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The Giant Chinchilla of Oz

Narrated by: Barbara Rich
Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
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The Giant Chinchilla of Oz is an exciting, funny, thought-provoking and clever mixture of L. Frank Baum, Norton Juster (The Phantom Tollbooth), and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

Eleven-year old Jason Brandt meets Harvey the Squid (a retired cab driver) and Button-Bright (who can't remember his real name), and acquires a pet Expanding Giant Chinchilla (for use in emergencies). Together this foursome must overcome The Two Weevils (Less and Greater, of course), The Spin Doctor, the weird inhabitants of Stationery City, and other dangers to bring a warning to the Emerald City before it's too late.

Filled with jokes and sly commentary on everything from our Internet-obsessed society to the world of fashion design, The Giant Chinchilla of Oz has something for listeners of all ages.

©2014 Andrew J. Heller (P)2018 Wordwooze Publishing

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Fantastic

I received this book for free at my request but the opinion is of my own. Jason just moves and finds a magic chest that takes him to Oz. There he uncovers a plot against the kingdom of OZ. He must work with four new friends to stop this plot before it’s too late. If you grew up on oz and loved the stories this is a great edition as we see a few familiar names from the beloved OZ books.

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Charming children’s story

This is a whimsical story that will be especially amusing for fans of Oz. It is entertaining and easy to follow without having read the original books of Oz though fans of Oz will meet up again with some of their favorite characters.

The narration is great. The reading is engaging but not too exciting that it couldn’t be used as a bedtime story. The pacing of the story is excellent. There is a lot of whimsy and adventure. I recommend this book for those who enjoy a fun story and those who would like to revisit the fairy country of Oz.

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Cute Oz Story

I love the Oz stories and this one was so cute and fun. A great story for a family car trip. The narrator does a great and was fun to listen to.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Even adults can enjoy this.

This story was cute. It’s short, but fun. Narrator did well.

I was given this audiobook for free and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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I want a giant talking chinchilla

Hands down my favorite character was Andy the chinchilla. It blended our world and Oz nicely. I my self have chosen the lesser of two weevils. I enjoyed this book I love the Oz books and was not disappointed. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.