- The True Story of Captain Hook
- Narrated by: Samuel Roukin
- Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-04-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
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On an island lives a boy called Peter and his band of merry lost boys, young forever. That is unless they get sick or killed by pirates or eaten by crocodiles or unless - inexplicably - they grow old. For some of them do grow old, and nobody knows why.
One of these boys is called Jamie, and he was the first boy that Peter ever brought to the island. Jamie's lived there for longer than he can remember, and it's not all fun and games. Peter thinks the boys are replaceable, that if one dies or grows up, he can swap in another from the Other Place, the place where he collects new playmates. Jamie looks out for the boys and takes care of them. He does everything Peter does not. Jamie tries to keep them alive because to him they matter. When Peter steals a boy who is too young, Jamie takes the boy under his wing. But Peter won't have that, for nobody will ever take Jamie from him. Ever.
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By Mare Freeborn on 07-30-17
Awesome! A super retelling of Peter Pan.
A grown up look at a fantastical world from an adolescent's POV. A coming of age story in a land where the only adults are pirates and growing very old does not necessarily equal growing up. It's a story of the love between a boy & his mother, of snide & expectant, brave & protective, selfish & generous brotherly love, of hard won and late budding true love and of a loveless society that lets it's low income, lower class children slip through it's fingers unnoticed and unmissed. There's still swash buckling adventure and crowing and lost boys living in a tree. But, unfortunately (or maybe not - read the book!! Or listen to it on audible), I grew up since I last read Peter Pan. After reading this book, seems the story grew up, too. 😁
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By Angela on 02-08-18
Loved it. This is how it's done
A lot has been made recently about deconstruction of characters and subverting expectations about characters. Now I may be biased as I was never attached to the original story characters to begin with but I thought this was fantastic and to me this was so much more interesting than the original. I kind of feel guilty about getting the book so cheap on the daily deal. I would recommend this even at the typical 7 hour audible book price. Though, don't be suprised if you finish it in one day.
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