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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,783 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: L. Frank Baum Narrator: various narrators Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Oz Novels Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455181513
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This dazzling tale once again demonstrates L. Frank Baum’s creative genius and his power to delight audiences young and old. Join Dorothy, the Tin Woodsman, and a host of new characters as they embark on a series of enchanting adventures in the magical land of Oz.

After a doll made out of a patchwork quilts and cotton stuffing is brought to life by a magician, she must find a way to break a spell that has turned poor Unc Nunkie into a motionless statue. Unc’s friend Ojo the Unlucky, the Patchwork Girl, and Bungle the glass cat set out on a mission to find the ingredients for a charm that will restore Unc back to life.

Traveling to the Emerald City to visit the wise and powerful Ozma, they cross paths with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and other familiar friends. Though intended as a servant, the Patchwork Girl is determined to see the vast world for herself and proves to be a loyal companion.

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  • “Alcazar AudioWorks provides a delightfully directed full-cast reading of Baum’s seventh novel set in Oz…Without using any sound effects, the cast brings the characters and Baum’s story to life…Listeners of all ages will enjoy this whimsical fantasy.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Atman88 | 2/18/2014

    " My favorite Oz book without Billina. I'm so glad that I met our 'Dear Friends' Ojo and Scraps! The other characters are nice, but Scraps is just great! The whole story is action filled and not at all dragging like the last few books. The land of OZ seemed almost mysterious again -- yey! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 2/12/2014

    " This might be my favorite since #2. There is a cute plot and a cohesive story line. It ended a bit quickly and a little too conveniently, but other than that I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin | 2/11/2014

    " This was my fav in the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/11/2014

    " This book was SUCH a relief after the previous few books which were becoming terribly formulaic and repetitive. Fresh new characters make most of the story; new parts of Oz and new plot twists in general. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leonard Quincey | 2/11/2014

    " Here's where I learned to love the world found in books. I was a wee lad and I'd found my love. Now I'm much much older and I read them all again. Never mind the looks I got. In all the time that's passed I am still charmed. I also know a lot more about Baum. These tales are light and deep at the same time. Baum wrote these stories to talk about the nature of reality. He was a mystic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 PenNPaper52 | 2/4/2014

    " This was the first introduction to the land of Oz for me. For years I had heard references to Dorothy from Kansas and the Land of Oz in movies, but I had never ever read the books. The country of Oz divided into colors, the colorful characters, the Tin Man, Woozy, Scarecrow... the vibrant manner in which Baum describes everything is endearing. I don't know if you deem this book as a children's novel, but I found it quite delightful to read. If you wish to get lost into a book, try this one. You will be quite surprised at yourself when u finally emerge into reality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 prairiesister | 2/4/2014

    " One of my first favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 aaron | 2/3/2014

    " this is the seventh book l. frank baum wrote in the oz chronicles and is a type of reset from the first. the sixth book finds ozma closing the borders of oz and it seems that there will be no more stories, however, baum decided to come back to the world the had so endeared itself to children everywhere. this one brings in the characters of ojo, a munchkin boy, scraps, a patchwork girl, and bungle, a glass cat. they find themselves traveling oz in order to save ojo's uncle from petrification. another great entry and reset of the series by baum! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leila | 1/31/2014

    " Definitely not one of his better books, but still pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherese Vines | 1/29/2014

    " I listened to The Patchwork Girl of Oz as an audio book. The story was very creative with many odd and unique characters. Although named for the patchwork girl, it is really about a munchkin boy who must go on a quest to find items for a magic potion to restore his uncle who was accidentally turned to marble. The Patchwork Girl goes along to help since she inadvertantly caused the uncle's accident. She is funny and says the weirdest things. It was enjoyable yet it had a very "pat" ending. The munchkin boy's "hero moment" falls short to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shani | 1/26/2014

    " Characters SO IRRITATING. How did I not notice this before? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 1/25/2014

    " This might be my favorite since #2. There is a cute plot and a cohesive story line. It ended a bit quickly and a little too conveniently, but other than that I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Cute Little Brown-haired girl | 1/25/2014

    " I DEVOURED this book when I was a child. My grandparents have the entire original Oz books. They are a family treasure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 1/24/2014

    " Ok - I'm reading it because it was mentioned in "The Book". Must count words as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah O'Hara | 1/15/2014

    " It seemed that something else should have happened with Scarecrow and Scraps, within the limits of children's books obviously. It was a nice story, but I don't particularly like how everything ended. It sort of left me wondering why they didn't do that in the first place? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawnee | 1/10/2014

    " I am really surprised - I actually liked this book. It was an enjoyable read, which I did not expect. And some of it was downright funny. I loved the Glass Cat and her pink brains "You can see 'em work!". Finally, a good Oz story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob Rakis | 1/7/2014

    " This was a fun story of yet another adventure taking place in the fairyland of Oz. All I can say is it's a good thing Glinda is around. If it weren't for her, things would get pretty bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayden Chance | 1/6/2014

    " Sure there was Toto, but did you know that Dorothy also had a chicken named Billina? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 1/5/2014

    " I think L. Frank Baum ran out of steam on the Oz-train far before he stopped writing. They are the same stories, with new characters or old characters that just don't remember each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisha G | 12/25/2013

    " It's impossible not to be charmed by this book when the children are so entertained by it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deviant Geek | 12/23/2013

    " I love this serious and this part is as good as the previous one if not more. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 prairiesister | 12/12/2013

    " One of my first favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hpboy13 | 12/9/2013

    " One of the funniest and whackiest of the Oz books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 11/12/2013

    " This was better, with a more cohesive plot. But the characters are still a not terribly likeable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renae | 11/12/2013

    " Hands down, my favorite of the Oz books. I remember reading and rereading this one in elementary school. Reading it now, I wasn't disappointed. Plot development and characterization were better overall. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 11/3/2013

    " Scraps is one of the quirkier Oz characters. Still, most of the inhabitants here are pretty smug, and only occasionally mocked "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mathew Walls | 11/3/2013

    " One of the better Oz books, some good characters and some interesting stuff happens, although as usual the problem is solved without any real input by the protagonist, but that's just how these book are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 treva | 10/28/2013

    " One of my favorites in the Oz series, about the consequences of meddling in something you know you shouldn't meddle with. The patchwork is one of the best characters Baum created; a total loony, but with more going on upstairs than is immediately apparent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anaatasiia Shevchuk | 7/12/2013

    " A heart must be a great annoyance to one. It makes a person feel sad or sorry or devoted or sympathetic--all of which sensations interfere with one's happiness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie Farschman | 12/20/2011

    " I love all the Oz books. Each character is as quirky as the next. Fun fun fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mathew Walls | 12/18/2011

    " One of the better Oz books, some good characters and some interesting stuff happens, although as usual the problem is solved without any real input by the protagonist, but that's just how these book are. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shani | 11/19/2011

    " Characters SO IRRITATING. How did I not notice this before? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynda Newman | 10/28/2011

    " I really didn't like this book,I will try one of the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 treva | 8/8/2011

    " One of my favorites in the Oz series, about the consequences of meddling in something you know you shouldn't meddle with. The patchwork is one of the best characters Baum created; a total loony, but with more going on upstairs than is immediately apparent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 6/7/2011

    " Ok - I'm reading it because it was mentioned in "The Book". Must count words as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah O'Hara | 5/18/2011

    " It seemed that something else should have happened with Scarecrow and Scraps, within the limits of children's books obviously. It was a nice story, but I don't particularly like how everything ended. It sort of left me wondering why they didn't do that in the first place? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deviant | 4/3/2011

    " I love this serious and this part is as good as the previous one if not more. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renae | 1/19/2011

    " Hands down, my favorite of the Oz books. I remember reading and rereading this one in elementary school. Reading it now, I wasn't disappointed. Plot development and characterization were better overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 9/2/2010

    " Ok - I'm reading it because it was mentioned in "The Book". Must count words as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 6/23/2010

    " i had a really nice edition of this when i was a kid. it was one of the few books I owned actually. my brother and i were obsessed with Bungles, the glass cat to the extent that we named a cat after it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lin | 6/10/2010

    " My favourite of the Oz series growing up. I loved the Patchwork girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 5/28/2010

    " I like all the oz books - this is one of the best "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anaatasiia Shevchuk | 5/25/2010

    " A heart must be a great annoyance to one. It makes a person feel sad or sorry or devoted or sympathetic--all of which sensations interfere with one's happiness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 4/2/2010

    " I don't clearly recollect the later volumes in this series, but I know I ripped through the entire "Oz" shelf at the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 1/9/2010

    " I don't clearly recollect the later volumes in this series, but I know I ripped through the entire "Oz" shelf at the library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Rairdan | 10/24/2009

    " Where everything seems unreal, the crooked wizard makes a glass cat and a patchwork girl come to life and two loved people that are turned into marble, a strange group of travelers make their way to the Emerald City to save them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carly | 9/26/2009

    " Very cute, but simplistic, as expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leila | 8/15/2009

    " Definitely not one of his better books, but still pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Radha | 8/12/2009

    " I have fond memories of reading this and other oz books with my oldest sister when I was tiny "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 6/8/2007

    " i like it a lot "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherwood Smith | 2/24/2007

    " This book introduces one of my favorite characters of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 10/14/2006

    " This was a cute story with a great little adventure. I like how he brought back some of my favorite characters and introduced some new ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lin | 5/5/2006

    " My favourite of the Oz series growing up. I loved the Patchwork girl. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 7/20/2005

    " Another installment of the Oz series. I always enjoy this series and this book is no acception it follows the same formula but the message of counting on your friends is still alive and well. "

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About the Author
Author L. Frank Baum

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.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.