The story just wasn't very good. Also the reader made very odd voice inflections and voices.
It didn't spark anything, just very blase.
I've always known that Anne Hathaway is a good and versatile actress. But I didn't know that she also could make (very) different voices. A great, funny, addictive and must-listen audiobook for all ages.
100% of the books I read are in audible format. I enjoy reading apocalyptic, WWII, psychology, classics, contemporary and non-fiction.
When I listened to a Sample, I knew that I would buy this audio version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz narrated by Anne Hathaway --- like many people, I've read the books, seen the movie and TV versions, plays - you name it, but this version is the coup de grâce in that the listener gets so much story detail that is forgotten from the days of reading as a child and never really absorbed in the movie version -- so I loved it for that reason. The narration by Ms. Hathaway was the best.
The wizard of oz story is largely thought of as what is portrayed in the movie... The book is much more.
The surprise of the difference between the book and the classic movie
I love the way Anne Hathaway takes an ordinary fairy tale story and brings about a wonderful attitude giving the listener a myriad of differnt voices to enjoy the charachters with.
Anne Hathaway, without question! She is a wonderful narrator. She should do it more often. My Grandson just loves this book choosing to listen to it over any other book most every night.
The entire book is very entertaining, but again I have to say that although it's a great read, and it is, Anne Hathaway brings something very special to the party when she reads. She's not just reading. She's acting it out. It's nearly a dramatization.
No. I haven't. This one is magnificent though. As I've said.
You won't, you can't regret getting this book and listening to it. Your children or Grandchildren will love it. They'll want to give it a listen more than once.
So much fun to listen to, and it was free! Can't get much better than that!
I haven't read the print version, but always meant to. Anne's narration made it so very special! I laughed, I cried.
Her enthusiasm for the characters really comes through.
Yes. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I laughed AND cried! And was so sorry when it ended.
Most of us know this story, but Ms. Hathaway did a good job of pulling me into the originial story, which is very different from the movie.