The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Unabridged)
by L. Frank Baum
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Audie Award Nominee, Solo Narration - Female, 2013 One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale. Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto as they get swept away into the magical land of Oz , where they encounter characters and places you may remember from the movie – and several more that never made it to the big screen – on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City. “It’s such a wonderful book and I was so happy to be a part of bringing it to life”, Ms. Hathaway said. “There are a lot of great voices in it. The more fun you have with it, the sillier and the more free you get with it, the better it is because it’s a story that can handle it. It’s amazing to be able to discover something new about something you feel you know so well.”
what a perfect choice.
Anne Hathaway does the perfect job narrating this classic. I love how she characterizes the descriptions and "does all the voices"-- I hope to do as good a job for my own kids someday! It's also neat to hear how the book does differ from the movie, which is probably much closer to our memory of the story. i really hope Ms. Hathaway narrates more, and am interested in more of these "a-list" audiobooks--it looks as if they only have a few so far, but i think it's a great idea for a professional actor to perform the book. being an Audiobook fan, i'm always looking for the next one, but it's frustrating when there's a story you want to hear, but the narrator makes it hard to bear. I definitely put Anne Hathaway on the same level as Jim Dale, Stephen Fry and the like! a good buy!