Peter and the Shadow Thieves

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5 out of 5 stars
By Snoodely on 05-10-10

Better than J. M. Barrie's original!

"Peter and the Shadow Thieves" picks up where "Peter and the Starcatchers" left off, assuming that the listener knows about Peter's previous adventures; so one needs to listen to the two books in sequence. Both books provide us the prequel to J. M. Barrie's "Peter Pan," telling us how Peter acquired the ability to fly, where Tinkerbell came from, how Peter met Captain Hook, and how he came to live on Mollusk Island with the Lost Boys. Only Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson tell Peter's story a whole lot better than J. M. Barrie did. And Jim Dale's narration would justify listening to these audiobooks, even if they hadn't been so well written. In fact, just hearing the masterful Jim Dale imitate the caw of a raven makes "Peter and the Shadow Thieves" worth the purchase price. I recommend this series to anybody -- young or old -- who has an innocent heart, and who can enjoy an adventure story without explicit violence.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Joshua on 10-15-12

Jim Dale Is Absolutely AMAZING!!!!

If you are a fan of fantasy books and creative story telling then you will love these books! Even though these are books meant for children, you do not need to be a child to appreciate the brilliant story telling and creative reworking of this classic tale. If you are a fan of the Harry Potter Books you will love these especially because they have the same narrator. Jim Dale is amazing. It feels like 20 people are reading me this book not just one.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By SciFiSurfer on 12-09-09

My Kids Loved the the Starcatchers Series!

Hours of great listening! My kids (8 and 11) and I started listening to the adventures of Peter and the Starcatchers in the car. They became so hooked (no pun intended:o)they insisted we keep listening mornings at breakfast before school and when cleaning up after dinner. We really enjoyed each of these books and have moved on to the Never Land series. These books worked for me and now my kids love to use their imagination listening instead of watching movies in the car.

Our sincere appreciation to the very talented Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson for this gift, excellently narrated by my favorite Jim Dale.

Do your kids a favor, turn off the TV, turn off the video games and turn on their imagination by listening to a really good Audiobook.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By C. Simons on 07-30-12


Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Good book that captures the making of Peter Pan, but the writing became more "juvenile" as the book went on and seemed to be written to a younger audience than even the first book.

What three words best describe Jim Dale’s voice?

Great reader, enthusiastic.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Nothing really matters on 07-10-14

Another great Starcatcher book!

The Starcatcher series tells the tale of Peter Pan before he was Peter Pan. These books (we just started the third in the four-book series) are so well written, I can't understand why they aren't better known than many other similar but less well written series for kids (I won't name any names).

They are the kind of books both kids and adults can really enjoy and get into. They are packed with suspense and laughs. The characters are extremely engaging and believable. The stories are fantasy and nevertheless are so convincingly set out that you find yourself completely immersed in them.

The second book in this series is just as enjoyable as the first was. I highly, highly recommend the Starcatcher series for great family listening.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Angie on 10-14-12

Maybe my new favorite series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Superior narrator, the best eve, awesome exciting and enchanting story. I love the action and the story telling. Can't wait to listen the next book.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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