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 [Published: MARCH 2016]
Digital Download Johnny Heller 2015
DD ISBN $19.99
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