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Alice in Wonderland | [Lewis Carroll]

Alice in Wonderland

Alice begins her fantastic journey by following an unprecedented White Rabbit with a pocket watch. While in the topsy turvy world of Wonderland, Alice takes advice from a caterpillar and attends a mad tea party. She meets the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon, and participates in a ludicrous courtroom scene. Each character has its own charming voice, as B. J. Harrison delivers one of his most whimsical performances.
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Publisher's Summary

Alice begins her fantastic journey by following an unprecedented White Rabbit with a pocket watch. While in the topsy turvy world of Wonderland, Alice takes advice from a caterpillar and attends a mad tea party. She meets the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon, and participates in a ludicrous courtroom scene. Each character has its own charming voice, as B. J. Harrison delivers one of his most whimsical performances.

Public Domain (P)2009 B. J. Harrison

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    Amazon Customer BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 04-11-13
    Amazon Customer BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 04-11-13 Member Since 2012

    K. Hoover

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    "Such a good narrator!!!"

    I am not going to review this book because just about everyone knows it by now. I had to review the audio book though because this is one of the best narrators I have ever heard. My first and favorite reading that BJ Harrison did was one of the Jeeves books by Wodehouse. This one was just as good and I loved hearing the characters brought to life, it is quite entertaining. I like to listen to audiobooks when I am going to sleep and this reading of a classic is one of my favorite. I can't even count the number of times I have listened to this book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Rahul newark, NJ, United States 05-25-11
    Rahul newark, NJ, United States 05-25-11
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    "makes you feel in dream"

    This title takes you to the wonderful world of dreams in which you can do whatever you want.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 06-03-14
    Laura 06-03-14
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    "Not for me"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone with a better tolerance for the reader


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lewis Carroll? Why or why not?

    Absolutely. Alice is a classic


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Terrible voice for reading


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan Minneapolis, MN, United States 05-26-12
    Jonathan Minneapolis, MN, United States 05-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Love"
    What did you like best about this story?

    It is truly weird.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, twice.


    Any additional comments?

    I became curious after hearing commentary on Carrol's' math roots but picked up the book for my youngest daughter. Oh my God, I was floored by the originality in content. Especially in Sci-fi so many stories try to create an original world but none compare to this. I loved it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Romeo421 07-25-15
    Romeo421 07-25-15 Member Since 2014

    Hi

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    "paid ¢.50 for a classic"

    I was surprised to hear that this was a podcast which means I probably paid .¢.50 for something that was free somewhere but I can't complain. B.J. Harrison does a wonderful job at narrating this classic and so I feel it was ¢.50 well spent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Martin Appleton, WI United States 07-09-15
    Linda Martin Appleton, WI United States 07-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A classic."

    Lovely version of an old favorite . Highly recommended. The reader does a great job with all of the different voices.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MaryAnne Williamsburg, VA, United States 04-04-14
    MaryAnne Williamsburg, VA, United States 04-04-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Narration was not what I really wanted"
    How could the performance have been better?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Shauna 07-28-15
    Shauna 07-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "i love this book"

    it was a fun book 😊😀😍😂😌❤❤❤❤ best book ever 😀😊🐱🐨💗💗💗💗 there was no part where i was bored 😀😊☺😉😍🐱🐺🐨🐶💗💗💗❤💚💜💙💛💙💜💜💚❤💗❤💚💙💙💜💛💛💛

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Tison 06-23-15
    Tracy Tison 06-23-15
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    "As good as always."

    Very nicely done and enjoyable. The narrator does a good job using different voices for the characters.

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    Amazon Customer south carolina 06-03-15
    Amazon Customer south carolina 06-03-15

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    "cool"

    I can't believe I've been alive this long and read so many books but never read this one. I'm sure my mom read it to me when I was small because it's in her journal but I don't remember and although I know the Disney version, I'm glad I revisited this unique work of fantasy.

    it's a compelling tale that is a psychedelic trip to another dimension and back. After reading the original, it's easy to see how all the film adaptations seem to differ so dramatically from each other.

    it's a quick, funny, nonsense ride.

    the performance was very good.

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  • G. K. Lowell
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    "A classic read poorly"

    Alice is one of the great classics of children's literature but I cannot recommend this version. The narrator is wildly over-emphatic - listen how WHACKY and ZANY this is - and appears to be pitching this subtle satire, written by an Oxford don, at the under fives. It's very easy to spoil humour by trying too hard to make it funny instead of just letting the jokes emerge naturally which is what happens here.
    Very disappointed.
    Possibly this is one of those cases where a book is seen differently on each side of the Atlantic and this is how the USA perceives the book: in which case I'd love to hear a UK English version: Stephen Fry or Alan Bennett could do the text justice and give it some subtlety.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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