Earphones Award Winner
Award-winning narrator, comedienne, and best-selling author of The English American, Alison Larkin brings the classic story of Peter Pan to a new American audience in this brilliant, "hugely entertaining" recording.
When Peter flies into the Darling home looking for his shadow, he teaches Wendy, John, and Michael how to fly with him back to the island of Neverland, where they embark on an "awfully big adventure".
Followed by J. M. Barrie's short story "The Inconsiderate Waiter."
In the world of the Victorian Club, it does not do for a gentleman to be seen to take an interest in a member of the working class. How dreadfully inconvenient then, when the narrator's waiter begins to reveal a personality and feelings of his own.
Additional commentary by Alison Larkin on life "betwixt and between" England and America.
Title and end music by Emmy Award-winning composer, Gary Schriener.
"The well-known characters in the much-loved story of PETER PAN are enlivened with humor and excitement in this gem. Narrator Alison Larkin breathes a unique personality and voice into each character. Peter's cockiness, Tink's spunk, Hook's rants, and all the other distinctive voices combine for an enjoyable listening experience. The icing on the cake is the less-well-known short story THE INCONSIDERATE WAITER, a humorous look at the British class system of 1898. Larkin gives a perfectly snooty voice to the narrator, an upper-class gentleman who is pulled out of his comfort zone by William, an inconsiderate waiter who has the impertinence to involve him in a personal dilemma. An entertaining look at the battle between a man's social status and his humanity." (AudioFile)
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Audiofile Earphones Award winning recording
Alison Larkin is one of my all time favorite audiobook narrators and Peter Pan is one of my favorite stories, so yes! I loved the short story at the end, too. It's hilarious.
Peter Pan because he's full of himself and vulnerable and magical and free - all at the same time.
I love the final scene when Peter returns home - it had me in tears and my kids got very quiet in the back of the car.
The scene when they're flying, before they get to Neverland is simply one of the best in Children's Lit.
This one is special.
- Amanda Fry