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The Child Thief Audiobook

The Child Thief

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    bobby fairfield, CA, United States 08-28-12
    bobby fairfield, CA, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Very cool take on an age old story"
    If you could sum up The Child Thief in three words, what would they be?

    Fresh, original, sinister


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christina 10-07-11
    Christina 10-07-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointed"

    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.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sara J. Black 04-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "grusome. narrator is annoying with this screaming."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Geekella Louisiana 04-21-16
    Geekella Louisiana 04-21-16 Member Since 2016

    Meggo

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    "BREATHTAKING EXPERIENCE"
    What made the experience of listening to The Child Thief the most enjoyable?

    EVERYTHING!! The story is gripping and the narrator is extremely talented


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Can there be such thing as favorites??? How about a quadruple tie between Peter, Nick, Redbone, and Sekeu? haha


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    To die would be an awfully big adventure.


    Any additional comments?

    GET THIS AUDIOBOOK

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    Tommyknocker998 03-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazin"
    Would you listen to The Child Thief again? Why?

    This is one of my favorite books. I read this at least once a year and now with Audible more than that.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Brom's detail. He is so descriptive without going to far.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Sekeu training the Devils.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Imagination is Deadly


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book and the narrator was on point!

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    Karaya 01-20-16
    Karaya 01-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't know why I didn't listen sooner"

    Wonderful story, great voice actor. Brom does it again with a retelling of an old tale set in modern times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    daniel Hamlin, WV, United States 02-17-13
    daniel Hamlin, WV, United States 02-17-13 Member Since 2012

    I am a D-Bag.

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    "Good story but"

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    andrea SONORA, CA, United States 04-29-12
    andrea SONORA, CA, United States 04-29-12
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    "dark and not in a good way."

    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.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Keith Sale, United Kingdom 10-21-11
    Keith Sale, United Kingdom 10-21-11
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    "Excellent twist on a well known story"

    Well written and gripping story about Neverland. Peter pan seen through a distinctly less rosy glow.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    christine WALDEN, CO, United States 01-17-11
    christine WALDEN, CO, United States 01-17-11 Member Since 2012
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    "5 STARS"

    LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! THATS ALL I CAN SAY!!!!! THIS IS A MUST HAVE! ( NOT FOR LITTLE ONE)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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