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John Gates McKibbin

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  • Peter and the Starcatchers

  • The Starcatchers, Book 1
  • By: Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,389

In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fast paced frolic on the high seas!

  • By Deborah on 12-19-08

Peter Pan Prequel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-18

This is a fabulous story for young readers. I have been reading it to second graders for 3 years and they all love it. It is too difficult for most second grades to read themselves, but it is a great book for them to learn the fun of reading without pictures. My grandkids listened to the audiobook while “reading” the book at the same time and loved it.

The book is funny and exciting. It tells the story of how Peter Pan got his flying powers and why he doesn’t age, along with many more of the questions your kids may have had from the movie.

The reader of this audiobook does a great job of voicing all of the characters giving them depth and personality through his voicing.

One of my favorite books ever. I have read/ listened to it 7 times - so far!

  • The Religion

  • A Novel
  • By: Tim Willocks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

May 1565. Suleiman the Magnificent, emperor of the Ottomans, has declared a jihad against the Knights of Saint John the Baptist. The largest armada of all time approaches the Knights' Christian stronghold on the island of Malta. The Turks know the Knights as the "The Hounds of Hell." The Knights call themselves "The Religion".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This captured me

  • By Bonnie on 07-03-07

Great Characters

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-08

I thouroughly enjoyed this book tape. It grabbed me from the beginning. The reader is fantastic and the characters are very well developed. I can't wait for the second book in the trilogy.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Heat

  • By: Mike Lupica
  • Narrated by: Paolo Andino
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Twelve-year-old Michael Arroyo lives in the shadows of Yankee Stadium, home of his heroes, but a place that might as well be on a different continent since he can't afford to see the inside. He also lives in the shadows of his Bronx neighborhood, hiding from the bill collectors and the officials who would separate him from his 17-year-old brother if they knew the two boys were living on their own. Baseball is Michael's only salvation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heat

  • By bernardo roman on 08-14-15

Great baseball read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-06

Though the book was predictable, I found it very enjoyable. I recommend it for anyone who loves baseball.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Egyptologist

  • By: Arthur Phillips
  • Narrated by: Gianfranco Negroponte, Simon Prebble, Gerard Doyle, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 58

Howard Carter has just made one of the great discoveries of all time, the unveiling of Tutankhamun's tomb. At the same time, Egyptologist Ralph Trilipush finds himself in a slightly less spectacular position. He has staked everything on a scrap of hieroglyphic pornography. Halfway around the world, an Australian detective sets off on a globetrotting quest to find a murderer. Or two. Or three. These events, seemingly unrelated, are about to collide in a spectacular yet utterly unpredictable fashion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I gave it another chance and WOW.

  • By Lea on 05-27-05

Clever concept but too long

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-04

This is an interesting concept book but is much too long because you figure out what is happening very early in the book (at least I did). I thought this would be in thr vein of the Amelia Peabody books, but the only similarity was the era it was written in. If this had been half as long, I probably would have giveng it a 4. It was just too much of a struggle to get to the end of the book.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful