Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(2.9 stars; 21 reviews)

LibriVox volunteers bring you 34 different recordings of Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of January 21st, 2007. (0 hr 56 min)


Version 1 1:48 Read by sir_darwen
Version 2 2:07 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
Version 3 2:09 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
Version 4 1:40 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
Version 5 1:51 Read by Arctura
Version 6 1:26 Read by Brad Bush
Version 7 1:23 Read by Claire Cornelia
Version 8 2:02 Read by Catharine Eastman
Version 9 1:19 Read by Claire Goget
Version 10 1:30 Read by Cori Samuel
Version 11 1:51 Read by David Barnes
Version 12 1:24 Read by Esther
Version 13 1:31 Read by Beth Peat
Version 14 1:31 Read by Ezwa
Version 15 1:34 Read by Glen Hallstrom
Version 16 1:22 Read by JemmaBlythe
Version 17 2:27 Read by Julian Jamison
Version 18 1:44 Read by Justin Brett
Version 19 1:52 Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)
Version 20 1:34 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Version 21 1:35 Read by Lizzie Driver
Version 22 1:21 Read by Martin Clifton
Version 23 1:37 Read by Missie
Version 24 1:29 Read by Michael Sirois
Version 25 1:49 Read by Mark F. Smith
Version 26 1:20 Read by rachelellen
Version 27 1:29 Read by Sean McKinley
Version 28 1:33 Read by Sam Fold
Version 29 1:36 Read by Sean McGaughey
Version 30 2:02 Read by Sean McGaughey
Version 31 1:46 Read by Ted Delorme
Version 32 1:51 Read by William Haseltine
Version 33 1:29 Read by Willie Thompson
Version 34 1:17 Read by zakflaming


poor quality

(1 stars)

the volume and overall sound quality is extremely poor.


(4 stars)

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. 'Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!' He took his vorpal sword in hand: Long time the manxome foe he sought -- So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood a while in thought. And, as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came! One two! One two! And through and through The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back. 'And hast thou slain the Jabberwock? Come to my arms, my beamish boy! Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!' He chortled in his joy. 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.

Shortlist of favourites

(5 stars)

CS - The only female reader to make my list. Very good. The only flaw being that the opening and closing verses sound like they're part of a different story. DRB - Read slowly and deliberately - i liked the changes in tempo and emphasis. FEB - creepy. MAC - Very consistant, less energy than the other recordings. The kind of reading you'd expect from a novel. TD - Mostly Scottish accent, with plenty of energy, enthusiasm and character. By far the most impressive reading on the list. WH - Very well read. Minimum of fluff.

Some good readings

(3 stars)

Half of these are read well. Several of the readers do not know basic phonics. "Slithy" has to be pronounced with a long "i". Others are very unclear in their reading. Here is a list of the good readers, in my opinion: 4 6 11 12 14 15 18 19 29 21 22 25 27 29


(2.5 stars)

I really enjoyed listening to Claire Cornelia read Jabberwocky, it was so fun to listen to, good job to her! I didn't honestly care for any other readers after that, but great job everybody!

the first episode, chapter thing has poor quality

(4 stars)

The whole thing is not bad though just the first part so Don’t worry! Also Claire Cornelia was so cute!