The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
I listened to the audiobook version of The Wizard of Oz read by actress Anne Hathaway. It was a special Audible.com production and they gave away a free download for the Thanksgiving drive ‘over the river and through the woods’. The audio version worked out very well it was the perfect amount of time for our drive and the story really keep both my kids (5, 7) quite in the backseat!!
Hathaway did a nice job reading the story and provided different voices for each of the characters.
This was my first time ‘reading’ the story and my knowledge of The Wizard of Oz was primarily limited to the movie. I have also the newer Disney film as well.
I was surprised to learn about all the differences between the film and the book. And, I was even more amazed to learn the shoes were not ruby at all,instead they are silver!!!
I am sure it’s because the movie version is so etched in my mind, but I think the changes in the movie made the story better.
All and all I am glad I finally heard the real version of the story!