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  • The Marvelous Land of Oz: Wizard of Oz, Book 2, Special Annotated Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By L Frank Baum
    • Narrated By Ron Knowles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    In this sequel to the original book, the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman are back with a boy named Tip as well as a host of new characters, including Mr. H. M. Woggle-Bug, Princess Ozma of Oz, Dr. Nikidik, and Old Mombi. When the Scarecrow, now the ruler of the Emerald City, is driven out by General Jinjur and her all-girl army, his friends--the Tin Woodman, a boy named Tip, and Jack Pumpkinhead--try to restore peace. Dorothy isn't in this story, though she is mentioned frequently by her friends.

    Catherine says: "the story is wonderful the reader sucks."
    "Excellent edition of an excellent story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this production. It's well done and well voiced. The narrator did a terrific job with the voicing of the characters in the book. The annotations at the beginning are nicely done and add to the experience. Overall I thought it was one of the better performances I've listened to in all the years I've been listening to books on audio.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The performance is what's best about this one. Baum wrote an excellent story and in this it is excellently voiced.


    What does Ron Knowles bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator made this experience. His voice is warm and one you want to listen to. To me, it felt like L Frank Baum himself was reading the book. I loved that!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It is, and I did. Oz is magical and I couldn't wait to visit again.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm glad I bought this and I'm glad I picked this edition. Out of all the samples I tried, this is the one I liked the best. I recommend this for anyone who wants to experience what it might be like to have Mr. Baum himself read the Oz story to you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wizard of Oz: Wizard of Oz, Book 1, Special Annotated Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By L Frank Baum
    • Narrated By Ron Knowles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    In the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, you join Dorothy on her first adventure in the land of Oz. After a cyclone transports Dorothy to Oz, she must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas. You follow her adventures as she travels with the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion to see the Wizard of Oz then to see Glinda, the good witch.

    J. Todd says: "Prolonged prologue and lacking charm"
    "Fantastic! My favorite edition of The Wizard of Oz"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Wizard of Oz again? Why?

    I tried several others but this is my favorite edition of The Wizard of Oz. I liked the narrator. His voice is pleasant to listen to, and he does a terrific job with voicing the characters in the book. To me it seemed like L Frank Baum himself was reading the book.

    I also liked that it is an annotated edition. The notes at the beginning of the added to the experience for me. I didn't know much of anything about Baum or the Oz books, until I listened to it. It gave me a better understanding of it all. Bravo


    What other book might you compare The Wizard of Oz to and why?

    It's hard to compare The Wizard of Oz to anything else except maybe Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.


    What about Ron Knowles’s performance did you like?

    The performance was excellent and one of the best out of all the Oz narrators. His voice is easy to listen to and he does an excellent job voicing the characters. It really did feel to me like L Frank Baum himself was reading the book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Dorothy could always go home, but she would have missed out on the greatest adventure of her life.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent edition of an excellent story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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