Jun 182020
 

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Narrated by: Michael Scott
Series: Alice in Wonderland, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 10-05-18
Language: English
Publisher: AB Books

In the opening scene of this story Alice is a young girl living in the country and becomes bored by her sister sitting out in the open field quietly reading. When a white rabbit passes by Alice decides to follow it and when the rabbit pops down a large rabbit hole, well Alice follows as well. Once at the bottom she explores a new and strange world where nothing is as it seems and everything continues to change. She meets bizarre and crazy characters who speak in rhymes, riddles and just plain nonsense.

Thoughts
I’ve had this book on my tbr list for so many years but just never got a copy. A few weeks ago I thought it was way past time for me to read it so I got the Audible copy. It surprised me that the book was so short, I thought it would be a lot longer. But one thing happened after another so it didn’t really “feel” that short. I was totally engrossed in the book.

The book was really good. It was silly, funny, and had a great cast of characters. I loved the Queen and all her “off with their head!” comments over and over, when random people did random things.

Other quotes I liked were:
“It would have made a dreadfully ugly child; but it makes rather a handsome pig.”

“I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.”

A few of my favorites are:
“One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”

”And what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversation?”

I loved this quote the most since it is very true with what’s happening in the world today:
“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.”

The story started out a bit different than what I thought it was going to and I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next. I thought the flow of the book was great and that Michael Scott was the perfect choice for the narration. I loved listening to him tell this story. Between the writing and the narration I could see the story in my mind.

If you haven’t read this yet, you should. I really enjoyed it.

This will be a book I return to every so often. It was an easy listen and a great story. It got me out of the reading rut I fell back into when  2020 hit the fan.

BTW: I’ve never seen the movie either, so I plan on watching it soon.

  12 Responses to “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll”

  1. I’ve never read/listened to/watched this. Cool that you liked it–hope you like the movie, too!

    • I don’t know why I put books on my tbr list and then it takes me forever to get to them. Especially when their only a few hours long!

  2. I enjoy Depp’s work for the most part but I would skip his version of Alice if I were you. I say stick with the cartoon.

    I read the book and I was kind of underwhelmed. I have a lovely copy though with drawings in it.

  3. I think I read it years ago on my kindle and being surprised at how inventive and funny the story was. I think i had just seen children’s book versions before and even though I thought I knew the story, I really didn’t.

  4. I have a very very old copy of this book on the shelf. I plan to give it to my granddaughter one day. Lots of good quotes, Vicki.

  5. I read this with Gage a few years ago and didn’t love it, but do want to see the movie. Thanks for reminding me!

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