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Download Wizard of Oz Author L. Frank Baum Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (305 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia L. Lawrence Narrator: Patricia L. Lawrence Publisher: Travel Radio International (TM) Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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Audio Journeys explores the life of L. Frank Baum, author of some of the world's most beloved children's books, including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum was born near Syracuse, New York, in 1856. We meet Baum historian Kathleen De Scenna at Ste. Marie Among the Iroquois on Onondaga Lake near Syracuse. She considers Baum to be a visionary. (The Wizard of Oz film score music is by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by Yip Harburg, and was performed specially for Travel Radio International by Jim Rote, ©2011, all rights reserved.)

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew George | 1/31/2014

    " Quite a few funny little stories with interesting twists and "morals." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ahimsa | 1/20/2014

    " Baum is a much better writer than I think we give him credit for, and this collection showcases his whimsy and creativity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca (everyday reader) | 1/20/2014

    " A good collection of well loved fairy tales. Some of my all-time favorites. Good read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 1/18/2014

    " Enjoyed it. This volume includes fairy tales that I've never heard of before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/2/2014

    " Twelve fairy stories written by L. Frank Baum that thankfully do not include any mention of OZ. These are cute, but somewhat forgettable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bosley | 12/21/2013

    " The writing is pretty good, but the stories are a little hollow ... and have a little moral at the end that seems tacked on more than anything. Such was the style of the time, I suppose. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cate Nauhauser | 12/4/2013

    " Some of the stories were really fun and interesting to read, others i found very boring and long winded. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sartan | 11/24/2013

    " These stories reminded me of Roald Dahl. Very imaginative! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dale Offret | 11/16/2013

    " Quite a different book than I had expected. Each new story had a voice and tempo I had to change and become aquainted with. Fun stories overall. Nice to get in touch with what children and young people thought about during those times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 9/13/2013

    " Tremendously fun read aloud for children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Craner | 5/11/2013

    " I loved this book! It was so funny; very tongue-in-cheek. Baum was an expert storyteller and it really shows in the variety and creativity in these tales--especially the "morals" at the end of each story. This is one that was enjoyable for me and my children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 3/24/2013

    " I started reading this book because it was a free Kindle book. It was interesting. Some of the fairy tales are cute and some are strange--and it was written a very long time ago. Not many of these are actually stories I would read to my children at their current ages, however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxofspazhouse | 2/9/2013

    " I am re-reading this because I would like to have an Alt-History panel on Baum's work as an American dreamer.He utilizes many inventions and technologies of his time in many of his stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 2/6/2013

    " This was pretty fun diversion from my typical reading. I do not think it would be for everyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 1/22/2013

    " a children's story but worth the read nonetheless: the king of the polar bears. find a child and read it to them if you can't bring yourself to do it on your own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt Kruse | 12/14/2012

    " Enjoyable light reading, though the racial stereotypes are noticeable, an unfortunate side effect of the age of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 scarlettraces | 5/31/2012

    " more like E Nesbit than Andrew Lang and, if you make allowances for their antiquity, pretty cute. i liked the 'morals' especially. if i were giving/reading to kids i would probably explain a bit about early 20th century representations of race, but it's not the worst offender of its time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renny | 5/17/2012

    " A charming quick read... revisiting childhood fairytale memories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 4/1/2012

    " Okay, but I read this more for research than enjoyment ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darren | 2/26/2012

    " Great illustrations. Love to find anything by Baum. "

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