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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,997 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gregory Maguire Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Wicked Years Release Date:
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The stunning conclusion to the smash New York Times bestselling series the Wicked Years

Gregory Maguire’s Wicked Years series became national bestsellers 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…

Once peaceful and prosperous, the spectacular Land of Oz is knotted with social unrest: The Emerald City is mounting an invasion of Munchkinland, Glinda is under house arrest, and the Cowardly Lion is on the run from the law. And look who’s knocking at the door. It’s none other than Dorothy. Yes. That Dorothy.

Yet amid all this chaos, Elphaba’s granddaughter, the tiny green baby born at the close of Son of a Witch, has come of age. Now it is up to Rain to take up her broom—and her legacy—in an Oz wracked by war.

The stirring, long-awaited conclusion to the bestselling series that began with Wicked, Out of Oz is a magical journey rife with revelations and reversals, reprisals and surprises—the hallmarks of the unique imagination of Gregory Maguire.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hilarious, heart-wrenching, and extremely poignant in its ending.”

    Washington Post

  • “The language and imagery are rich, and the sense of love, loss, and regret palpable. For fans, this will be a revealing and satisfying end to the layered tale begun in Wicked.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A worthy conclusion to an imaginative and emotionally searing cultural phenomenon…Everyone who has ever known, loved, or even been frustrated by Maguire’s creative, myth-bending reworking of the Oz saga will eagerly hop onboard to find out exactly how the journey ends, because nobody does fractured fairy tales better than Maguire.”


  • “Maguire excels at creating multidimensional characters that rise above their many flaws…This engrossing, complex novel continues to flip the world of Oz on its head while answering new and old questions about Oz and its denizens. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “[A] pensive but action-filled capstone…All is chaos, swerve, and swirl: the once cowardly lion now has moments where he sounds like Sean Connery, people fire up cigarettes and mount grim battles of resistance, and Maguire pays subtle homage to Tolkien and Rowling and even Frank Baum while having a grand old time in the fantastically complicated world he has created.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tom | 2/16/2014

    " Even though I loved the book. It left a feeling of "wanting more". I wasn't satisfied with the ending. It just doesn't end. So, many questions left unanswered.... What is over the rainbow? Guess there will be a book after out of Oz? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sharon Saracino | 1/24/2014

    " Liir, the Lion, Dorothy, and Rain are all back. Characters from throughout the series make an appearance. As always, I was captivated by Maguire's wonderful use of language, and while I enjoyed the book for the most part, there were areas that I felt were a bit convoluted and difficult to follow. I'm not sure that this book could stand alone without having read the others in the series. Will go back and reread the final chapter or so at some point as I feel as though I missed something somewhere as the ending was less than satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angie Kesler | 1/23/2014

    " I have read all Gregory Maguire's books on the Oz characters and this is 2nd best after Wicked. I can't wait to see how it ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Allyson | 1/17/2014

    " really good, though not sure how i felt about the ending. i hope there will be another book eventually. "

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