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The Wicked Will Rise

Narrated by: Devon Sorvari
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (620 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

My name is Amy Gumm - and I'm the other girl from Kansas.

After a tornado swept through my trailer park, I ended up in Oz.

But it wasn't like the Oz I knew from books and movies. Dorothy had returned, and she was stealing magic from the land. The Wizard was back. Glinda could no longer be called the Good Witch. And the Wicked Witches who were left? They'd joined forces as the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, and they wanted to recruit me.

My mission? Kill Dorothy.

And when a group of former - possibly still - Wicked Witches tells you to do something, it's kind of hard to say no. Except my job as assassin didn't work out as planned. Dorothy is still alive. The Order has vanished. And the home I couldn't wait to leave behind might be in danger.

Somehow, across a twisted and divided land, I have to find Nox and the rest of the Order, protect the true ruler of Oz, take Dorothy and her henchmen down - and try to figure out what I'm really doing here. But in a place where the line between good and evil shifts with a strong gust of wind, who am I supposed to trust?

And who is actually Wicked?

©2015 Full Fathom Five, LLC (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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BOOK THREE NOW

Would you listen to The Wicked Will Rise again? Why?

Yes, and I have, I've listened to both books a few times now. 1. The narrator is hilarious when speaking as some of the characters, particularly the queen of the monkeys. 2. I love all things Oz and all things "what happens next" I think any Oz lover will be compelled to listen over and over.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wicked Will Rise?

Queen Mab's court.

Which scene was your favorite?

The labyrinth fountain, finding out who Pete really is.

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

There were times where I couldn't hold in the laughter, and times where I just wanted to slap some sense into the characters. Visceral reactions are a real thing for this book.

Any additional comments?

Book. Three. NOW.

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Awesome!!

One of my favorite stories Ave I love her take on what happens after the original story ended!

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I tried very hard to finish this book...

But even with listening on a higher speed just to get through it faster, I had to throw in the towel. One can only roll their eyes so many times before getting a headache.

Between gaping plot holes and the cyclical trap of Amy's drawn out, passionate declarations and promises (only to constantly shy away again and again when it comes to actually backing up any of her big game talk), I couldn't take it anymore. How many times is the author going to use this arbitrary plot device? It feels like a broken record.

The main character was given ample opportunity to grow, but just does the same things over and over again only to "magically" gain new abilities and story progression. Most of her dialogue is idiotic and the forced romance remains cringe worthy.

As for plot holes, so far almost everything in this book series has been explained away by coincidence (Hi2u Pixar's 19th Rule of Storytelling), if at all.

Critical reader beware. Luckily, Audible accepts returns.

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Bad Ending

The whole bildup of the story was great, but the way it ended ruined the book.

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is it really over??

I listened to this book in 3 days. I cannot wait for the next! I would pay a lot of money to get my hands on it! but I cannot believe I have to wait for the next for another two years! way to long!!

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love the narrator!!

This book really picked up the story. I love the magical world of OZ!!
The narrator is amazing and I love her Lulu voice, she sounds just like Arlene Sorkin's Harley Quinn from Batman the Animated series. I will be looking for more of her narrations.

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Loved it

This is my second book in the series and I enjoy the audibles! I feel connected to the characters and I must keep reading. Great relatable characters and inner struggles while super entertaining!

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Loved It! (though the first one was betterr)

Its a must if you LOVE the wonderful land that L Frank Baum created (Oz) ir if you read the first one.

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Well then

Well then. That's exactly what I thought after listening to this book. I began this series after my best friend gifted me the first book. While I was stuck in hurricane Florence I was desperate to get this book and finish the story. Now after listening to the entire book I'm rather disappointed about the end. I expected a huge resolution that would make me feel like I had completed my journey with Amy but instead I was left with the feeling similar to when the power goes out at the best part of the movie. It was overall a great series and I will still be purchasing a physical copy to complete my collection but I'm not sure if I would read it again.

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Edge of my seat!

I can't wait to listen to the next one. The thrill ride was amazing! Amy Gunn is a real trooper.