The Land Of Oz

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: L. Frank Baum

Narrated By: Anna Fields

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2006

Duration: 4 hours 18 minutes

Summary:

In The Land of Oz, L. Frank Baum's sequel to The Wizard of Oz, young Tip runs away from the witch Mombi, taking with him Jack Pumpkinhead and the wooden Saw-Horse, and flees to the Emerald City where he learns the incredible secret of his past.

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  • Christy A

    This was an easy listen. The narrator did a great job. The story was easy to visualize. If you enjoyed The Wizard of Oz then you should follow up with this story.

  • S. Allen

    This is a cute and rather silly story, good for fairly young children. You might want to talk to your kids about the rather sexist portrayal of the female characters (a vestige of the era in which it was written? or endemic in children's stories in general?)

  • Edward Robinson

    Beautifully-read, "Land of Oz" is a fun book following the adventures of the Sacarecrow, Tin Woodman, a boy named Tip, and Tip's unusual friend Jack Pumpikinhead as they travel Oz and beyond. As an adult, there were a few things about the book that annoyed me, most notably the introduction of a powerful magic, only to have the characters lose it for no purpose, and Jack Pumpkinhead's continual fretting over whether or not he's going to spoil. But while this grated on me somewhat, it didn't prevent my overall enjoyment of the book. It's a bit dated where the disempowerment of women and girls are concerned, especially at the end of the book, and a bit strange, again at the end, with the "twist" of the book emphasizing the dated nature and, admittedly, making me a little uncomfortable about whether or not I want to read this to my baby daughter in the 2000's. But then the book is 100 years old. A good read, all things considered.