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Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer
     

Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer

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by Andrew Joyce
 

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Three men come together in the town of Redemption Colorado, each for his own purpose. Huck Finn is a famous lawman not afraid to use his gun to protect the weak. He has come to right a terrible wrong. After his wife�s death, Tom Sawyer does not want to live anymore; he has come to die. The third man, the Laramie Kid, a killer Huck and Tom befriended years earlier has

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Three men come together in the town of Redemption Colorado, each for his own purpose. Huck Finn is a famous lawman not afraid to use his gun to protect the weak. He has come to right a terrible wrong. After his wife�s death, Tom Sawyer does not want to live anymore; he has come to die. The third man, the Laramie Kid, a killer Huck and Tom befriended years earlier has come to kill a man. For these three men Death is a constant companion. For these three men it is their last chance for redemption.

Everybody should read this, it�s better than the classic.
--Christine Louise

After reading many of the writer�s short stories and other works including the first draft of The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, you will not be disappointed. Not only will you enjoy the story but you will also love the way the characters are brought to life with vivid descriptions of the times and morals they lived in. I also eagerly await the day Andrew puts forth his book of short stories.
--William Murray

Every once in a while, I read a book that I wish would not end. Redemption is one of those. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! When I got to the last page, it pulled at my heartstrings.
--Louise Leli�vre

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BN ID:
2940148760214
Publisher:
Andrew Joyce
Publication date:
08/19/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
655 KB

Meet the Author

Andrew Joyce left high school at seventeen to hitchhike throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. He wouldn�t return from his journey until decades later when he decided to become a writer. Joyce has written three books, and a collection of forty-three stories that is comprised of his hitching adventures, written as veiled non-fiction called BEDTIME STORIES FOR GROWN-UPS, and his latest novel, REDEMPTION. He now lives aboard a boat in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
klcvi74LL More than 1 year ago
I’m not a big fan of western books, however I do like Mark Twain so I decided to take a chance with this book. It was so much more  than I expected. I was impressed with how the author handled the passage of Huck and Tom into manhood and how he introduced  a new character. I know it’s unlikely, but I hope the author will write a sequel!
PP-Starr More than 1 year ago
Redemption....a great adventure involving kids we thought would be kids forever, but whom Mr. Joyce has developed into men with character, heart, and soul. The style is easy to read, with just enough history to set the stage, with authenticity for the era and the boys as adults. The author's ear for dialect is spot on! This book held my interest from start to finish and when I was done, I wished I wasn't. Buy Redemption - you won't be disappointed! Can't wait for what's next. What's next for me is to find out where I can buy Mr. Joyce's "Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups"!
Shellzbells More than 1 year ago
I have great admiration for an author willing to take on a sequel to such a behemoth of classic literature. It's a fantastic story told through voices befitting the matured characters. I really enjoyed reading it!
MJG2013 More than 1 year ago
Good story....well written. I have always like young Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, but I found that I liked them as young men and adults too. Would recommend this book to people who like Westerns, historical stories, or who are just plain fans of Mark Twain's boys. Talented writer, thanks for a great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If my husband was left behind on a desert Island, the one thing he would want to keep with him is his E-reader loaded with stories similar to above. We were on a long haul flight recently and I could not get a would of conversation from him ( most of the time,) I was to discover later that he had been reading REDEMPTION by Andrew Joyce. I never thought I would read anything other than books on photography, / fashion or National Geographic, I was wrong. My husband passed his E-rader over to me with REDEMPTION lined up and I have to admit now from beginning to end, my husband did not hear a word from me, I was totally engrossed in the story from page one to "The end" To the author, Andrew Joyce sir you have two new fans, roll out the next one please. Col Wood
ECD1960 More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book! Didn't take too long into the story to find myself looking forward to what came next. It's a Western but more than that, the characters are likeable and honest, with a great plot behind them. Very enjoyable, and I would buy another book from this author. Hopefully, there will be more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From cover to cover, loved every word. I hope this author writes a sequel to the sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not like to read books online, however, with the book "Redemption" once I got the hang of reading a book online, I could not put it down. It is truly a "page-turner" which I whole-heartedly recommend to all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a good Western, period. I like the idea of using Twain's character's. It added a sense of familiarity to a well told tale. If anyone poo-poos this (like the "Boo" review) their missing out.  My guess is that person also refuses to watch the new Star Trek Movies because William Schatner's not in them. (Hey, the guy decided to concentrate on his singing career.) Any one who picks this up won't be disappointed. That includes Mr. Clemmon's relations..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ruination of a beloved classic. Some author takes a classic duo, then completely rewrites them. Mark Twain is spinning in his grave. His fsmily should sue this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading, I found it hard to put down. Thank you Mr. Joyce.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved following Huck and Tom into their adult life. I wholeheartedly recommend this book!
Ellie01 More than 1 year ago
Kudos to Andrew Joyce for this wonderfully entertaining story! He clearly did his homework, and his research has resulted in a great story with credible dialogue among the characters and a narrative that is true to the story's setting. I loved this story, and believe Mark Twain would be so pleased with how Andrew Joyce turned "his" (Mark Twain's....or should I say "our"??) boys into men. In fact, not to take any credit away from the author, I believe Mr. Twain was likely looking over Mr. Joyce's shoulder the entire time this book was being written. Highly recommend this book to fans of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, and to any fan of historical fiction. This story kept me interested and not bogged down in overly-done historical detail. Buy this book and have a fun time reading about Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer again - or even for the first time, it does not matter. To have even thought of writing such a story, based on the genius of Mark Twain, is genius of another kind. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an entertaining read that surprised me by how much I enjoyed it. The author brought some closure to a question that periodically surfaced since I first read about Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer back in the 1950's. Well, now I know, .. or at least a plausible version. This is an easy to read, uncomplicated book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed read about the adventures of Huck and Tom after they had grown up. Was a little hard trying to keep track of who was talking, due to Huck telling the story through out. But it was still a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good fun story that I thoroughly enjoyed.
YoyoMitch More than 1 year ago
Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer are no longer the carefree boys met who had adventures in Missouri on the Mississippi.  They are now old enough now where their adventures are truly life threatening, hence the reader reconnects with these old friends as they have “signed up to fight the Yankees” (p.9) in the Civil War. Twelve years have passed since we last joined these friends, now we get to ride with them, more or less, for the next 36 years.  In that period they travel to California, one boards a ship for China, the other rides south to Mexico are rejoined yet another 12 years later.  In their reunion one has become a hardened law man, the other a broken hearted wanderer. Both Huck and Tom discover life to be rewarding, confounding, joyous, heart-rending, surprising and mundane – the reader gets to listen – in on the fun parts, only glimpsing the ordinary elements.  Mr. Joyce used familiar characters to write a rather good, pedestrian Western. Had Huck not been narrating the larger portion of this tale, the book probably would have gone unnoticed, as it is an indistinctive “horse opera.” A noticeable absence in this narrative is that of Jim, the slave with whom Huck traveled the Mississippi.  Becky Thatcher is mentioned only in a momentary aside, the story given her was fitting was the kind of moment that causes fiction to almost become fact. There have been other books that have “followed” these two famous characters whose stories were more original (The Further Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Greg Matthews, Crown Publishers, 1988) but none were more fun.  The author is able to generate excitement in the development of the story (Huck wakes a Grizzly, stares down outlaws; Tom suffers two hurricanes at sea, etc.) but does little to describe 1870’s Colorado beyond the typical vernacular.  A few descriptions of the day-to-day world would go far to flesh out the world now inhabited by the boys from the Show-Me State. It is nice to visit old friends like Tom and Huck again; who will be next to awaken other like friends from their slumber?  Where are the Hardy boys now?  Did Conway make it back to Shangri La? Was Boo Radley able to step into the world he only glimpsed through the window in his front door? Where did Ismael go after he was rescued by the Rachel?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer by Andrew Joyce is a fantastic book. Most of us have read Mark Twain’s stories about two young boys and their life in Hannibal, Missouri by the time we are in the sixth grade. What a rare treat it was for me to meet them again when I am old and gray. Andrew Joyce presented me with the chance of seeing two old friends and sharing their new lives. Redemption opens as Tom and Huck are joining the Civil War to fight for the South they so love. It doesn’t take long for them to realize the battlefield is not where they want to be and so starts the adult adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. They desert the army and head out West to see San Francisco. When they arrive, Tom makes plans to take a boat to China. Huck decides on wandering around until he finds a place to call home. Tom never makes it to China but does find a life for himself in Hawaii. Huck becomes a sheriff in several different towns before settling down in Redemption. Each have their own exciting activities before they once again meet up and share the life of the Wild West together, twelve years later.   Andrew Joyce is a genius in bringing two beloved characters back to life.  Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer is destined to be a five star top seller. I was thrilled to have the opportunity of reuniting with two well-loved characters from my youth.  I loved Tom and Huck then and I love them even more today as written about by the brilliant Andrew Joyce. All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you for a few hours of wonderful reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book engrossing and hard to put down. In fact, halfway in I could not lay it aside until I'd finished and learned how it all turned out! I am eagerly awaiting Mr. Joyce's next endeavor. I am hoping to have this book in hard copy, to add to my library of favorites. -CeeCee-
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LAvery_Brown More than 1 year ago
The review of this book, donated to The Magnolia Blossom Review, was done by Glen Marcus. L. Brown, owner of The MBR has edited it to fit@B&N. She posts on behalf of G. Marcus w/his permission. Title 5 When I see the word, redemption, I think of the improved state of somebody or something  saved from apparently irreversible decline. And after reading the book, Mr. Joyce's work  hits the mark. Granted, the name of the town where most of the book takes place is called  Redemption, Co, but I feel the author goes for a double meaning & thus it works. Cover 5 I’m an avid reader of westerns and two men riding off into the sunset at a full gallop grabs  my attention. For my taste, there was a too much text on the cover. The way the cover  states, The Further Adventures of Huck Finn & Tom Sawyer,  would have sufficed. First 500 - 10 Did you ever wonder what became of Tom, Huck, Becky & the rest of those beloved  characters? You get a glimpse in the 1st few pages of this book. The story begins w/Huck &  Tom enlisting in the Civil War & being thrust into the Battle of Manassas. That’s just the  beginning of the many miles & years this book covers of. It was a good start & whet my  appetite for more. Blurb Effectiveness 7 It gives an accurate view of the story with only a few sentences but it disclosed a bit too  much of the storyline for my taste. It would’ve been better to entice potential readers by  promising bold adventures in the wild west by 2 of the most beloved Mark Twain  characters & leave it at that. Genre Class 10 There isn’t enough profanity or descriptive violence that it’d deter me from handing it to  anyone craving a fine day of reading. The genre is western, plain & simple.  Presentation 10 I read once that Mark Twain began work on a manuscript to take Tom & Huck into  adulthood, but he abandoned the idea. But Joyce picks up where Twain left off very well  and when it’s done, you have a hard time discerning between the 2 author's work. The book is mostly written in the 1st person POV of Huck. His manner of speech make it a treat  as you sift through his feelings & observations. There’s a clear and fluid style change as  Jed's storyline is told & again when Tom's travels to Hawaii.  Originality 8 I can't say the Redemption, Co. section of the book was fresh to me - the bad guys wore  black hats & the good guys got to fire the last round. The 1st half of the book set the stage  for the western to break loose allowing the storylines to meld well. Intrigue 9 I relished the growth & maturity of the 2 wayward sons of St. Petersburg. One of my  favorite scenes was near the end, where Tom & Huck are about to go into a showdown &  are discussing how their views/ideals on life have been altered by time. These insights made  the book click for me. Description 10 The 1st person POV of Huck was an excellent choice. Seeing the action through the eyes of a  well-seasoned adventurer adds a flavor to the tale that Clemens would have been proud of. Mechanics 10 No major issues at all. Overall 10 What I think has happened w/Redemption is Andrew Joyce has successfully channeled the  spirit of Mark Twain into the 21st century. Through page after page, I read w/amazement  on how this couldn’t be considered a companion to Twain's 1876 & 1884's works. They  work together as a trilogy to complete the saga, from the imagination of 2 tremendous  writers. Redemption earned 93 points giving it 5 Blossoms! Great job.
otterly More than 1 year ago
Andrew Joyce takes the premise that what happened to Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn as adults is worth considering. He has the two of them enlisting as Confederate soldiers in the Civil War. After Tom is wounded in the leg at Manassas, and Huck sees what happens to soldiers' limbs, they fade away, only to travel across the country and pursue further adventures. It isn't completely lighthearted--there is quite a bit of gunplay and sorrows here and there. It is long enough to cover a certain amount of their lives, but not get tedious. A book club might well want to consider this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disappointed. The write-up for the book was way over played.