Anne Hathaway does a very good job of reading and performing the story. It may be a little too dark for very young children. However for older children and adults it offers a very good listen. However, don't expect the storyline from the movie or even from Maguire's WICKED book, if you do you will be disappointed. The characters you know are all there but they are different and the plot is different. I would recommend the story to anyone who want's a different take on the Wizard of Oz story.
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Familiar story but great reading by Hathaway keeps listeners engaged!
Hathaway keeps the listeners (mainly my children, but me too!) engaged. Our favorite parts of the story, thanks to Hathaway's characterization of each character, are the stork's rescue of the Scarecrow in the river and the indignant Queen of the Field Mice as she responds to the Tin Man's unintentionally demeaning response to her after he saves her life. My daughter could not help but keep rewinding those parts to listen to it over and over again -- giggling and laughing at Hathaway's excellent creation of these characters' voices. Hathaway's performance made revisiting this book a delight.
Please record more books, Anne Hathaway!
Fun, entertaining, enjoyable
Anne did an awesome job with the characters, it was very entertaining!
True to the story by L. Frank Baum, as well as the TV movie.
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.
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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.