Yes, Anne Hathaway has a special talent that is perfect for audiobooks. My son has requested to listen to the book all over again after we finished it the first time. He loved her voices for all the different characters, especially the Queen field mouse!
I listened with my 2 children, ages 8 & 9. Anne does an amazing job of doing a wide variety of voices,from Dorothy to the mouse queen to the great wizard himself. I love how my children were able to read along on my kindle fire. The words highlight as Anne reads.
It is just plain fun!
Anne did an excellent job in bringing the characters of this book to life.
I love the Wizard of oz. It is a classic that I never get tired of.
I loved the way she did the voices for the characters. Every character was unique so I think she did an excellent job with that.
This book made me smile and was very nostalgic for me. Hearing it being brought to life made me laugh more than anything. The Wizard of Oz was one of the first books I read as a tween and I still have it.....although it's tattered and torn.
This is the first audio book I have ever listened to so I am going to confess that I was actually biased against them until I listened to this book. I always thought audio books would sound mechanical.....you know like when you have the computer read something to you. This book was a pleasant surprise and it forever changed my opinion on audio books.
I like both versions. It is a matter of convience to be able to listen while I am doing house work or other task. It is also nice to be able to have the children listen to the book when I am unable to read to them.
It is a clasic that a person never gets to old to enjoy.
A different inamination
Just loved the story
Fantasy, Sci-fi, paranormal, suspense- few of my favorite genres Listen to english, french, and spanish
I particularly loved Anne Hathaway's choice of voice for the Scarecrow, it was funny and a bit silly, perfect for the character!
There is an amazing set of voices for all the characters and a good use of dry wit and sarcasm that may not have been as evident in the written word which added humor.
The story was more fun. It introduced villages by color. The movie took a few different turns where I preferred the books descriptions and developments by chapter.
Alice in Wonderland.
Yes, very enjoyable.
An absolutely wonderful narration by Anne Hathaway! She gives each character a voice and it was a delight to listen. Perfect for all ages.
What puts the audio version above the printed version is Ms Hathaway's ability to bring the characters to life. With many voices she was able to convey the personalities of the people of OZ.
This is the original and not the screen play that we have been subject to for years. So many differences to compare with the movie made it very entertaining.
I loved all her voices and character interpretations. I did not enjoy the voice of the Scarecrow because it reminded me too much of Marge Simpson.
Mom to twin boys
My seven year olds have wanted to see the movie but it's scary. The book was a perfect option. They loved it so much they listened in one day!
I loved this series as a child. It is a much weirder story than I had recalled. As an adult I find some of it repetitive and not all of the adventures seemed important to the overall development of the story, but it is so imaginative and wonderfully bizarre that it was still very enjoyable. Also the reader does an absolutely amazing job with all of the characters and has immense energy.