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A Lion Among Men Audiobook
A Lion Among Men
Written by: 
Gregory Maguire
Narrated by: 
John McDonough
A Lion Among Men Audiobook

A Lion Among Men: The Wicked Years, Volume 3

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Publisher's Summary

In the much-anticipated third volume of the Wicked Years, we return to Oz, seen now through the eyes of the Cowardly Lion.

While civil war looms in Oz, a tetchy oracle named Yackle prepares for death. Before her final hour, a figure known as Brrr - the Cowardly Lion - arrives searching for information about Elphaba Thropp, the Wicked Witch of the West.

Abandoned as a cub, his path from infancy is no Yellow Brick Road. In the wake of laws that oppress talking animals, he avoids a jail sentence by agreeing to serve as a lackey to the warmongering Emperor of Oz.

A Lion Among Men chronicles a battle of wits hastened by the Emerald City's approaching armies. Can those tarnished by infamy escape their sobriquets to claim their own histories, to live honorably within their own skins before they're skinned alive?

Gregory Maguire's new novel is written with the sympathy and power that have made his books contemporary classics.

©2008 Gregory Maguire; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Amazon Customer KERKHOVEN, MN, United States 09-18-13
    Amazon Customer KERKHOVEN, MN, United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This was the best one for me."
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Lion Among Men to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print, but love the voice characterizations and wouldnt be able to read this now with out those coming into the mix.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I love how the political flavor hits, but I like the simple twists. You can see it coming.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love old mother yackley and how her and the lion would banter, my favorite would have been at the beginning when she comes out and they all had thought her dead.


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

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Dragon Clock!


    Any additional comments?

    I have not read the 4th book yet but I enjoyed the Lion character the best thus far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ken United States 10-08-12
    Ken United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The weakest of the four"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Lion Among Men to be better than the print version?

    ?, Never read the print version


    Would you recommend A Lion Among Men to your friends? Why or why not?

    Pass this one unless you're too compulsive not to


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

    The voices are top notch


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    nope


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bryir OMAHA, NE, US 10-08-12
    Bryir OMAHA, NE, US 10-08-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A great chapter in the story."
    If you could sum up A Lion Among Men in three words, what would they be?

    I love the Gregory Maguire Wicked series. It is great to see a story told from a point of view where no one is a hero or really a villain, other then the Wizard.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Caitlin Tucson, AZ, United States 08-13-12
    Caitlin Tucson, AZ, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2012

    Grad student that likes to escape the doldrums of academics with a good audiobook.

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    "Terrible"
    Would you try another book from Gregory Maguire and/or John McDonough?

    I think I'm done with Gregory Maguire books and this narrator sucks.


    Has A Lion Among Men turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I like fantasy books.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Yes, the guy sounds so theatrical I had a hard time listening to it for longer than 15 minutes at a time.


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    Susan Monroe, NY, United States 04-28-12
    Susan Monroe, NY, United States 04-28-12 Member Since 2009

    An avid reader living in NY.

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    "What a good book!"

    I think that this book is every bit as good as the first book in the series "Wicked"...the detail and storytelling were long in some parts, but then it started to come together, and you understood how the charactures were beginning to fit together. The Lion, the hero of this story was every bit as distinctive as Elphaba. All I can say is "wow." Can't wait to read the end of the story. The narration was excellent, story imaginative and unpredictable, and well worth the time spent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diana ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States 04-20-12
    Diana ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States 04-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Still worth the listen."

    After coming off of an excellent story line it seemed that the author found it hard to find his way to the second part of the story. It is still interesting, although to me, not quite as engaging. Although that could have had something to do with switching readers. It is never a good idea to do this in a series, but most especially not to the author! They write a great story, but usually always are crappy readers. I am getting ready to start the 3rd book in the series and am hoping it will be better again, as it is back to the original reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jere Rock Springs, WY, USA 05-19-09
    Jere Rock Springs, WY, USA 05-19-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Not bad, but not good"

    Not bad as a read, but no where near the quality or stories of Maguires first two Oz books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alexis Yucca Valley, CA, United States 11-13-08
    Alexis Yucca Valley, CA, United States 11-13-08
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    "Great"

    I like this book and hope he writes more about OZ

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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