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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20,487 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Beddor Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Looking Glass Wars Series Release Date:
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The “true story” behind Alice in Wonderland! Princess Alyss Heart is brutally cast out of Wonderland by her vicious Aunt Redd, who beheads Alyss’ mother (“Off with her head,” she cries!) and begins to rule over Wonderland with an iron fist. Alyss escapes from Wonderland and is exiled to another world entirely—Victorian London—where she is adopted into a new family, renamed Alice, and befriended by Lewis Carroll. At age 20 she returns to Wonderland to battle Redd, reclaim the throne, and lead Wonderland into its next golden age of imagination.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Doyle brings life to this fanciful reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland…A theater-trained actor, Doyle artfully animates a large and diverse cast of fantasy and real-life characters. He’s especially menacing as the murderous Aunt Redd, each high-pitched syllable dripping with malice…Doyle juggles an eclectic and otherworldly ensemble, never letting anything hit the ground.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Outstanding as always, Gerard Doyle mirrors Alyss’ fury at the Reverend Dodgson (Lewis Caroll) when he turns her life into a silly children’s story…Beddor’s neat twists on the original clever weaponry, innovative solutions, a host of entertaining…puns, and Doyle’s use of onomatopoeia through the numerous battle sequences guarantee that listeners of all ages will enjoy this first in what promises to be a wild and wondrous trilogy.”

    AudioFile

  • “A refreshing take on a Victorian classic.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jenny | 2/17/2014

    " LOVED it. Absolutely LOVED it! The copy I have in my school library has a really... weird... picture as the cover but my friend begged me to read it! I already owed her something so I reluctantly did, 2 hours later, I was the one on my knees thanking her! XD Seriously! Really good, recommend it to everyone out there. Wonderful. DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sharie | 2/12/2014

    " I thought I'd love this, but the first book doesn't make me want to pick up the next one. It's a fractured fairy tale but doesn't develop much love for the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/4/2014

    " Probably a 3.5, but I will be generous today. I enjoyed the story enough that I will read the next! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle | 1/28/2014

    " This is an interesting twist on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. It provides plenty of fantastic imaginative action but it also provides a look at some very real human characteristics. With the exception of a couple of characters, no one in the book is all good or all evil and the "good" characters frequently have to battle various moral dilemas. Started the second book in the series "Seeing Redd" yesterday. "

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