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3.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 5 3.55 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: L. Frank Baum Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781452680279
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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
  • A 2013 Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mariaruth Burke | 1/19/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rey | 12/2/2013

    " tin man oh tin man "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina Day | 3/26/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 1/26/2013

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alexander | 5/23/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jarrett | 5/18/2011

    " Read with Franny in May, 2011. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 5/16/2011

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.t. | 5/13/2011

    " A old classic, but a newbie everytime I chose to read over and over again. Fantastic Author!
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Titus | 5/12/2011

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 5/10/2011

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 5/9/2011

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

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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

Tavia Gilbert, an acclaimed narrator of more than four hundred full-cast and multivoice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry, is an eight-time Audie nominee and the recipient of thirteen Earphones Awards, a Voice Arts Award, and a Listen-Up Award. With frequent inclusion on best of year and annual top ten lists, Tavia is a trusted and increasingly sought-after actress for work across every genre, from children’s and YA, to literary fiction, nonfiction, and genre fiction. Audible recently named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir, and Library Journal said of this highly acclaimed actress, “as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice.” Tavia is a producer, singer, photographer, and a writer, as well as the cofounder of a feminist publishing company, Animal Mineral, with fiction and nonfiction focusing on relationships, love, and identity.