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T. Haas

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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 15,654
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,118

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

Engaging story

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

Reviewed: 03-28-15

I really enjoyed this book. The story and characters were engaging. I'm looking forward to the next book.

  • Shadows in Flight

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card, Scott Brick, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,305

At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth’s scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten - a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth’s history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Build Up, and then Just Ends

  • By Brittani on 01-21-13

Disliked the ending

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

I've really enjoyed the stories in the "Ender verse", including this one. I just didn't care for the abrupt ending.

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