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Publisher's Summary

This is the complete Wizard of Oz collection of 22 stories written by L. Frank Baum.

This is the only complete collection that includes all the Oz stories. All 22 stories are fully complete. They include the dedication and the introduction of each story/book.

In this collection, you will find stories not available in other collections. It even includes stories published after the death of L. Frank Baum.

©2012 BookDar Publishing (P)2013 BookDar Publishing

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  • MM
  • 04-09-14

Audio chapter list below as was missing

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you liked the movie, this contains more detail.

Any additional comments?

The Complete Wizard of Oz is missing information on which stories and chapters are in which parts. I took the time to listen to and write them down for others to reference. I am going to add this to my feedback but it would be best if this was added to the audio books. Please excuse any mistakes. I have listed the stories contained in each part and their audio chapters. A hint is to look at the chapters lasting less than a minute. These contain the title and introductions to new stories. Part 1 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz audio ch 1-26. The Marvelous Land of Oz audio ch 27-40. Part 2 The Marvelous Land of Oz continued audio ch 1-14. The Woggle Bug Book audio chapters 15-17. Ozma of Oz ch 18-end. Part 3 The Road to Oz audio ch 1-27The Emerald City of Oz audio ch 28-endPart 4 The Emerald City of Oz audio ch 1-20. The Patchwork Girl of Oz audio ch 21-endPart 5 The Patchwork Girl of Oz continued audio ch 1-11. Little Wizard Stories of Oz audio ch 12-18. Ticktock of Oz audio audio ch 19-endPart 6 Ticktock of Oz audio ch 1-7. The Scarecrow of Oz audio ch 8-33. Rinkitink of Oz audio ch 34-end. Part 7 Rinkitink of Oz audio ch 1-21. The Lost Princess of Oz audio ch 22-end. Part 8 The Lost Princess of Oz audio ch 1-11. The Tin Woodman of Oz audio ch 12-37. The Magic of Oz audio ch 38-end. Part 9 The Magic of Oz audio ch 1-24. Glenda of Oz audio ch 25-end. Part 10 Glenda of Oz audio ch 1-12. The Royal Book of Oz audio ch 13-end

149 of 151 people found this review helpful

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Perfect for Traveling

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to friends who enjoy audiobooks. I purchased the entire series for a recent trip to Minnesota because the flight would allow an uninterrupted block of time to really get into the stories.

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

I would say Alice in Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass would be in the same fantastical realm.

Have you listened to any of Eric Vincent’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to other performances by Eric Vincent and I would say this is one of his better outings. The amount of material is daunting (`85 hours!) and he keeps the story interesting with different character voices.

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

I've not listened to the entire series yet so I prefer to wait to pick a particular moment.

Any additional comments?

While there have been lots of negative comments about no index, I found the lack of an index a non-issue. I began listening from the beginning and have been happily skipping down the yellow brick road with my new friends!

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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Realistic reading, flubs and all.

Good narration but there were numerous points where the narrator repeated a word or phrase that I am surprised the sound editing didn't remove for the final product.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Poorly edited, but a very good price.

I am not yet finished with this and will update it once I have completed all of the stories, but I want to leave a review of my early impressions.

The reader is consistent and fairly accurate, if a bit low energy. If it were edited properly, I'd give the performance a solid 3-4 stars.

Unfortunately, the editing leaves a lot to be desired. In the first 2 books there are multiple instances where the reader made a mistake and re-read a section but the error was not cut out of the recording. The first couple of times I thought it was a problem with chapter chunking, but there have been several which are clear cases of simple bad editing.

Additionally there is a problem of finding beginning and ends of books. The easiest way to locate them is to find chapters with lengths under 20 seconds. But, if you're looking for a specific book you have to guess which part it's in (there are 10, I'll put a list at the end for reference, which I found in another review and reformatted here).

Calling this 22 "books" is misleading, as many of these are actually short works by Baum. But, some of these I've never seen in audio format before, so it's nice to include them. There are really more like 15 books here.

I would like to see this be rereleased with better editing, but I can't really complain about 91 hours of audio with minor problems for the price of one credit :-)

One last little complaint: The cover photo. The slippers are silver in the books. Not ruby.



Part 1:
1-26 : The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
27-40 : The Marvelous Land of Oz (continued in Part 2)

Part 2:
1-14 : The Marvelous Land of Oz (continued from Part 1)
15-17 : The Woggle Bug Book
18-43 : Ozma of Oz

Part 3:
1-27 : The Road to Oz
28-end : The Emerald City of Oz (continued in Part 4)

Part 4:
1-20 : The Emerald City of Oz (continued from Part 3)
21-end : The Patchwork Girl of Oz (continued in Part 5)

Part 5:
1-11 : The Patchwork Girl of Oz (continued from Part 4)
12-18 : Little Wizard Stories of Oz
19-end : Ticktock of Oz (continued in Part 6)

Part 6:
1- 7 : Ticktock of Oz (continued from Part 5)
8-33 : The Scarecrow of Oz
34-end : Rinkitink of Oz (continued in Part 7)

Part 7:
1-21 : Rinkitink of Oz (continued from Part 6)
22-end : The Lost Princess of Oz (continued in Part 8)

Part 8:
1-11 : The Lost Princess of Oz (continued from Part 7)
12-37 : The Tin Woodman of Oz
38-end : The Magic of Oz (continued in Part 9)

Part 9:
1-24 : The Magic of Oz (continued from Part 7)
25-end : Glenda of Oz (continued in Part 10)

Part 10:
1-12 : Glenda of Oz (continued from Part 9)
13-end : The Royal Book of Oz

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Thumbnails need Titles

At a minimum I wish there were titles such as "part __ of __" on each of the thumbnail images. With 10 downloads for this collection and no chapter titles how are you supposed to figure out where to go next? Pulling up each one to then listen to figure it out is not very reasonable.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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22 books in 10 files with NO list whatsoever!!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

It's absolutely ridiculous --- they don't even tell you the names of the 22 books included anywhere! What is worse -- in order to find a book... you have to know to look for it... and then search the 10 downloads for the book you want. (Which I suppose you should psychically divine before scanning the 10 downloads to find it!! VERY UNPROFFESSIONAL, AUDIBLE!! The least you could do is list which stories are in which download!!

72 of 88 people found this review helpful

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Absolutely in love with this collection

What did you love best about The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection?

I had no idea there were so many books in the Wizard of Oz collection. This has been a very enjoyable book and one of the best purchases I've made to date. I really like L. Frank Baum's vivid imagination, and how he brings everything to life. This is something that my 10 year old son and I can listen to, together.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course, Dorothy is my favorite character. Mainly because she's familiar in a vast line of newly found people, fairies, talking animals, etc.

Which character – as performed by Eric Vincent – was your favorite?

Eric Vincent has done a wonderful job - It must be difficult for a narrator to have such a wide variety of characters to portray. From a small girl, to a magical talking saw horse, to Santa Claus...I honestly can't pick my favorite of his performance.

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

It would be impossible to listen to this book all in one sitting. It is very long and took me over a month to even get to the halfway mark. I enjoyed listening to this everyday during my commute.

Any additional comments?

Best bang for the buck on this purchase. There are so many stories included, that you'll keep busy with this for a very long time.

19 of 24 people found this review helpful

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  • Reiver
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 05-23-16

Child at heart

Vincent was superb, the stories were much more interesting than I remembered, and let a child at heart enjoy some old memories.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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good and bad.

Good stories, the narrator messes up sometimes and it didn't get edited. also some of the sections are out of order. but still good if you just listen through.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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excellent<br />

the stories and the narration are both excellent. Three cheers for Dorothy and all of the other characters as well!

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  • miss
  • 06-09-15

Needs Chapter Headings

This is the complete collection of Wizard of Oz stories. It is well narrated and lovely to listen to. The stories become a bit repetitive so I found listening to one at a time with breaks to listen to other books worked for me.
The main downside of this book is that there are no chapter headings or story titles so it is very difficult to find your place if you lose it or know how long each story is. This is particularly a problem because there are 90 hours of listening.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Rachel
  • 12-04-13

Very good

Would you consider the audio edition of The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection to be better than the print version?

Yes as you can hear each character differently and use your imagination to how they would look.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The tin man because he protects everyone else and repairs them if they need it.

Which character – as performed by Eric Vincent – was your favourite?

jack pumpkinhead. He makes it funny.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The scarecrow and jack pumpkinhead make me laugh :)

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • me,myself,andI
  • 10-30-17

Perfect in every way!

Beautifully read! Joyous and gentle and peaceful, yet so very exciting! thank you, Narrator, for such a wonderful listening experience. A joy for children (even quite little ones) and adults alike. Well worth the money and listening time. Thank you so very much!

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  • sarah
  • 06-25-15

Great – good pace throughout

I initially thought the narrator's unusual accent would bother my kids and me, but its actually great. My 4 and 6 year olds love the story and the pace of narration is just right for a story this long.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful