Join Alice one lazy afternoon as she finds adventure as she folows the White Rabbit into the rabbit hole and into a starnge and fascinating, sometimes scary land of wonder. Once again meet some of your most favotite characters such as the Chesire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar, the King, Queen and Knve of Hearts, the Dormouse, the Mock Turtle and so many more. This is a story that never fails to entertain every time you listen.
Best reading of Wonderland there is.
This was the version I had on cassette tape as a child, and it’s wonderful.
I have been so spoiled by William Rushton’s narration that no other audio recording will do, even the great Christopher Plummer’s.
Rushton has the perfect way of delivering some of the dry humor in a way that even a child will laugh (and, I did!). He voices all the characters in subtle ways that bring out their unique personas and idiosyncrasies, but without resorting to extremes. For instance—as is often the case with many male narrators—he does not resort to a wispy, high-pitched voice for Alice, which (when others do it) can come across as rather silly.
This version wasn’t available for years and years, and I feared I may only be able to hear it again by tracking down the cassettes and investing in a tape player— So, my delight at finding it uploaded digitally at last was deeply felt.
So firmly was this version imprinted on my young mind, that whenever I read Alice out loud as an adult, I do so with much of Mr. Rushton’s cadence, emphasis, and timing. He simply nails the delivery to get everything that makes this classic story so enjoyable and beloved come across effortlessly.