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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)

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1. 01 - The Cyclone
2. 02 - The Council With the Munchkins
3. 03 - How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow
4. 04 - The Road Through the Forest
5. 05 - The Rescue of the Tin Woodman
6. 06 - The Cowardly Lion
7. 07 - The Journey to the Great Oz
8. 08 - The Deadly Poppy Field
9. 09 - The Queen of the Field Mice
10. 10 - The Guardian of the Gates
11. 11 - The Emerald City of Oz
12. 12 - The Search for the Wicked Witch
13. 13 - The Rescue
14. 14 - The Winged Monkeys
15. 15 - The Discovery of Oz, the Terrible
16. 16 - The Magic Art of the Great Humbug
17. 17 - How The Balloon Was Launched
18. 18 - Away to the South
19. 19 - Attacked by the Fighting Trees
20. 20 - The Dainty China Country
21. 21 - The Lion Becomes the King of Beasts
22. 22 - The Country of the Quadlings
23. 23 - Glinda The Good Witch Grants Dorothy's Wish
24. 24 - Home Again

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Summary

One of the greatest American novels and a popular culture sensation, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz depicts the adventures of the young Dorothy Gale, who is swept away from her colorless farm home in Kansas by a cyclone, and winds up in the magical Land of Oz. Trapped in an unknown land, Dorothy must find a way back home and subsequently embarks on an adventure and meets a group of colorful characters along the way. Serving as an inspiration throughout generations, the children’s novel has been represented through various cinema adaptations and musicals. The novel commences with the introduction of Dorothy, a young orphan girl who is taken in and raised by her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em in their dreary farm home in Kansas. One day, however, a treacherous cyclone sweeps across the prairie and catches hold of the house while Dorothy and her beloved pet dog Toto are still inside. Afraid and bewildered, Dorothy and Toto are eventually set down in a mysterious land which they later identify as the Land of Oz. Greeted and commended by the small Munchkins, Dorothy is declared to be a good witch, because her house had accidentally landed on the evil ruler of the Munchkins – the Wicked Witch of the East and consequently resulted in her death. Subsequently, the Good Witch of the North also arrives to greet Dorothy and presents her with a pair of silver shoes believed to contain magical properties. In addition, she instructs Dorothy to follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City and ask the almighty Wizard of Oz to help her get back to Kansas. On her way across the land she is accompanied by the Scarecrow, the rusted Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion. Entertaining and intelligently written, Baum has effectively created a modern fairy tale forever embedded in the imagination of both young and old readers. Exploring the prominent and universal theme of “There’s no place like home”, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz does not seize to delight and captivate long after its finish.

Reviews

Amr

- Review

Dear reader, This was my first ever audio book, and you made me look for more. I really have all of the story printed in my head like I saw the movie of it, even though I never did. Thank you.

- Wonderful

This book was read wonderfully but every time the reader said "Emerald" it sounded like "Imral" XD

abigayle

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It was ok I liked it but it was a little boaring to me!!

scott

Good reader for kids, but hard to take if you're an adult.

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i'm really enjoying it

Edward

Nice adventure!!

this very attractive and very godd book

Jef

- acknowledgement

I'm Brazilian and I have been using it to practice my listening. I had read this book (in Portuguese version) when I was a child and it became one of my favorite books after that. Quite good job reading it!

sydney

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I think the book is better than the movie.

ella

- Love it

This is the best app ever and best book love you guys

Riye

- Very good

Written neatly

eden

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I love the book and the movie but still I always think the books are better

Emeraldgamer101

- LOVESIT

I love it.I have seen books but i like this better.

Emerald Gamer 101

- :D

loved the book it was the most amazing book in the world i have read so far!KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK L. Frank Baum AND READER! :D =^-^=

Emerald Gamer 101

- Amazing

I love this book.I always wanted to read this book now I can!! :D

Amya

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It is the best book ever I love this app so much

hermionepotter

- The Wizard Of Oz

Soooooooooooooooooooo fun!!! I think this is the best book in this site. The book was great, the reader was great. Thanks Baum and reader!!!!!@

Serenity

- Wizard of oz

Love it ! I'm really enjoying it

Robert

- misspelling

It's "cease to delight" not "seize to delight"

Stephanie

- Wizard of Oz

Love it ! To good to be true

PEDRO

- F

Great book. I'm learn english and this book is help me a lot, I think the listen is very fast but I can understand somethings...

Sophiua

- Wonderful!

A very kind and great book? like othersbooks of Baum! Thank you for such good books and very useful site!!!

Cristine

- nice

This is kinda nice but it takes forever to lag

Brendolyn

- good

the reader is very good {:)

Jack

- Oz

Any one who says this is a bad book is wrong it is great!

Joel M Moore

- OZ

one of the best books I've herd

Alissa

- Oz

What a nice story! The reader is great to listen to! Easy to understand and hear!

Parker

Good book. I also saw the movie.

Haylee

- wonderful

I LOVE the story of the Wizard Of Oz! The reader was very descriptive in his voice and that is what makes it more eye catching!

Andrea

- Wonderful

The reader did an excellent job. He is delightful to listen to. The story has been well-loved for generations for a reason! I love to introduce this story to my children. They always love it and beg for more!

Abigail

- Oz

I love it.They both did very well.Thank you L.Frank Baum and the reader did good too.I want all the Oz books.

Susane

- Excellent

Very well read. I loved the book.

Guy

- Bad

This book was really boring -_-

ananomas

- AWSOME

I loved it but have not seen the movie

Sammy Tapia

- Amazing

This book is a very cool book i read the book and saw the movie thanks L. Frank Baum you are awesome!

Fantastic

Both my children (4 & 6) loved it.

Roman

- Excellent

Excellent indeed. Terrific reading made this one of the best book on booksshouldbefree !

Sheri Chee

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The reader is simply excellent. Well done!

David Brown

The reader did an excellent job and made the book great fun to listen to. It was different from the film, but that just made it all the more interesting to hear what was going to happen next. Really enjoyed this one.

Such a fun and realistic way to read a child novel. A must-have masterpiece for every kids in every era.

Joanna

I read all the Oz books when I was young and loved them. I've tried to get my children to read them, but none have been interested. We just took a twelve day road trip, and since I had a captive audience, I chose to listen to this as we traveled across Kansas. The whole family was riveted, from my husband and teenage sons down to my 6 & 9 year old daughters. They said they wish there would be a new movie made of the entire book. After we finished this one, we immediately listened to The Marvelous Land of Oz. The reader of this book does a good job.day road trip, and since I had a captive audience, I chose to listen to this as we traveled across Kansas. The whole family was riveted, from my husband and teenage sons down to my 6 & 9 year old daughters. They said they wish there would be a new movie made of the entire book. After we finished this one, we immediately listened to The Marvelous Land of Oz. The reader of this book does a good job.

Julie

- Review

Excellent job of reading this book. I was shocked to learn this short book is nothing like the movie! It was still fun to listen to.

Ferris Wheeler

- Short Intro

Is this the original?!? I've never read the book so maybe it is, but the introduction was soooo short! What about Ms. Gulch? What about the fortune teller? Were those just in the theatrical versions?!?

Aly#1

Very very good book! Thx

Hiep

thanks you very much