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    • Wicked

    • The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,731
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4,199
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,247

    Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's not easy being green

    • By Kathleen on 07-30-08

    Regular price: $41.97

    • Son of a Witch

    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: Gregory Maguire
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,539
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 821
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 837

    Ten years after the publication of Wicked, beloved novelist Gregory Maguire returns at last to the land of Oz. There he introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch. Bruised, comatose, and left for dead in a gully, Liir is shattered in spirit as well as in form. But he is tended at the Cloister of Saint Glinda by the silent novice called Candle, who wills him back to life with her musical gifts.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A veritable trainwreck of narration

    • By Kathleen on 07-30-08

    Regular price: $15.96

    • A Lion Among Men

    • The Wicked Years, Volume 3
    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 792
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 528
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 534

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gregory and John Together Again

    • By Michael on 01-14-10

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Out of Oz

    • The Wicked Years, Volume 4
    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 28 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 757
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 678

    Gregory Maguire's Wicked Years series became national best sellers and the basis for a hit Tony-winning Broadway musical. Now, Maguire returns with the final installment in his transformative work, a thrilling and compulsively readable saga in which the fate of Oz is decided at last.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the Wait!

    • By Kathleen on 11-11-11

    Regular price: $43.34

    • Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    Gregory Maguire, critically acclaimed author of Wicked, returns with his eagerly anticipated second novel. Using a dazzling reincarnation of the Cinderella story set in 17th century Holland, Maguire deftly weaves together stories of inner and outer beauty. Iris is a plain but intelligent young girl. Forced to flee England with her recently widowed mother, Margarethe, and her older sister, she finds herself swept into a life that becomes a legend. Arriving destitute, the family becomes employed in the home of a wealthy tulip merchant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this version

    • By Tina_t on 05-09-15

    Regular price: $23.76

    • Mirror Mirror

    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: John McDonough, Kate Forbes, Barbara Rosenblat, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 125

    It is 1502, and seven-year-old Bianca de Nevada lives at Montefiore, the farm of her father, Don Vicente. But one day a noble entourage makes its way up to the farm. In the presence of Cesare Borgia and his sister, the lovely and vain Lucrezia, no one can claim innocence for very long. When Borgia sends Don Vicente on a quest, he leaves Bianca under the care of Lucrezia. She plots a dire fate for the young girl in the woods below the farm, but salvation can be found in the dark forest as well.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • nice

    • By Alexis on 11-13-08

    Regular price: $28.51

    • After Alice

    • A Novel
    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 251

    From the best-selling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's beloved classic. When Alice toppled down the rabbit hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But what of that world? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not a fan of this one

    • By Layah on 12-01-15

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Hiddensee

    • A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker
    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Hiddensee recreates the backstory of the Nutcracker, reimaging how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how it magically guided an ailing little girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a snowy Christmas Eve. It also brings to life the mysterious godfather Drosselmeier - the ominous, canny, one-eyed toymaker made immortal by Petipa and Tchaikovsky's ballet - who presents the once and future Nutcracker to Klara, his goddaughter.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I wanted to love this and I tried

    • By Veronica on 12-26-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Egg & Spoon

    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 571
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 516

    Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. Her brothers have been conscripted into the Tsar's army and taken as servants in the house of the local wealthy landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in St. Petersburg - a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena's age.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Goes ever, ever on.

    • By Deborah on 03-14-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • What-the-Dickens

    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47

    On the darkest night, amidst a terrifying storm, Dinah's parents go missing. While anxious Dinah and her brother and sister worry and huddle for warmth, their cousin Gage tells them an unlikely story - that tooth fairies, known as skibbereen, are living in warring colonies right in the neighborhood. According to Gage, they actually put those teeth to good use. And he, Gage, has met them. Dinah is skeptical, but as the story unfolds and the storm rages on, she begins to believe.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Droning and stupid

    • By Kae See on 12-30-10

    Regular price: $20.53

    • Interview with Gregory Maguire

    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: Gregory Maguire
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76

    An interview with the author of Wicked and the new release, Son of a Witch.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • always nice to meet the author of very loved book.

    • By Lisa on 01-18-16

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Lost

    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Winifred Rudge, a bemused writer struggling to get beyond the runaway success of her mass-market astrology book, travels to London to jump-start her new novel about a woman who is being haunted by the ghost of Jack the Ripper. Upon her arrival, she finds that her stepcousin and old friend John Comestor has disappeared, and a ghostly presence seems to have taken over his home.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No action

    • By Jan on 12-17-07

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Leaping Beauty

    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: Gregory Maguire
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Who better to wreak havoc with eight beloved fairy tales than Gregory Maguire, the brilliant, funny, and nationally best-selling author of the adult novel Wicked as well as the hilarious middle-grade series The Hamlet Chronicles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful and fun

    • By Winifred on 03-12-05

    Regular price: $12.54

    • The Next Queen of Heaven

    • A Novel
    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    With the new millennium approaching, the eccentric town of Thebes grows even stranger. Mrs. Leontina Scales begins speaking in tongues after being clocked by a Catholic statuette. Her daughter, Tabitha, and her sons scheme to save their mother or surrender her to Jesus - whatever comes first. Meanwhile, choir director Jeremy Carr, caught between lust and ambition, fumbles his way toward Y2K.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Frantic, Funny and Farcical??

    • By Linda on 01-05-11

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Missing Sisters

    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Alice's life is about to change. She's a skinny orphan. She's never been able to hear too well. And she can't speak too well, either. The only person who seems to care for her - one of the nuns at the orphanage - gets taken away from Alice in a freak accident. And then one day somebody calls Alice by the wrong name. Miami, she says. Miami Shaw. Miami Shaw, who may be Alice's twin sister. Who lives only a few miles away. Who has what Alice has always dreamed of - a whole wonderful family.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing ever happens

    • By shannonnn on 06-27-16

    Regular price: $18.24

    • After Alice

    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    What happened to those left behind when Alice went to Wonderland? From the best-selling author of Wicked.... When Alice fell down the rabbit hole, she found Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But how did Victorian Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?

    Regular price: $25.54