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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Frank L. Baum

Narrated By: Brooke Shields

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: June 2012

Duration: 4 hours 17 minutes

Summary:

L. Frank Baum's timeless classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was the first uniquely American fairy tale. A combination of enchanting fantasy and piercing social commentary, this remarkable story has entertained and beguiled readers of all ages since it was first published in 1900. Ray Bradbury writes in his Introduction, "Both [Baum and Shakespeare] lived inside their heads with a mind gone wild with wanting, wishing, hoping, shaping, dreaming," and it is this same hunger that makes all of us continue to seek out the story of Oz-and be nourished by it.
This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the definitive first edition and includes the New York Times review of that edition as well as the original Preface by the author.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Baum was a true educator, and those who read his Oz books are often made what they were not-imaginative,
tolerant, alert to wonders, life."-Gore Vidal

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  • Madelyn Napoles

    Brooke shields' voice is the worst! Find a different download with a better narrator. I couldn't make it through. I deleted this audiobook and found a different wizard of oz audiobook.

  • Bec Loevendie

    An old classic. We loved it. Made driving in the car oh so much easier.