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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.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
I did enjoy this bookn and for much of it, I was set to recommend it for the whole family. While it is written for the middle grade reader, but I found the last 1/4 a bit too violent (though who knows what is considered violent these days) and several characters too menacing. Like so many books of its genre, almost all adults are bad and a threat to children. The monsters and bad guys are very creepy.
Peter Nimble is a charming character, though things do come a bit too easily, considering he has no eyes. While enhanced senses can do many things, he does seem to move around in each scene with little regard to the setting.
One of the best readings by Michael Page I have heard. I find some of his books sound too much alike but here he is spot on with the characters.
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What made the experience of listening to Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes the most enjoyable?
Great narration. Kudos to narrator for his voice acting and performance.
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My 7 year olds were enthralled and didn't want to stop listening when it was time for breaks. Highly recommend.