I was expecting a story something along the lines of an Oz fairy tale. Instead, this book was long, boring and just seemed to wander around without a point. It is an adult story, not for the kids. Really heavy handed with half-formed philisophical babble that didn't seem to have much to do with the story. Some of the characters seemed to have a reason to be in the book, but many of them were shallow and didn't have much to do with the plot. I kept waiting for something to happen, trying to figure out when things were going to pick up, but they never did. I can't believe this book was so popular.
I'd heard a lot about how great this book is, so I desided to get it. It was boring from the start. I can't even bring myself to finish it. Interesting concept but badly done.
I knew I would never get to see the play and I liked the premise of the "wicked witch who was really just misunderstood," but this book never delivered on my expectations. It is wierd and made me feel like I wasn't following the story. It felt like the same characters were being reintroduced in many different (unrelated) story lines without feeling like any of the stories revealed their arc or reached a conclusion. I love science fiction and am not squemish about sexual content. I didn't like this book because it wasn't well told, not because the content offended me. Don't waste your money. I'm sorry I wasted mine. I would give it zero stars if I could.
I was totally disappointed with the depravity and sexual deviant story line of this book.
I have only gotten through a couple chapters of this book and cannot go any further. Oz was not like this.
Don't waist your money
The narrator, John McDonough, did a wonderful job of capturing Oz and its inhabitants.
I enjoyed the curious and enigmatic nature of Elphaba, the main character, and the fact that even though elements of the story are familiar, they are also surprising and new in this story.
Nanny. Hands down.
I absolutely could not get in to this weird hobbit-ish story. I had to stop with the bizarre puppet sex show.
This story was suprisingly disturbing and disgusting! It needs a warning for language and for the graphic sex. A great WASTE OF MONEY!!!