- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 8 hours and 28 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: January 25, 2016
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01AYD4OF4
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Alice Audiobook – Unabridged
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Alice is an amazing, dark twist on an original classic that I've loved since I first laid eyes on it. Upon first reading the summary, I immediately began thinking of two games American McGee's Alice and Alice: Madness Returns, along with the newer game, Alice is Dead, however, for anyone else thinking this, get the thought out of your head this instant. I'm not saying thinking that is going to kill your expectations, but this book is nothing like either of those games, and slightly more disturbing.
As a reader who grew up loving the works of the twisted Edgar Allan Poe, I find comfort and love for the dark and gruesome tales. Ms. Henry does a wonderful job taking a much loved classic and turning it into a nightmare with fluid details, capturing scenes, and a thrilling plot. The spin on the characters was perfectly executed for each; Hatcher, Cheshire, The Rabbit, The Walrus -- all amazing with their own type of madness... (more via website)
I wish there had been a little more world building. I think I would've like to know some more about the cities, Old and New. We were given only a little bit of information about both, and didn't really see anything of the New City at all.
And for all the people going on and on about the gore and all that, I didn't really bat an eye at any of it. Things aren't as grisly as people are making it out, or I just have a much higher tolerance for it than some. The most cringeworthy thing I can think of in this book has to do with The Walrus and his antics (those who have read will know what I mean).
Yes, there is attempted rape and flashbacks of said things. I didn't find any of these descriptions to be explicit, but YMMV. Maybe I've just read too many horror stories to really be affected by the stuff in this book.
All in all, I enjoyed reading this.
Years ago Alice went from her home in New City with a supposed friend into Old City out of stupidity if you ask me....only Alice came out... and dear Alice was never the same again.
Alice is put in a mental hospital in the Old City by her parents for the rest of her life. You see you can't have crazy in New City, you have to be perfect there. And poor Alice who kept screaming about a rabbit and had been attacked in a most horrible way was labeled crazy.
Alice has one friend in the asylum and his name is Hatcher. After so many long years in the asylum, one night there is a fire and they escape, but so does a creature that is out to destroy everything in his path.
This book is full of darkness. There isn't anything sweet or cutsie about it. People and things are slayed, raped, twisted, changed, sold, bought... you get the picture. BUT. Alice finds out she has power beyond her imagination and she is pretty bad to the bone and so is Hatcher.
I really liked all of the things Alice and Hatcher go through together. I love their characters. I love all of the things they do all in the name of vengeance. There is nothing like getting revenge on those that have hurt you and avenge other innocents that have been hurt. A brilliant, bloody-ride through Old City with a little spark of goodness at the end. So, I guess I lied, there is a little ray of sunshine ;)
It has all of the Alice characters, but they are completely reimagined and redone. It is a pretty sexual book that is also a thriller. It begins with Alice, who is a mental patient, escaping her prison with an ax wielding man named Hatcher. I think if you can get through that much, you won't have a problem with the book.
It is ultimately an adventure type book where Alice and Hatcher are seeking the Rabbit while being chased by the Jabberwocky.
I found the writing quite well done and I read it fairly quickly. The storytelling was fun although there were a few parts that I kind of phased out on and had to reread them because they were part of the plot.
I picked up the book because it was on Amazon's best of 2015 Sci Fi category and it was well worth it. Glad I picked it up.
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