Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes : Peter Nimble

  • by Jonathan Auxier
  • Narrated by Michael Page
  • Series: Peter Nimble
  • 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the utterly beguiling tale of a ten-year-old blind orphan who has been forced into a life of crime. One fateful afternoon, Peter steals a mysterious box that contains three magical pairs of eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island where he is presented with a special quest: to travel beyond the known world and rescue a lost kingdom from its treacherous ruler. With the help of the Fantastic Eyes and some unlikely friends, Peter embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling adventure to save a people in need - and to discover his true destiny.

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What the Critics Say

“Jonathan Auxier’s strange and inventive debut, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, is a beautiful adventure told in a dashing and assured voice. It’s Little Nemo in Slumberland meets Oliver Twist. I enjoyed it tremendously.” (Audrey Niffenegger, author of the best seller The Time Traveler’s Wife)

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An Entertaining Tale!

Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes is a charming, sometimes appropriately frightening and even gruesome children's tale. The author is willing to take the book to some of the dark places adults don't always want to believe great children's fiction should go and in doing so, with both wit and originality, he creates genuine drama. The book certainly owes a debt to similar tales of the fantastic that have come before it yet from it's premise to it's conclusion, it has a personality all it's own. It's as clever and resourceful as Peter Nimble himself.

Michael Page's reading is absolutely superb.
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- Jim N

Beautiful Tale

What did you love best about Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes?

I loved the magical parts of the story, where I didn't really know what magic was taking place until more of the story unfolded..which is the best, because it takes a great writer to do this effectively


What other book might you compare Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes to and why?

The Whatnot or The Peculiar, Both fantastic books that everyone, at every age should own & read over & over


Which character – as performed by Michael Page – was your favorite?

He did an outstanding performance and the range of voices for all characters combined to make a better story. Of course Peter had a courageous voice, and the ravens were stoic, the frog was subtle, and the villain was unlikable.


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- LCNanny

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-04-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio