(P)2006 Listening Library
Jim Dale's performance perfectly captures the whimsy of the original Peter Pan. A fun, lively story which captures the essence of growing up and leaving childhood behind.
Much like Peter himself, this story is a classic. If you are a fan of the Disney Cartoon or the 2003 film, that is exactly what you are getting.
The story itself is a bit dark. People die. Peter as a character is fun loving, selfish, a brat and a bit of a jerk but that is the Peter we love.
Jim Dale for the final final time narrates Peter and his adventures. If you've listened to the Star Catcher series, you can kind of think of this as the final book....just keep in mind everyone has amnesia.
With a bit of a bittersweet ending. Peter Pan is a delight.
I never tire of hearing Jim Dale read a book. After listening to the Harry Potter books multiple times, I found Peter Pan and was throughly impressed all over again with Jim's reading ability. It is definitely a must-listen if you enjoy adventure stories read by a suburb narrator.
Speaker by day, listener by night.
I came across the 2003 Peter Pan movie and loved it, so I absolutely had to get this book.
Such a whimsical tale, told in such a lively voice, this audiobook is sure to satisfy your inner child. No matter how old I get, I'd always love to visit Neverland, admire "the flamingo with lagoons flying over it", fly with fairies and fool around with a pet wolf!
On a more serious note, the story invites you to reflect upon "the riddle of Peter's being": in deed, who is the boy who refuses to grow up? Is he merely the personification of childhood innocence, or a symbolism escapism for adults? If Wendy had come away with Peter forever, what would have become of her?
But no matter how you choose to interpret this story, it will definitely make a delightful listen, for the young, and the young at heart.
Magical, enticing, and breathtaking.
The famous line, "To die would be an awfully big adventure."
James Hook. He did a magnificent job with the voice!
I have to say, I was really nervous about purchasing this book on audible and listening to another person give voice to such iconic characters but Jim Dale did such an amazing job that I ended up getting more out of the book than I did when I read it myself.
I love how lively, and yet dark, this original Pan story can be!
Pirates who may not be the smartest, but are still killers.
Deadly wars between the Pirates and the Native inhabitants.
The reading was wonderful and the breadth of characters acted was superb!
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