The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


Winner of AudioFile 2016 Earphones Award!

Johnny Heller’s stellar narration makes this audio experience ALMOST like hearing Mark Twain himself. Twain’s dialogue and descriptions of people and places along the Mississippi River come alive. Huck; the escaped slave, Jim; and Tom Sawyer are equally distinct and believable. Most compelling is hearing Huck and Tom return after hunting for Jim; their discussion sounds like listening to a real conversation. Heller’s portrayal of Huck is especially amusing when he pretends to be a shy, soft-spoken girl in order to pry information from an unsuspecting woman. A vivid description of a thunderstorm demonstrates how well-delivered words can serve as sound effects. This is Mark Twain at his best on audio. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine