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Tales of the Peculiar

By: Ransom Riggs
Narrated by: Bruce Mann,Garrick Hagon,Simon Callow
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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs, read by Simon Callow, Garrick Hagon and Bruce Mann.

In this collection of fairy tales, Ransom Riggs invites you to uncover hidden legends of the peculiar world. A fork-tongued princess, a girl who talks to ghosts and wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars are just a few of the characters whose stories will have you hooked.

This compelling, rich and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift for fans - and for all lovers of great storytelling.

See the movie! Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, directed by the visionary Tim Burton and starring Judi Dench, Eva Green and Samuel L Jackson, will be released in summer 2016.

©2016 Ransom Riggs (P)2016 Penguin AudioBooks

Critic Reviews

Praise for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: "A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story." (John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars)

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  • K. Bridges
  • 12-22-16

Totally wonderful

Would you listen to Tales of the Peculiar again? Why?

Definitely - even if the book wasn't as fun, Simon Callow's reading of it is out of this world!

What did you like best about this story?

The cleverness of the stories and the morality of the characters

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

All of them, the narration was perfect in every way.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Some of the stories are quite sad, but they usually have an upbeat ending - even the last one which is should supposedly end sadly has a happier ending added by "the editor".

Any additional comments?

This is such a lovely book to listen to - one of my favourite ever audio books.

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  • V. Butler
  • 11-02-16

A little bit fabulous, each and every one!

Loved hearing Millard's defining collection of the Peculiar Tales. Simon Callow's marvellous treacly, plummy accent fits perfectly.

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  • Rainbow Cool Stuff
  • 03-13-22

Wow!

I am 58 and I just LOVED these stories, especially the first one. Genius!

I grew up with fairy tales but of course would not read them now and even if one day I read them to any future grandchildren I will know them all and it sure a new generation would enjoy the old tales in the same way. These have that same fairy tale type quality but are new and inventive. They tend to have some kind of moral tale but this is more shown than told, or forced down the reader’s throat.

Great imagination, great execution and also great narration by Simon Callow, even if a couple of the accents were a bit dodgy here and there.

I can imagine kids would love these too so this would be an excellent choice for a long family car journey for example. I am tempted to try the rest by this author. Just as Harry Potter can be enjoyed by children and adults Ransom Riggs seems to have this same talent. Excellent stuff

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  • s wandrey
  • 01-27-22

Amazing author and narrator

I love Ransom Riggs and always enjoy his writing. I listen to a lot of audio books and Simon ist the best narrator I have ever listened to. I love his voice, his intonation and speed are fantastic and he can do accents really well! I can only recommend this book!

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  • anniebb
  • 02-20-21

brilliant!,

I am totally addicted to all these stories, can't recommend the books highly enough. But then I am a little peculiar myself and so therefore find the information very useful😜🤭

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  • K.W
  • 06-27-19

loved these stories

loved these stories from the peculiar world. They are fables with originality but still seems familiar in a way.

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  • Mr. Stephen Lloyd
  • 03-09-19

Chilling Stories

I really can't recommend this Audible book the 3 narrator's have done a marvellous job and Simon Callow gets the juicy ones. Very enjoyable

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  • Spanky T Wonderdog
  • 11-20-18

great fun

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great set of tales. all wonderfully varied

like aesops fables go peculiar

Callow delivers a virtuoso performance

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  • Highlight
  • 11-06-17

TREMENDOUS 5 STAR FUN

This is a fabulous collection of Peculiar Stories, all of which you have never heard the likes. A set of fables come to life and perfectly read by Simon Cowell whom I generally never listen to nor watch because he is the same in everything and usually false and predictable; however, Simon reads this collection delectably and I give him 100% WoW! Well worth a credit and definitely an audible we will listen to time and again. The only story we do not like is “Dreams” as this is not fantasy but based too much like whareal life America and what happening year in & year out.

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  • Berlingirl
  • 11-01-17

Brilliant stories couldn't stop listening to it

My kids and me kept listening to the story in the car even though our journey was long finished. We enjoyed each of the stories in the book and we are looking forward to any future books from Ransom. Keep up the good work.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-14-21

Kids love these

We listen to 'Cocubolo' every night. Kids love it, some very funny turns of phrase get them every time, and the sheer absurdity of the story peaks their imagination. So creative. Quite SCP worthy in fact!