best because I read it and then rolled into Charles Dickens Oliver Twist. These two books were written about the same time but what a contrast in life's. Both books a great reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 11/23/2013

    " My ninth graders got into this book's use of dialect and fun descriptions of a young man's journey. It deals with issues everyone can relate to; growing up, going to school, obeying authority, stereotypes, friendship, and of course the great metaphor of the river and life's journey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Hays | 11/22/2013

    " I've had I read it for two different classes. It really is good, just not what I'm interested in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon Myers | 11/18/2013

    " Such a sucker for old classics. Love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 11/14/2013

    " How Mark Twain wrote in that dialect was amazing. It made it a little difficult for me to read, since my mind had to sound words out to figure what he meant to say. All part of the charm. I didn't care for some of the incidents in the story. But considering the time it was written, it was acceptable behavior. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dustin Heath | 11/10/2013

    " Great, clean, fun, well written book. I liked Tom Sawyer better though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raymond Bial | 11/5/2013

    " The first great American novel.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 11/3/2013

    " I love the portrayal of a time and place - even in the language used. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hunter | 10/30/2013

    " This really is a book that everyone should read. It addresses key issues in a non obtrusive way so as to make as few people as possible upset with the author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trevor | 10/29/2013

    " The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is about a young boy who helps a runaway slave get away from the farm he's on which is Huck's farm. Huck had always believed slavery was the right thing to do but quickly learned while on his travels with Jim, the runaway, that slavery destroys the black community's way of life and tears their families apart. While on their adventures Huck helps hide Jim and think for Jim but Jim returns the favor by caring deeply about Huck and watching out for his well being. Jim ends up getting turned in by two frauds that they worked with for awhile on their journey. Huck and his cousin Tom help get Jim back out of slavery again from Tom's farm with a very unnecessarily complicated plan that ends up working out. Then they find out that Jim's been freed since he left Huck's farm. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky Beale | 10/22/2013

    " This book is a good read for Children and adults. However, it is not a light read and needs a bit of concentration to understand the Southern American Accents. Not really suitable to read on a train! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Wilson | 10/21/2013

    " Classic Twain. Haven't read since I was a kid. It was nice to go back in time again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick Gilbert | 10/17/2013

    " I've just finished reading this AGAIN - 3rd time. My paperback of it is still in South Africa and I got the bugger on kindle - probably my favourite book EVER!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael MacLean | 10/16/2013

    " I didn't like this book when I read it, but looking back on it when I have more background in US history, I like it a lot. If you don't have the historical background, though, this is a tough book to relate to. I should reread it sometime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 10/15/2013

    " Who doesn't love a tale of a mischievous boy? Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roy Huff | 10/5/2013

    " This book is a classic with excellent flow. A good story with offensive dialogue from the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 10/4/2013

    " I highly enjoyed this book, surprisingly. Although the dialect was sort of hard to understand, especially when Jim was talking. However, I enjoyed how Mark Twain wrote in the vernacular. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy Jennings | 9/25/2013

    " One of my favorites. I've read it several times. I remember the first time reading it through, laughing out loud on several occasions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Meijer | 9/23/2013

    " liked it a lot, though the part about freeing jim seemed too stupid for words. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aarun | 9/22/2013

    " Sad didn't enjoy this book couldn't even finish it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katelyn | 9/22/2013

    " This was a good book, the ending was a bit frustrating. If you want to read this, I highly reccomend you read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain before you read this one. Trust me, you'll have a much easier time understanding this one if you do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie Love | 9/22/2013

    " Love Huckleberry Finn!! Reminds me of being in elementary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nada Ashraf | 9/11/2013

    " I LIKE IT ! it did teach me a lot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/8/2013

    " Such a great book. I would suggest reading Tom Sawyer first. These books are companions, and I was endeared to Huck's innate goodness despite his neglectful and abusive upbringing. I liked this storyline more than Tom Sawyer-this was faster paced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabouram | 9/7/2013

    " A very good book to start at very young age. Advise your youngsters to read it to develop some values. I have read the translation as boy but want to read the English one as a man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beckie | 8/29/2013

    " I'm glad I read this book (can't remember if I'd read it before) - "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 8/29/2013

    " In my Top Ten Desert Island books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe Green | 8/14/2013

    " You can fill the Boston "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauretta | 8/1/2013

    " I listened to the audiobook "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 7/11/2013

    " Another classic I put off far too long to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin | 7/10/2013

    " This story became the catalyst of the american and european imagination. It is interesting to compare him with heros that actually existed. How much was projected on the boy. Huck Finn lives forever but always slightly different and idealized. Got to thesource and drink the water. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorraine Lynn | 7/9/2013

    " Read this 30 years ago and loved all things river boats as a result. Was so inspired by Twain (Clemens) that I included him and the book in one of my novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Goode | 7/8/2013

    " Fantastic book. The writing is nothing short of magical at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 7/4/2013

    " Why am I surprised I liked this book? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mason | 7/1/2013

    " This was a crazy book!! I liked the overall story and plot! This book is placed in the middle of slavery and much racial upheaval! There is a lot of racial slurs and profanity used!! ;) some parts are hard to read because he tried to write like how the character might sound. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy Jenschke | 6/27/2013

    " What can you say about a classic? It is simple fun, great journey and unforgettable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Holmes | 6/25/2013

    " I do love this book although now when I reread it I read the more complete edition from the University of California. Just to mention here, though is the introduction by Toni Morrison and the afterword by Victor Doyno. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shadhah Shahid | 6/25/2013

    " I remember reading this as a kid and loving the idea of a little boy on the run from the adults who wanted him to change. Looking back now, I realise that this amazing book was about a little boy who had to grow up to face the harsh realities of the world, having great adventures along the way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Falcon | 6/16/2013

    " this is really a great book.A very good one for kids.A great American Novel bt Mark Twain.A grrat adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katiedavis | 6/13/2013

    " Upon re-reading, not a big fan of this. Just a bit repetitive and then abruptly ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 6/12/2013

    " Great book. Hope they never take it out of required HS reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gabyby | 6/10/2013

    " was obligated to read that book for school! So bad and boring! still less worst than Tom Sawyer though "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samara | 5/30/2013

    " A required read from school, I was not a fan. The storyline didn't hold my attention as I expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylee Sepulveda | 5/28/2013

    " It was okay, but I thought it wasn't very amazing. Not worth it. :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Clarke | 5/22/2013

    " Great book! One of the best! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katiedavis | 5/22/2013

    " Upon re-reading, not a big fan of this. Just a bit repetitive and then abruptly ends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylee Sepulveda | 5/21/2013

    " It was okay, but I thought it wasn't very amazing. Not worth it. :( "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea KM | 4/29/2013

    " Probably one of my least favorite required readings ever. It's a disjointed story about a hobo, and I agree with it's earlier critics in saying it's just garbage. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kylei Allred | 4/29/2013

    " This book is ok I guess "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Regan | 4/28/2013

    " It was a great read! I really enjoy the situations Huck Finn found himself in, and the ways he often solved them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 3/24/2013

    " I understand that the use of the n-word was a part of the culture in which Clemens lived, but it was still offensive to me to the extent that every time I came across it it was jarring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucer131 | 3/5/2013

    " This is my all time favorite book. It has great characters and never ending plot twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Wilson | 2/27/2013

    " Classic Twain. Haven't read since I was a kid. It was nice to go back in time again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katiedavis | 2/26/2013

    " Upon re-reading, not a big fan of this. Just a bit repetitive and then abruptly ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherida | 2/24/2013

    " Who wouldn't like Mark Twain? Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Hartman | 2/16/2013

    " create schema of language used... derogatory terms used, should clarify (multiculturalism) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/13/2013

    " ANYTHING by Mark Twain is worth reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alissa | 2/12/2013

    " I didn't get all the way through this book because I didn't enjoy it. The pace of the story was slow and didn't make much sense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meleah | 1/28/2013

    " Was assigned for my class to read by my English teacher, haha. I actually liketed it :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dale | 1/8/2013

    " The things of boyhood dreams. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Zach | 12/29/2012

    " To me, this was a very bad book. I did not see any point to it and felt like I was reading the writing of a first grader. I would not read this book again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raymond Bial | 12/27/2012

    " The first great American novel.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 12/14/2012

    " fun to read tho wanted to knock some sense into Tom Sawyer... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Williams | 12/6/2012

    " Huckleberry Finn is without doubt a work of genius. If you haven't read it, you should. If its been a while since your last reading you should visit it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leon RE | 11/19/2012

    " Good entertaining and humorous book with fascinating characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Long Williams | 11/13/2012

    " Story is OK, but it is the writing of Twain that stands this book (and all his works) tall. For all ages, and for all the ages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 10/29/2012

    " The audio version of Huckleberry Finn was a very good performance by Elijah Wood, but I had trouble getting into the story and got frustrated with the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Doyle maxwell | 10/12/2012

    " I think everyone should read this book. I am eternally grateful to my fourth grade teacher for making me read it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chloe | 10/10/2012

    " One of the better books we read for school, kind of crazy and very sarcastic.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy Jenschke | 9/30/2012

    " What can you say about a classic? It is simple fun, great journey and unforgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cary Kostka | 9/10/2012

    " Must read for any lover of literature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry Collins | 8/16/2012

    " A book that everyone knows, but few have read from cover to cover. Twain's masterpiece is worth your revisiting if you haven't looked at a copy since high school ... and if you never got around to reading it for yourself, do so immediately. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 8/4/2012

    " i was having fun until tom sawyer came in and ruined it all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madison | 8/2/2012

    " It's a classic but the dialect was hard to get into. Not my taste but worth the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 7/23/2012

    " it was a really great book and it captured my attention from the very start! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aarun | 7/5/2012

    " Sad didn't enjoy this book couldn't even finish it "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Corinne Carmalt mesa | 6/28/2012

    " Really did not enjoy this book. I found it boring and pretty awful. You think Huck learns a good lesson but in the end he is unable to put it all together and reverts to his old ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shauli Chaudhuri | 6/20/2012

    " One of my favorite books that I read as a child and many times since then. Hemingway rightly said American fiction begins and ends with Huck Finn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 6/12/2012

    " How is it possible that I never read this book in its entirety until now?! Wonderful, truly briliant novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Parker Giovan | 6/5/2012

    " Huckleberry Finn is very cunning and his interesting view of life and personal experiences were fun to read about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor | 6/5/2012

    " I'm surprised I liked it as much as I did, especially since I had to read it for school. Waaaay better than Tom Sawyer! (Both the book and the character--I hate him.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 5/11/2012

    " Read in high school...true classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charla Oppenlander | 4/28/2012

    " We liked Tom Sawyer better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dustin Heath | 4/5/2012

    " Great, clean, fun, well written book. I liked Tom Sawyer better though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita Struyk | 3/28/2012

    " Read aloud to Eryn and JOnas. Difficult to read aloud but a wonderful story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kwon | 3/25/2012

    " of all the books I had ot read for school, this is probably the only one that didn't suck so bad i wanted to shred it and burn the remains. Actually this book turned out to be a great tale even though it's quite slow and took serious effort to develop an interest in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peg Vorac | 3/4/2012

    " Read this in high school, but I think if I re-read it as a adult I'd probably appreciate it more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zabel | 2/14/2012

    " I read this book years ago and LOVED it. Full of adventure, I got a kick out of Huckleberry Finn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan Husmann | 2/11/2012

    " Huckleberry Finn ranks near the top of my list of all-time great fictional characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annmarie Gaglio | 1/28/2012

    " Even though this was an assignment for English class, I really enjoyed this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gayathri | 1/12/2012

    " ofcourseeee!!! its the bestttt amongst all Mark Twain's :) :) luving the character of huckleberry... but tom sawyer totally stole his thunder :) one luvly buk not matter how old yu r :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sariah Dorbin | 12/24/2011

    " The most important and perfect novel in the English language. According to me. Period. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 gbcjr | 12/10/2011

    " It's an adventure story that seems like a never ending stream of bad ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 12/10/2011

    " Greatest book I ever read when I first read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Sage | 11/26/2011

    " I never stop finding new ways to teach this novel. The American character is fully and rightly explored on every page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek Oz | 11/10/2011

    " Mark Twain, you trick us into calling ourselves fools with this book. I'm starting to stretch for my 20 book ratings. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 11/6/2011

    " This book was so bad, I had to skim it for the class in which it was covered. Total nonsense. Literary critics are right in their dismissal of the bizarre turns this book takes, along with its racist caricature of Jim. Stick with the imaginative first, ignore this sequel/spin-off. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Therese | 11/5/2011

    " This book was so thoroughly shoved down my throat during EVERY stage of my education that I have no IDEA if I like it or not. I'll read it in my fifties, after my palate has time to clear, and decide then. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priya | 11/4/2011

    " Ended up really liking this! A quirky story with some social commentary thrown in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Design | 11/3/2011

    " I really liked this book, even if it is a guys book. It was funny and made me really fall in love with all his characters! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 11/2/2011

    " I read this about 1977 and had forgotten most of the story. Listening to this audiobook was a great refresher and a terrific way to experience the dialects that Twain represented in this classic American novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 11/1/2011

    " Love mark twain! Very interesting adventure story if you are into that kind of book. I read it in high school and found it a fun read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/31/2011

    " Reading this out loud after having visited Mark Twain's childhood home in Hannibal, MO. This is my 3rd time reading it, and I'm not sure America has ever produced anything better than this, stronger, more moral. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaun | 10/26/2011

    " Read this slowly over several weeks of traveling... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carl Kline | 9/11/2011

    " Each time I read this I get more out of it because I see more in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 9/9/2011

    " I love this book almost as much as Tom Sawyer it is one of those read over and over again books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddie | 8/30/2011

    " a great classic, take the time to get used to the way it was written, and remember it was a long time ago... but I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 8/20/2011

    " This was a very slow read for me...mostly because of the dialect I think, but I am glad I read it. It is a wonderful look at a time in history that will never be experienced again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roses2u | 6/29/2011

    " Never read this before. Really enjoyed it. "Mark Twain" was a brilliant writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 6/28/2011

    " Read it as a teenager - it's worth a re-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mimy | 6/27/2011

    " Gets better with each read. There is more to Jim than meets the eye. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 6/26/2011

    " Well, it was amazing until Tom Sawyer showed up. What the fuck, dude, that kid is annoying and totally ruins everything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ampion | 6/24/2011

    " Great book... till the ending made all the events in the story almost entirely worthless "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angel | 6/24/2011

    " This was one of my all time favorite books that a teacher made me read. Such adventure and humor. I think everyone should read this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Di | 6/23/2011

    " I read it at school and did not expect to like it at all but really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 6/23/2011

    " A re-read of a classic that gets better every time it is read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tuesday's Child | 6/23/2011

    " Fantastic read, a book that everyone should experience! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ric | 6/22/2011

    " Come on... Who doesn't love Huckleberry Finn?? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 6/21/2011

    " A classicmtale, and a good one, i had to read it in school and didn't mind it at all, a pretty good and gripping book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kolhe.shivam | 6/21/2011

    " its a nice book with suspence "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige | 6/20/2011

    " Every break from school I get, I try to read a classic novel. Sometimes it's a hideous ordeal, sometimes, you can really see why it's a classic. This one fell into the later group. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lynn HR | 6/9/2011

    " Mark Twain was a totally great writer for the era he wrote during and about. I read this as a teen and enjoyed it greatly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neda | 5/29/2011

    " Couldn't put it down :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 5/25/2011

    " I have always wanted to read this book and can't believe I didn't read it until now. It took me a little while to get through but I found it hysterical! Loved the ending too! I would actually give it 4 1/2 stars if there were an option. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 5/25/2011

    " Fascinating study of time and place long gone. Difficult word makes teh reality work, but so glad we don't live in a country that accepts it now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 5/24/2011

    " I was too young when I read this book--I liked it, but I want to go back to it. Twain is an amazing writer, and I'm sure I'd get more out of it now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 5/22/2011

    " A thousand times better than Tom Sawyer (the character, that is). Adventures of Huckleberry Finn provides a mature look at race relations through the eyes of a young boy. This work is nothing short of great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 5/22/2011

    " I thought it was good but not great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judi | 5/21/2011

    " Maybe my expectations were too high. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colin | 5/19/2011

    " this was the best book I ever read. I want to read it again and again and again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Markus | 5/19/2011

    " I Love Huck Finn because I love Mark Twain. Persons attempting to find pedo/homo erotic undertones in that will be shot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eva Anne | 5/17/2011

    " Dissected this one for English class. Sometimes, discussion takes all the charm out of a book. So do angry yet subtle attacks at Romanticism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 5/16/2011

    " Not quite as entertaining as Tom Sawyer "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 5/15/2011

    " Read this one back in the 6th grade for an English assignment & still remember most of it to this day :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 5/14/2011

    " I think this was the first real novel I ever read, and I decided I wanted to be a writer. I also decided I wanted to sail a raft down the Mississippi River! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raffles | 5/14/2011

    " One of the greatest American novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Owen | 3/6/2011

    " This book is a wonder. If God were to judge America based on one character from literature, let's hope it's Huck Finn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 1/3/2011

    " This was a very slow read for me...mostly because of the dialect I think, but I am glad I read it. It is a wonderful look at a time in history that will never be experienced again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rich Kessler | 10/15/2010

    " This is one of those books I keep coming back to - over and over. Every reading (or retelling) gives me something new about Twain, or Huck, or Jim, or, maybe, just life in general. It is a wonderful book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Kennedy | 10/13/2010

    " This is one of those books where the ending sneaks up on you. A classic. The book is far better than any movie version I've seen.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddie | 10/10/2010

    " a great classic, take the time to get used to the way it was written, and remember it was a long time ago... but I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 8/24/2010

    " I love the way Mark Twain can represent dialects in his writing, and the this particular story was very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oliver Zion | 7/27/2010

    " It's a classic. Every reader should read this as one of the first books in our library. Fun adventure. Easy read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meleah | 2/18/2010

    " Was assigned for my class to read by my English teacher, haha. I actually liketed it :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan Husmann | 11/30/2009

    " Huckleberry Finn ranks near the top of my list of all-time great fictional characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna Parkinson | 11/23/2009

    " Helped my little brother complete this got summer reading, super hard broken English to understand, but I guess its a classic... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 10/4/2009

    " In my Top Ten Desert Island books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ted Dziedzic | 9/23/2009

    " Classic American literature very descriptive of life along the Missippippi River. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg Savage | 8/20/2009

    " Laugh out loud situational comedy with big themes. Be healed by it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 5/27/2009

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. I feel like I have learned a lot from it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 4/10/2009

    " Read in high school...true classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonja Maltchev | 2/28/2009

    " I reaaally like this book, though nothing beats Tom Sawyer ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 2/3/2009

    " In my Top Ten Desert Island books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tarkaneea | 10/1/2008

    " This was a pretty good book. Although, it is definitely not one I would willingly read on my own. I had to read this for my Advanced American Literature class, and that is the only reason it is currently on my bookshelf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 9/4/2008

    " We had to read this book in 10th grade. It was pretty good although Mark Twain wrote in the character's dialect, so sometimes that was difficult to understand. All in all though, it was a great story. I feel like I should read it again to see if I understand it better 12 years later. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienne | 3/2/2008

    " Racist by today's standards, but an American classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meleah | 11/14/2007

    " Was assigned for my class to read by my English teacher, haha. I actually liketed it :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim Mack | 11/9/2007

    " I wanted to love this because it's Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn! But I didn't love it. It was okay, but not a favorite read for me. It didn't hold my interest and I found myself wishing I was further along than I was. "

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About the Author
Author Mark Twain

Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens (1835–1910), was born in Florida, Missouri, and grew up in Hannibal on the west bank of the Mississippi River. He attended school briefly and then at age thirteen became a full-time apprentice to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for that paper and then, for a time, an itinerant printer. With a commission to write comic travel letters, he traveled down the Mississippi. Smitten with the riverboat life, he signed on as an apprentice to a steamboat pilot. After 1859, he became a licensed pilot, but two years later the Civil War put an end to the steam-boat traffic.

In 1861, he and his brother traveled to the Nevada Territory where Samuel became a writer for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, and there, on February 3, 1863, he signed a humorous account with the pseudonym Mark Twain. The name was a river man’s term for water “two fathoms deep” and thus just barely safe for navigation.

In 1870 Twain married and moved with his wife to Hartford, Connecticut. He became a highly successful lecturer in the United States and England, and he continued to write.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.