Son of a Witch : The Wicked Years

  • by Gregory Maguire
  • Narrated by Gregory Maguire
  • Series: The Wicked Years
  • 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. What dark force left Liir in this condition? Is he really Elphaba's son? He has her broom and her cape, but what of her powers? Can he find his supposed half-sister, Nor, last seen in the forbidding prison, Southstairs? Can he fulfill the last wishes of a dying princess? In an Oz that, since the Wizard's departure, is under new and dangerous management, can Liir keep his head down long enough to grow up? For the countless fans who have been dazzled and entranced by Maguire's Oz, Son of a Witch is the rich reward they have awaited so long.

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What the Critics Say

"Masterfully imaginative....Ten years after Wicked (which is still on Broadway), fans will once again be clicking their heels with wonderment." (Publishers Weekly)
"A tale that adroitly mixes drama, humor, and political satire into a well-knit examination of good and evil." (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

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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 many questions unanswered and the fate of almost everyone hanging.
I even checked to see if I'd forgotten to download a part but no that seemed to be it.
An intruguing listen but ultimately unsatisfying.
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- Lisa

very sad

didn't enjoy this book at all..... the first book wicked I listen to twice so I was excited to get listen to this one .

1 the stupid music for no reason got to me I don't know why

2 gregory maguire voice just did my head in his voice is so boring.

3 oh when he tried to do voices aww I don't know he should just stay to writing book.

I really hope the next 2 book he is not reading if so I don't see me getting them.

I think I'm going to get the book and read it myself I say the story would be good but his voice has just put me off.

I'm sorry I'm writing this
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- Lisa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-09-2005
  • Publisher: HarperAudio