Weary of her storybook, one “without pictures or conversations,” the young and imaginative Alice follows a hasty hare underground–to come face-to-face with some of the strangest adventures and most fantastic characters in all of literature.
Most of us know the story of Alice in Wonderland in one edition or another, some love it and some are put off by the fantastic world that resembles a fever dream inspired by a child’s imagination. We know the White Rabbit and his tick-tock frenzy, the Queen of Heart’s zero-tolerance policy, the Mad Hatter who is a favorite to many and the Cheshire Cat and it’s devious ways. The story can be analysed and interpreted in countless ways from characters to environment, but I genuinely just like to absorb the wonder and the magic that captures the heart of a child – and adults who’s childish spirit has remained intact.
This was a re-read for me but it was the first time I “read” it through audio-book. I’ve never really gotten into audio-books because I generally lose focus and prefer reading the books myself. However, Alice in Wonderland is such a wonderful story and listening to Sir john Gielgud’s lovely British accent (in the 1989 version) made it so cozy and fun. I’m definitely going to try more fairytale audio-books because this experience was great and if anything, it made me love Alice in Wonderland even more than I already did.