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.
Maybe if they were interested in a excellent reading of the Wizard of OZ.
All of Anne Hathaway voices and the differences between the book and the movie I saw as a child.
Not sure I had one favorite. I liked the differences that I would notice between the movie adaptation and the original story. Silver instead of ruby slippers, the fact that Dorthy was not dreaming when she visited Oz, but went there and returned home. The inclusion of two different good witches (North and South). There are a good amount of differences between the two, but both are enjoyable in their own format.
No, but I did smile a few times.
Though I haven't finished the selection, I have found Anne's vocal performance to be interesting and entertaining, with diverse voice adaptations, and overall excellent vocal clarity.
I rediscovered parts of the story that I had forgotten.
My favorite scene was when Dorothy first landed in Oz.
Dorothy's interactions with the Lion, Scarecrow and Tinman brought a smile to my face but also sadness when I listened to their life stories before they met Dorothy.
I really really loved the first half of this book, and found it in many ways superior to the movie that I've known and loved since childhood.
Once the story veered into the unknown however, I found that it dragged, and was almost boring.
Anne Hathaway's narration was sensational, she actually gave me goosebumps in places. Highly recommended.