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Summary

Huckleberry Finn is one of a series of retellings of classic literature by publisher Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters, and themes, Real Reads also imitates the original author's style. This is an intelligent, lively and enjoyable retelling of this classic tale.

Adventures with Tom Sawyer made Huck rich - but his pap is a violent drunk and the broad Mississippi is the road to liberty. Huck's raft can carry him and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, to safety. But when they lose their way one foggy night, they are headed downriver into dangerous territory.

How can one small boy pilot his way through a land of mortal feuds, lynch mobs, and tricksters? When life and freedom are at risk, how can Huck figure out the difference between right and wrong?

©2009 Anna Kirwan (P)2009 Anna Kirwan

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Heavily Shortened Version Missing Much Detail

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I didn't check the running length of this version and my children were so disappointed to find that at 45 minutes it races through many parts of the story and misses out others. We enjoyed reading a "retold" version of the story which had so many great passages that were skipped through here. A real missed opportunity

What was one of the most memorable moments of Huckleberry Finn: An Accurate Retelling of Mark Twain's Exciting Boyhood Adventure?

I enjoyed the narration but wanted more of it ! Where is the rest of the story ?

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

Any additional comments?

Very skimpy indeed