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Peter Pan Audiobook

Peter Pan

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: This is a rare instance of two outstanding recordings of the same source material being considered for this list of essentials. But while we all enjoyed Jim Dale's enthusiastic performance, it was Tim Curry who most captivated us with his rendition of this classic children's tale. Curry's ability to evoke sheer childhood joy one moment and hide-under-the-sheets menace the next creates a far richer Peter Pan than Disney ever dreamed of. Ed Walloga

Publisher's Summary

"All children, except one, grow up."

And so begins the story of one of the most beloved characters in children's literature, Peter Pan. J.M. Barrie's classic tale, completely unabridged, features a boy who refuses to grow up, Tinker Bell the fairy, and the Darling children: Wendy, John, and Michael. Their great adventure begins on the night that Peter flies into the Darling home looking for his shadow and teaches Wendy, John, and Michael how to fly with him back to Neverland, where adventures happen every day.

Public Domain (P)2006 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved

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    Kathy 01-02-14
    Kathy 01-02-14

    This is the only way to get through all the books I want to enjoy...and still I'm behind!

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    "This isn't Disney."
    Where does Peter Pan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks pretty high on the list. It's nice to read/listen through the classics that I should have read long ago. My daughter read this and book when she was about 10 and didn't like it-it wasn't the Disney version. She actually read the book we had. I suppose it would have been a lot different had I read it to her. Hopefully, she'll read it to her own kids or try it again as an adult...but unless you appreciate being and reading to as a child might-it's not going to be the same since Mothers have grown up and Boys don't always.


    Which character – as performed by Tim Curry – was your favorite?

    Captain Hook-boy could you hear classic Tim Curry snarling and sounding crafty. Wonderful!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I chose this book because of Tim Curry. I love his voice and characters in film-he is definitely so very memorable.

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    Sara 12-01-13
    Sara 12-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Pretty good, not outstanding."
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    Curry's voice for Hook is delightful and gravelly and perfect. The book has few surprises since it is a classic, but the reading was good. I enjoyed this and would recommend it to others.

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    Charlotte Rock Hill, SC, United States 02-06-12
    Charlotte Rock Hill, SC, United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Peter Pan...so much fun!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    You can never go wrong with Tim Curry, much less Peter Pan. Perfect combination!!! For children - a magical story, and adults - a blast from the past!! Highly recommend!!


    What other book might you compare Peter Pan to and why?

    Peter Pan is unique but provides the same magical, mystical atomosphere like Harry Potter.


    What does Tim Curry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Tim Curry's voice is the key!!! He is AMAZING!!!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It gave me a sense of wonder, made me feel like a child again, in a good way. A world of possibility ahead, adventure around every corner.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent audiobook!!! Highly recommend!!!

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    Thomas 11-11-07
    Thomas 11-11-07
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    "Great Story"

    This is a great and unique story. Everytime it seems to stray from childrens story to hint at something more indepth, it skillfully pulls itself right back....and usually in a very childish manner. It's nonsensical and exciting. Makes you regret that you ever grew up, but then makes your forget for awhile that you ever did. Beautiful and fun book.....definently an all time great classic.

    Tim Curry's narration is good, but perhaps not as good as it could be. It was not a bad narration, but it was not spetactular either....which was a let down. In retrospect, the version read by Jim Dale would probably been a better choice to more fully enjoy this magical book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    valia 08-20-15
    valia 08-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fascinating"

    A good read about immortality.
    Enjoy and read repeatedly . So sit back and enjoy u won't be disappointed .

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    jessica atlanta, GA, United States 08-07-09
    jessica atlanta, GA, United States 08-07-09
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    "the real story is sweet"

    I didn't like the guys voice who read the book. The real story of Peter Pan is different than the Disney one. It's sweet and worth knowing.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful

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