Read/Listen, Review and Recommend!
So I went browsing Audible’s Classic’s and came across this one.
I too like a lot of people have very short story books, seen the movie even seen theater plays of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. But I have never read a full length book. So I thought why not.
I very much enjoyed how the wizard was different for each character. He is as I always thought of him as.
I think my favorite part was when they were reunited again, the tin woodsmen was crying Dorothy had to wipe his tears as to not let his joints rust again. But as well as the lion he was wiping his tears away with the tip of his tail and he had to hold out his tail in the sun to let it dry. Still even just typing that made me chuckle.
And finally I just enjoyed this book here is a snippet of what a favorite as well. Too cute this;
"Why are those needles and pins sticking out of your head?” - Tin Woodsmen
"That is proof that he is sharp.” -Lion
And finally Anne does an incredible job bringing this story to life. It’s a must have to be sure.
Yes, there was so much that was in this book that is not in the movie that I found interesting. I also loved Ann reading it. She was great. For any Wicked fans out there, you will find things in this book that are in the play.
I don't know as I never read books like this but now I think I may give more like it a try.
Loved it! She really made the book jump out and take form in ones head.
I was shocked at the violence in the book. Lots of chopping off of head. That may bother some children.
I want to read all of the books in this series and learn all about Oz and what happens in it and to Dorthy and her friends. Makes me feel like a kid again...maybe for the first time.
I enjoyed this book with three of my kids (ages 7, 5 and 4). We were all enthralled! Laughing out loud! Caught in suspense! Ann Hathaway did an incredible job with so many animated voices and clear speaking. This might be the best audiobook we have listened to, so far. Highly recommend this specific version!
mother of two
Love this way better than the movie. My 11 year old son and 9 year old daughter were riveted on our road trip. Even hubby said he liked it better than the movie. Anne Hathaway deserves a major award for her ability to beautifully tell the story and fittingly change the voice of each character. Thank you Anne!!
Because of the narrating, this audiobook ranks #1 for me. She did such an amazing job. Never thought I would enjoy listening to this story this much.
The Scarecrow. For one, the voice she uses for him makes me smile each time I hear it. For two, my favorite line in the story, "Yes brains are important, but you can't be happy without a heart." ****I'm paraphrasing of course.
As stated above, the Scarecrow. The field mice are such a close second though.
Yes very much so. I want to share this experience with my children and everyone I know. So enjoyable.
If I had one wish to make, it'd be to hear more from Anne Hathaway. The different voices she uses make the experience so great.
My 4 and 5 year old girls were enchanted by Anne Hathaway's delightful narration of this classic. They have tried listening to this story narrated by others and none were able to hold their attention like this one. They were captivated to the very end!