The Royal Book of Oz (version 3)

Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.9 stars; 76 reviews)

"Of course, we all knew the Scarecrow was a very fine fellow, but surely we never guessed he ascended from an emperor. Most of us descend from our ancestors, but the Scarecrow really ASCENDED.

The Scarecrow had a most exciting and adventurous time on the Silver Isle and Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion just ran out of one adventure into another trying to rescue him. They made some charming new friends in their travels—Sir Hokus of Pokes, the Doubtful Dromedary, and the Comfortable Camel. You'll find them very unusual and likable. They have the same peculiar, delightful and informal natures that we love in all the queer Oz people." From the introduction. When Frank Baum died, he left notes for the next book in the Oz series and they were used to write this delightful story. - Summary by Introduction and Phil Chenevert (5 hr 27 min)


Preface by the Author 2:50 Read by Phil Chenevert
Professor Wogglebug's Great Idea 15:40 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Scarecrow's Family Tree 15:43 Read by Phil Chenevert
Down the Magic Bean Pole 12:54 Read by Phil Chenevert
Dorothy's Lonely Breakfast 19:48 Read by Phil Chenevert
Sir Hokus of Pokes 20:08 Read by Phil Chenevert
Singing Their Way Out of Pokes 11:55 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Scarecrow Is Hailed As Emperor! 16:56 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Scarecrow Studies the Silver Island 19:31 Read by Phil Chenevert
"Save Us With Your Magic, Exalted One!" 17:18 Read by Phil Chenevert
Princess Ozma and Betsy Bobbin Talk It Over 4:00 Read by Phil Chenevert
Sir Hokus Overcometh the Giant 11:48 Read by Phil Chenevert
Dorothy and Sir Hokus Come to Fix City 21:43 Read by Phil Chenevert
Dancing Beds and the Road That Unrolled 15:40 Read by Phil Chenevert
Sons and Grandsons Greet the Scarecrow 12:02 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Three Princes Plot to Undo the Emperor 12:06 Read by Phil Chenevert
Dorothy and Her Guardians Meet New Friends 14:10 Read by Phil Chenevert
Doubty and Camy Vanish Into Space 6:00 Read by Phil Chenevert
Dorothy Finds the Scarecrow! 16:23 Read by Phil Chenevert
Planning to Fly From the Silver Island 6:30 Read by Phil Chenevert
Dorothy Upsets the Ceremony of the Island 15:16 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Escape From the Silver Island 9:06 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Flight of the Parasol 2:47 Read by Phil Chenevert
Safe at Last in the Land of Oz 9:24 Read by Phil Chenevert
Homeward Bound to the Emerald City 17:51 Read by Phil Chenevert


Absolutely delightful

(5 stars)

This was so much fun to listen to. Thank you Phil for making it extra special with your fabulous reading.

Lovely story! Masterfully read!

(5 stars)

Phil Chenvert & The OZ series make a perfect listening match! He brings the characters to life in an enchanting way in this and the other books in this series!

I love it.

(5 stars)

the story is great.

Very good story in the tradition of Baum

(5 stars)

Ruth definitely has the Land of Oz, and did a wonderful job keeping the characters true to form. As always, Phill brings the story to life!


(4.5 stars)

I loved this book it had a great adventure and story! Phill is an amazing narrator. All the new characters are cool and find a way into your heart. It made me laugh a lot. The only complaint I do have is that the Scarecrow’s parts can drag on but they pick up! I really recommend you read the WHOLE rest of the books before you listen to this one. The land of Oz is so delicious and delightful it will fill endless hours with Dorothy, Ozma and others. It is a bit racist but it was made a long time ago. But they should put a disclaimer. It calls people from China “yellow skins”. This made me sad and a bit angry but this was how it was back in 19 whatever. I love the rest of the book. Please just keep this in mind if this give you anxiety/makes you uncomfortable but it helped me to remember THIS IS NOT OKAY!!!! So just remember that and this book will fly by in a joyful way. - A Bookworm

good book

(5 stars)

I like this book.