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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (version 2)

Mark Twain

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! (Summary by Mark)

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! (Summary by Mark)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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! (Summary by Mark)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

22:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

16:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

16:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

16:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

18:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:35