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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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    heather 08-15-17
    heather 08-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "good series third Bach doesn't disappoint"

    the stories are getting better and better and more passion at least me wanted to know more

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    jesus 01-11-17
    jesus 01-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    If you could sum up A Lion Among Men in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, humorous, interesting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Lion Among Men?

    The revelation of where Yakle came to be. Who she is.


    What about John McDonough’s performance did you like?

    McDonough performance is amazing.


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

    Not a Hero


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    Nicholas Revitzer Capac, MI, US 01-04-17
    Nicholas Revitzer Capac, MI, US 01-04-17
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    "not as expected"

    there were some very good interesting sideline stories that tied the other books together with us. But for the most part a very boring telling of the life of the Lion. I would have much rather heard more about the Scarecrow or the tin Woodsman.

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    Victoria Boyd KY 04-23-16
    Victoria Boyd KY 04-23-16
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    "Music"

    I gave a 4 on performance because I don't like the music. It can be startling... It would be better if there was more silence after the speaking and before the music.

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    Kara Kutch Coos Bay, OR 04-21-16
    Kara Kutch Coos Bay, OR 04-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story and reader!"

    I really enjoyed not only the actually story of this book, but the reader as well. It has a nice flow and the word play is fantastic. If you're into something witty but still nipping at the heels of humor, you've got it in this book.

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    Kindle Customer 06-29-14
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    "One of the Best Narrator's Ever"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sir Brrr and Yakal because they were so real and irreverent and genuine.


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

    It's almost like watching a play or movie listening to John McDonough. Superb timing, such enthusiasm, conveys the exact tone and personality of each character. I was so sorry when when this book ended. I felt like I'd lost some old friends.


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

    Yes, but I won't say because it gives away a big piece of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    This book and Wicked were just excellent.

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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.

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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


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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.


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    Caitlin Tucson, AZ, United States 08-13-12
    Caitlin Tucson, AZ, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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