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Download The Road to Oz: Wizard of Oz, Book 5, Special Annotated Edition Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Road to Oz: Wizard of Oz, Book 5, Special Annotated Edition (Unabridged) Audiobook, by L. Frank Baum
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,671 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: L. Frank Baum Narrator: Ron Knowles Publisher: RP Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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The Road to Oz is the fifth Oz book. In this book, Dorothy and Toto are off again on an exciting adventure down the road to Oz. In order to help the Shaggy Man, Dorothy and Toto must journey through magical and mysterious lands. Soon the three are joined by a lost boy named Button-Bright and the beautiful young Polychrome, the Rainbow's Daughter. With magic at work and danger about, these new friends must journey through cities of talking beasts, across the Deadly Desert into the Truth Pond, and through many other strange and incredible places before they can reach the Emerald City.

Along the way, Dorothy and her companions encounter a whole new assortment of fantastic and funny characters - the crafty King Dox of Foxville, the magical donkey King Kik-a-bray, the terrible bigheaded Scoodlers, and Johnny Dooit (who can do anything) - along with old friends Jack Pumpkinhead, Tik-tok, Billina, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, and the wonderful Wizard himself.

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

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/8/2014

    " I wonder why two of my favorite books in the series were centered around Ozma's birthday parties. This one seemed a little more, hm, childlike? There was more of a pattern here, where every character's introduction played along the lines of, "Who are you?" "I'm the [insert character's name:], where are you going?" "We're going to Ozma's birthday party!" And so on and so on. Still, the story is charming, and a lot of fun. And so very very strange, but that's par for the course with any of L. Frank Baum's books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 DavidO | 2/6/2014

    " Argh, I wrote a reviwe of this...then hit the wrong button and flushed it down the virtual toilet. Let me sum up by saying that if even the author doesn't care about the story, the reader will notice. Each story in OZ has been worse than the last and only a die hard would be able to read all of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Felicity | 1/28/2014

    " This was my favorite Oz book as a child...I particularly loved the grand and lushly illustrated birthday party at the end, and Polychrome, the rainbow's daughter. This edition, like all the Book of Wonder editions, reprints the original in all its illustrations and whimsical typesetting, in the original size. This particular volume, with its rainbow themes, also has pages of different colors as you progress through it. A beautiful edition of a whimsical, adventurous classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/3/2014

    " This was very similar to the other Oz books. But the new characters and story still seemed fresh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Obert | 1/1/2014

    " This is the 5th book in the OZ series of books by L. Frank Baum. It is loaded with all of the many OZ characters that you know and love as well as many more new people and creatures to meet. Even one famous jolly old elf drops by! What a birthday party we will have for Ozma of OZ. Be sure not to miss this grand adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mimi Nguyen | 12/20/2013

    " Not my favorite book in the series but some memorable new characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise | 12/17/2013

    " Read through Daily Lit. One of the better OZ books. It had a good amount of humor and I liked how a lot of the characters from previous books make an appearance. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Herman Gigglethorpe | 12/11/2013

    " Yet another plotless Oz book. It would have been a hundred times better if "Santa Claus" turned out to be the Nome King in disguise. Also, it's funny how one of the gifts is a crown made out of RADIUM! Yes, I know people didn't understand radioactivity then. . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobby | 10/26/2013

    " Perhaps it's an age thing but I found this book too simplistic even trying to judge it as a children's book. IMHO it needs more action/conflict. Still, not a bad read for kids I suppose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan Renae | 9/12/2013

    " Read it when I was little. Loved it SO much, very sad that I lost my copy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Roberts | 7/9/2013

    " Annika has read the entire 15-book L. Frank Baum omnibus. These are treasures that should not be lost to modern children! She is reading several of them aloud to me. Hilarious! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/20/2013

    " Fun books. I'd love to own the whole series someday. Great to read aloud to children, especially after about age three. Fantastic imagination, but all clean, very safe reads. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Derrick | 8/14/2012

    " Dorothy helps a shaggy man find a road and in the process they all end up in Oz for Ozma's birthday party. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dereck | 12/4/2011

    " I'd have to say this may have been my least favorite of all the Oz series I've read so far (I've read the first six), but you know, there really is no way to hate any of Baum's books. They're just so lively, fun, and creative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Godo | 1/26/2011

    " Pretty cool book. Seemed to drag a little bit.. Shocking moment of book?? Santa Claus appears in the Wizard of Oz universe??? Wth??? Lol :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Priya | 8/15/2010

    " this book was more an encounter of the festivities ... not many adventures as the books so far "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon Appelcline | 7/4/2010

    " Almost entirely plotless and beyond that a near copy of the original, with four travellers and a dog seeking the Emerald City. Finally, the last 50 pages or so are just a boring meeting with everyone who ever was in an Oz novel. Saved only by the wacky and original characters Baum dreams up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 2/13/2010

    " Mr Baum challenged himself to come up with some odd (if very peripheral) characters in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 11/25/2009

    " The boys liked it. I'm overwhelmed by the description. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ines | 10/20/2009

    " A marvellous books that takes us to the innocent mind of a child and her sensible new friends, each one with a purpose to embrace Dorothy's journey.
    Written in a simple way but with the right words that warm our heart. "

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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.