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#9 New York Times Bestseller--New York Times "(A) satisfying finale to Maguire's series."--Christian Science Monitor "A worthy conclusion to an imaginative and emotionally searing cultural phenomenon. . . . nobody does fractured fairy tales better than Maguire."--Booklist "[OUT OF OZ] will delight Maguire's legions of fans, but will surely seduce a whole new world of readers, who can start at the end and go backwards in time to WICKED to understand the breadth and amazing imaginative landscape of his remarkable work."--Bookreporter.com "[A] masterwork.... Concludes...one of the most audacious and successful fantasy series of the past few decades.... Hilarious, heart-wrenching and extremely poignant.... The greatest fantasy series make one want to read them again. That's what I intend to do with this one."--Washington Post "Maguire creates a world we can bear, just around the corner. He does this . . . with delicious writing; a tapestry of sentences so carefully imagined they brush over your skin as you read."--Newsday "Maguire has crafted a complex, detailed Oz...; populated it with a wide range of characters and histories; created complex, layered plots; and dropped in some magic to bring it all together. His Oz envelops a reader in a feast for the senses and for the mind."--Wichita Eagle "In four books, Maguire has expanded the mythology of Oz from L. Frank Baum's books and created a land that's just as rich as Middle-earth or Narnia, and balances the serious with the sublime. . . . Out of Oz is a satisfying finish to the Wicked Years saga."--USA Today "[A] sassy reimagining of Baum's world. . . . Maguire's canvas is incredibly rich. . . . This last installment is one to savor."--People magazine (4 stars) [A] sassy reimagining of Baum s world. . . . Maguire s canvas is incredibly rich. . . . This last installment is one to savor. --People magazine (4 stars)" [A] masterwork . Concludes one of the most audacious and successful fantasy series of the past few decades . Hilarious, heart-wrenching and extremely poignant . The greatest fantasy series make one want to read them again. That s what I intend to do with this one. --Washington Post" In four books, Maguire has expanded the mythology of Oz from L. Frank Baum s books and created a land that s just as rich as Middle-earth or Narnia, and balances the serious with the sublime. . . . Out of Oz is a satisfying finish to the Wicked Years saga. --USA Today" Maguire creates a world we can bear, just around the corner. He does this . . . with delicious writing; a tapestry of sentences so carefully imagined they brush over your skin as you read. --Newsday" Maguire has crafted a complex, detailed Oz...; populated it with a wide range of characters and histories; created complex, layered plots; and dropped in some magic to bring it all together. His Oz envelops a reader in a feast for the senses and for the mind. --Wichita Eagle" A captivating storyteller. . . . Maguire pays subtle homage to Tolkien and Rowling and even Frank Baum while having a grand old time in the fantastically complicated world he has crafted. . . . Action-filled. . . . [a] deliciously fun novel. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)" (A) satisfying finale to Maguire s series. --Christian Science Monitor" A worthy conclusion to an imaginative and emotionally searing cultural phenomenon. . . . nobody does fractured fairy tales better than Maguire. --Booklist" Engrossing, complex . . . continues to flip the world of Oz on its head while answering new and old questions about Oz and its denizens. Highly recommended. --Library Journal (starred review)" [OUT OF OZ] will delight Maguire s legions of fans, but will surely seduce a whole new world of readers, who can start at the end and go backwards in time to WICKED to understand the breadth and amazing imaginative landscape of his remarkable work. --Bookreporter.com" "Engrossing, complex . . . continues to flip the world of Oz on its head while answering new and old questions about Oz and its denizens. Highly recommended."--Library Journal (starred review) "A captivating storyteller. . . . Maguire pays subtle homage to Tolkien and Rowling and even Frank Baum while having a grand old time in the fantastically complicated world he has crafted. . . . Action-filled. . . . [a] deliciously fun novel."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

In the conclusion to Maguire's Wicked Years series, Glinda is put under house arrest, the Emerald City prepares to invade Munchkinland, and Elphaba's little granddaughter, Rain (not knowing her heritage and working as a lowly maid in Glinda's house) is just beginning to discover her powers. Meanwhile, back in Kansas, Dorothy is considered eccentric for insisting she visited Oz, and her aunt and uncle take her on a trip to distract her-that is until she finds her way back to that faraway magical land. John McDonough-who has narrated all of the audiobooks in the series-offers up a nuanced performance that showcases a deep understanding of Maguire's fantasy world and its inhabitants. He creates distinctive voices for each character and capably conveys the ironic spirit of the novel. And while listeners may find an adult male voicing the dialogue of a little girl somewhat jarring at first, McDonough performance is a natural, engaging one that makes the Land of Oz come to life. A Morrow hardcover. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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