When I heard about the movie coming out (which I still haven’t seen… is it any good?), I realized that I had never actually read Alice in Wonderland, despite being very familiar with the various adaptations and references on the teevee. So when I found it as a free e-book, read by Michael York (swoon), I thought that this was as good a time as any to rectify that situation.
The story itself is pretty simplistic, as you probably know… Alice falls down a rabbit hole, drinks some stuff, gets small, eats some stuff, gets big, consumes various other things that make her big and small and big and small and big and small again, talks to a caterpillar, a hare, a cat, a griffin, a mock turtle, and various members of a deck of playing cards, and then wakes up from her dream.
The dialogue is very entertaining, with puns and allusions and poems abounding, and it’s even better when read to you by Michael York, who has much more of a range of character voices than I’m used to in my audiobooks. It’s also very short, so you should really just go listen to it for yourself. Have fun!
(A to Z Challenge)
Pass me yours, if you’ve got ’em.