If your only experience with The Wizard of Oz is the movie, you will be astounded and delighted to find that L. Frank Baum’s book is full of adventures, characters, and charm far beyond the wonder that the big-screen version conveyed.

In his unabridged reading of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Jim transports his listeners to the glorious Emerald City and skillfully introduces them to the amazing inhabitants of Oz. This production is truly audio at its finest.  

Running Time: Approximately 4.5 Hours
Available on MP3 or Multiple MP3s
Ages 7 and Up

We are proud to announce that The National Parenting Center has given Jim Weiss’s recording of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” a 2023 National Parenting Center SEAL OF APPROVAL. Here is the review:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a magical audio CD that captures the essence of the beloved classic story in a unique and captivating way. Produced by The Well-Trained Mind Press, this CD is a terrific addition to any family’s library of literary resources. It brings the beloved characters of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion to life, thanks to the wonderful narration by the exceptionally talented Jim Weiss, who’s expressive voice makes each character and every moment engaging and entertaining.

His reading adds a wonderful touch to the listening experience, enhancing the magical quality of the story and immersing the listener in the enchanting world of Oz. What’s more, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a helpful tool for developing literacy skills in children. Listening to the story stimulates the imagination and improves listening comprehension skills. The audio CD can supplement reading and is an excellent option for children who struggle with reading comprehension or for those who simply prefer to listen to stories.

The story of Oz appeals to a wide range of ages, from younger children who may be hearing the story for the first time to older children who may have read the book or seen the movie and are looking for a new way to experience the story.

ISBN: 978-1-952469-40-4
Timeline: 1900s
Location: Kansas
Values: Assertiveness, Caring / Compassion, Confidence, Cooperation and Teamwork, Courage, Creativity, Determination, Enthusiasm, Excellence, Friendship, Generosity, Helpfulness, Honesty, Honor, Idealism, Joyfulness, Justice, Love, Loyalty and Faithfulness, Patience and Perseverance, Purposefulness, Reliability, Respect, Responsibility, Self-Discipline, Service, Steadfastness, and Trust