Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Annotated
Written by Lewis Carroll⎮ Narrated by Lynn Norris
Author: Lewis Carroll
Narrator: Lynn Norris
Length: 2 hours 42 minutes
Publisher: Blackberry Publishing Group
Released: Mar 12, 2021
Genre: Classics; Fantasy
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel by English author Lewis Carroll (the pseudonym of Charles Dodgson). It tells of a young girl named Alice, who falls through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children.
Sophia Rose's Review
This audiobook was provided by its author, Blackberry Publishing Group, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks, Blackberry!
A young girl takes a tumble down a hole and all sorts of bizarre adventures await from encounters with a late rabbit, a homicidal queen, a kooky Hatter, and more. A beloved children’s classic- that adults adore, too- is just the thing when the real world gets to be a bit much. “We’re all mad here”, Cheshire Cat from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Chapter 6
I read this when I was a child, but it has been years so I was pleased to take it up with this delightful audiobook version.
A Victorian era nonsense tale has young Alice exploring the world down the rabbit hole after following a talking, well-groomed white rabbit where her knowledge up to this point of the world is turned on its ear. Alice is intrepid and doesn’t bat an eye when eating or drinking makes her shrink or grow, when animals talk, reason, and argue, and when a deck of cards and a croquet match can be deadly. Mixed through the tale of her explorations of the world down the rabbit hole are silly poems and songs. And, I had no idea so many well-used quotes came from this short book.
Cheshire cat remains my favorite creature that Alice encounters and gave me food for thought with this quote:Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where—” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“—so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.” —Chapter 6, Pig and Pepper
Lynn Norris’ talented narration work simply sparkled. She infused Carroll’s playful text with heart from Alice’s thoughtful ponderings to the mayhem of the duchess’ house and to a song by a sea creature. Sheer delight and the production work was top notch, as well.
All in all, I happily slid down that rabbit hole with Alice and lost myself in the oddities that had her “curiouser and curiouser”. Those who love children’s classics or wish to initiate their own children to a fun fantasy world should definitely consider this version.
Meet the Narrator: Lynn Norris
Lynn Norris’ knock-out talent can pull in, protect, or push your audience around with a friendliness so spry they’ll think they asked for it and then ask for more. Tack on the ease and speed with which she delivers, and it’s no wonder she’s fast becoming a leading female contender in the highly competitive Voice Over ring.
Lynn’s got a full locker of vocal aptitudes & attitudes that can resonate with big brains, tender hearts, smart asses, silly gooses – and your toughest customers therein. Her opera background and love of animation gives her an extra appreciation for the dramatic and the ridiculous. And after a long career in financial software development, Lynn is also fluent in “tech speak”, “financial copy”, “software education”, “compliance concepts”, and she knows how important it is to deliver your information in an easy to digest and engaging manner.
Experience what it sounds like to win, and let Lynn’s Tough Lovely VO get scrappy with your script today!
Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.
Sophia has been devouring books for decades and the love for audio books in particular probably started with the portable turntable record player and hearing, ‘when the chime sounds, please turn the page’. In the last five years of reviewing, she has started listening for review and honing her narration tastes. Sophia is an equal opportunity genre lover though history and mystery, sci-fi and romance will always be the front runners.