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Publisher's Summary

The year is 1902 - it's been 23 years since Peter and the Lost Boys returned from Rundoon. Since then, nobody on the island has grown a day older, and the Lost Boys continue their friendship with the Mollusk tribe and their rivalry with Captain Hook.

Meanwhile, in London, Molly has married George Darling and is raising three children: Wendy, Michael, and John. One night, a visitor appears at her door; it's James, one of Peter's original Lost Boys. He is now working for Scotland Yard and suspects that the heir to England's throne, Prince Albert Edward, is under the influence of shadow creatures. These shadow creatures are determined to find a secret cache of starstuff, which fell to London many centuries ago. The starstuff is hidden in an underground vault, which has only one key: the Sword of Mercy, a legendary weapon kept with the crown jewels.

Molly is determined to locate and protect it, but when she suddenly goes missing, it is up to her 11-year-old daughter, Wendy, to keep it out of the Others' clutches. Wendy has heard her mother's stories of a flying boy named Peter Pan, and he may be her only hope of saving the world from a shadowy doom.

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©2009 Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • A-McD
  • St. Louis, MO
  • 12-16-09

Amazing

I am so excited about this new book. I thought after the last in the series the authors were done with it. I am in my 20s and still think this series is awesome. Jim Dale is the best narrator around. I was just looking through to see what he had narrated lately and came across this great book. I hope Mr. Barry and Pearson keep pumping these out. I for one will buy every one of them.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Emiko
  • Grannis, AR, United States
  • 04-17-11

Great Series

I am always on the look-out for child friendly books that I enjoy listening to as well. And that one of my favorite narrators is reading is icing on the cake! I highly enjoyed this entire series, though this particular book took me a little longer to get into than the others. I don't think anyone would be disappointed with these books!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Meghan
  • De Beque, CO, United States
  • 09-17-10

Another great adventure

The Sword of Mercy is another great book from Barry and Pearson. Although the story is a little more predictable I still greatly enjoyed every minute of it. Jim Dale once again did a wonderful job of narrating the story. I hope that they continue the series as I throughly enjoyed all three books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Excellent conclusion to the series.

The final instalment of this series takes place many years after the preceding adventures. This makes for some interesting situations. We find out how much things have changed during the intervening period and get to meet Wendy and her brothers, among other new characters.

As with the earlier books, this one is very exciting, funny, very well-written, and excellently narrated. It was a fun romp for my kids as well as for me and the missus.

Highly recommended.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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A Chance to Never Grow Up

I started listening to the Peter and the Starcatcher books because I was looking for books narrated by Jim Dale. I loved listening to him read all the Harry Potter books and wanted more. He did a fantastic job with these stories.

The Sword of Mercy, and all the other Starcatcher books are great fun. They are definitely children's books, but as an adult I still had fun returning to Neverland and hearing more about Peter. The first several Starcatcher books explain how Neverland came into being and how Peter became Peter. Those books are far enough back in time that there is no problems with continuity between them and the original Peter Pan book. My one issue with this 4th book is that Peter meets Wendy, John, and Michael as kids and thus it no longer makes sense why he meets them for the first time in the original story. But if you can suspend your disbelief then it's still a fun listen.

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Good beginning...

Would you listen to Peter and the Sword of Mercy again? Why?

I love the first two books in the series. After that, the energy and creativity fall gradually and constantly.

Have you listened to any of Jim Dale’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. He is on of the very best readers ever. <br/>

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I love the first two books in the series. After that, the energy and creativity fall gradually and constantly.

Any additional comments?

I love the first two books in the series. After that, the energy and creativity fall gradually and constantly.

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Jim Dale is an awesome narrator!

Where does Peter and the Sword of Mercy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I loved it. We have listened to every Peter and the Starcatchers title so far.

What did you like best about this story?

It kept me entertained. Love the backstory of Peter Pan

Have you listened to any of Jim Dale’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Have listened to 4 titles, he is great!

Any additional comments?

This is a great series for the family to listen to on long trips

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Amazing

I love this book. Concluding the starcatcher series (so far), it was very intriguing and adventurous.

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This book is amazing in every way!

On a scale of one too ten I would give you ten out of ten. This is a great book to listen to on a long trip

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27 and still love it

I've listened to this book at least 8 times since I downloaded it. Jim Dale is so wonderful and does an incredible job! the narrator really makes this so good!