The Royal Book of Oz


Read by Mark F. Smith

(4.6 stars; 24 reviews)

The Royal Book of Oz (1921) is the fifteenth in the series of Oz books, and the first to be written by Ruth Plumly Thompson after L. Frank Baum's death. Although Baum was credited as the author, it was written entirely by Thompson.

The Scarecrow is upset when Professor Wogglebug tells him that he has no family, so he goes to where Dorothy Gale found him to trace his "roots." Then he vanishes from the face of Oz.

Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion mount a search for their friend, but when that is successful, they will need to become a rescue party! (5 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 17:21 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 02 14:46 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 03 11:43 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 04 18:57 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 05 18:17 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 06 11:03 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 07 16:05 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 08 18:08 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 09 16:22 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 10 3:58 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 11 10:59 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 12 20:29 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 13 14:46 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 14 11:24 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 15 11:02 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 16 13:15 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 17 5:30 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 18 15:33 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 19 6:15 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 20 13:41 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 21 8:44 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 22 2:37 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 23 8:52 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 24 16:54 Read by Mark F. Smith

Reviews


(5 stars)

A delightful story - Beautifully narrated

Worthy Addition


(5 stars)

Thompson has written a worthy addition to a wonderful series. It is telling that Baum's widow endorses this so readily. I believe Baum himself would have been jealous Of The renewed vigor of adventure and Ozniss of this tale.


(4 stars)

it is as honest an attempt to carry on as anyone could hope for.

amazing


(5 stars)

Ruth Plumly Thompson did an amazing job.

Enjoyed


(3 stars)

This is the first Oz book I have read since I was a child. I wouldn't call myself a fan, but by the end I could see the appeal of these books. It was so happy and optimistic with such simple and yet magical adventures. And the narrator was simply amazing.