Promotions & Events FREE Full Audiobook Download: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ

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L. Frank Baum was born on May 15, 1856. In celebration of his birthday, we are giving away a FREE full audiobook download of his timeless classic, THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, read by Brooke Shields (with an introduction by Paul Rudd). But look out, this special giveaway is good for ONE DAY ONLY before it…melts away!

More than a century after this magical tale was first released in 1900, THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum is sure to entrance a new generation of listeners with its enchanting fantasy setting and entertaining characters.

AudioFile praises, “Shields portrays Dorothy in sweet, girlish tones; gives Scarecrow a countrified, aw-shucks voice; reads the Tin Woodman in cultured tones; and uses low, occasionally wistful whines and roars for the Cowardly Lion. Shields’ rendition of the Wicked Witch’s evil machinations as she attempts to starve the lion and force Dorothy to yield her silver shoes is most frightening, and she screeches ‘Ziz-zi, zuz-zy, zik!’ in a scary falsetto, replete with a cackle or two.”

I’m sure most of you have seen the movie at least once (I watch it almost every year) but the book has about forty major differences from the film adaptation.

FUN FACT: In the book, Dorothy inherits the Wicked Witch of the East’s real silver shoes. Since Oz is a magical place, the silver shoes can alter their size to perfectly fit their current owner. In the 1939 MGM version of The Wizard of Oz , the movie studio changed the silver shoes to the famous ruby red slippers (worn by screen-legend Judy Garland!) because they wanted to show off how well the slippers’ ruby color popped on Technicolor film.

Take a listen as a family and count how many differences you can hear. We hope you enjoy your journey down the yellow brick road!

This FREE audiobook download is available for ONE DAY ONLY.
Offer ends May 15, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET.

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