This book is sad, depressing, disgusting, and violent. The author cheats by bringing in legions of characters, and when he cannot figure out what to do with them, he either kills them off or dismisses them. The book wanders around with no developed or coherent story line. And then, the witch dies. End of story.
No, but it has turned me off from this author.
The speaker had too many characters to try and differentiate.
Very negative reactions. Apparently the author feels that life is random and futile. A waste of my time and money.
Conflicts kept being developed between the characters and then dropped, which was frustrating. Halfway through I just wanted it to be over, but I felt the same way about Lord of the Rings, so if epic fantasy was what the author was going for I guess they succeeded.
John McDonough is a great reader for this story. I believe he gave the charactor such a personality! I enjoyed it so very much!
Avid reader all of my life! Favorite author: Stephen King. Favorite book: Hyperion.
That it completely turned upside down my pre-conceived notions about what is wicked and evil. The book made me think of
Elphaba. I was utterly engrossed in her story and how she would meet her eventual fate.
He's a very solid reader and a great storyteller. While his
I was shocked at how exquisitely the author was able to bring everything full circle and actually preserve some of the context from the original
My favorite moments of this book was the love affair between Elphaba and Fiyero and how she's not quite become the angry, bitter, hardened women she eventually becomes. At that moment, she could have gone down another path in life. I also loved how the ending scene between Dorothy and Elphaba played out.
I am not sure what I was expecting when I got this book. I knew some of the songs from the play but not the storyline itself. I was completely pleased with the complexities of the characters and the adult perspective that was told. Since the Wizard was from our world it stands to reason he would bring beliefs and perspectives from that world. The turns in the story kept me interested all the way to the end. I am looking forward to
Maguire glossed over some the more famous plot points from the movie. There is almost no interaction between Dorothy and witch in this book. These are the scenes I was most interested in and I was left feeling very unsatisfied at the end of the book.
This is the first book I have listened to from this author.
John McDonough's performance was superb. I especially enjoyed his booming
I enjoyed Wicked until the last section of the book. I kept waiting for the story to come together. A few questions were answered but I really wanted more. I can't say that I would recommend this to a friend. I won't listen to it again but I don't regret listening to it once.
Great back-story and some new (to Oz) characters but overall, very disappointing.
There is no comparison. This book takes the classic of Wizard of Oz and turns it on its ear, telling the story from the side of the
The narrartor did a good job, but I did not care for his voice/ tone quality. While he inflected it still felt monotone and made it easy for me to zone out while listening to the story rather than engaging me.
Donna Lee Walker
The story was too hard to follow
too hard to follow
all of them
did not like it at all
I didn't think I would like a book being read to me but I was wrong :) It was great to be able to lie back and just listen.
The reading was well done.
There are many times in the book that I found myself laughing. Also, there are some pretty sad times :(
I highly recommend this book for any