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
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.
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.
Someone with a better tolerance for the reader
Absolutely. Alice is a classic
Terrible voice for reading
It is truly weird.
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.
Yes. It was wonderful to listen to. My whole family was laughing the whole time.
I have just started listening to audio books, and I hope more of the narrators are like Harrison. He did a wonderful job and he created different accents and tones for different characters, which made it extremely easy to follow. We will be looking for more books that have been narrated by him!
The imagination and language blew me away.
Through the Looking Glass, though they're by the same author.
Not as good, in comparison to Benjamin Button, which was by far a better performance.
Curiousity Killed the Cat
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It was good for a car ride with the kids.
I like the fact that it got the attention of the kids so much that the dropped their Nintendo's and shut of the tv to here the story of Alice.
If you have a car ride with the kids this book is your friend.
"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.
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.
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