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  • The Marvellous Land of Snergs

  • Written by: E. A. Wyke-Smith
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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The Marvellous Land of Snergs

Written by: E. A. Wyke-Smith
Narrated by: Stephen Fry
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Publisher's Summary

A brand new, funny and quirky story based on E.A. Wyke-Smith's classic, the inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. A lost classic - updated in a more contemporary voice. A delightful tale of orphans tricked by an evil witch and rescued by the warm-hearted Snergs. 

At the Sunny Bay Home for Superfluous and Accidentally Parentless Children, Pip and Flora are in trouble. Running away with their dog they discover the Marvellous Land of Snergs, a magical world of cinnamon bears and scrumptious feasts - but also one of vegan ogres, disgraced jesters and dastardly Kelps, with a villain dressed entirely in purple....

Soon their only friend is forgetful but lovable snerg, Gorbo. He will lead them home - if they can decide where home really is and if Gorbo can remember how to get there.

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wonderful feel-good story with good morals

loved it
amazing narration
good morals for kids to learn and delightful esvape to read as an.adult

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  • Dan ‘canada’ Killam
  • 2021-11-30

A wonderful story read wonderfully

…let’s be real folks, I’d listen to Stephen Fry read the Janesville Wisconsin phone book aloud. I hate Janesville WI.
That nod to a lack of objectivity aside, this is really quite good. I’d say it’s perfect for children but it’s possibly wasted on them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-09-26

Stephen Fry the Magic Narrator

Rewriting a classic can easily turn out to be a disaster. But this modern version is a near-perfection, I can’t find harsh words for it. Stephen Fry’s wonderful, first-rate narration makes it even better. I think NO narrator could have done it more beautifully. The notion alone is unbearable. Magic is the word I can justifiably use to describe his narration.

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  • Carolyn
  • 2022-12-14

Delightful

Excellent performance of a very good and fun tale. Not for young children. Highly recommend.

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  • Lachesis Looms
  • 2022-11-26

Delightful

This was such a charming and fun book and so well narrated! I highly recommend

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  • ilfrid
  • 2022-09-02

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It is a very good book. The action starts very quickly. I liked the Snergs.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2022-08-17

Truly Marvellous

Truly a marvellous retelling for lovers of tales such as the hobbit, narnia, roald dahl books and other such wonderful fantasy books. It recreates that sense of wonder and rich worldbuilding while having the natural ease of a real world, the wonderful narration chops of stephen fry and charchters that felt like friends from begging to end. Truly one of the best things iv'e listened to all year.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2022-07-06

Good book

Good and I loved it. . Stephen Fry is a genius reader. and story explained vey well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-04-20

a delightful romp through fantasy

I loved it. Reminiscent of Phantom Tollbooth meets whimsy. Stephen Fry is a genius reader.

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  • AzMike
  • 2022-01-21

fun and thrills for the whole family

for the first two years of your life it's stand up and talk and the next 16 that sit down and shut up.