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4.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 5 4.58 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, various authors Narrator: Nigel Planer, Ghizela Rowe, various narrators Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780001289
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Everyone has at one time or another giggled uncontrollably at some silly nothing, some play on words, some nonsense that, for a moment at least, makes the world seem genuinely funny, if not a little mad. In Nonsense Verse you’ll find many favorites to transport you to a time and place where things are a little upside down or back to front. This volume includes favorites from Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll and quite a few other authors to giggle along with.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polly | 4/25/2011

    " Delightfully illustrated version of the famous poem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/10/2011

    " poetry, read for kid lit course for MLIS degree. One of my favorites from my own childhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/6/2011

    " One of those books I love, no matter what. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucia | 9/25/2010

    " This book seems like one of a kind. It sounds old yet still a good read. Good to talk about how the English language has evolved over time. Sweet illustrations to go with a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thom | 7/29/2010

    " I recall the first time I saw a runcible spoon and nearly fainted with nostalgia, remembering my mother's reading of this to me from MY BOOK HOUSE. Thanks again, Mom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 7/8/2010

    " It was sort of weird that it was a poem but I like it. I had to memorize all the way to where he sung to her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianna | 4/12/2010

    " I memorized this poem as a child and have never forgotten it. Jan Brett's wonderful illustrations make this book well worth a look. It's fun to see her illustrating in a tropical setting for a change. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 4/5/2010

    " One of my favorite children's books. I can recite it from memory and my youngest of four is 19 years old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 2/18/2010

    " I read this for my baby program on Valentine's Day. It was a hit, especially with the mom's who loved the illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 2/17/2010

    " The illustrations in this are just lovely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 2/4/2010

    " One of my favorites when I was little. I had it memorized so there was no skipping pages or lines when reading it to me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucinda | 12/7/2009

    " My copy of this book was in French, a gift to me when I was a very young girl. Even after translation it was hard to make sense of it as a child. I totally loved the sounds of the words and the improbability of it all. I still do. I reminds me of a recent trip to Hawaii. "

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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 Narrators

Nigel Planer is an English actor, comedian, novelist, playwright, and voiceover artist. He has narrated countless audiobooks and, in this capacity, is best known as all the voices of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Nigel has appeared in many West End musicals, including Evita, Chicago, We Will Rock You, Wicked, and Hairspray, and has played various roles on screen and on television. His audiobook narration has won him two Earphones Awards.

Ghizela Rowe has worked in broadcast television for thirty years on a broad range of programming. Her specialization is in music. She helps run the Copyright Group, an extensive collection of master recording rights, and has lent her voice to many audiobooks, including The Poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Elizabeth Gaskell: The Short Stories, and The Romantics: An Introduction.