The Emerald City of Oz Audiobook, by L. Frank Baum Play Audiobook Sample

The Emerald City of Oz Audiobook

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Read By: Jerry Robbins, the Colonial Radio Players Publisher: The Colonial Radio Theatre on Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 1.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 0.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Oz Novels Release Date: December 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781469208787

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

5

Longest Chapter Length:

30:24 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

13:54 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

22:31 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

80

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Publisher Description

Dorothy Gale and her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em are coming to live in Oz permanently. Dorothy then takes them on a tour of Oz, and during their journey they encounter King Kleaver with his Spoon Brigade and Miss Cuttenclip of the land of paper dolls. Meanwhile, the wicked Nome King has joined forces with the horrible Growleywogs, the terrifying Whimsies and the wicked Phanfasms in a plot to capture the Emerald City.

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"OK, I admit that this rating system can be pretty relative for me, so four stars may be a stretch. I read this book with my son and found it to be one of the better Oz books. It was supposed to be the end-all book of the Oz series. Baum certainly wrote it that way. It has a mostly satisfying, climactic ending, as well as some real drama between bad and good (sometimes lacking in Oz books). The villains were the best part! They had great names too: Growleywogs and Phanfasms. I've come to know now that every Oz book is essentially a fantasy travelogue. Every one contains some sort of journey to meet strange peoples and see strange places. That can get old. But if you like that sort of thing, Baum does it well. He's extremely inventive, and his peoples and places are memorable. After six books, adults will find themselves wondering just how big Oz is, for strange and previously unknown groups of people just keep springing up in a country that is supposedly known, explored, and mapped. But kids eat this up. It plays well to their imaginations. Obviously, Baum didn't stop after six (there are something like 40+ Oz books out there). We just started the seventh, and so far, so good."

— Megan (4 out of 5 stars)

The Emerald City of Oz Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (4.00)
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " While the Nome King seeks revenge and war on Oz because of Dorothy taking his magic belt. We go on adventures with dorothy, her aunt & uncle, and a few other regulars to visit fun and interesting new places in oz. another fun and easy read. "

    — Carrie, 12/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Pretty good. Glad it wasn't the last Oz book. "

    — Daniel, 12/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Thank goodness Baum didn't stop after this one! "

    — Hpboy13, 12/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Magic and magicker. These books have inspired so many people! I start to see all the threads going out from this book and why I love so many of the modern authors I do. "

    — Sezin, 11/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I'm just not even sure what to think. Was this an ending? If so, why were there more books? "

    — Clarissa, 11/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Technically the "final" book in the Oz series, and one that wraps up the history of the country and its zany inhabitants quite nicely. After this it's one wacky adventure after another in each book. All have pretty similar storylines with different characters taking on leading roles. They're fun, but that's about it. EXCEPT for the next book in the series (The Patchwork Girl of Oz), which is hands-down my favorite. That quilted doll is IL-AIR-E-OUS! "

    — Michael, 10/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Join Dorothy and the Wizard as they take Aunt Em and Uncle Henry on a fabulous tour of Oz. During their journey, they encounter such amazing and amusing people as King Kleaver with his Spoon Brigade and Miss Cuttenclip of the land of paper dolls. But while Dorothy and her friends play, the wicked Nome King has joined forces with the terrible Whimsies, the fearsome Growleywogs, and the evil Phanfasms in a plot to capture the Emerald City. Will Dorothy's friends discover the danger before it's too late? "

    — Courtney, 9/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the Oz book that has everything: the Gnome King, an incredible amount of new and interesting peoples, both good and bad, Dorothy (this is the one where Aunt Em and Uncle Henry finally make it to Oz so Dorothy's permenant home is Oz from here on), and it's all so much fun! "

    — Polly, 9/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Baum has one creative odd mind! Enjoying the Oz series of books. "

    — Ginger, 4/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " same as the rest awsome! "

    — Joanna, 10/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I thought Baum did a disservice to Dorothy by changing her speech to that of an uneducated child. I have only read this one (the last) and the first of the OZ books, so I don't know when he changed her. The puns were wonderful, and certainly put there for the adult reader. "

    — Linda, 3/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Most annoyingly repetitive and lack of new plot from the million other books he wrote "

    — Roshni, 2/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The visit to Utensia was enough to win me over. "

    — Alisha, 8/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I'm reading this to my daughter. It's not as good as I remember as a kid, but it is full of puns, which I love. "

    — Marie, 7/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Emerald City is under attack and the usual cast of characters comes together to defend the city and the princess. The bad guys come together as well as three evil groups figure out how to get passed the desert and into the city. "

    — Wils, 4/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of my all time favorite series. Each book is a completely different story with a new character introduced in each. "

    — Ericafoferica, 1/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " its a very great book its about a girl who gets flown away with a torando ends some where else "

    — Efren, 8/27/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is the best book it was a very odd story nothing like the movie. I had a lot of fun reading it I really think you should read it "

    — Krflick, 7/14/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I haven't read these in years! "

    — Analise, 6/30/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved the oz series so much. It was so incredible. "

    — Trevor, 6/5/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " i READ THESE BOOKS INDIVIDUALLY, IN HARD COPY. My grandmother had kept them forever. They were published in the late 1800s and to my eternal regret I read them to pieces. I still have the books but they are in rough shape. "

    — Jason, 4/2/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The Marvelous Land of Oz was our favourite. It cracked us up! It's so full of puns, and the whole family enjoyed it. Most of the stories are character-heavy (in terms of descriptions - but this is not a bad thing as the characters are incredibly imaginative), plot-light, but still entertaining! "

    — Belknits, 3/4/2010

About the Authors

Lyman Frank Baum (1856–1919), born in Chittenango, New York, was a journalist, dramatist, and writer best known for his fantasies about the land of Oz, the first being The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The success of this book led to his writing thirteen sequels. He wrote about sixty books in all, mostly for children.

Jerry Robbins is an American actor and singer who has performed in more than one hundred stage productions, including an acclaimed portrayal of John Barrymore in William Luces’ play, Barrymore. He has also written and produced forty radio plays with his company, the Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air, winning the Parents Choice Award for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 2001 and an Audio Worlds Golden Headset Award for Little Big Horn in 1999.

About the Colonial Radio Players

The Colonial Radio Players is a radio drama production company based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Officially established in 1995 by Jerry Robbins and Mark Vander Berg, they have won numerous awards, including Parents’ Choice Awards, Ogle Award, Mark Time Award, and Audie Award finalist. They have collaborated with such authors as Ray Bradbury, William Luce, and Walter Koenig.