The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


Read by L. Frank Baum

(4.8 stars; 26 reviews)

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!


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Chapter 1 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 2 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 3 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 4 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 5 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 6 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 7 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 8 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 9 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 10 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 11 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 12 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 13 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 14 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 15 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 16 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 17 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 18 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 19 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 20 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 21 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 22 Read by L. Frank Baum
Chapter 23-24 Read by L. Frank Baum

Reviews

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This indeed is an excellent audio version of the classic book. Jason is awesome, for he made the characters came to life by his voice. I must say, after listening to other audio books of Oz, that Jason's version is one of the best and funniest. Listening to this audio ...

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I have to disagree with those who liked the reading of this story. I did not enjoy the narrator's voices. They were annoying at times and seemed overdone. I would not listen to this narrator again

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You probly know this already, but there is a huge series of Oz books by L. Frank Baum. I've read them so many times I couldn't even count. The movie was good, but it's only a tiny part of the Oz story. I encourage anyone and everyone to check out ...

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A great reading by Jason, not only was it full of character, but his enthusiams kept the book going all the way through... I've never read the book before, although i've seen the film/cartoons/sit-com parodies... and now i wish i'd read the book before. Thankyou for a job well done.

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It is great to be reminded of this classic children's book. And quite timely, as well, since my kids are at the perfect age to listen to stories audibly. I am looking forward to giving them the opportunity provided by Jason Pomerantz with this reading.

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That's a one great book. Jason Pomerantz is really amazing with his creativity in acting the voices of our beloved characters, and I really liked the character-voice development after fulfilling their wishes. My favorite character voice for sure would be the scarecrow.

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When I started listening to this book, I remembered trying to read it once upon a time, but couldn't because the characters had so many peculiar speech mannerisms! I had no problem listening to Jason read. You did good, Jason! Thanks!

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Not necessarily (though he could put the files up there) to the first question, and yes to the second, assuming donations are made to the book. Most of the time we pay authors, but sometimes we pay content providers.