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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Written by Lewis Carroll

Narrated by Sally Field


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Written by Lewis Carroll

Narrated by Sally Field

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3/5 (1,161 ratings)
Length:
2 hours
Released:
Sep 1, 2000
ISBN:
9780743568012
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Description

In an enchanting performance, two-time Academy Award® winner Sally Field takes us on a topsy-turvy adventure through Wonderland. Irresistibly delightful, fascinating and funny, Ms. Field's stunning interpretation brings Alice, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat and all of Lewis Carroll's remarkable characters to life.

Produced in a simple manner that allows imaginations to soar, Carroll's triumph will charm the entire family. Destined to become an instant classic, this audiobook will help introduce our family to the unique pleasure of classic literature.

A portion of the proceeds from this audiobook will be donated to the National Center for Family Literacy, a non-profit organization that improves the lives of tens of thousands of families annually by creating and assisting programs that teach the entire family basic literacy skills that expand their economic and social well-being.
Released:
Sep 1, 2000
ISBN:
9780743568012
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1865 and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, in 1871. Considered a master of the genre of literary nonsense, he is renowned for his ingenious wordplay and sense of logic, and his highly original vision.


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  • (3/5)
    There really is a lot of nonsense in this.
  • (4/5)
    It's hard to review 2 books at once. I loved the first book. But I was not impressed with the second. Like many, I've been spoiled by movies so I was very disappointed to find out the Jabberwocky was just a poem. I was also surprised at how young Alice truly is in the books. All-in-all was an interesting read.
  • (3/5)
    Alice in Wonderland vertelt het verhaal van de kleine Alice die in slaap sukkelt bij een uitstapje en in haar droom een wit konijn achterna rent door een pijp. Ze komt in een volledig andere wereld terecht en wordt geconfronteerd met de meest vreemde schepsels: eigenaardige dieren en levende kaarten, enzovoort. Allemaal zijn ze druk met zichzelf bezig en niet echt er op uit Alice beter te leren kennen. Die vraagt zichzelf trouwens geregeld af wie ze eigenlijk is. De gekste gebeurtenissen doen zich voor en de gekste teksten worden de lezer voorgeschoteld, tot Alice uiteindelijk weer ontwaakt.Achter de spiegel borduurt voort op dat thema, zelfs in een nog hogere versnelling. Alice geraakt in een spiegel en komt buiten het zichtsveld weer in een vreemde wereld terecht. Vooral de schaakfiguren beheersen hier de zaak. Er zijn andermaal tal van zonderlinge figuren. De dialogen hebben nog meer dubbele bodems dan tevoren. Maar het geheel geeft een zo mogelijk nog verwarder en daardoor ondoorgrondelijker indruk dan het vorige verhaal. Op de duur wordt het - zeker bij een lectuur voor kinderen - gewoon ontoegankelijk. Het einde is vrij abrupt.
  • (4/5)
    This edition contains both "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" and "Through The Looking-glass" As with the general understanding of the two stories is mainly presented to today's culture through the Disney's animated classic, most people know of both these stories. Upon reading them both, I noticed the elements that were used from each of them. A majority of it was obviously from "Alice's Adventures" with only some pieces from "Looking-glass" added.
    In my opinion "Alice's Adventures" was much more enjoyable when I read it. I enjoyed the poetic elements in "Looking-glass" but for overall likability, I side with "Alice's Adventures"
  • (3/5)
    While the story is creative, it is also a lot of nonsense. Albeit is supposed to be a dream, it is rather bizarre. I find it odd that the story has such renown. I mildly recommend this book mainly for the value of being familiar with the story because it is so well known.
  • (4/5)
    hard to believe i've never read this but wonderful story
  • (5/5)
    I once read Alice in Wonderland when I was younger and I thought it was okay. Not amazing, but okay. I reread it now a few years later in this edition and I think it was the illustrations that did it for me. I really enjoyed the story. The pictures brought so much to the story. I would recommend this edition. 5 out of 5 stars.
  • (2/5)
    An Exercise in Insanity

    This book was insane. The adventures she had and the creatures she met...It all sounded like what a bad acid trip would be like.

    I'm honestly not sure I enjoyed it. This may require a re-read in the future.
  • (3/5)
    It was okayy..
  • (3/5)
    Alice in Wonderland vertelt het verhaal van de kleine Alice die in slaap sukkelt bij een uitstapje en in haar droom een wit konijn achterna rent door een pijp. Ze komt in een volledig andere wereld terecht en wordt geconfronteerd met de meest vreemde schepsels: eigenaardige dieren en levende kaarten, enzovoort. Allemaal zijn ze druk met zichzelf bezig en niet echt er op uit Alice beter te leren kennen. Die vraagt zichzelf trouwens geregeld af wie ze eigenlijk is. De gekste gebeurtenissen doen zich voor en de gekste teksten worden de lezer voorgeschoteld, tot Alice uiteindelijk weer ontwaakt.Achter de spiegel borduurt voort op dat thema, zelfs in een nog hogere versnelling. Alice geraakt in een spiegel en komt buiten het zichtsveld weer in een vreemde wereld terecht. Vooral de schaakfiguren beheersen hier de zaak. Er zijn andermaal tal van zonderlinge figuren. De dialogen hebben nog meer dubbele bodems dan tevoren. Maar het geheel geeft een zo mogelijk nog verwarder en daardoor ondoorgrondelijker indruk dan het vorige verhaal. Op de duur wordt het - zeker bij een lectuur voor kinderen - gewoon ontoegankelijk. Het einde is vrij abrupt.
  • (5/5)
    Fantastic book! Wonderfully illustrated!
  • (5/5)
    In my opinion this is a good picture book. The illustrations really enhance the story and make the reader believe they are in the story.The illustrations really fit the storyline and are filled with great detail! The front cover is a perfect example. On the cover is Alice, the rabbit, mad hater, the cheshire cat, the liquid that makes Alice get big and small, and the caterpillar! Before even reading this story, the reader is curious to see what is going to happen in the story that bring about all these add creatures. Another aspect of the book that i really enjoyed was the language. Throughout this piece of literature, descriptive language is used to help make the reader feel as if they are actually in the story. ""Oh, my ears and whiskers! The Queen will be angry," it said, and hurried off. Alice wanted to see what would happen to it: so she ran and ran, ti; she found herself tumbling down through a rabbit hole after it." When reading this I picture the rabbit with a worried expression on his face and Alice chasing after him. I also see Alice tripping on a tree root and falling into a rabbits hole. Along with the detailed illustrations, this passage makes the reader feel as if they are there watching. The big idea of this story is that dreaming is an amazing and wonderful thing where your imagination can run free.
  • (5/5)
    I won't even try to write a review. Just to say not sure why I haven't read this for at least fifteen years.
  • (4/5)
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is not one of my favorite books. But this edition has really marvelous graphics that improve upon the story. If you like this book, this edition would certainly be worth adding to your collection as it is beautiful.
  • (4/5)
    Okay, so we all know this story, most of us know it very well. It's an absurd children's book, and as I listened, I kept thinking about how much my preschool aged granddaughters would love the overall silliness of this classic.

    I listened to the new Audible production performed by Scarlett Johannson. I was very impressed with her ability to change voices, which was so extreme, I wondered how much of it was done in post-production. If it is all her, with no electronic modification, I'm very impressed. Movie directors should be able to utilize her voice skills for so many characters.

    At any rate, the rating is primarily from the performance. Surprisingly, I am not a fan of the story at all (I'm not a fan of absurdist literature - it's like bizarro books today: completely senseless). Oh well, to each his own.

    I'd recommend this for people who enjoy classic children's literature and for those who enjoy hearing a book skillfully read.
  • (5/5)
    Addressing strange and difficult issues as time, size and perspective, transformation and introducing the game theory almost a hundred years before it was presented as a mathematical idea in the conventional way, amongst other philosophically difficult ideas - and then engage children successfully, is a great achievement - leaving the readers of all ages curious about the nature of our existence - as compared to other living matter - as well as the nature of our observation of ourselves and everything outside ourselves. Carroll made a sensible, highly readable, enjoyable story out of (what for most people) is nonsense, no less.Wonderful reading.
  • (3/5)
    It was fun and bizarre and I'm happy I read it.
  • (3/5)
    Listened to this on CD. Alice's adventures after she falls down a rabbit hole chasing the white rabbit. She runs into several other characters, the cheshire cat, the queen of hearts, the tortise, and has quite an imaginative adventure in wonderland.
  • (5/5)
    Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is a classic that everyone should read. His play with words, his insane universe with amazing characters, and his symbolism make this a work that can be read over and over. Each time I read it I discover new things, and look at it in a different way. Truly an amazing work by an amazing man.
  • (4/5)
    Silly but interesting.
  • (5/5)
    This is a wonderful retelling of Alice's Adventure in Wonderland. This book includes wonderful illustration, flip-up and pop-outs throughout the story. It combines Graphic art styles with traditional fairytale illustration.
  • (4/5)
    A must for the cultural literacy, but so often mimiced that Alice itself reads as an imitation. The puns are better read in print than listened to. Disney has the Adventures down. The lesser Looking Glass is a bit forced as a sequel.
  • (4/5)
    "Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?"Through the Looking Glass is much better, but you'd have to be an unfeeling clod to not like Alice in Wonderland. Or perhaps have had unfeeling clods for parents who didn't introduce you to Alice before you were old enough to think the puns were a little overboard.
  • (4/5)
    ?We?re all mad here. I?m mad. You?re mad.? The Chesire cat to AliceWhat delightful wonderous nonsense. To spend 2 hours and 44 minutes listening to Scarlett Johansson?s joyful narration of "Alice in Wonderland" was like a breeze of fresh air for my overworked brain.?Well! I?ve often seen a cat without a grin? but a grin without a cat! It?s the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!? Is it subversive nonsense? Filled with hidden meanings? Cleverly organised and meticulously metered out nonsense? Maybe?I don?t know - overblown psychoanalytical interpretations kill the wonder of it all - and it?s original intention: The enchanted nonsense of a child?s imagination. As the forever tea party - where Alice ponders:?The Hatter?s remark seemed to have no sort of meaning in it, and yet it was certainly English.?And it?s certainly a ?curious dream? I will revisit again and again. Scarlett, we have a date next year for another 2 hours and 44 minutes.
  • (4/5)
    Dette er den originale h?ndskrevne version af historien "Alice's Adventures under Ground", urmanuskriptet. Den blev oversat til dansk som "Maries H?ndelser i Vidunderlandet" allerede i 1875, men den var d?rligt oversat og vakte ikke st?rre begejstring. Der er et efterskrift, der fort?ller bogens historie og fx at "How doth the little busy bee, improve each shining hour..." er et digt fra 1715 af Isaac Watt.Historien kender vi jo: Alice f?lger efter en kanin, falder ned i et hul, havner i en sal med d?re, drikker af en flaske og bliver mindre, men kan nu ikke l?ngere n? n?glen. Hun spiser af en kage, der g?r hende for stor. Hun har gr?dt en stor vandpyt og falder selv i den sammen med en mus, en and, en dum dodo, en dv?rgpapeg?je og en ?rneunge og en masse andre dyr. Den hvide kanin dukker op igen og hun f?lger efter den til dens hus. Indenfor drikker hun igen en flaske og bliver k?mpestor. Peter Kanin truer med at br?nde huset af, da firbenet Ole ikke kan f? hende ud, men hun n?r at blive lille igen. Hun stikker af og m?der snart efter den bl? k?lorm. Hun l?ser en underlig version af "Du er gammel, far Vilhelm" op for k?lormen. Derfra g?r det via Filurkatten over til gartnerne, der maler hvide roser r?de. Den R?de Dronning har let ved at d?mme folk til d?den, men Alice redder gartnerne ved at stikke dem i lommen. Dronningen spiller kroket med Alice, men snyder groft. N?sten alle bliver d?mt til d?den, men faktisk er det indrettet s? ingen bliver henrettet. En forloren skildpadde og en grif bliver afbrudt i deres historie af en retssag, hvor Dronningen vil have f?rst dommen og s? beviserne.Netop da v?gner Alice.Fremragende historie oprindeligt fortalt til Alice Liddell. Historien er b?de bundet til Carrolls egen tid og alligevel stadig holdbar.
  • (4/5)
    Silly but interesting.
  • (5/5)
    I used to think the iconic Tenniel illustrations could not be bettered, but Jansson's are wonderful. The only edition of Carroll that contains a glyptodont (Doedicurus). Bonus fact: the first country mentioned in the text is New Zealand.
  • (4/5)
    From an educational standpoint I do not see Alice in Wonderland fitting into any lesson plan. Lewis Carroll's tale went against the norm of the Victorian Age and created a new heroin in Alice. She is an innocent, unmoved character that children of all kinds will love to read on her silly adventures. Alice goes through a series of events in her dream that do not get her anywhere nor develop her in anyway. Alice purely overcomes Wonderland and it's nonsense. Children can find a sense of reassurance and identity in Alice's story by her ability to overcome Wonderland. A fun tale to read at night, but education wise for children I do not see it's purpose in a classroom. But for a classroom full of college student's Alice is fun to read in to and pick apart.
  • (3/5)
    Nonsensical for certain! Alice's adventures in Wonderland, complete with size changes, talking animals, vengeful queens, and mad hat-makers, can be difficult to follow with all the frequent changes and tangents. However, this very nature also hints at Carroll's genius in capturing the momentary thoughts of a person (however senseless), giving a new depth to a magical adventure.
  • (3/5)
    So I finally read it. After reading Splintered, I was expecting something more darker and with other characters. I was also hoping that Alice wouldn't be an idiot. Sadly, I was disappointed on all accounts.Just because Alice is seven or something doesn't mean she has to be annoying. That was my main problem with this book: I didn't like Alice. Carol may have been trying to capture the innocence of children, but children can be innocent without acting ignorantly.I also didn't like the way the plot developed. It was very hazy and hard to understand. Alice would go to this place, and then forget about it. Then she'd go to another place, all throughout the novel. She'd figure out one problem, but then forget how to solve it in the next chapter.This ending is one of the most cliche endings of all time, and I think it started with this book. It was probably a huge surprise in the nineteenth or twentieth century, but for me, it was boring.Carol described things in the most limited way possible. I don't know how, but he seemed to make it work.It was like Carol gave just enough information for a reader to know what he was talking about, but left all the details to imagination. I feel like this will be a hit or miss for many readers, but I liked it.Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of the classics that won't make you fall asleep while reading them, so if you don't mind annoying main characters and backwards logic, you should definitely pick this up.