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Publisher's Summary

In the style of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, an every-man character travels to a land filled with mythical characters.
It's an adventure story, with the main character, George Taylor, having to confront and befriend pixies, elves, fairies, brownies, giants, dwarfs, mimis, sprites, satyrs, and mermaids.
But there is one character that is the most feared, and hated of all. The groll. A species that kills and tortures for the pure pleasure of seeing the pain they inflict. The tales of their evil are endless.
It's a love story as George risks his life to break a spell and return the love of his first, and only girlfriend, Justeen.
It's a humorous story with a sarcastic twist, as the mermaids, brownies and other characters have human characteristics that would make them fit in on Earth as well as the magical land of Negani.
And, like Jonathan Swift, it's also a story with many symbolic references to the cultures of the day.
There are dozens of creatures that Americans know (pixies, fairies, trolls, mermaids), some creatures are from other cultures and countries (adlet, mimi, will o' wisp, bahamut), and some are unique to this story (chameli, drakata).
All are thrown on the most boring, nerdy person in the world, George Taylor.
©2015 James Stuart Fanshier (P)2015 James Stuart Fanshier
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 01-28-16

Epic Adventure is an instant classic. Fantastic

Would you listen to The Groll again? Why?

I will be listening to this audio book many times. The production is incredible, with a full cast of actors, music, and sound effects. It sounds like the audio track from a movie, or like a radio drama. The story is fantastic, and keeps you interested, and wanting to binge listen.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character is George, the main character.

Which scene was your favorite?

The international potluck party in Chapter 6, "Other Worlds Night"

Any additional comments?

This book is an instant classic, an epic adventure.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Terrance on 02-06-16

fun adventure that keeps you interested

If you could sum up The Groll in three words, what would they be?

George Taylor IRS

What other book might you compare The Groll to and why?

Alice In Wonderland

Have you listened to any of Jim Fanshier and Full cast ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

this sounds like a movie

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, very addictive story, great for long road trips

Any additional comments?

I hope a hollywood studio makes this in to a movie.

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