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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (33,803 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lewis Carroll Narrator: Renée Raudman Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781400185757
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When Through the Looking Glass was published in 1871, audiences were as delighted with the book as they were with Lewis Carroll’s first masterpiece, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alice, now slightly older, walks through a mirror into the Looking-Glass House and immediately becomes involved in a strange game of chess. Soon she is exploring the rest of the house, meeting a sequence of characters now familiar to most: Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Red Queen, Humpty Dumpty, and the Walrus, to name a few. The popular and linguistically playful poem “Jabberwocky” is also featured in Through the Looking Glass.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nouf | 2/17/2014

    " So witty and smart, I loved this little book, and can't believe it took until now to listen/read it. Moral of the story, never depend on a cartoon for your classics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Austin Lim | 2/16/2014

    " A close to flawless book in my opinion filled with much wonder and excitement. You never know what will happen next! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 2/14/2014

    " Wonderful! Forget any movie you've seen, and read these books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 2/12/2014

    " read this in high school after a class assignment of Alice in Wonderland. Wanted to know what came next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 2/10/2014

    " I liked the first Alice book better, but I really liked the weirdness (or as Alice would say "Very Curious") and poetry in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DeAnn | 2/9/2014

    " Great fantasy that set the stage for many fantasies that followed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 2/9/2014

    " This was the first chapter book that I can recall reading, on Christmas Eve, behind the couch while I was waiting for Santa. I must have been in first or second grade and loved it even more than Alice in Wonderland. I loved the characters she met, was scared by the jabberwocky, and was amazed at the idea of traveling to another world by simply passing through a mirror. What an imagination that Lewis Carroll had! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirstie | 2/7/2014

    " Great classic, I'm sure most people are familiar with e story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashishg | 2/3/2014

    " Nice story of little girl and her extraordinary dream. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ricky Awl | 1/31/2014

    " Not easy to understand such books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 *Regan* Percabeth1122 | 1/29/2014

    " I have to say, I did indeed thoroughly enjoy myself reading this :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizzi Crystal | 1/29/2014

    " Totally random and confusing, but a classic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Breann | 1/28/2014

    " What a fun, easy read! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taja | 1/28/2014

    " Read it first when I was eight, I have a seventy year old copy with beautiful illustrations that made/make it all the better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 1/26/2014

    " We read this for book club and nobody else seemed to like it. I enjoyed reading it and thought so many of the lines were funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fatima | 1/24/2014

    " Such a good book for all ages! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jit Haw | 1/22/2014

    " You will always, ALWAY, learn something new from reading this. Don't ever neglect the masterpieces that LC wrote just cause you watched the damned Disney Movies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Persnip Means | 1/21/2014

    " This was better than the last one, but I still don't see the appeal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daisy Chein | 1/18/2014

    " This book is the weirdest, fast-paced, most random book I've read. However I can't give it anything less than four stars because of how beautiful and poetic Carroll's style of writing is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Trinity | 1/18/2014

    " Eat Me. Drink Me. Read Me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty | 1/18/2014

    " My favorite book. Everything is so perfect and it really swept me away into Alice's world. I loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sornnujah | 1/16/2014

    " It wasn't the best book, because it didn't really engage me as a reader to finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyra | 1/15/2014

    " This might be my favorite book ever "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lize | 1/15/2014

    " This was even stranger the second time round. I think one suspends belief more easily as a child. I enjoyed the humour and play of words more as an adult, but the strange changes from scene to scene left me feeling a little lost. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raunak Ritesh | 1/15/2014

    " I wish somebody would had given me this to read when I was a kid..! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Scott | 1/13/2014

    " A wonderfully bizarre continuation of Alice's adventures (although it is not a follow up and no mention is given of her Wonderland journey throughout the book). Reminds us of what it is to imagine the world through childs eyes once more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Coppedge | 1/11/2014

    " Superior to the first book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynette | 1/11/2014

    " The book that made the deepest impression on me, for some reason. My parents would give me versions of this book for my birthday and I have to admit it has become a bit of an obsession! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin Intile | 1/7/2014

    " this and "alice's adventure in wonderland" are 2 of my all time favorite stories. mr. carroll, where do you get your drugs? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jared Murphy | 1/6/2014

    " Carroll's (or Dodge's) mastering of the English language is on display in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catrina Bradley | 12/25/2013

    " I haven't read this since I was a girl - I'd forgotten how good it was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Hyatt | 12/25/2013

    " Loved it. Alice and Through the Looking Glass are a frame of reference for the way I see the world. How many people do you know who treat language like Humpty Dumpty? There are a thousand quotes in his writing that I could use every day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curtis Jensen | 12/17/2013

    " Much better than Alice in wonderland, but still just ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Afton | 12/9/2013

    " This is the sequel to Alice in Wonderland. It was fun, imaginative, bizarre, and creative. I read it to my girls and we enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katlynne | 12/4/2013

    " It really is such a classic. There is something about this book that makes me love it even through the ridiculous nonsense and the basic lack of understanding most of what is happening majority of the time! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frances | 11/30/2013

    " I liked this one less than Adventures in Wonderland. I know it is a classic, and perhaps I am simply to old to be reading it for the first time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christie | 11/28/2013

    " I love "The Walrus and the Carpenter!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Damira Davletyarova | 11/27/2013

    " It was such a pleasure to go back to childhood for a day! Even more so, because I've re-read it in the original version. I could truly appreciate Carroll's wit, humor and creativity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Highlandslibrary | 11/14/2013

    " The book is very good. Nuff said. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angie | 11/3/2013

    " This one was much better than "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Alice was still quite annoying, but the story was more fun. I still don't think it deserves the title of classic. This version was missing all of the poetry, which was a disappointment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole | 11/3/2013

    " Read this classic book a couple of times in my youth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mas5thgrade2013 | 10/25/2013

    " it is a great book its even better than the movie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rusty | 10/21/2013

    " Read the Kindle edition. It was missing the poetry. Bummer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vesna | 10/21/2013

    " It's a all about life and how we live peacefully as children, till we slowly we grow up and experience life. Alice has it all in a different world full of magic. That is why I ove the book the fantasy of it makes me a child again and again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie | 10/17/2013

    " What a whimsical fantastical book!! Why did I wait so long to read it? Many images and words hit home with me and I loved reading it. Lewis Carroll was a genius! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew O | 10/14/2013

    " Well this is by for one of the strangest books I have read, but it's good fun and great for kids. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Daydree | 10/13/2013

    " Just couldn't get into it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor | 9/15/2013

    " Amazing. I loved it. <3 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 9/11/2013

    " The Kindle edition of this book is missing pieces of the literature. Read a hard copy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reid | 9/5/2013

    " I have read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and always assumed I had also read this book, but now I'm not so sure. I am going back to find out. It will be great adventure either way! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 8/24/2013

    " This book isn't very descriptive and the words not amazing but the ideas and plot in this book is revolutionary. I really enjoyed it though it is clear it is a child's book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christo Fogelberg | 8/23/2013

    " Rich, entertaining and delightfully playful with words and concepts, AIWL and TTLG are evergreen with new subtleties and entertainment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ckg | 7/19/2013

    " Gotta love it. Clasics don't get any classier. Sure I could pontificate for hours on it's intrensic value, but I'll leave that to the killjoys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B-zee | 7/15/2013

    " Well-done, yang ini lebih banyak ngajak mikir. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Whitney | 7/15/2013

    " I don't know if it's just because I'm more familiar with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but this seemed much more dream-like...in the way that kids want to tell you every detail of their dreams in the morning...a boring way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shahrun | 7/12/2013

    " Another completely random adventure with Alice through a very different Wonderland. Plenty of wacky characters willing to quote poetry and a clever chess themed plot. I think it doesn't quite have the magic of the first one though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danny | 6/20/2013

    " I enjoyed this book better than the first book. I guess I expected there to be more of a point to these stories. If there is a moral or message to either of them, I don't get it.. They just relate the dreams of Alice falling down the rabbit hole. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lize | 6/18/2013

    " This was even stranger the second time round. I think one suspends belief more easily as a child. I enjoyed the humour and play of words more as an adult, but the strange changes from scene to scene left me feeling a little lost. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 6/13/2013

    " Fun to listen to with the kids... Even if they weren't listening ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beatriz | 6/7/2013

    " I really liked it; it was different from what you could expect. Read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Austensibly | 6/3/2013

    " One of my cousins remarked that she read Through the Looking Glass about every five years, because she discovered something different in it each time that marked the spoch. Yes, a "childrens' book" that, like many others, is anything but, once one is old enough to fully appreciate it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ren | 6/2/2013

    " I was surprised at how much I liked this book. Before reading the book I had never seen the Disney movie but I did see the newer one. It really interest me and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 5/27/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simone | 5/10/2013

    " great book takes you to another world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lance | 5/2/2013

    " I dont know why, but it always amazes me how much liberty Disney takes with the classics. I'm a touch old for this one, but i enjoyed it quite a bit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas | 4/7/2013

    " This sequel to "Alice in Wonderland" held no interest for me outside of the poem "Jabberwocky." Lewis Carroll seems to have lost steam after the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 3/25/2013

    " This story had more of a plot than Adventures in Wonderland, and I found the characters more interesting... specifically Humpty Dumpty and the Knight (who is fashioned after the author). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darther | 3/21/2013

    " Very interesting and entertaining! My husband and I are enjoying it immensely. I love the ride that the imagination and details sends your mind for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Slytheringirl | 3/15/2013

    " I had a leatherbound copy of the handed down to me from my mother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 tay3lor | 3/8/2013

    " Even more strange but still like it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 12/5/2012

    " I laughed the whole way through. I can't believe that I didn't read this as a kid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosie S. | 11/8/2012

    " This book, believe it or not, is even MORE nosensical than the first one! It is so weird and random, that sometimes I had to re-read the sentence to make sure I had read it all! I do like this book, though the first one is better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 11/1/2012

    " My two olders were performing in the ballet Alice in Wonderland and I wanted to re-familiarize myself with the story. This is one of my favorite stories chuck full of comical nonsense. The imagination level in this story is giant. A true classic to be loved by all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Skye Griffin | 9/3/2012

    " I was really surprised at how most of the story that I new came from "through the looking glass" and not "Alice in Wonderland" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martina | 8/3/2012

    " This is my favourite book of all time and should be read by everyone, everywhere, every day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 8/1/2012

    " I didn't like this as well as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, although it does contain some of the more famous (and awesome) poems that Carroll wrote, like The Jabberwocky and that one about the Walrus. It was just as weird as book 1, but not as funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spencer-lee Lucas | 7/22/2012

    " I love Carroll's mind, so beautiful and exciting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brianna | 7/17/2012

    " The format of this book was refreshing and new. The authors intellegence shown through the book in the way that some of the characters observed things. Overall it was stange and difficult to read because of how odd it was but I enjoyed reading this classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 7/9/2012

    " Not as good as Wonderland. So whose dream was it? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam Spiering | 5/30/2012

    " Enjoyed it and always have. There are points in which writing seems tedious. But overall great "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammy Krupski | 5/25/2012

    " This one was even BETTER than the first! Odd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cacey Hopper | 5/14/2012

    " Read to the kids in school, they loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marieke | 4/9/2012

    " Oddly distrubing considering its age group, but inventive and awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mia Wesson | 1/5/2012

    " Possibly my most favourite story ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 12/3/2011

    " The first book I read on my kindle! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber White | 11/16/2011

    " Very enjoyable. Much better than watching the Disney version. Alice is just so naive it's fun to listen to her logic in a place that makes no sense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Radu Robert | 11/3/2011

    " A wonderful fantasy and alegory! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sydney | 9/13/2011

    " One of my favourites growing up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mollie | 7/18/2011

    " Again a book that would be better for me specifically when I was younger. See the Jabberwocky and the Walrus and the Carpenter was great and the adventures of Alice across the chessboard of the Looking-Glass world was entertaining but did not hold my interest as much as I had hoped. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danagruer | 6/22/2011

    " I forgot how much I enjoy the craziness of this story - glad book club recommended it, the girls enjoyed it too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Miller | 6/17/2011

    " Ok...this book was REALLY strange. That's all I can say...lol "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pernille | 5/29/2011

    " It's basically my favorite book of all time! The songs and rhymes, odd creatures and complex conversations, make it worth more than gold. I love it, and it'll be the story I'll tell my future kid(s) at bedtime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yeliz | 5/22/2011

    " R.Q. A slow sort of country! Now here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that! "

  • 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

Renée Raudman is an actor and multi-award-winning audiobook narrator. She has performed on film, television, radio, and on stage and can also be heard in several video games and hundreds of television and radio voice-overs.