Peter and the Starcatchers

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 6,408 ratings

Peter and the Starcatchers Publisher's Summary

Best-selling authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have turned back the clock and revealed a wonderful story that precedes J. M. Barrie's beloved Peter Pan.

In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island, an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil.

This riveting adventure takes listeners on a journey from a harsh orphanage in old England to a treacherous sea in a decrepit old tub. Aboard the Never Land is a trunk that holds a magical substance with the power to change the fate of the world - just a sprinkle and wounds heal; just a dusting and people can fly. Towering seas and a violent storm are the backdrop for battles at sea. Bone-crushing waves eventually land our characters on Mollusk Island - where the action really heats up.

Peter and the Starcatchers is brimming with richly developed characters, from the scary but somehow familiar Black Stache and the ferocious Mister Grin to the sweet but sophisticated Molly and the fearless Peter.

©2004 Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Peter and the Starcatchers

    • The Starcatchers, Book 1
    • By: Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: Jim Dale
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,922
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,347
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,342

    In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fast paced frolic on the high seas!

    • By Deborah on 12-19-08

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • Peter and the Shadow Thieves

    • The Starcatchers, Book 2
    • By: Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: Jim Dale
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122

    Peter leaves the relative safety of Mollusk Island - along with his trusted companion, Tinker Bell - for the cold, damp, dangerous streets of London. On a difficult journey across the sea, he and Tink discover the dark and deadly slithering part-man/part-creature Lord Ombra, who is intent on recovering the missing starstuff.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than J. M. Barrie's original!

    • By Snoodely on 05-10-10

    Regular price: $19.57

  • Book 3

    • Peter and the Secret of Rundoon

    • The Starcatchers, Book 3
    • By: Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: Jim Dale
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 810
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 814

    Peter and Molly find themselves in the dangerous land of Rundoon, ruled by the evil King Zarboff, who takes great delight in watching his pet snake, Kundalini, consume anyone who displeases him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Is this a kissing book?

    • By knarf on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $24.62

  • Book 4

    • Peter and the Sword of Mercy

    • The Starcatchers, Book 4
    • By: Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: Jim Dale
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 792
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 641
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 639

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By A-McD on 12-16-09

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 5

    • The Bridge to Never Land

    • By: Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    Aidan and Sarah Cooper have no idea what they’re getting into one afternoon when they discover a mysterious coded document in a secret compartment of an antique English desk their father recently bought at an auction. Something about the document seems familiar to Sarah, and that night she realizes what it is: the document seems to be referring to some books she has read - the Starcatchers series, about the origin of Peter Pan. But how could that be? The document seems far older than the books. And of course, the books are just stories....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • From wood and brass to plastic

    • By Nothing really matters on 07-09-15

    Regular price: $29.99