Such a fun series for children & adults, read/performed by Jim Dale who apart from also performing the Harry Potter series (US version)....is the best audio book performer EVER!! ALL HALE JIM DALE!!!!
Fabulous narrator. The story is entertaining and an interesting take on Peter Pan. Jim Dale makes it worth listening to.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I bought it based on the authors and reviews alone and was thoroughly pleased to find that it is a back-story to Peter Pan...how Peter is forever a boy, how Captain Hook (The Black Stache) looses his hand, and where does Tinkerbell come from. Witty and fun!
Peter Pan, of course!
Jim Dale brings life to the characters, particularly Peter and his pals, and of course Stache and his pirates!
I'm definitely going to listen to the rest of the Starcatcher series.
Great story that brought Peter Pan into a remarkable light. He becomes a real hero and not just a silly boy in this adventure that tells us where he came from and why he can fly! Highly recommend.
I didn't know what to expect- took it as highly recommended from other homeschooling moms.
Narrator did an excellent job- felt like listening to a movie.
Such a fun and creative take on the Peter Pan story! Now to try to convince my girls to listen to it 😉
I love Dave Barry and have enjoyed my exposure to Ridley Pearson. They wrote a lovely tale of how Peter Pan came into being. The story is filled with adventure, and is well written. I had a difficult time putting it down and didn't want the story to end, so I immediately downloaded the next one. Jim Hale is an excellent narrator, capturing the tones of he story beautifully.
It was a blast to get into a fast moving tale of swashbuckling heroes and villains on the high seas, and to in the gaps of the story of Peter Pan. I was looking for a light read after "All the Light We Cannot See," and this fit the bill.
Jim Dale has an annoying way of drawing out the ends of words so that the characters sound whiny. His female voices (just one, really, for this book) are particularly grating, and poor Tubby Ted was made even more unlikeable by Dale's voicing him as a complete dolt. Unfortunately, Jim Dale narrates the second book, so I think I'll have to read that one in print. (I didn't like his reading of Harry Potter, either, and quickly switched to the Stephen Fry readings, so Dale might not be a problem with other listeners.)
It would be easy to listen to in one sitting, but a time commitment.
knowing the good guys would all win no matter how bad the problem!
The story reminded me how much fun it was to read when I was 4 or 5. This story was not the old peter pan - and as an adult I really don't need to remember how confused I was that Peter was really a Mary - not that there is anything wrong with that -but no confusion here, no thinking required, just enjoy and smile.