They encounter trouble at every turn, from floods and gunfights to armed bandits and the long arm of the law. Through it all, the friends stick together. But can Huck and Tom free Jim from slavery once and for all?
Mark Twain (1835–1910), one of the most admired writers of all time, left his indelible stamp on American literature with ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer', published in 1876, and ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn', published in 1885.
Mark Twain’s classic tale of friendship and adventure along the mighty Mississippi has delighted and inspired generations of children. Huckleberry Finn lives with the Widow Douglas, who wants to civilise him. However, Huck is kidnapped by his own father and locked up, leaving him only one option to make his escape - faking his own murder. On the run, Huck meets the escaped slave Jim, and they decide to travel the river together. As their adventures unfold a strong emotional bond develops between the two, and Huck learns what it is to think like a man instead of a boy.
Trevor White narrates this timeless story, throwing himself into each and every role with abandon. While Twain’s narrative sets up the backdrop of early America, White’s skills with accents and storytelling help to evoke the sounds, sights and smells of that era.
Huckleberry Finn is a story about growing up, shown most poignantly when Huck refuses to play a prank on Jim as he is concerned about him. There are some thought-provoking critiques about slavery, discrimination and society in general, but the main theme is about the journey to adulthood. This audiobook is the perfect introduction to what many consider to be the greatest American novel ever written.