Jim Dale's narration is wonderful. He totally carries you along in the story.
Black Stash - he's so evil and Mr. Dale performs his voice to perfection.
Heart pumping adventure.
I listened to this with my grandchildren and we all loved it. I thought that it would be a very typical youth book "starring" Peter Pan. Wrong! it was delightful and not only enjoyed by my pre teen and teenage grandchildren but also by myself. Jim Dale did a marvelous job on the voices and really brought the work to life. I am sure I will be listening again and again to this series.
Peter, George and of course the "Bird Woman"
Humor, depth and great voices that I could not even think up in my head. Superb!
Wouldn't want to spoil it for the rest of the listeners.
I will keep this in my library for myself and all of my family members. It would make a great gift too.
I have listened to dozens of books to date. I can honestly say that this book is the most "cinematic" that I have experienced. I can't say whether it's the flow of the story, or the writing style, or the narration... All are superb, and probably all contribute to some extent to the effect. The result being that, as I listened to Peter and the Starcatchers, the characters, scenery, and events unfolded in my mind as though I was watching a movie. It was an exhilarating experience.
The story starts out with just a passing resemblance to the well-known Peter Pan story, and as it progresses, more and more familiar elements are thrown into the mix, but in such imaginative ways that they continue to be fresh and unexpected. Right up to the very end, I was not sure what would happen next, but as the pieces fell into place, it just felt so natural that my immediate response was "Well, of course! That's the way it had to be!"
I was listening to Peter and the Starcatchers to evaluate it as a potential read for my son. He will definitely be getting a copy for his birthday, and I will be listening to the next book in the series very soon.
This first book of the Starcatchers was wonderful. I have always loved the Play Peter Pan and Disney made a great animated movie of J. M. Barrie's beloved Peter Pan. But Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson make a great adventure to how Peter became Peter and where Neverland and it's memorable characters come from.
Jim Dale is one of the best narrators, he has taken this delightful children's story and made it to where you will feel like you are flying with Peter on his adventures. Every narration that I have heard Jim Dale do is wonderful from the Harry Potters Series to this Starcatchers series you will feel as if you have been pulled right into the adventure will these heroes.
Never Read the print.
Definately Molly. She is so Confident and Smart but Sweet and Innocent at the same time.
When Molly is talking to the Porpoise. "My teeth are green.' lol
Every Child Grows up... To a point. I didn't get to see the Play but I would love to.
I had only ever see Peter Pan movies but the back story of Peter in this book has made me a new fan, and want to be a kid again... can't wait to see how the series continues
If Jim reading the HP books brought you here, just buy it. He's amazing. His voices and accents, while some are similar to the HP book characters, are definitely not exact copies. He somehow manages to come up with more.
The story is bit contrived to fit in and at times panders to the kids a bit, but still very high quality story telling.
Stupid as it may sound, some of the slapstick is quite funny, even when read.
Yeah, all the HP books. He's brilliant, truly unique talent.
It's fun, even for us old guys. NOW GET OFF MY LAWN!
This book was excellently written! It was a true adventure brought to life by both the authors and by Jim Dale (his character voices are spot-on and so fun/funny). I am a 6th grade teacher and I will be highly recommending this to book to my students. I will probably have to get the other books in the series now...I'm hooked!
Purchased this book to help a long car trip go by, and thoroughly enjoyed both the story and the presentation. I look forward to more "Peter" books, and would gladly listen to other stories read by Jim Dale. He has an excellent range of voice styles, and his consistency in using them, despite multiple characters, was amazing.
Yes, good story, great narrator
Harry Potter series. Mostly due to Jim Dale's performance, but similar style story I thought.
Really great job. But he made me think of many of his Potter voices in those books.
I never knew where Peter Pan came from, I think this is a cool prequel series.