• Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • And Through the Looking Glass
  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: Heidi Gregory
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-08-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Our Life Publishing
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (6 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

Lewis Carroll was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem "Jabberwocky", and the poem "The Hunting of the Snark" - all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 fantasy novel. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. Its narrative course and structure, characters, and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.
Through the Looking-Glass (1871) is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Set some six months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it. Through the Looking-Glass includes such celebrated verses as "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter", and the episode involving Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By cosmitron on 03-21-18

A Classic is forever.

Would you consider the audio edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to be better than the print version?

That is a hard question to answer since in my view it is a different experience which in many ways stimulates our senses differently.Reading creates images in our brain that are unique to the reading experience and listening is in many ways a totally different way of being introduced to a work of Fiction.So one is not superior to the other they are a different avenue to taste a particular Authors idea.

What other book might you compare Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to and why?

This is a work that stands out on its own it can not be compared to any other work.

What does Heidi Gregory bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I found her to be capable but did not enhance the story for me but perhaps that is a job too difficult for any narrator considering the material.

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

Not really.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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28 of 28 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Candace on 04-19-18

Better Than I Remembered from My Childhood

What did you love best about Alice's Adventures in Wonderland?

I had read both these books when I was young, and wondered if it would hold the same enjoyment now, many decades later. I had previously been charmed by the nonsensical nature of these books, the abundance of interesting characters that Alice comes across on her journeys, and just the thought of being able to spend time in such a fantastic dream world. Being an adult didn't ruin any of this for me - in fact, I think I was able to enjoy it more now being that I more fully understood some of the references, puns, linguistics, humour, and rich descriptions that you picture in your mind as you listen. I look forward to sharing these books with my child when he's older.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Alice, of course! Her character has stood the test of time - and now having a child of my own, it is enjoyable seeing a child's imagination expressed in this way - both when she is awake and (assumedly) dreaming.

What about Heidi Gregory’s performance did you like?

I felt she did a really great job with different voices for all the characters, kept a good flow, and didn't have any annoying habits that some readers do. I thoroughly enjoyed the songs she performed - in particular, the Lobster Quadrille.

Any additional comments?

The audio quality wasn't great in certain parts in the beginning but seemed to get better as it went along - or maybe I just got used to it. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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