Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2006
CD ISBN 978-0-7435-6453-3 $29.95 Six CDs
DD ISBN 978-0-7435-6428-1 $17.95
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CS ISBN $39.75 Six cassettes
CD ISBN $64.75 Six CDs
Geraldine McCaughrean's gorgeously wrought sequel to J.M. Barrie's PETER PAN opens as Wendy and company return to Neverland and find it changed, fading and autumnal. Along with familiar characters, listeners meet fairy Fireflyer, who’s desperately proud of being a whopping liar, and the enigmatic (and sinister?) circus master Ravello in his great woolen garment. Tim Curry is understated, subtle but not subdued, and his care highlights McCaughrean’s wordsmithing and lets her storytelling shine. Curry clearly relishes Ravello's mysterious tones as well as Peter's jubilant “Cock-a doodle-dooooo!”, and he narrates the rest with wonder, joy, or menace as appropriate. Listeners of all ages will find this to be a splendid, timeless adventure. J.M.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, AudioFile Best Audiobook of 2007 © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]
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