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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (33,788 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lewis Carroll Narrator: Harlan Ellison Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This 1871 sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland finds Carroll’s inquisitive heroine in a fantastic land where everything is reversed. Whereas the first book has the deck of cards as a theme, this book is loosely based on a game of chess, played on a giant chessboard with fields for squares. Alice encounters talking flowers, madcap kings and queens, and strange mythological characters when she becomes a pawn in a bizarre chess game involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and other amusing nursery-rhyme characters.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “By any reckoning…[one of the] most original works of fiction to emerge from that strange and original time known as Victorian England.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “The Alice stories are modern psychological fairy tales but also clever mock epics.”

    Camille Paglia

  • “This story gets star treatment with renowned fantasy and science-fiction author Harlan Ellison serving as narrator. Ellison’s jaunty reading provides just the right mix of whimsy and awe for the story’s rhymes and clever characters. The pleasure is infectious. Children listening to the bizarre adventures will find plenty to enjoy.”

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  • “Now well into its second century, Through the Looking-Glass continues to enchant with its brilliant word plays, sly commentaries on human nature, and wonderful insane logic.

    You might not think that an American voice would be the best choice for this very British classic. But award-winning author and narrator Harlan Ellison instantly draws in the listener with his warmth, humor, and obvious affection for the book. You picture him as a jolly uncle sitting by the fire and reading to some delighted giggling children. In this reading, it's okay that he makes the White Queen sound like a Southern belle. The mind-bending trip travels well.”

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  • A 2009 Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album

Listener Opinions

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

    " after watching tim burton's amalgamation of through the looking glass & alice in wonderland, i decided it would be worth the while to read this novel (especially since i remembered enjoying alice in wonderland as a child). i realized i'm not a huge fan of abstraction without direct (or implied) purpose. i'm sure that in a closer analysis, there is much to be seen & understood in the book in terms of symbolism, interpretations, etc. and yet, i found myself skimming through nonsensical poems and characters - eager to get to the end of the novel. eh, i do believe there is brilliance there, i just could not see it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeremy Begley | 2/11/2014

    " "The question," said Humpty Dumpty, "Is who is to be master, and that is all." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laura Craner | 2/1/2014

    " It was alright. Maybe better than the first Alice. Meh. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Corey Dutson | 1/24/2014

    " Okay I've read both and I still hate the author. Terrible book. "

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