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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum Click for printable size audiobook cover
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One of the true classics of American literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over four generations. Originally published in 1900, it was the first truly American fairy tale, as Baum crafted a wonderful out of such familiar items as a cornfield scarecrow, a mechanical woodman, and a humbug wizard who used old-fashioned hokum to express that universal theme, “There’s no place like home.”

Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz. Here she meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, home of the all-powerful Wizard of Oz.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Laura Cushing | 2/20/2014

    " Finally started to read the Oz series. I've watched the movie since I was a little girl, and wanted to see what the books are like. This first one is quite different from the movie in places, but still pretty good. I liked it enough to want to continue on with the series (I'm reading them on my kindle). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Alison | 2/15/2014

    " Rather interesting read after having grown up with the movie, which is quite different in many aspects. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Natalie | 2/15/2014

    " I've read this before, a long time ago, and I wasn't disappointed by my re-read. This book truly is a classic. It is easy to read (it was written for children after all) and can be finished in almost one sitting. What I REALLY loved was the forward for this particular edition. It has some great insights into the story and was VERY well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Jennifer | 2/14/2014

    " Everything I read with my kids always gets an extra star. It had been a long, long time since I read this, but it's a must for all Kansans. "

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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

Tara Sands is an American voice actress, television host, and actress. She is well known as the voice of Anna Kyoyama in Shaman King, Mokuba Kaiba in the English adaptation of the second series Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, as well as Chase on Fighting Foodons. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, and raised in New Jersey, Sands studied theater at Hofstra University, and has had a steady stream of voice acting work since high school. Much of her work is in anime dubbing, with multiple roles in such franchises as Slayers and Pokémon. Sands has also narrated numerous audiobooks, including Wendelin Van Draanen’s Sammy Keyes series and Ellen Potter’s Olivia Kidney series. In addition to providing voiceovers, Sands has appeared on-camera in commercials, including as the ‘Office Cheerleader’ in a series for Lipton’s Cup-a-Soup and television series, including, Everybody Hates Chris. Tara is also a successful television host whose credits include: Cartoon Network’s weekly block, Fridays and major red carpet premieres.