Alice's adventures, funny, inventive and disturbing, have fascinated children and adults alike since their publication. The White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat (and, of course, Alice herself) all have something "Curiouser and curiouser!" to say in this new unabridged multi-cast recording. A delightful fantasy down the rabbit hole.
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I found this reading to be wonderful. Instead of one narrator with a few voice characterizations, the different characters voiced by different people is MUCH more entertaining. I was going to download the version narrated by Jim Dale, since I really enjoyed his work on all of the Harry Potter audiobooks, but, after I listened to all of the audio samples for this book, to me, this one was the best. AND, the same cast of voices are in "Through The Looking Glass", the sequel to this book, of which I will be downloading at a future date. I would recommend this recording to anyone, but I would still encourage you to listen to all of the audio samples. No matter which narrator you choose, the story itself is still a magical classic!
Yes, again and again! Because of the wonderful conversations and the way the actors play with words. Alice is a bit silly, but there are so many weird and funny characters that I never knew were invented by Lewis Carroll, it is simply fantastic fun!
The conversations and events, and the way they are acted by the cast. Very entertaining!
Not only David and Jo, but the audiobook has a full cast that brings the story completely to life. I even started to talk like them myself as I got totally into the story. "Off with his head!!"
Yes and no. Yes because of the fun, but sometimes it gets a bit tiring to listen to all the different voices. In two or three sittings however, very good indeed!
Apparently, this book is also a criticism of Victorian cultural norms. That may be, but I did not read so much in this. That might be my ignorance in the matter. It does not detract from the wonderful story though....:-)
Of course Lewis Carroll's story was great, I expected that- but what was truly amazing was all the different voices that brought this story to life! I know I will listen to this classic again and again.
I wish the Audible.com samples were longer or that I had paid more attention before I bought this one. The narrator reads descriptions and then other voices come in with the lines of the characters. After each character speaks, the narrator says "she said" or "he said." I found it very irritating. Didn't finish it.
This group of narrators made Alice in Wonderland come alive. Each character's voice brought a different element to the story and eliminated the monotony of listening to one story teller. Definitely an enjoyable listen.
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A great story and the book is a classic but nothing can compare to the visual effects produced on the big screen.
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