Screenwriter J.V. Hart traces the evolution of J.M. Barrie's classic villain from an eccentric outcast to the scourge of Neverland.
©2005 J.V. Hart; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers
Great story, great narrator! After loving Peter Pan, i never thought i would like Captain Hook! This story tells you the first part of his life, how he became "Capt. J Hook", and why he's not particularly fond of the "Darlings". I'm looking forward to the next book!
I am a huge fan of all things pirate so I fully expected to love this story of the childhood villain, Captain Hook, and how he came to be. Although the story was good, it dragged quite a bit in too many places. The references to things Peter Pan were great and the character of James (Hook) was very well developed. It just seemed to take forever and I never found myself really eager to get back to the story until the end. The narrator's voice was great unless he was voicing one of the highbrows, in which case it got horribly annoying - a drawn out British voice that made me cringe every time. I would recommend the book to hardcore Pan and Hook fans for sure, but everyone else should make sure they have the patience for this one.
Captain Hook has long been one of my favorite characters. I wanted this book for a very long time and was happy to find an audio version. However, the book is fairly repetitive, even for a teen novel. It's long and winding and explains a lot of boring things, taking forever to get to the point. The introduction of a boring love story made it even worse. The narrator only has a few voices he can do, and most will get on your nerves.
A different, more talented narrator. The voice just became grating, especially when he was doing Darling's voice.
Maybe, but it would depend on the cast. It's really quite boring.
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