There is no yellow brick road here. No emerald city. No lollipop guild. This is the Australis Penal Colony, a continent sized prison referred to the world over as the Outcast Zone.
Built to contain the world's most dangerous criminals, OZ ended up the dumping ground for everything polite society deemed undesirable.
From inside this place, a garbled message proves Dorothy's father is still alive, trapped in a prison with only one way in and no way out. Into this place, 17-year-old Dorothy must go if she wants to find her father and keep the promise she made to her dying mother.
She thought she had spent the past seven years preparing to overcome anything that got in the way of fulfilling her promise, but the situation she finds herself is harder and more intense than anything she has experienced before as she drops right into the middle of a power struggle for control over all of OZ. If she has any hope of surviving long enough to find her father, she will need her mother's guts, her father's brains and the unexpected help from those discarded and forgotten.
Everyone she meets tells her the same thing. The only person who can help her is the one prisoner who deserves to be in a place like this and refers to himself by the name, Wizard.
The Wizard always asks for something in exchange for his help. Can Dorothy afford the terrible price he will demand?
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Great new version of "oz"
Yes, this was a great new version of The Wizard of Oz. This isn't your typical Dorothy and Toto lost on the yellow brick road. Dorothy is on the search for her father in the "outcast zone" the worlds largest prison. In this completely new adaptation of a classic land the characters and story are brought to life by a very talented enthusiastic narrator. It is a great listen and I would recommend it to all.
Personally all the twists and turns and how everything comes together in this story is the best part. The book keeps you guessing and leaves you wondering how and when Dorothy will cross characters paths, and when she does how it will turn out. The twists and turns and the emotional roller coaster ride this book takes you on is great. The character development is deep and wonderful and sucks you in.
This is the first performance from Amanda I have listened to and it was wonderful. Can not wait to listen to more.
If I could have listened to this in one sitting I would have. It took me only three days to get through the book and it would have been a shorter time period if I had more free time!
This is a great book to listen to. You won't be disappointed. I could totally see this being a movie. It's great and I am going crazy waiting for the next one it's that good!
Oz isn't some magical far of place
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