The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Audiobook, by L. Frank Baum Play Audiobook Sample

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Audiobook

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Read By: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Tantor Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Oz Novels Release Date: October 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781452680279

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

24

Longest Chapter Length:

22:24 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

59 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

09:56 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

66

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Publisher Description

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the classic story of fantasy that has delighted readers young and old for decades. Dorothy finds herself transplanted to the magical land of Oz when her house is sucked up by a tornado. To get back home she must follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard to help her get back to Kansas. Along the way she meets several interesting characters, including the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, who join her on her travels to ask the Wizard for help of their own.

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"Read this during an internet outage - was a very quick and easy (but engaging) read. I now feel like I have the story of Oz from all perspectives...haha. "

— Jess (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • Baum's classic comes to life in this winning audio edition. . . . Tavia Gilbert's whimsical narration will appeal to listeners young and old. Additionally, the distinct voices she creates for each character make for a delightful listening experience.

    — Publishers Weekly Audio Review

Awards

  • A 2013 Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award Nominee

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 (3.50)
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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I appreciate the readability of this book but I found it a little too simple. Good themes though, I think it's too long for a child's novel. "

    — Mariaruth, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " tin man oh tin man "

    — Rey, 12/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very direct prose, and humorous when you least expect it. "

    — Christina, 3/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really digging the original story. It's superior to the movie in nearly every way. "

    — Dave, 1/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " yeah, the movie was infinatley better any of the thousands of movie adaptations. but the musical still rains supreme! "

    — Alexander, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Read with Franny in May, 2011. "

    — Jarrett, 5/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A old classic, but a newbie everytime I chose to read over and over again. Fantastic Author! "

    — J.t., 5/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Never before and never since has anyone tried this hard to get to Kansas. "

    — Titus, 5/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Slightly more entertaining that the movie. What made them change the color of the shoes and the witches? "

    — Suzanne, 5/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " great book, anybody that loves fantasy will read this book with JOY! "

    — Ben, 5/9/2011

About 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 Tavia Gilbert

Tavia Gilbert is an acclaimed narrator of more than four hundred full-cast and multivoice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry. Named the 2018 Voice of Choice by Booklist magazine, she is also winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She has earned numerous Earphones Awards, a Voice Arts Award, and a Listen-Up Award. Audible.com has named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir. In addition to voice acting, she is an accomplished producer, singer, and theater actor. She is also a producer, singer, photographer, and a writer, as well as the cofounder of a feminist publishing company, Animal Mineral.