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Publisher's Summary

If the name seems familiar, these tales about Darby O'Gill and his encounter with the fairies were adapted for a Disney movie, Darby O'Gill and the Little People. They tell the story of an Irishman whose cow is captured by the fairies - or "good people". In his determination to recover his property, Darby finds himself in the center of their home, the mountain Sleive-na-mon. Not wishing to remain a captive forever despite the cordial hospitality of his hosts, he escapes through a clever ruse and earns the admiration and friendship of their King Brian Connors. Now Darby O'Gill is a local hero and his adventures continue as he encounters leprechauns, ghosts and banshees under the skeptical eye of his wife Bridget and the local priest.

Includes: "Darby O'Gill and the Good People"; "Darby O'Gill and the Leprechaun"; "The Conversion of Father Cassidy"; "How the Fairies Came to Ireland"; "The Adventures of King Brian Connors"; "The Banshee's Comb".

Public Domain (P)2017 Anne Hancock

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I don’t know ...

I’ve enjoyed listening to Anne Hancock in other works. But the Irish accent just really didn’t do it for me ... and I tried dozens of times since I got this last year. At some point, one knows when to crank out the review and let it go.

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Great Listen!!!

This author and narrator were new to me. I loved the story and thought the narrator did a fantastic performance. I remember hearing some bits of Darby O'Gill growing up and this book was a reminiscent listen of stories my grandmother told me. Very enjoyable and suitable for all ages. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and or publisher.

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Fun story with a wonderful narrator!

Would you listen to Darby O'Gill and the Good People again? Why?

I don't often listen to a book more than once so probably not

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really liked the fairy King Brian Connors. He was entertaining and fun for me to listen to.

Which character – as performed by Anne Hancock – was your favorite?

Brian Connors, king of the fairies.

Any additional comments?

I didn't know anything about the Disney version of this story so what really made this enjoyable for me what the narration. Anne Hancock was perfect! It's a joy to listen to a story where the accent is appropriate and the emphasis and timing is right on. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Don't make a fourth wish, or you'll regret it...

Like me, most people probably recognize the title from the classic Disney film. That said, this isn't just a repeat of it. While a number of parts from the film are retold here, most aren't told exactly the same. Essentially we get a collection of tales featuring the title character and the leprechaun leader King Brian. While its not exactly high storytelling, its an amusing enough book, especially with Anne Hancock's Irish narration. In particular, I enjoyed the story of how King Brian has an encounter with a Catholic priest and they debate a number of fine points. If you need something for a good listen around St. Patrick's Day, this'll definitely serve.

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Fun read all around

If you love Irish culture and a good story you will love this book. The narrator did a great job and really added to the experience.

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My favorite book and movie!

I love the book, but saw the movie first. The book has so much more! it has humor and plots they left out of the movie. I fully recommend it!

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Drby O'Gill and the Good People

This was a highly entertaining retelling of the well known stories.I enjoyed Anne Hancocks performance.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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Joy to listen to

These stories were so much fun for me to listen to. These were the type of stories I savored. I would listen to one of the stories a day until I was finished. While I wanted to rush through to know what happens all the way through, I wouldn't let myself. Like a good wine, they should be savored.

The narration of these were spot on target. I couldn't have asked for a more entertaining reader for these stories.

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Great tale of Irish and the fae

A true classic told by a wonderful narrator. Be ready to be transported to Ireland of yore with Darby and the little people. Multiple stories that are great standalone and yet together build a picture that is breathtaking. The stories are quick and entertaining and full of knowledge on how to deal with the little people and how to avoid their traps. Great fun for all ages. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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How did the narrator detract from the book?

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You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

As A Fantasy I Liked The Plot Of The Book...It Just Couldn't Hold My Attention...

Any additional comments?

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