Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children : Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

  • by Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by Jesse Bernstein
  • Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
  • 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that makes for a thrilling listening experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.


What the Critics Say

“It's an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.” (Publishers Weekly)
"A haunting and out-of-the-ordinary read, debut author Ransom Rigg’s first-person narration is convincing and absorbing, and every detail he draws our eye to is deftly woven into an unforgettable whole.... Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a truly atmospheric novel with plot twists, turns, and surprises that will delight readers of any age." (Amazon Best Books of the Month, June 2011)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Just Missed the Mark

What did you like best about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children? What did you like least?

Enjoyed the secret world and surrounding characters were interesting and different; not your typical werewolf & vampire faire.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Tale well woven but sudden ending left characters & storyline not as neatly tied up as it could have been. The scary parts were a little ridiculous, but the details of the house and the story of Emma & the grandfather & main character were well done. The parents were unbelievable and too non-existent. I would have given them more depth or killed them off earlier.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

British accents were bloody awful and geriatric. Couldn't enjoy connection between characters b/c I was wondering why Eliza Doolittle and her Father's cockney accents were blaring through my headphones.

Any additional comments?

Worth my time to listen. Good concept, but not carried to fruition. Not a fave, but enjoyed.

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- FanB14 "Short, Simple, No Spoilers"

It might be better to actually read this.

I really enjoyed the story and characters, and Jesse Bernstein does a fantastic job as the main character. Unfortunately his accents and voices for other characters were pretty terrible. Until the very end, when I was so absorbed by the story I didn't care, I dreaded every time Emma or Miss Peregrine needed to speak.
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- Ariel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-13-2011
  • Publisher: Random House Audio