Huck Out West by Robert Coover audiobook

Huck Out West: A Novel

By Robert Coover
Read by Eric Michael Summerer

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At the end of Huckleberry Finn, on the eve of the Civil War, Huck and his pal Tom Sawyer "light out for the Territory" to avoid "sivilization." In Robert Coover's vision of their Western adventures, Huck and Tom start by joining the famous but short-lived Pony Express. Tom becomes something of a hero and decides he'd rather own civilization than escape it, returning east to get a wife and a law degree. But Huck stays alone in the Territory; he guides wagon trains, scouts for both sides in the war, wrangles horses on a Chisholm Trail cattle drive, joins a bandit gang, finds an ill-fated pal in an army fort and another in a Lakota Sioux tribe, and eventually finds himself in the Black Hills just ahead of the 1876 Gold Rush. In the course of his adventures, Huck reunites with Tom, Jim, and Becky Thatcher and faces some hard truths and harder choices.

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A Library Journal Editor’s Pick for Books for Dudes

At the end of Huckleberry Finn, on the eve of the Civil War, Huck and his pal Tom Sawyer "light out for the Territory" to avoid "sivilization." In Robert Coover's vision of their Western adventures, Huck and Tom start by joining the famous but short-lived Pony Express. Tom becomes something of a hero and decides he'd rather own civilization than escape it, returning east to get a wife and a law degree. But Huck stays alone in the Territory; he guides wagon trains, scouts for both sides in the war, wrangles horses on a Chisholm Trail cattle drive, joins a bandit gang, finds an ill-fated pal in an army fort and another in a Lakota Sioux tribe, and eventually finds himself in the Black Hills just ahead of the 1876 Gold Rush. In the course of his adventures, Huck reunites with Tom, Jim, and Becky Thatcher and faces some hard truths and harder choices.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Establishes Huck in exactly the place Twain himself planned to take him.” New York Times Book Review
“Among the many elements that Coover imitates so well is Twain’s misanthropy, his macabre sense of humor, and his perpetually offended innocence.” Washington Post
“A spacious-skies frontier ripsnorter…[A] droll yet faithful replication of Twain’s first-person narration.” Newsday
“As in Twain’s original, the winsome humor of Huck’s muddytatings lend the story a deceptive innocence.” Wall Street Journal
“Both true to the spirit of Twain and quintessentially Cooveresque.” Times Literary Supplement (London)
“This is great stuff!…The lingo is correct from page one…[and] Coover has a good mimicry of Twain’s poetry down, too…Unless you’re a persnickety Twain scholar or get all ‘het up’ about the sanctity of the canon, you’ll enjoy this. The hue and cry is moot, the boys have become men. The upshot is that Coover pulls it off and boy is it damned good to see Huck Finn again.” Library Journal
“Narrator Eric Michael Summerer portrays all-American scamps Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer…[and] sounds tonally and attitudinally authentic. Summerer handles the portrayals of the characters, including their accents, with empathy and a pleasing casual attitude. Summerer lets Huck’s sympathetic and gently comical voice shine even when Huck feels pain and loneliness…Summerer enthusiastically delivers the many twists and turns in Huck’s new adventures, delighting fans of Twain’s famous character.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Robert Coover

Author Bio: Robert Coover

Robert Coover is the author of Huck Out West, among many others publications. He is a pioneer in the field of electronic writing and founded the International Writers Project, a freedom-to-write program, at Brown University. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English