Reviews for Peter and the Starcatchers
AudioFile Reviews 2004 December/January 2005
Barry and Pearson spin the tale of how an orphan of indeterminate age with no last name will become Peter Pan. Onboard the decrepit old ship Never Land, Peter and his friends endeavor to save an old trunk containing a powerful magic substance from a crew of pirates. Jim Dale gives a one-man performance that is truly astonishing. He creates distinct voices for all the characters--pirates, women, British soldiers, and native tribesmen. Adults and children alike will enjoy this rollicking tale of pirates, talking porpoises, flying children, and a giant crocodile. A little distracting is the excessive book-marking--90+ tracks on each CD make it tedious to recapture your place. A.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine
BookPage Reviews 2004 December
Sounds of the season
Suffused with magic, Peter and the Starcatchers, by the unlikely, but decidedly dynamic duo of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, is a fabulous tale of high adventure and a treat for the whole family. You'll meet pitiless pirates, treacherous traitors, a few good grownups and—best of all—Peter (observe how his story pans out), the intrepid leader of a band of orphan boys, and his new, fearless friend Molly, as they risk everything to recover a battered trunk that holds the stuff of stars and the power of good and evil. Jim Dale, the wizard of audio narration, is in top form. Copyright 2004 BookPage Reviews.