Alice : Chronicles of Alice

  • by Christina Henry
  • Narrated by Jenny Sterlin
  • Series: Chronicles of Alice
  • 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A mind-bending new novel inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll....
In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls that echo the screams of the poor souls inside. In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn't remember why she's in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood.
Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago. Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful. And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.


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10 thousand stars!!

10 thousand stars!! Oh my, oh my, how much I loved this book I cannot even explain. I just know that July can't come soon enough. I NEED to read the next book. I'll be dreaming of it every day until The Red Queen finally comes.

Even though the narrator wasn't the best in the Audible edition, the story is just so mesmerizing, so perfectly well crafted and written, each character so greatly represented, each terror more nightmarish than the previous one that I didn't care. In this Alice there are no fluffy, whimsical creatures. What happens here is the stuff nightmares and post traumatic disorders are made of. The villains here are beyond evil. And the heroes can't be bothered with being the better person--which I loved.

It's so refreshing to finally have a heroine that really, really doesn't need anyone to protect her. She wants Hatcher because she loves him (and OMG, I have a new OTP. Alice and Hatcher forever!!!) but she can protect herself just right and even him too if necessary. She is fierce, she is just but she is also brave enough to kill without looking back. This Alice sees red when she has to and she does not let her enemies have a second chance to take her. She does what she has to do to survive and bring at least the hope of a better future for the people in the Old City. When she finally accepts her powers and learns how to use them...I wonder who'll be able to stop her in the second novel.

Christina Henry wrote a wonderful, magnificent tale. Not for children, not for the faint of heart. This is a dark and heartbreaking, yet compelling and lyrical story. I seriously could not recommend this enough. Everyone has to read this book and then talk to me about it. We all have to start an Alice fandom. This Alice, not any others. This badass Alice and Hatcher; I need to have a whole group of people as obsessed about this novel as I am so we can discuss it all the time while we wait for the second one!
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- LOVE_Reading_LOVE_Audiobooks! "Cassie Martin"

Great Idea, Poor Execution

This book's summary is better than the actual text. This book has an amazing premise (I love ny dark Alice in Wonderland adaptations), but the actual writing falls flat. A lot of cringe-worthy, plain dialogue, a predictable love story, and Henry felt that she had to spell out EVERYTHING for the reader. This book obsessively described blood and fell back on the vague description of "magic" to explain why the events unfolded as they did. The narrator was decent, though she wasn't exceptional. Her "Alice", "Rabbit," "Walrus," and "Hatcher" voices worked well, but I found her "Cheshire" voice annoying.
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- Kristen Pimley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-25-2016
  • Publisher: Recorded Books