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  • The Wonderful Wizard of OZ - Unabridged and Dramatized - Legacy Edition

  • By: Danielle Manente, L. Frank Baum, Jon Koons
  • Narrated by: Danielle Manente, Jon Koons
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

L. Frank Baum's beloved classic comes to life as never before in this unabridged and fully dramatized production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Read by noted actor, storyteller and author Jon Koons, this tour de force performance includes riveting drama, fun and fancy, plus a plethora of over fifty whimsical and often familiar voices for all Baum's characters; along with Dorothy, charmingly voiced by talented actress, Danielle Manente. The performances are enhanced with an incredible, lush soundscape of music and effects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique and Entertaining Audio version

  • By arjaylewis on 07-27-17

Unique and Entertaining Audio version

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-17

Where does The Wonderful Wizard of OZ - Unabridged and Dramatized - Legacy Edition rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love it when an audio includes unexpected extras, sound effects, music, and everything to make it a full production instead of a mere reading. This version does so and perfectly. It truly is the WONDERFUL Wizard of Oz

What did you like best about this story?

It is amazing how much more there is to the story than one recalls. Probably the influence of the movie, but there is so much about Dorothy's adventure in Oz that you can only get from the full book.

Which scene was your favorite?

In the throne room with the "Great and Powerful" Oz. Amazing

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

I spaced it out over several days, to make it last longer.

Any additional comments?

Truly great performance by Jon Koons, and his astounding plethora of voices. He must have done at least twenty! He is truly a gifted voice-actor and singer.

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