The voice actor was fantastic - he did a great job with all the different characters. I thought that the story didn't hold together very well - it could have used some editing - like the weird gratuitous sex club scene, what the heck was that about? The story started off really well - and just lost steam. I'm not interested in reading the follow-on stories.
He was great - all the characters were very well done.
It was boring. I listened to the first seven hours, hoping it was going to get better. What a waste.
Anything but one of this guys books.
Someone who can act.
I bought this book with high hopes. I really wanted to enjoy it. At first I did! The birth narrative was humorous and exciting. Shortly after, however, the book fell apart. My main problem with this book is that is was not well written. The characters were shallow and unlikable. The plot was rushed and barely comprehensible at times. I was expecting a book which explored the depths of the characters of Glinda, Elphaba, etc. What I got instead was a writer who couldn't decide if he wanted to write a trashy romance novel or a semi-interesting action book. What he eventually turned out is a book which only teases to get better, but only gets worse with each sentence.
I listened to it because I wanted to love it. Now, I would never recommend it to anyone unless you are really interested in an ankle deep approach to the land of Oz.
Audible is the best thing since sliced bread..
Our writer really dove into the characters in the story we all know and love. Great imagination was necessary to present the witch to us in this form. To give the reader a look into who she was and where she came from,,and why.
When I was a child I would watch the movie and be afraid of her, now I will see it in a whole new light. If your in love with "Wizard of OZ " then you may not want to taint that. This story will. For me it was in a good way. Some die hard fans may feel like the story has taken out the magic in the movie.
All in all. A good read..
The narrator-plot and pace of the story
The Green Witch
The prince and the witch as lovers in her loft, he awakes to see her body naked for the first time.
The witch kills her teacher
Wicked is just plain fun, I enjoyed the pace, characters, plot and imagination of the insane OZ thing
Many are complaining that this isn't the same character from the Wizard of Oz they know. That the overall story is too
I bought this book because everyone I talked with raved about it. It seemed like a story that I would enjoy. I rarely give up on a book but I just couldn't bring myself to finish this one. I can't tell if it was the narrator or just that the story didn't seem to move. I never got past the kindergarten years.
I've read this book many times before and it was a pleasure hearing it read aloud to me. I heard many details that I had missed in earlier readings.
If the book were more like the musical and not so dirty!
Yes, I thought the narration was good.
I couldn't even get half way through it because it was so dirty and crude.
while I did enjoy reading about the evolution of the witch and what drove her to become the Wicked Witch of the West, and of course her end was a foregone conclusion, I can't help but feel that this was a shaggy dog story with no resolution from the reader's point of view. I kept hoping for a payoff after the rich development of the characters in new and interesting ways. but in the end it was just an abrupt end with no real payoff, I gave it 4 stars because the story was so well thought out and read, but it lost the final star due to the ending. perhaps it will take reading the other three books to bring things into focus but I find myself with very little interested in pursuing more.