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Hollow City Audiobook

Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

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Publisher's Summary

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011 - an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled audiences and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it "an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters."

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other surprises.

Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly creepy) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight fantasy fans of all ages.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2014 Ransom Riggs (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

What the Critics Say

"[Heyborne] moves masterfully among the large cast of characters, creating distinct British voices for each of Jacob's peculiar friends. Heyborne's sense of timing, evident pleasure in the material, and ability to thrillingly execute the book's many dramatic moments will keep listeners riveted." (AudioFile)

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    System1459 09-29-16
    System1459 09-29-16

    wanderer

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    "Different narrator"

    The first book had a very young sounding guy reading. This guy is a major change. It took me a while to get used to his voice but in the end it sounded right for the part.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    JACK RENO, NEVADA, United States 02-19-14
    JACK RENO, NEVADA, United States 02-19-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Peculiar and Suspenseful"

    A very well written suspenseful adventure! I do recommend that you read Book #1 first otherwise you might be a bit lost because of all the unique references in Peculiardom.
    Lost of twist and turns. Very unique and creative.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Dana Surprise, AZ, United States 01-24-14
    Dana Surprise, AZ, United States 01-24-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.

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    "A GREAT Part 2!!!!"
    What did you love best about Hollow City?

    It keeps the story going and has some great twists and turns. I could hardly stop listening to this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    They are all my favorite. Each one brings something different to the table. He does a great job of describing the characters and their peculiarisms.


    What about Kirby Heyborne’s performance did you like?

    He is so great! Love, Love, Love, him!!!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it just sucks you in.


    Any additional comments?

    A thrid book is coming out early next year and now I have to wait. This is the second book of the MIss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. They are wonderful books that use or imagniation and make it seem like we are right there with them. HIghly Recommend this series.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Rochester 12-05-15
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    "Suspenseful & Frustrating"

    Our peculiar hero's are trapped emotionally and perceptively as children with decades of experience with the same day. I don't think you could create a more devilishly agonizing fatal flaw.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen Rigby, ID, United States 09-28-15
    Ellen Rigby, ID, United States 09-28-15

    I like to listen to just about anything that has some enjoyable content. I like to listen on my way to and from work, sitting under a tree, on my way to sleep. Imagination is my best friend when it comes to listening to a good book!

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    "Pretty interesting"

    This series is pretty interesting. It would be great to be read aloud to children before bed, especially boys. All over good story line, causes the imagination to run.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    FanB14 05-06-15
    FanB14 05-06-15

    Short, Simple, No Spoilers

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    "Well Written, Not as Engrossing as #1"

    The first book was fascinating, learning about all the oddities and abilities of the children stuck in a perpetual time loop.

    In Hollow City, the kids embark on a mission to locate another to turn Mrs. Peregrine's back to human form. Along the way, they meet new peculiars, whites, hollows, and have difficulty navigating the different time periods and obstacles associated with each. While this book is extremely well written, I wasn't engrossed and would have skipped it. I'm a non-sci-fi fan, but will dabble if I like the characters and/or storyline. This one was too much sci with no further character discovery and development. Better skipped or skim the book. Kirby Heyborne is not my favorite male narrator.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    JSL 07-15-15
    JSL 07-15-15

    Starr Linn

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    "So much better than the first!"

    Kirby Heyborne brought this book to life and gave it the dignity it deserves! After the dreadful narration of the first book I almost couldn't bear to listen to another go, but hoping it might be the narrator that was the problem and took a chance on the second. The difference was night and day. And, frankly, the book was much better written and, the characters better developed. Anyone that I was around while I listened to it fell into the story immediately and didn't want to stop listening. Just so enjoyable. Can't wait for the next.

    18 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Tom & Tracy Grapevine, TX, United States 05-16-14
    Tom & Tracy Grapevine, TX, United States 05-16-14 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A continuing story you have to read."

    If you read the first book you should continue the journey with this book. I almost wished I had re-read the first book before I started this one so I could place everyone. This is a somewhat dark tale but since it is written about children or child like adults it seems more fun. Will there be a 3rd?

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Shelby 09-04-15
    Shelby 09-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Absolutely Marvelous"

    I love the how the reader really bring the characters to live through his voices! I read the first book of the series and knew I had to listen to the second one! This book is absolutely marvelous! The journey it takes you on is suspenseful and wonderful! I can not wait for the third book!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    jennifer 02-24-16
    jennifer 02-24-16
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    "Narrated terribly!!"

    I love the book. I quickly downloaded this one before reading any reviews. Had I known that it was narrated so bad, I wouldn't have even bothered. It sounds like he's reading poetry. He can't even bother to pronounce the names correctly, or even read with the accents.

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
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  • Madeline Adamson
    5/29/16
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    "Amazing"

    This series keeps surprising me and it is such a good read even for adults. This reader's accents are way better than in the audio book for the first one!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mumofthreegirls
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    4/6/17
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    "Just keeps getting better"

    The first book was ruined by the awful attempt at accents. This one is leaps and bounds better and the story is pretty great too. I would recommend it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Elise
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    "Such a relief after first book's narrator"

    A great continuation of this story. Very well written and well read too. The narrator of the first book was awful and the accents were painful, but this one was much better and his English and Scottish accents were passable and more than acceptable to my English ear. Bravo, onto the next.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Emma Thomson
    4/28/17
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    "an amazing story and a superb performance"

    I think this book is even better than the first one and the performance is so much better. nail biting stuff and so beautifully crafted.

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  • POS
    County Cork, Ireland
    2/27/17
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    "Great Narration."

    Great Novel with amazing twists and turns. Can't wait for the next novel to find out what happens next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Ik Chatterton
    12/6/16
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    "Amazing!😀"

    This book was a great joy to read and was filled with horror, action and drama packed into 1 it's a bit strange how they swap narrators because the two sound so different and u get a surprise when you first hear it but you settle down and get used to it. I was annoyed that the last one ended in a cliffhanger but it just made me more determined to plough through the next one. I'm really enjoying these books I would recommend them to anyone who can handle with horror 😀

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  • EvaGM
    11/18/16
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    "Remaining hopeful for the third installment."

    The different reader threw me over for a little bit at the beginning, check the sample carefully if you are sensitive to significant changes in pace, enunciation, etc.

    I liked how the story picked up from the first novel and I found the fantasy elements just as original and entertaining as before. However, near the end the plot seemed to lose steam for me. I'm hoping the ending will make more sense once I delve into the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Phil Sayers
    10/14/16
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    "truly exceptional "

    great 2nd book in the series wonderfully narrated. complex yet simple and engaging story many thanks and here to the third book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Jessica Finch
    9/13/16
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    "Good story- interesting narration!"

    The story is worth a listen if you enjoyed the first book. The narration was good when he was American, but some dodgy English accents- and German Welsh?? I did also find myself correcting the pronunciation of Enoch on a regular basis!

    I did enjoy despite or because if this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    8/15/16
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    "Amazing!!! wish the story never had to end."

    narrator takes a bit of getting used to but story is amazing and full of twists and turns and surprises. loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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