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  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,459
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,947

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It might be better to actually read this.

  • By Ariel on 07-25-11

Did he just say MODMON???? (madman)

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I wouldn't change much about the story. It's wonderfully engaging and full of great fantasy mixed with reality and lots of suspense.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children?

The twist was good!

Would you be willing to try another one of Jesse Bernstein’s performances?

No. This book is set in Wales. While most of the people are Welsh, there are also Irish, English, and Scottish characters. Every single character that Mr. Bernstein portrayed that wasn't American sounded like some horrible Dick Van Dyke version of cockney or like Jason Statham after a stroke. The children's voices reminded me of the Artful Dodger if he was developmentally disabled. It was painful and it took a lot to try to ignore it.

Do you think Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It has one. That part annoyed me. It was blatently obvious at the end of this book that I was going to have to listen to the next one. I am currently doing so and thankfully the narrator is different.

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