Lovely version of an old favorite . Highly recommended. The reader does a great job with all of the different voices.
I really wanted a narrator with more expression...I already had text to speech on my Kindle, and this wasn't much better. I also don't consider a podcast "professional" narration.
I am now trying to add a different narration to a different version of the book, and this one keeps being the default. Very frustrating.
Lewis Carroll captures the petulance, curiosity, and stubbornness of a child character so well, that despite not being my favorite book Alice remains one of my favorite leads. That alone makes these short classics worth listening to, as her personality has much more charm than her Disney counterpart.
The books themselves are chaotic to the point of nonsensical, and while that's part of the novelty it does wear a little tiresome. There are many places where the insensibility is quite clever -- I especially enjoyed the recurring theme of how some of the most illogical dialogue is actually overly logical -- but there are many parts where it feels a little too much to follow along with. The book version probably has an edge here; it's easier to catch nuances and re-read passages in the book format, and I know that Lewis Carroll plays with the text quite a bit.
BJ Harrison is a wonderful narrator, as always, and I always recommend his works.
(This review is for both 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking Glass')
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