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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Unabridged Audiobook

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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 Peregrines 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 Peregrines 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 Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

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  • Melissa Killip

    Currently listening to this audio book, so far its a good listen, good story however the only thing that bugging me if the narrator has done welsh accent as a cockney.

  • Mirjami Rinne

    I had never heard of the book before the movie and I wanted to read it before seeing it. I'm not done yet but I can already say I'm gonna love it. I like books that don't take too long in jumping into action. The narration is spot on as well very pleasant voice.

  • Lizzie Newell

    A wonderfully engaging story. I can't wait to listen to the sequels. The narration was enjoyable also. The accents are well done and you can easily recognize the character being portrayed. Great listening.

  • Shae Bigham

    A very engaging story, but the narration is terrible, with a capital Horrible. It distracts from the story, and I was often left feeling nauseous from the see-sawing, screeching accents and misplaced vocal inflections. If you can suffer through this reading, definitely check out the sequels. It's far more pleasant to listen to.

  • Kimberly Burns

    I cannot rate the book because I never finished it. The narrator's portrayal of female voices was so off that it was distracting and I could not take anything he said serious. I probably wouldn't mind listening to him voice a third party narrator but not when he has to go between different characters especially female. I will have to read the rest of the book.

  • Emily Kynoch

    Fantastic narration, very engaging. The story is amazing! Haven't seen the movie yet, but hopefully it is just as incredible. Will definitely be getting the sequels.

  • Molly Robison

    I love this book! It is one of the best books in the world!

  • Sabra Gore

    Superb narration and interesting story. Now I can see the movie.

  • cyndi olvera

    Enjoy the first of the series, can't wait to listen to the second one.

  • Dagmar Solnarova

    I enjoyed both - the story itself and the way of narrating very much! Although the story is probably more intended for children than adults, it is catchy and has a good flow. From my "not English native speaker" point of view I cannot complain about the narrator's accent at all and he definitely managed to keep my attention all the time. If you look for great listen and nice and imaginative story just go for it.