I cannot say that the print version is better than the audio, but I can say that listening to Jim Dale interpret Alice brings a dimension to it I had not thought possible.
Always the caterpillar. "Whoooo Arrrree You"
Ihave listened to Jim Dale's performance of the Harry Potter books and am awed by his genius. If there were a Pulitzer or Oscar or Nobel Prize for audio interpretation, he would win the ifetime achievement award.
I laughed out loud and intend to listen to this many times.
I have been a librarian for over 35 years and have listened to a lot of audio books. Here is my advice. If you can't get Jim Dale to read the book, look for one read by the author. I listened to Patricia Cornwell read one of her mysteries and I completely changed my interpretation of her characters. If you just want to listen to a book, get a computerized fake voice. If you want to experience a book--use Audible.
Ebook/paper reader at home. Audible listener on the go.
Another fine reading by Jim Dale who always provides a smooth, pleasant, and charming listening experience. Nice price when you get the free kindle version first.
I really liked this book. It was neat hearing the story behind my favorite cartoon. it was awfully different but enjoyable just the same. Jim dale is amazing.!! I could listen to him all day.
When I saw that Jim Dale was the narrator for this classic, it was an easy decision to add to my classic book bucket list. What a treat! Jim Dale brings this story to life. Jim Dale was wonderful in Harry Potter, and a joy to listen to here!
The writing is exceptional. Yes, it's pure non-sense but a lot of fun!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Jim Dale narrating it was just icing on the cake. I grew up watching the disney version. So I asked myself, "why not give the real thing a listen?" The only complaint I have was the story was a little hard to follow, considering all the abnormal goings on in the world of Wonderland. I think another listen would help one understand all the goings on. Overall, a great choice for sure and a strong recommendation from this audible reader.
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I've always loved this story and Jim Dale's audio version is superb. My family enjoyed listening to this on a recent car trip.
My name is Kira and I work as a librarian in utah. I love all kinds of books, but especially like fantasy and mystery.
Yes, I loved how Jim Dale narrated it. I've never been able to get through this book until now.
I liked the Mad Tea Party with the March Hare, the Doormouse, and the Mad Hatter. It
Mad Hatter. The character's personality was truly captured.
I loved him in Peter Pan, I adore his rendition of Alice in Wonderland. Jim Dale has a marvelous narrator's voice, and is excellent at making and maintaining unique character voices. His voice is very comfortable to listen to and yet distinct, and is a large part of what makes the TV show "Pushing Daisies" so delightful. I know there are many versions of classic books, and I have not listened to any other Peter Pans or Alices, but I can highly recommend this version, and am thinking seriously of looking into the Harry Potter audio books, mainly because others have mentioned that Jim Dale also did those.
There are many versions of Lewis Carroll's novel and this version was not one I would recommend for children. While Jim Dale is a wonderful reader/narrator it did not quite match the surreal quality of the writing.