Since the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865 and Through the Looking Glass six years later, Lewis Carroll’s nonsensical tales have delighted the world with wildly imaginative and unforgettable journeys.
While charming children with a heroine who represents their own feelings about growing up, the Alice stories are also appreciated by adults as a gentle satire on education, politics, literature, and Victorian life in general. This unabridged recording lets listeners of all ages enjoy every moment of Alice’s adventures down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass, including The Wasp in a Wig – a lost episode of Through the Looking Glass that is not included in most familiar editions.
Recording the lost material here for the first time, actor Christopher Plummer brings both new and familiar characters to life, including the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and—of course—Alice herself.
Public Domain (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
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All the negative reviews above of this particular book claiming that it's "too quite" are simply nonsense..!
I can only conclude that most if not all are American and are not able too discern the pronunciation and/or intonation and/or inflection ..probably a combination of all of these. Either that or they are all morans.
The story is spoken in a beautifully clear R.P. British accent, the expression and the character's individualised voices are superbly executed..
If you are native (British) English, as I am, you will have no such problems..you will absolutely love it !
this was excellent. the reading was lovely and excellently done. Christopher Plummer does excellent voices. each one unique and fun. I grew up reading this and watching every version of it. this is one of my favorites.
Christopher Plummer has the perfect voice for this classic - gentle for the narrator, shrill for the queen, mopey for the mock turtle. one of those narrators who, more than just reading the book, adds another dimension to its enjoyment.
Narration matched the pace, but the high / low of the audio mixing was very poor. For example, the narrator would often whisper when talking like Alice making it very hard to hear those lines. We had to turn our volume up fully only to be blasted when that portion was over.
Classic stories, but the narrator is awful. He tries so hard to do unique voices for every character, but most of them are impossible to understand. He just grunts and breathes the words (I'm assuming Lewis Carroll wrote actual words, as opposed to strings of guttural noises). Adventures in wonderland was ok, but Through the Looking Glass isn't even worth listening to.
The book is a classic and Christopher Plummer's reading is a classic. Win/Win for the listener.
The story is brought to life by the meaningful, funny, instinctive voices portrayed by the reader.
Supremely rendered by Plummer.
Ignore the haters-- this is not your normal story, and Its' narration is equally quirky, delightful and unmatched.
This is the one to get. I loved it.
I don't write reviews, but thought I should, just on account of the performance. There are many different versions on Audible, so I thought this might make a difference in making up one's mind. I can't really comment on the story, nor would I... most of us have know it since childhood. The performance however is fantastic. If you are going to buy a version, this one is crazy entertaining. He puts sooo much emphasis on making the characters truly individulized (no.. that's not a word).
I hope you took this opinion seriously and decide its the right choice of those available. ENJOY!!!
I am in awe of Christopher Plummer's enormous range of vocal characterizations, many of them hysterically idiosyncratic and affected. I could easily listen to this again just to marvel at his audacity. He threw himself headlong into this performance. Nothing you've seen him do on screen will prepare you for this, and perhaps it's his experience as a dramatic, subtle actor that provided him with a rock-solid foundation from which to launch into dizzingly comic heights. Wonderful.
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