The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
By L. Frank Baum
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has been called "the first true American fairy tale" and it richly deserves the title. The story of Dorothy's epic journey through a strange land, filled with terrifying enemies and loyal allies, resonates today as much as it did when it was first written, at the turn of the last century. You've probably seen the movie countless times, so you might not expect any surprises from the book. But when you listen, you'll be charmed by how imaginative it is, and in a way that's different from the film. I dearly love the movie, but, in this reading, I've tried to approach the story as if I'd never seen it. My Dorothy is a little younger than her cinematic counterpart and her trio of beloved friends - The Scarecrow, The Tin Woodsman and The Cowardly Lion - are all just a little sillier. It's hard to escape from the shadow of the MGM spectacular, but I've done my best. I hope you have as much fun listening as I'm having recording! So sit back, put on your slippers (ruby, silver or whatever color you like) and watch out for flying monkeys! Load up your MP3 player and remember - There's no place like home!
||CleanChapter 1||The Cyclone||11/20/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 2||The Council with the Munchkins||11/20/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 3||How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow||11/20/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 4||The Road Through the Forest||11/25/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 5||The Rescue of the Tin Woodman||11/25/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 6||The Cowardly Lion||12/4/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 7||The Journey to the Great Oz||12/4/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 8||The Deadly Poppy Field||12/4/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 9||The Queen of the Field Mice||12/23/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 10||The Guardian of the Gate||1/9/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 11||The Wonderful Emerald City of Oz.||1/25/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 12||The Search for the Wicked Witch||2/2/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 13||The Rescue||2/4/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 14||The Winged Monkeys||2/26/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 15||The Discovery of Oz, The Terrible||4/1/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 16||The Magic Art of the Great Humbug||4/8/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 17||How the Balloon was Launched||4/8/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 18||Away to the South||4/8/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 19||Attacked by the Fighting Trees||4/14/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 20||The Dainty China Country||4/14/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 21||The Lion Becomes King of Beasts||4/14/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 22||The Country of the Quadlings||4/14/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 23-24||The Good Witch Grants Dorothy's Wish -- Home Again||4/14/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
I really enjoyed this and I'm over 40!
I love this story
I have read this book many times, and was very excited when I found it on here. I was, however, very disappointed with the narrator. I was unable to listen to the whole book because the narrator drove me crazy.
I cannot beleive that i found this free!! Its a shock to find such a great peice of literature for nothing!