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Peter and the Shadow Thieves Audiobook

Peter and the Shadow Thieves: The Starcatchers, Book 2

Peter leaves the relative safety of Mollusk Island - along with his trusted companion, Tinker Bell - for the cold, damp, dangerous streets of London. On a difficult journey across the sea, he and Tink discover the dark and deadly slithering part-man/part-creature Lord Ombra, who is intent on recovering the missing starstuff.
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Publisher's Summary

In this riveting and adventure-packed follow-up to the award-winning New York Times best seller Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter leaves the relative safety of Mollusk Island - along with his trusted companion, Tinker Bell - for the cold, damp, dangerous streets of London.

On a difficult journey across the sea, he and Tink discover the dark and deadly slithering part-man/part-creature Lord Ombra, who is intent on recovering the missing starstuff - celestial dust that contains unimagined powers.

In London, Peter attempts to track down the indomitable Molly, hoping that together they can combat Ombra's determined forces. But London is not Mollusk Island; Peter is not the boy he used to be; and Lord Ombra - the Shadow Master - is unlike anything Peter, or the world, has ever seen.

"Dale has the uncanny knack of knowing his characters; he presents each personality to us as an intimate acquaintance." (AudioFile)
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©2006 Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"This should appeal to fantasy and adventure fans alike." (School Library Journal)
"Readers will relish the chance to further explore the backstory of a favorite childhood tale." (Booklist)

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    Snoodely 05-10-10
    Snoodely 05-10-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Better than J. M. Barrie's original!"

    "Peter and the Shadow Thieves" picks up where "Peter and the Starcatchers" left off, assuming that the listener knows about Peter's previous adventures; so one needs to listen to the two books in sequence. Both books provide us the prequel to J. M. Barrie's "Peter Pan," telling us how Peter acquired the ability to fly, where Tinkerbell came from, how Peter met Captain Hook, and how he came to live on Mollusk Island with the Lost Boys. Only Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson tell Peter's story a whole lot better than J. M. Barrie did. And Jim Dale's narration would justify listening to these audiobooks, even if they hadn't been so well written. In fact, just hearing the masterful Jim Dale imitate the caw of a raven makes "Peter and the Shadow Thieves" worth the purchase price. I recommend this series to anybody -- young or old -- who has an innocent heart, and who can enjoy an adventure story without explicit violence.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua ASBURY, NJ, United States 10-15-12
    Joshua ASBURY, NJ, United States 10-15-12 Member Since 2011

    Choreographer. Director. Actor. Educator. And lover of audio books! They are theatre for the mind!

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    "Jim Dale Is Absolutely AMAZING!!!!"

    If you are a fan of fantasy books and creative story telling then you will love these books! Even though these are books meant for children, you do not need to be a child to appreciate the brilliant story telling and creative reworking of this classic tale. If you are a fan of the Harry Potter Books you will love these especially because they have the same narrator. Jim Dale is amazing. It feels like 20 people are reading me this book not just one.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    SciFiSurfer Miami, FL, United States 12-09-09
    SciFiSurfer Miami, FL, United States 12-09-09 Member Since 2012
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    "My Kids Loved the the Starcatchers Series!"

    Hours of great listening! My kids (8 and 11) and I started listening to the adventures of Peter and the Starcatchers in the car. They became so hooked (no pun intended:o)they insisted we keep listening mornings at breakfast before school and when cleaning up after dinner. We really enjoyed each of these books and have moved on to the Never Land series. These books worked for me and now my kids love to use their imagination listening instead of watching movies in the car.

    Our sincere appreciation to the very talented Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson for this gift, excellently narrated by my favorite Jim Dale.

    Do your kids a favor, turn off the TV, turn off the video games and turn on their imagination by listening to a really good Audiobook.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 07-10-14
    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 07-10-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Another great Starcatcher book!"

    The Starcatcher series tells the tale of Peter Pan before he was Peter Pan. These books (we just started the third in the four-book series) are so well written, I can't understand why they aren't better known than many other similar but less well written series for kids (I won't name any names).

    They are the kind of books both kids and adults can really enjoy and get into. They are packed with suspense and laughs. The characters are extremely engaging and believable. The stories are fantasy and nevertheless are so convincingly set out that you find yourself completely immersed in them.

    The second book in this series is just as enjoyable as the first was. I highly, highly recommend the Starcatcher series for great family listening.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    C. Simons 07-30-12
    C. Simons 07-30-12
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    "Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Good book that captures the making of Peter Pan, but the writing became more "juvenile" as the book went on and seemed to be written to a younger audience than even the first book.


    What three words best describe Jim Dale’s voice?

    Great reader, enthusiastic.


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    Angie Kansas City, MO, United States 10-14-12
    Angie Kansas City, MO, United States 10-14-12 Member Since 2010

    Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.

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    "Maybe my new favorite series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Superior narrator, the best eve, awesome exciting and enchanting story. I love the action and the story telling. Can't wait to listen the next book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Fort Wayne, IN, United States 12-25-10
    Jennifer Fort Wayne, IN, United States 12-25-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Full of adventure and suspense!"

    I think Jim Dale is my favorite narrator. He is so wonderful to listen to and the stories of Peter, Molly, George, the boys, etc are so exciting it's difficult to stop the book to do other things.

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    Randerson Tejas 11-28-08
    Randerson Tejas 11-28-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Better than the starcatchers"

    Superb! Dale is amazing...I recognized many of the voices from Harry Potter, but that just brought back fond memories.

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    nicholas 02-03-16
    nicholas 02-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A great second entry"

    A great second entry in a wonderful series. Jim fake as always does amazing. Definitely worth a credit or purchase.

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    HappyReader Raleigh, NC, USA 01-13-16
    HappyReader Raleigh, NC, USA 01-13-16 Member Since 2013

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    "It doesn't get any better than this!"

    For starters, Jim Dale is absolutely amazing as a reader. Hands down, the best in the business. He makes any story come alive with such richness and depth that you feel like you are right there in it! And, this is a rollicking good tale! Every bit as good as the first! My only "criticism" is that there is so much going on, that I got a little tired living through it! (Of course, that kind of liveliness is hardly a real criticism.) Suffice it to say that both mom and 10 yo boy were absolutely riveted.

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