The Marvelous Land of Oz : Oz

  • by L Frank Baum
  • Narrated by Ron Knowles
  • Series: Oz
  • 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Marvelous Land of Oz is the second Oz book. In this sequel to the original book, the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman are back with a boy named Tip as well as a host of new characters, including Mr. H. M. Woggle-Bug, Princess Ozma of Oz, Dr. Nikidik, and Old Mombi. When the Scarecrow, now the ruler of the Emerald City, is driven out by General Jinjur and her all-girl army, his friends--the Tin Woodman, a boy named Tip, and Jack Pumpkinhead--try to restore peace. Dorothy isn't in this story, though she is mentioned frequently by her friends.

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Holy long intro, Batman!

Any additional comments?

Almost 28 minutes of introduction to a kid's story? My son kept telling me he didn't like this book very much. I pooh poohed him, until I sat to listen - WOW! No wonder he got bored. And what's more annoying, the first chapter and the intro are all mushed up into the first section. Can't skip it! Have to 30sec forward until the end of the {Charlie Brown Peanuts teacher voice}. That was a PITA. For everyone else, the story is great just start about 27:30 to get right into it.

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- Amy

Excellent edition of an excellent story

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

I thoroughly enjoyed this production. It's well done and well voiced. The narrator did a terrific job with the voicing of the characters in the book. The annotations at the beginning are nicely done and add to the experience. Overall I thought it was one of the better performances I've listened to in all the years I've been listening to books on audio.


What did you like best about this story?

The performance is what's best about this one. Baum wrote an excellent story and in this it is excellently voiced.


What does Ron Knowles bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator made this experience. His voice is warm and one you want to listen to. To me, it felt like L Frank Baum himself was reading the book. I loved that!


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It is, and I did. Oz is magical and I couldn't wait to visit again.


Any additional comments?

I'm glad I bought this and I'm glad I picked this edition. Out of all the samples I tried, this is the one I liked the best. I recommend this for anyone who wants to experience what it might be like to have Mr. Baum himself read the Oz story to you.

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- Jasmine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-18-2009
  • Publisher: RP Audio