The definitive American novel. A great success since it was first published. Required reading. One of the most enjoyable novels ever written.
Public Domain (P)2015 Trout Lake Media
It sounded as though the reader had an autocue which only displayed one word at a time. Not worth bothering with.
"Had to buy a new version."
Alan Munro's reading is absolutely horrible. He puts emphasis on the wrong words, pauses for no reason, couldn't follow the story. Just a waste of money.
"Great classics never die!"
Huck Finn will live always in my heart. This tale never gets old, and I love traveling through time to relive the adventures of Huckleberry Finn time after time. Wonderful narration as well!
Couldn't get beyond the first chapter. Narrator's voice was great but the cadence of his reading style was very strange and unnatural. Did not sound like he was telling the story so much as just mechanically reading it.
Should have listened to the sample longer before purchasing audio book.
"pre-cell phone day kids, gasp!"
This was on a list of books my friend challenged me to read. I have been meaning to read Twain for years so this was the kick in the butt I needed. It's a historical classic. I might have enjoyed it more if I had read it instead of listened to it because I couldn't tell if the narrator made the story slower than it needed to be or if it's actually that slow. Either way it is funny to read about kids' adventures in a non-digital era.
"Worst narrator I've tried to listen to"
I know from actually reading the book that the story is great. The narrator in this book is just plain awful and hard to listen to. I got 5 min in to it, and couldn't go any further.
Did anyone listen to this before it was published? If so, what were they thinking? The reader's mechanical cadence, odd pauses and weird emphases make this great novel almost unlistenable. It's as if the reader had learned English from a book or a machine and had never heard it actually spoken by humans. Considerable time and effort goes into a recording like this, so how did they neglect the most important part of the process; listening to the finished product? Wonderful story, awful narration.
Mark Twain: AbsolutelyAlan Munro: Sorry, no
The story is great. Of course, it is one of the greatest American Classics. It is a beautiful historical narrative.
I felt that there were too many breaks in phrases. There were pauses where there clearly should not have been. Listening to it became tedious.
this book is required for school, and i was looking for an audiobook because i'm a slow reader with a deadline. but this narrator is horrible. i can't stand the frequent pauses that mean absolutely nothing. they don't emphasize anything and they just take up time. he's hard to understand as well. i am going to keep using this one because i don't want to buy another, but i'm very unhappy with it. i'm glad it was only $0.73.
I can't understand this guy he pauses randomly and just doesn't make any sense just a waste
Mark Twain went to great lengths to perfect the diction and accents of the characters. This reader does a poor job reproducing that.
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