What do you expect? We've all seen the movie. Now hear what you missed. Anne does a great job!
Her tone gave this a fairy tale feel that I think might keep younger kids entertained.
The Oracle Reviews
I never got to read this story growing up and didn't want my children to miss out, so when i saw that Anne Hathaway was the narrator I grabed it. I decided to listen it and was drawn in by Anne's performance. She broughtlife to all the characters in the world of OZ and new life to this the story.
Its a childs story that can be enjoyed by an adult with a young heart.
She is a supreme actress with great talent. I loved her performance.
I consider this stroy to be a classic. I find that when a classic like this is narrated by an actor or group of actors it adds new life to a story. I wish more classics were given the opportunity to have new life.
I'm not usually a big fan of Anne Hathaway but honestly this was one of the best audible narratives I've heard. She was fabulous. The story was not the same as the old movie. It was much better. No matter what your age you'll like it.
Great story, loved her different voices !
Listened to this with my 5 year old son and he loved it :)
No favorites; Ms Hathaway made them all come alive.
No favorite; many good, very good scenes.
Ms. Hathaway's quirky voices made this an enjoyable listen; the great story made made it easy.
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.