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4 out of 5 stars
By Kirsty Whittingham on 03-20-08


A fantastic retelling of the life of Elpheba the wicked witch of the west in Baum's world of Oz. Detailed and rich this is evocative and draws you in instantly. A great reading too.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ollie Crook on 07-07-14

Great audiobook

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I've always loved the book Wicked, and listening to it as an audiobook was a new experience entirely. I would recommend this to a friend as it really makes the story come alive.

What other book might you compare Wicked to, and why?

I don't think you can really compare Wicked to anything - it's a reworking of The Wizard of Oz, making a child's story into an adult novel.

What about John McDonough’s performance did you like?

The narrators pacing was very good, and he got the humor of the book well - be prepared for a few snorts of laughter when listening! There were lots of characters who's voices he managed to make individual and memorable, so you can recognise them.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending of course is memorable, and with the narrators pacing he manages to make it moving.

Any additional comments?

I had already read Wicked before listening to the audiobook, and I would definatly recommend it! It really brings the book to life.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Olly on 06-19-15

Great story, dull presentation

Struggle to finish this amazing story as the reader was dull and monotone. Let down

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6 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Craig on 06-22-09

Hard Going

I found this audiobook really hard going and it turned into more of a chore than a pleasure, i found that the story was really hard to keep track off at places moving to quickly and at others dragging out. Overall I didn't really enjoy this book and wouldn't recommend it.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Charmaine on 08-11-18

I hated all the characters.

All the characters were vile. the mother walks around with her boobs out trying to get laid constantly whilst high on drugs...characters should have some redeeming qualities but after 7 chapters I still hated them all. vile book!

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5 out of 5 stars
By jennifer on 01-24-18


Extremely well read. Nice to listen to. A great story. tough to start, but in the middle now and can't put it down and look forward to it every night!

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