The Daydreamer

  • by Ian McEwan
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Internationally best-selling author and Booker Prize winner Ian McEwan presents his first book for children, The Daydreamer. Peter Fortune is unlike most kids his age. In fact, he's different from everybody else in the world. Peter has the amazing ability to make his daydreams come true. A captivating narration from Simon Prebble brings McEwan's imaginative and adventurous story to vivid life for listeners of all ages.

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What the Critics Say

"In his first book for children, McEwan dextrously presents a series of strange and wonderful metamorphoses. His vivid and poetic writing, celebrating the creative abilities of a gifted 10-year-old, reveals a profound understanding of childhood." (Publishers Weekly)
"A delightful blend of serious whimsy and hilarious gravity." (School Library Journal)
"Mr. McEwan at his best." (The New York Times Book Review)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Charming and Sweet!!!

What an interesting and creative idea for a book.
Certain short tales of daydreams I deeply enjoyed. Especially, William Cat. This story struck a nerve and I smiled throughout the entire thing.

Great narration!
Great production!
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- Matthew S. Hill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-18-2004
  • Publisher: Recorded Books