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  • The Gnome in the Neighborhood

  • Modern Fairy Tales of Forgotten Magic
  • By: Justin Dockins
  • Narrated by: Alan Weyman
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Summary

Do you ever wonder if there is a gnome living in the hole at the bottom of the old tree in the park?

Have you ever felt like you weren't alone while in the woods?

Did you know that elves are responsible for many of our day-to-day occurrences?

If your mind ever fills with these kinds of questions, then these modern fairy tales are for you!

©2015 Justin Dockins (P)2016 Justin Dockins

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Good story but ruined by the annoying narrator

Good story but ruined by the annoying narrator’s voice which makes it difficult to listen to and understand the story. Very disappointing and I wouldn’t recommend buying this at all.

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  • Molly Statler
  • 14-09-16

Love the magic

What a wonderful collection of stories. The narration made me feel as though I was snuggled up by a fire listening to a storyteller rocking away in his chair while he passed down stories of wisdom and wonder. Overall, the stories made me really want to believe in magic and cause me to take a second look or to reminisce upon the audiobook itself when I find myself wandering about outside.

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  • Jennifer C.
  • 18-04-22

cute short stories

This was a collection of cute little short stories. I think my favorite one was about the little girl who discovers the reason for her connection to the animals.

My ONLY complaint is that the narrator's voice was rather scratchy, and I kept hoping that he would drink some water and clear his throat. He didn't, and it wasn't bad enough to stop listening, but the mild annoyance remains.

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  • Amanda
  • 09-02-21

Difficult narration

I thought the stories were really great, but it was hard for me to get past the narrator having a speech in pediment. I’m not trying to be unkind, but it was hard to listen to.

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  • John Watchpocket
  • 25-07-17

Short but sweet

Would you consider the audio edition of The Gnome in the Neighborhood to be better than the print version?

Yes, the narrator, Alan Weyman, is great. He has a great voice that really puts the feeling into the words.

What did you like best about this story?

It was a series of short stories that were all very enchanting and fun to listen to. Would be great for children and adults who like fantasy or fairy tales.

Have you listened to any of Alan Weyman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

My first time listening to this narrator and I will definitely be looking for others of his.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The first story(Chapter 3) and the second story (chapter 4) were my favorites.

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  • Emily
  • 27-05-17

Strange

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This consisted of seven short stories concerning magic. They were... pretty strange. If you like short whimsical fun stories, this is for you. It was well written and I liked the writing style of the author.
Also, the narrator had a very gravelly voice and it didn't sit well with me for this novel.

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  • Michael Matchell
  • 21-01-17

Good

I really enjoyed listening to the book! Easy to listen to. Will recommend to friends.