Fantastic pre-quel to the traditional Peter-Pan story you're likely familiar with. The kids loved listening to it on recent roadtrip and can't wait for the next book, and amazingly enough, for the next long drive. Highly recommend as an entertaining adventure for the young as well as those whose birthday might suggest otherwise.
The british accent of the voice talent lended to the authenticity, but was a hard to follow at times - download the highest quality you can.
JIM DALE gives one of the best readings Ive ever heard and is the new man of 100 voices!
The book is fast paced and superbly written. Really enjoyed listening to it.
My son enjoyed the book so I decided to try it out. I did enjoy it but felt the audience for the book was not my age group but young teens. A little too simple to warrant a five star. I still do not know if I would go on to listen to the next three books. Not a bad quick book to get but be ready for a simple, predictable plot. It would be an easy five star book if I was 12 years old.
The authors do a wonderful job of rewriting the story of peter pan. They've turned a classic children's fairy tale story into a wonderul adventure and really brought it to life. I love how they incorporated the orginal bits and pieces of the story of peter with their own back story. Wonderful book, I highly recommend it!
I'm a Denver based web designer who enjoys having (or making a commute) so that I can listen to my favorite books.
I'm not just giving Peter and the Star Catchers a good review to boost it or anything, I really do feel like its a good book and worthy of a five star rating. I've been listening to it in the car and have had to catch myself because I was so into the story, I wasn't really aware of what was going on around me.
There's no reason you should believe me, I'm just another person in the crowd, but I liked this book enough to take some time and write a review and that should tell you that its worth your time and is a great read/listen. I also like Jim (the narrator's) characters and voices.
Peter and the Starcatchers is a colorful fantasy, and a fabulous, imaginative origin story of Peter Pan, his mates, and his enemies. As the first in a series, it left me wanting to learn more about Barry's & Pearson's vision of that world. Jim Dale's performance is compelling. His characters are as rich and distinctive as those in his Harry Potter readings. I look forward to listening to the rest of the series.
Great reader, greater story and it answered alot of questions...I highly recommend it to adults and children
I thought it was fantastic. I found the book to be entertaining and Jim Dale's variety of characters to be engaging. I highly recommend this selection.
I was drawn to this book because of the narrator Jim Dale, and found an interesting story of a new take on Peter Pan, the world's favorite boy who never grew up. This story seems to serve a good background story for how Peter became who he is.