Peter and the Starcatchers : Peter and the Starcatchers

  • by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
  • Narrated by Jim Dale
  • Series: Peter and the Starcatchers
  • 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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What the Critics Say

"The real lure is the richly drawn characters, especially the villains, who exhibit just the right amount of swagger and smirk." (Booklist)
"Jim Dale gives a one-man performance that is truly astonishing. He creates distinct voices for all the characters - pirates, women, British soldiers, and native tribesmen. Adults and children alike will enjoy this rollicking tale." (AudioFile)

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To be A Kid Again

This story was fantastic! If you don't know jack about Peter Pan, this is a great origin story od sorts. If you are familiar, you will find yourself thinking "AHA!" throughout the tale as the authors cleverly create histories behind the iconic childhoid hero's world. Jim Dale is, as always, fabulous to listen to and adds great life to what he reads. Can't say enough good things about this one! 12/10!!!
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- Megan Henderson

Great Family Read Aloud

We listened to this as a family, kids ages 5, 7, 9, and 11. It was an enjoyable way to spend our time together in the evening. Creative and imaginative and expertly narrated by the wonderful Jim Dale.
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- Bethany Pulsipher

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio