Friday, August 12, 2011

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
Bolinda Audiobook, 2010.
Read by Miriam Margolyes

Wishing to brush up on my Alice reading of many years ago, I listened to Bolinda's new and award-winning version. What a delight! Miriam Margolyes, who most recently reprised her role as Professor Sprout, herbologist, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II, gives full, quirky, beautiful, and memorable voice to Carroll's cast of classic characters. Her voices are so diverse and so interesting, this version of Alice sounds like a full-cast recording, with Margolyes as the full cast. If you have forgotten a few (okay, almost all) the details of the original, pre-Disney Alice, this audiobook is a great refresher, or if you want to introduce the next generation or two to the original Alice, I can't think of a better place to begin. Five stars.

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