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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By:

Narrated By: Jesse Bernstein

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: June 2011

Duration: 9 hours 44 minutes

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 sixteen-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.

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  • Kim Everett

    I have to agree with most of the other reviewers. While the story is a good one, the narrator really makes me almost not want to finish it. He is fine when he\'s just speaking as the main character, but his inability to do character voices is glaring. I worked in the voiceover industry and animation for a while, so I do know where I am coming from on this - this guy cannot do accents!!! What\'s particularly maddening is that not only do all of his weird voices sound totally unbelievable as human beings, not a single one is doing a WELSH accent!!! My boyfriend is from Wales and I\'ve been there - none of these terrible voices sound remotely Welsh!

  • Susan McIntyre

    The story is great - the narrator ... well, really, really annoying. It\'s hard to comprehend that anyone could do such bad accents. Think Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins times 100. This annoyed me so much it ruined some of the enjoyment of the book. If you can\'t do accents, then DON\'T. I would have enjoyed the book more without them, as the narration itself was fine.

  • Stacey Modica

    I might give this a 5 if I read it, but there was only one narrator and he was terrible at women\'s voices. The story and writing were sensational . You can\'t go wrong with this one.

  • Shauna Lopez

    I loved the book the first time I read it and even more after listening. Great story that holds you to the end.

  • Heather Payne

    Excellent narrating! Awesome job how one person changes his voice and remembers who each character is! You made this book so enjoyable!

  • wendy Buffone

    Excellent story & excellent narration! Amazing how the narrator could change his voice between characters so easily and so well.

  • Cheryl Zweibohmer

    This book sucks you right in during the first chapter and each chapter after keeps you wanting more. It is such an interesting written book, from a very talented author. When you get to the end you wanting more and waiting for the sequel seems like it is forever away. The Narration brought this book life and did an excellent job. the book is a must read and is so different it was a nice change to what I am use to reading/listening too. I recommended giving it a try even if you don\'t read fantasy, because it was written so well that I cna\'t help but think that no matter what type of books you read you will appreciate this book for the talent it was written with. Happy Reading/Listening everyone!

  • Holly Harrison

    Such an interesting and captivating fantasy book that reminds me of nothing else I have ever read! It grabs you right from the start, along with a little magic and unbelievable characters keeps you there. The ending was the only part I did not like as it should have kept going, I did not want it to end and can only hope a sequel is being written.