Audible has around 200 of its best titles marked down to the original price to celebrate 3 years of its Daily Deals. Many of the titles are as low as $2.95 or less (if you look through the virtual bargain bin they have). These popular books and classics are great for long trips or even if you’re cramming for class. Speaking of classics, who wouldn’t want to relive their childhood with the Wizard of OZ read by Anne Hathaway. It’s only $2 or free if it’s your first title to download.
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Anne Hathaway is nothing short of masterful in her narration of Baum’s beloved classic. As she guides listeners through the world of munchkins, winkies, and quadlings; witches; and the humbug Oz, Hathaway’s impressive vocal repertoire shines. As narrator, she is lithe yet precise; her voice sounds lilting or emphatic, as the story details require. In character, she is spectacular. Each character is filled with personality – a light-voiced Witch of the North; a brusque soldier at Oz’s palace; a monotone, robot-like Oz; and a usually cheerful and genuine Dorothy. The variety enriches the listening experience. Yes, one may know the story well, but Hathaway makes this recording a definitive one.