In the vein of Gregory Maguire’s bestselling works, the award-winning artist Brom takes us on a haunting look at the true world of Peter Pan, in his first full-length novel. From modern day New York to the dying land of Faerie, The Child Thief reveals the world of Peter Pan through the eyes of an insecure runaway who is seduced by Peter’s charm. But any dreams of a fairy wonderland are quickly replaced by the reality of life and death survival as Peter’s recruits are forced into a lethal battle in which the line between good and evil is blurred.
©2010 Brom (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
Fresh, original, sinister
A fresh take on an old story is always fascinating. I love how Brom took the world of Peter Pan and turned it completely on its ear AND gave you something much more dark and violent.
I really liked the arc with Nick and the last scene between him and Peter was very well done. Unless of course you're talking about action! The scene in the swamp where Nick gets stuck in the bog is definitely a good time!
How would you like to stay a kid forever...and kill everyone?OrThis ain't your mom's Peter Pan.OrCome to Avalon...Neverland is for fairies!
The Child Thief was a great read and I looked forward to my drives to and from work just to hear more. It's dark, violent, sinister, and yet at its core, it has a heart...even if that heart is twisted and shriveled with rage and vengeance!
First of all, this book is way more violent than anything I read led on. I kept having to pull my earbuds out when it got too gory but then I couldn't tell when the gruesome bits were over. I'm not overly squeamish, either, but this proved too much for me.
Also, in terms of performance, the narrator did something strange with his voice every time someone "screamed" or "cried" something, which happened about twice every chapter. I found it extremely distracting and it frequently pulled me out of the story.
Overall, I don't think this is a bad read, it just isn't for me. But if you, like me, have an aversion to five minute descriptions of someone's intestines being ripped out or to narrators doing strange grunt/screams mid-chapter, it might be best to skip this one.
it was good. more gory than i expected. the narrator was awesome until he started his screaming voice for any tense situation/if the character was yelling in the book. It was like nails on a chalk board. made me want to punch him in the face every time. I get that a character is yelling without the narrator actually yelling/screeching in my speakers. Took me out of the book every time which is a bummer when you're into a book to be distracted by the narrator's voice... but the story was so addicting i kept listening, and the narrator awesome in every other respect.
EVERYTHING!! The story is gripping and the narrator is extremely talented
Can there be such thing as favorites??? How about a quadruple tie between Peter, Nick, Redbone, and Sekeu? haha
The drowning exorcism scene. Leeroy's confession was so disgustingly chilling and Kirby's voice acting for him just made everything far more real. I get chills thinking about it
To die would be an awfully big adventure.
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This is one of my favorite books. I read this at least once a year and now with Audible more than that.
Brom's detail. He is so descriptive without going to far.
Sekeu training the Devils.
Imagination is Deadly
I love this book and the narrator was on point!
I am a D-Bag.
Re telling Peter Pan on acid would be a good summary. The story is fine but the voices the narrator uses for Pan is annoying. Just the way he says PEEEETTTTEEERR over and over is enough to make some one driving crash head long into concrete wall.
I like a good twist on an original, but this book was so dark and depraved, that I had to fast forward all the time to avoid the evil images filling my mind. I wish I had never spent the credit on it.
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