Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Junior Novelization

The Pirates of the Caribbean, Book 1
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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Listeners can set sail for adventure with this full-length retelling of the live-action Disney film. They'll follow every swashbuckling step as a brave young man teams up with a high-seas scoundrel to rescue the woman he loves from the clutches of a band of cursed pirates.

©2015 Disney Press (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Great companion novel to the film.

This is a great companion novel to the film. It tells the story perfectly. I am a blind listener, and since the film does not have description on the DVD, I love to listen to the novel, and discover things I have missed as far as scenery is concerned, and the fights between the pirates. Also to note, Is the description of the pirates themselves.

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Fantastic!

We have enjoyed this immensely. We were drawn into the story as if we were watching the movie.
Great fun!

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Had I never watched the movie It would be great.

Many of the quotes and turn of phrases are left out which give many of the characters their flare in the movie itself. So I found myself paying more attention to what was missing from the story of the movie and couldn’t pay attention to the story of the book, along with the dullness of the narrator I couldn’t bring myself to finish it.

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Exactly Like the Movie

I was a little disappointed in this book because I was expecting a twist to the original story from the movie. However, it was not and it was exactly like the movie. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the movie but I was hoping for something a bit different. What I did appreciate, was the detailed depictions of the characters and how they were feeling during intense moments. Simon Vance did a good job at narrating the book and giving each character their own voice. This book is more for kids than adults but still a good read if you want to listen to the movie rather than watch it.

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I Love this book!

This is an excellent book! One of my favorites yet! The narrator did awesome with telling the story & the accents.

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as good as the movie

the narration was great and the story was the movie. It was still great though.