This was quite the interesting twist on Alice in Wonderland. My first audiobook from Christina Henry was Lost Boy, which I absolutely loved. Her way of writing a dark retelling is bizarre and unique. This story is violent, disturbing, menacing, and nightmarish. While the names/characters are the same as Alice, the characters are much more monstrous. I love Alice and Hatcher’s friendship. After spending so many years locked away in an asylum with only each other for solace, their bond is deep and unique. I didn’t love it as much as Lost Boy, but it was still enthralling and worth the listen. \r\n\r\n“Alice dreamed of blood. Blood on her hands and under her feet, blood in her mouth and pouring from her eyes. The room was filled with it.”\r\n\r\nJenny Sterlin was cast perfectly for this role. Her timing, pitch, pace, and tone was perfect. Her accents and characterizations were spot on. I absolutely love her voice. She gives it a Victorian feel, making the listening experience that much more fascinating. I highly recommend the audiobook version of Alice.
dark, disutopian, scary... and yet familiar. brilliantly reimagined tale of Alice wherein she comes into her power on her terms, defeating human traffickers, magicians and monsters.
terrible. I don't know what the other two reviewers were smoking but this book was a complete dud. It is repetitive and you will hear the topic of rape and women taken and forced into sexual slavery come up over and over again. the story really isn't very cohesive and the end just ends rather abruptly without much closure. I would never recommend this to anyone and wish I could have the last 8 hours of my life back.
An EXCELLENT adaptation of the classic tale. If you're a fan of Alice In Wonderland or not, even if you've never read the series matters not, this is a must read/listen! Beautifully written and narrated. I'll be putting this on my top10 favs list and moving to book #2 Red Queen ASAP!