Alice sees the other side of the Looking Glass, and enters another world of whimsical enchantment. She encounters argumentative chessmen, Jabberwocky monsters, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and some very insolent flowers. Carroll continues the development of his Wonderland in this second, and many feel richer, adventure of Alice.
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I enjoyed the theatrical reading of this story. As well as the footnotes explaining certain phrases or words we no longer use in today or American English.
My only complaint is that there was a part missing from Chapter 8; "It's My Own Invention". The audiobook cut off right before the Knights recitation of his song, and jumped tot he beginning of Chapter 9; "Queen Alice".
Not sure if it's my physical text or what caused the miscommunication, but just a heads up.
It's always too soon to write a fair review of a great book when they always keep you thinking. 4 & 5 stars are worth repeat listenings.
Bj Harrison is excellent narrator and I have listened to books I never would have had they not been listed on his page. He brings Alice to life. I found a new appreciation for Alice through audible books. I think she was meant to be read aloud, or more listened to while someone reads to you.
Alice in wonderland has become one of my favorites. This world is so serious at times, everyone needs a little nonsense. Lewis Carroll brings it perfectly, and in educated doses.
I really enjoyed the narrator. B. J. Harrison did a fantastic job of portraying the individual characters and keeping me as interested in the story as I could be. What did I like the least? I don't understand the popularity of Alice. To me, the book was rather pointless. Just the ramblings of a child's imaginations (or possible psychosis).
The world-building is intriguing and it's fun to get in the mind of a child (or crazy person). However, the story itself has no real plot, challenge, or climax.
He did a great job as Alice for sure, but I rather enjoyed his portrayal of the Red Queen.
I believe it is being made into a movie with Johnny Depp involved with it.
Peter Pan is my hero, my dog is the love of my life, and I hug trees.
Obviously this book isn't nearly as great as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and I didn't expect it to be. However, it didn't even come close. The story was disjointed and bizarre. It always bothers me how animals are referred to as "it" instead of he/she but I'm sensitive to that stuff. The narrator, B.J. Harrison, sounds like a super villain, which is a little disconcerting. Overall I liked it but I definitely didn't love it.
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