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Mad About the Hatter Audiobook

Mad About the Hatter

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Publisher's Summary

This isn't his sister's Wonderland....

Henry never believed his older sister Alice's fantastic tales about the world down the rabbit hole. When he's whisked away to the bizarre land, his best chance for escape is to ally himself with the person called the Mad Hatter. Hatter - an odd but strangely attractive fellow - just wants to avoid execution. If that means delivering "Boy Alice" to the Queen of Hearts at her Red Castle, Hatter will do what he has to do to stay alive. It doesn't matter if Henry and Hatter find each other intolerable. They're stuck with each other.

Along their journey, Henry and Hatter must confront what they've always accepted as truth. As dislike grows into tolerance and something like friendship, the young men see the chance for a closer relationship. But Wonderland is a dangerous place, and first they have to get away with their lives.

©2015 Dakota Chase (P)2017 Harmony Ink Press

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  • brandy
    12/10/17
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    "magical"

    that was just wonderful!! the hater was just as crazy and as loveable as I had hoped, and I laughed throughout the whole story. the only thing that would have made it better, was if there had been more then just kissing,I would have love to see the two go beyond that and make love. I did wish that the ending had not been so rushed, once they meet the Queen, everything moved far too quickly for my liking.
    the person reading the story was also great, he seemed to have fun with the different characters and their voices. I especially liked the red King and queens voices, too funny!! but if course the mad hatter was still my # 1 favorite, his voice worked perfectly with the unique type of craziness that is the hatter! I would definitely recommend this book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dee Slate
    01/10/17
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    "What a fantastic performance!"

    Wow! This retelling/'sequel' to Alice in Wonderland was very good. It's a curious mix of a fairytale world and now - we get to see what happened to Wonderland when Alice left 'Through the Looking Glass' and how she is now. The Mad Hatter is in prison, the Red Queen is an absolute pill and Wonderland is not a happy place. The story is entertaining with a few twists, not the least of which is (Henry) Boy Alice - I love that name!
    I have to say that I am so glad I was given a chance to listen to the audiobook. Joel Leslie is nothing short of perfect! I am convinced that he has several different people living inside him. He captured all the voices better than I could ever have hoped for! I cannot describe how freaking perfect his performance is - Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Red Queen, ALL the characters were superbly characterised. All I can do is highly recommend this audio opera, because that's what this really is, a one-man opera :)

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Neta_BER
    30/09/17
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    "My first MM YA- a delight to read!"

    Alice's brother, Henry, is sent into Wonderland, where the Red Queen's insatiable hunger for head rolling has gone on more than enough. He has but one clue as to why he was sent there, the Mad Hatter. Said Hatter is as surprised by Henry's appearance in Wonderland as the young man himself and is ordered to bring Henry to the Red Castle for some more of the Queen's hospitality (on a spike perhaps). The way to the castle is unpredictable and strange, through Wonderland's many forests and dangers. On their journey, Hatter and Henry discover more about themselves and each other.

    Not liking the original Alice in Wonderland books so much I was not expecting to like this one as much as I did! It was wonderfully written in bold, colorful scenes that made me laugh more than once. I was immediately sucked into Wonderland along with the unsuspecting Henry and all its quirky occupants. The sheer quantity of places and characters did not affect the quality of the details this fantastic world Dakota Chase constructed. The story had wonderful twists, depth and emotion while still being a funny effortless read I would gladly re-read again and again. It was fun and engaging, even though I usually go for Romance of the Erotic verity I did not feel like this book was lacking in any way as a part of the M/M genre. This book is an adventure like no other!

    Joel's performance is, as always, spot on! Each character as unique as wonderland itself, distinct and charming. He has the amazing ability to channel each character bringing all the emotions out of a scene and utilizing his voice. He is like a chameleon, shifting into the characters as easily as if he is them, and always has been. His narration made this wonderful book shine!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • jessica
    valparaiso, IN, United States
    26/09/17
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    "Delightful & Whimsical"

    This was a delight to listen to. This is the story of Alice's little brothers trip to Wonderland, and his adventures there.

    Mad About the Hatter had just enough humor & whimsy to keep me entertained & interested until the end. There is the same round-a-bout word play that I remember from the original story, that made me giggle. "Well if I'm here, and you're there, then do you want to know who is here or there..."

    The descriptions of the landscapes & creatures found in this Wonderland were very nicely done. I could picture what was described in all it's imaginative wondrous glory.

    Joel Leslie Froomkin's performance was beyond awesome. The voices and accents he used were done very well. I can only imagine how much of a challenge the speaking backward part of the book was, but he did it amazingly well.

    While this is technically a YA book, it is not juvenile & very enjoyable for an adult listener. There is a little bit of romance between Henry & The Hatter but it is understated and very sweet.

    I was provided a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Molly
    25/09/17
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    "Absolutely LOVED this!"
    What did you love best about Mad About the Hatter?

    It is a completely different version of Alice in Wonderland. A story never told before but has characters that you know. I love the Mad Hatter and Mr Froomkin brought him to life for me.


    Have you listened to any of Joel Froomkin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not but my mom has a lot of books he has narrated. She said I would like his voice. I love his voice. I am so happy that she found this book for me. He does the characters so well. I think he made this book come to life. I hope everyone who has read it will now get the Audio version.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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