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3.0000075657845 out of 53.0000075657845 out of 53.0000075657845 out of 53.0000075657845 out of 53.0000075657845 out of 5 3.00 (132,174 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lewis Carroll Narrator: Michael York Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781455190058
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Lewis Carroll’s classic, enduring tale begins with Alice chasing the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole, where she tumbles into a nonsensical world brimming with peculiar creatures. In that world she encounters a host of delightfully eccentric characters like the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, the Mock Turtle, and the Queen of Hearts. Some are friends, some are enemies, and all are memorably unique. Throughout her fantastic journeys, Alice retains her reason, humor, and sense of justice.

Alice has become one of the great characters of imaginative literature, as immortal as Don Quixote, Huckleberry Finn, or Dorothy Gale. Her adventures appeal to adults as well as children because they can be read on many levels: a satire on language, a political allegory, or a parody of Victorian children’s literature. Many view the story as a fairy tale about the trials and tribulations of growing up—or down, or all turned around—as seen through the expert eyes of a child.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Only Lewis Carroll has shown us the world upside down as a child sees it, and has made us laugh as children laugh.”

    Virginia Woolf

  • “Alice in Wonderland was probably my favorite character. She’s a girl on a quest, meeting dangerous and wondrous creatures, alternately shrinking and growing. I reveled in her braveries.”

    Sue Monk Kidd

  • “Pure pleasure in prose.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “What a delight to hear Michael York’s rendition of this classic…[He] humanizes a character who has become a near stereotype over the decades…York’s elegant accents highlight Carroll’s wordplay and the tangles it makes of Alice’s distorted reality…As Alice explores Wonderland, York is a superb guide.”

    AudioFile

  • “York’s portrayal of Alice and the many strange characters she meets is a real treat. Reading in his native British accent and in sonorous tones, he is a terrific storyteller. York gives all characters, from the Queen of Hearts to the Cheshire Cat, distinctive voices and personalities, never resorting to cartoonlike portrayals. He personifies Mice in bright tones, calling to mind her enthusiasm and inquisitiveness. The audio is a great way for youngsters to experience and appreciate Carroll’s fantasy, even if some of the phrasing is a bit antiquated for modern listeners. Adults might also enjoy revisiting this multi-layered children’s classic. An entertaining and lively performance.”

    Booklist

  • “At once a biting social and political satire sufficiently complex to satisfy the most sophisticated adult and a delightfully whimsical fairy tale to capture the fancy of the imaginative child.”

    Masterpieces of World Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Biddle | 2/18/2014

    " I definitely need a fiction break and I enjoyed this little book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura Everingham | 2/8/2014

    " very erratic not easily read, darker than you may think "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 1/31/2014

    " Read this in 19 65 found it very good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey | 1/27/2014

    " Lovely to revisit childhood favourites, as always I enjoyed the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abbey Stansfield | 1/23/2014

    " Read this as part of the 100 books to read before you die, very sweet if not a little odd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roger Miller | 1/20/2014

    " What Beautiful Nonsense! I kept changing so much did not know whether I was coming or going. But oh I laughed o I laughed. I learned where so may English euphemisms come from. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Igby677 | 1/18/2014

    " An adventure so fantastic that one can never be sure if they are reading too much into it...or just scratching the surface. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Whitney | 1/9/2014

    " The classic tale with good narration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vikki | 1/1/2014

    " I'm incredibly find of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and have a few different editions of it, but this is easily my favourite. The illustrations by Tove Jansson make it take so much longer to read, because you just want to stare at them for such a long time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rikki Chadwig | 11/23/2013

    " What can be said about this book ... This is amazing, crazy and you never know what awaits you at the next corner ... inspiration to many filmmakers, series, and other stories as well ... :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 10/16/2013

    " Although I liked the book a lot, it was very confusing. I think I would have given it a higher mark if I wasn't reading it to my daughters, 8 and 6. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julia Hayes | 5/1/2013

    " I personally did not like this. It was too weird for me and did not seem to make sense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marina Andreou | 12/27/2012

    " loved it! beautiful magical dreamy fairytale! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 12/24/2012

    " Marvelous, iconic in literature and music. lovely childs story and adults enjoy as well. Love the quote from tim burton's recent movie. Planned mother in law asks.."you know what I fear most?", Alice answers, "the decline of the aristocracy?" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordaline Vulva | 10/16/2012

    " Alice brought me back to my childhood. This book is nostalgic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 9/1/2012

    " Beuatifully illustrated and yet vivid and illogical enough to let your imagination soar. So different reading it as an adult. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sage | 3/26/2012

    " It is a interesting story about a little girl who falls into another world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dwayne | 2/3/2012

    " I know it's a children's book but it moves really, really quickly. Carroll's ability to speak in nonsense and have it actually make sense remains astounding. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pixie | 12/7/2011

    " I tried to read this as a child. I didn't like it then and didn't care for it now. What am I missing? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 11/17/2011

    " This story was all a dream but it was still a little too silly for my tastes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige | 10/25/2011

    " Beside Harry Potter, my favorite book. That is typical, I suppose, being whnat they are. A must read that you will either love or hate. WARNING: there is a lot of poetry in it, but I like poetry, so that's fine with me. Full of play on words, I love it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gina | 5/17/2011

    " This story has no plot, and no structure. It seems almost like random thoughts going through the author's head in no organized manner. The only reason I kept reading was because it was crazy to watch Carrol's ideas unfold. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 5/2/2011

    " Lewis Carroll is just sooooooooo imaginative! I love the whole book; it definitely is a classic. There's so many creative poems in them, and the whole plot sucks the reader into the story. I really wish that Alice's adventures would never end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jed | 4/18/2011

    " Not as good as Alice in Wonderland, but still delightful. The poetry in "Looking Glass" is better though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Casey | 4/8/2011

    " This book wasn't as strange as the first, but it also felt slower, to me. Not that this book was awful. I loved the poetry in it, and it seems that there is more direction in this story.

    Probably not a book I'll ever read again, but one worth reading at least once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cory | 4/7/2011

    " Much better than Alice in Wonderland, which I liked, too. I had forgotten that I read large portions of this in my Logic class in college. Very fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 4/4/2011

    " Wonderfully illustrated and full of awesome colour! I loved th old style even though at times I didn't understand the book at all. I sure that the written version would add to my interest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 4/4/2011

    " This book is just marginally better than Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I'm just not taken with Carroll's style. He had a good imagination too bad he was such a bad writer. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sean | 4/2/2011

    " Hated it. Got about a third of the way through it and bailed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yixin | 3/25/2011

    " We read this book on the class. "

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About the Author
Author Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), English author, mathematician, and photographer. One of eleven children of a scholarly country parson, he studied mathematics at Oxford, obtained a university post, and then was ordained as a deacon but found true success with his masterpiece, Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, now known as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which originated as a story told to a young friend, Alice Liddell, during a boating trip on the Thames. Among his other works are Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, The Hunting of the Snark, and Jabberwocky.

About the Narrator

Michael York is a successful screen and stage actor. Among his screen credits are Romeo and Juliet, Cabaret, The Three Musketeers, Logan’s Run, and Austin Powers. Stage appearances include Britain’s National Theatre and Broadway. His television work has garnered Emmy nominations and his audio recordings Grammy nominations, as well as five AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has been awarded Britain’s OBE, France’s Arts et Lettres, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.