Title and Author(s): Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Release Date: May 15, 2007
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
Hours: 2 hours, 59 minutes
Source: Harris County Public Library Digital Media Catalog
* 1001 Books Book
Reasons for Reading: I read/listened to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland back in 2010 but didn’t review it. Carroll’s classic was part of my Revisited Challenge and it received the most votes. Thus, I picked up an audio version for the second time.
Summary: Young, precocious Alice finds herself quite bored while sitting on the banks of the River Isis with her older sister. However, the talking, clothed, and tardy White Rabbit runs past and catches Alice’s attention. “Curiouser and curiouser…” Alice follows White Rabbit down a rabbit hole and tumbles down a long way passed many locked doors of varying sizes. When Alice lands, she finds herself to big to fit through a tiny door. Yet, she glimpses a lovely garden. As Alice sees a bottle labeled “DRINK ME,” she does just that. Thus, a whimsical, nonsensical adventure begins for Alice.
One Thing I Learned from this book: Many expressions we use today came from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland such as “Down the Rabbit-Hole,” and “Curiouser and curiouser!” Each time I listened to the book, I repeatedly found myself thinking “Oh, that came from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”
What I Liked: I liked Alice’s fondness for her kitty cat – Dinah. I was happy that I got the audio version because there were many readers and I heard “The Lobster Quadrille.”
What I Disliked: I believe I have to be in the mood for “nonsense” to read and/or listen to it. As a child, I found all of this rather silly. Let’s just say I preferred less fantastical stuff.
Rainbow Rating: Green – Parental Guidance
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- Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre
- Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince
For more, check out the following sites:
- Book Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland | No Wasted Ink
- Jules’ Book Reviews: Book Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- Book Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll | The Faery Inn
- Alice in Wonderland review | Madigan Reads