Alice in Blunderland: an Iridescent Dream


Read by Ruth Golding

(4.6 stars; 27 reviews)


From Alice in Blunderland:
"Certain of our members claim that they have a right to sell their votes for $500 apiece--"

"Mercy!" cried Alice, "Why, that is--that is terrible."

"It certainly is," said the March Hare ruefully, it's rotten. Here I've been holding out for $1,250 for mine, and these duffers want to go in for a cut rate that will absolutely ruin the business."

John Kendrick Bangs takes Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and turns it into a political satire in many ways as fresh, keen and relevant today as it was a hundred years ago. (Summary by Ruth Golding)

(1 hr 58 min)

Chapters

1 - Off to Blunderland 14:37 Read by Ruth Golding
2 - The Immovable Trolley 16:37 Read by Ruth Golding
3 - The Aromatic Gas Plant 18:44 Read by Ruth Golding
4 - The City-owned Police 16:19 Read by Ruth Golding
5 - The Municipaphone 19:21 Read by Ruth Golding
6 - The Department of Public Verse 16:10 Read by Ruth Golding
7 - The Municipal Ownership of Children 16:51 Read by Ruth Golding

Reviews

another of Bangs tales

(5 stars)

John Kendrick Bangs & Ruth Golding what a combination to bring a smile & chuckle to one. Ruth is just a amazing reader I just sit back and enjoy her gift of telling a story rather than reading one. This Bangs spoof is really worth lending a ear to. Even thou written over a hundred years ago this tale is very much alive and true today. Enjoy!

An audio gem

(5 stars)

I enjoyed this reading immensely. Ruth Golding’s near-perfect diction and delivery is so very easy on the ears and gives life to what would otherwise be a very average story. Other readers could learn a great deal from her example.

meh

(3.5 stars)

Charmingly read, but I didn't love it. I suspect it isn't actually as good as it was 100 years ago. Now it's just kind of sad that so much of it is actually true.

Certainly Relevant Today

(5 stars)

This satire is great, and very well read by Ruth Golding. Written in 1906 and certainly relevant today. Highly recommended!

An unexpected giggle

(5 stars)

well read out and a well written parody of ridiculousness of an already amusing upside down book. Recommended listening.

Alice in Bunderland: an Iridescent Dream

(5 stars)

Well read. Fun entertaining tongue in cheek a great deal of enjoyment to be had. Thanks!

(5 stars)

Loved this was very funny.snd true even today. Highly recommend. Reading is very good.and pleasant to listen to.