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.
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.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Loved hearing Millard's defining collection of the Peculiar Tales. Simon Callow's marvellous treacly, plummy accent fits perfectly.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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.
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.
Very enjoyable. I hope there are more volumes to follow. A pleasure for children and adults alike.