The Wicked Years
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  • 1
    Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West | Gregory Maguire

    Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated By John McDonough
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    Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil.

    Brilliant

    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 March 2008 by Kirsty Whittingham ()
  • 2
    Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire

    Son of a Witch

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated By Gregory Maguire
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    Ten years after the publication of Wicked, beloved novelist Gregory Maguire returns at last to the land of Oz. There he introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch. Bruised, comatose, and left for dead in a gully, Liir is shattered in spirit as well as in form. But he is tended at the Cloister of Saint Glinda by the silent novice called Candle, who wills him back to life with her musical gifts.

    Let Down By The Ending

    I enjoyed this all the way and became very involved in the characters which is why I felt especially cheated when the novel ended abruptly, leaving ma..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 December 2007 by Lisa (Dundee Tayside)
  • 3
    A Lion Among Men: The Wicked Years, Volume 3 | Gregory Maguire

    A Lion Among Men: The Wicked Years, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated By John McDonough
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    While civil war looms in Oz, a tetchy oracle named Yackle prepares for death. Before her final hour, a figure known as Brrr - the Cowardly Lion - arrives searching for information about Elphaba Thropp, the Wicked Witch of the West. Abandoned as a cub, his path from infancy is no Yellow Brick Road. In the wake of laws that oppress talking Animals, he avoids a jail sentence by agreeing to serve as a lackey to the warmongering Emperor of Oz.

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    Out of Oz: The Wicked Years, Volume 4 | Gregory Maguire

    Out of Oz: The Wicked Years, Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Gregory Maguire's Wicked Years series became national best sellers and the basis for a hit Tony-winning Broadway musical. Now, Maguire returns with the final installment in his transformative work, a thrilling and compulsively readable saga in which the fate of Oz is decided at last.

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