I think what strikes me as most memorable is the group's first visit to the All Powerful Oz. I was surprised that Oz saw each character individually and in a way that was completely different from the movie.
I think I enjoyed the Wicked Witch of the West the best. Ms. Hathaway seemed to revel in the witches nastiness.
Without giving anything away the book is definitely worth reading. The basic plot is the same, but there are a lot of differences. The differences make the story fresh, especially if you are only familiar with the Judy Garland movie.
I had never read this book as a child but I had seen the movie. I decided to listen to this book with my 7 year old son. We listened to a little bit each night before bed and we both absolutely loved it. Anne Hathaway does an excellent job with the voices. It was a great listen and i was pleasenetly surprised to find my son asking for it each night.
I had never read the printed version of the book so I didn't really know what to expect from the audio version. Now I'm glad that I listened to the audiobook first because I absolutely loved this reading by Anne Hathaway. It was so much fun! She went all out with different voices for the different characters and it felt almost like theatre in my head.
The story is also a timeless classic for good reason. If you enjoyed the movie, the book offers a darker side to the tale and is definitely worth looking into.
This story is a classic that everyone should read or listen to. Anne Hathaway enhances the story with her pleasant voice.
Have not listened to another book.
I did not finish it. But my 12 year old loves the book.
Anne Hathaway's performance of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was simply delightful. Her melodic tone and range of voices for the various characters made the words come alive in a way that reading the text to yourself can't. I found it to be a refreshing way to revisit an old favorite.
Love a good book with a great storyline, read by a captivating voice.
Ann hathoway brings this much beloved story alive with her preformance
I liked having vague memories from childhood through out the book
When they first enter the emerald city
A bargain price, well worth a listen or three
This is a childhood favorite of mine and fondly remember my father explaining the economical and historical allegory. I wanted to hear it again. It was much shorter than I remembered but is just as wonderful. If you are not looking for the historical allegory its still a fabulous childrens book. I do have to say I was suprised that I did not enjoy the narrator as much as I expected. I love Anne Hathaway but her interpretation of the scarecrow was very hard for me to listen too. This is still a great listen for both parent and child or just for an adult.
I'm in the minority about Anne Hathaway's performance. I thought she was wonderful with the narration but when she did the different voices and accents I found they were very annoying. The scarecrow sounded like Marge Simpson, one of the other characters sounded like a french maid and another one a valley girl. I love the movie and had never read the original story. I still have to say I love the movie better than the book
I believe that the book should have bin something I should have read when I was younger, as it is now I like it, but I di not love it. And the way that Ann Hathaway reads the story is really special and lovely and I love here preferment.