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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A happy childhood memory brought to life. A familiar childhood story, as the many references to Alice that have been made throughout our lives. B. J. Harrison gives a remarkable performance by voice-changing with each character to bring it to life. This was a 99 cent audible buy that I really have enjoyed.
Highly recommended version of this timeless classic. All voices are done to perfection and make this production a real delight. Don't hesitate to fall into this rabbit hole. I loved every minute of it!
the story never ends
B.J. Harrison. What a master of voices. This kind of book populated by these kinds of exaggerated and incredible characters demands a versatile and insane, but grounded voice and what a job Harrison does. Wow. I could not get enough of how much of a hold he has on so many characterizations, pitches, genders, and accents. And how deftly and quickly he moves among them. My favorite narrative experience so far on Audible. Just wow.
In terms of the story itself, I loved how matter of fact Lewis presented the incredible circumstances of his book. I got so used to the fantastical film versions of Wonderland that seeing it presented in its original form was refreshing and insightful.
Gotta admit I was biased towards the March Hare, because of Harrison's smooth voice for him. But Alice herself is quite fascinating, especially her trying to feel important by musing on latitude and longitude. That and her questioning her identity by the end. So much thematic richness there.
Near the end when Alice was at court. You can really tell she's matured by this point, just enough to be noticeable. It's amazing such a grounded arc was carefully weaved into the most fantastic of plotlines.
I did listen to it all in one go, mostly because it was short and I had the time.
I definitely want to know more about Lewis Carroll and his world of Wonderland. I haven't grown up with it or was too invested in the film adaptions so I'm pretty fresh-faced when it comes to the mythos.
I'm not saying every book by an English author should be read by an British, but this is a rare exception. Harrison just sounds all kinds of "wrong". If you have the kindle book, you should be able to get this for less than a dollar, which is why its completely worth it. If however you want a more memorable Alice in Wonderland rendition, I suggest you look elsewhere.
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