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.
Wil Wheaton is the perfect reader for this book.
Unique and funny
There are lots of great scenes so it is too difficult to pick just one.
It had a relatively slow build up so I would say 2 sittings.
Laughed out loud and since I was listening during my daily commutes there were a couple driveway moments.
I read a hard copy version of the book and excited to see that an audiobook version is available. It took some patience but worth it to enjoy the book again from a different (audio) viewpoint.In the un-dated future a worldwide catastrophe (which is not explained in the book) has transformed London (and presumably other places) into a crowded city of refugees. Simon Petrovitch is a Russian refugee with a past. While he just wants to blend into the crowd he surprises himself by acting when he witnesses a kidnapping in progress. That one event triggers a whole sequence of events while he tries to extricate himself from crime lords, an interfering police detective, an angry priest, a nun bodyguard, and the birth of an artificial intelligence (AI) which takes control of the city.
The pacing was slow and it felt like he was reading each sentence like a paragraph. Since I was already a fan of Simon Morden's work I was patient and eventually Mr. Moore's reading began to slowly flow into a rhythm.
It was a book I wanted to read in one sitting but not listen to since the performance took a while to become comfortable.
While some people may not like the performance, the book series (3 books) is well worth reading.
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