Tuesday, April 19, 2016

alice's adventures in wonderland perform by Scarlett Johansson by Lewis Carol



5 out of 5 stars  *****

I listen to this story via Audible, Audio Book. It is interesting to listen to a very talented Scarlett Johansson narrate this book which is one read to me as a child and enjoyed again as a young adult. This time around I notice the archaic terms that are colloquialisms during the time Lewis Carol writes this fantastic adventure. 

Alice's demise in the absurd world of Wonderland makes her homesick for the familiar people whose characteristics she discovers in the animals and insects of her fantasy. Enter a play on words and the story pivots in another direction; for example, Alice states that the world spins on its axis and the Queen of Hearts replies, "Speaking of axes, off with her head." 

I am constantly amused by Carol's style of writing. Johansson's expert use of voice alteration for each character makes this audio book come alive in a most refreshing way. I have a renewed respect for Scarlett as a performer and a deeper appreciation for Lewis Carol's classic masterpiece, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.