Trade Ed. Listening Library 2008
CD ISBN 978-0739367384 $25.00 Three CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Listening Library 2008
CD ISBN 978-0-7393-6765-0 $30.00 Three CDs
Forget the cartoon version! Dale's expert handling of the characters in Carroll's classic banishes any preconceived voice characterizations from the listener's mind. The old favorites are all here: Alice, the Queen, the Caterpillar, and so on. However, there's more to it than just those few. Carroll's absurd landscape is populated with equally absurd characters, many of them with only a line or two. Dale takes these bit parts and gives them true personalities that might have been ignored in other productions. Moreover, Dale's approach to the story narration bears the kindly, slightly amused tone that one imagines Carroll himself had as he penned his much-loved tale. In a Disneyfied world, one forgets how quirky and delightfully peculiar this story really is—but now Jim Dale has brought us back to Wonderland. A.H.A. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 08]
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