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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,144 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J.V. Hart Narrator: John Keating Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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With his long black curls, a shadowy family tree, and an affinity for pet spiders, James Matthew bears little resemblance to his starched-collar, blue-blooded peers at Eton. Dubbed King Jas., he stops at nothing to become the most notorious underclassman in the prestigious school's history. For James, sword fighting, falling in love with an Ottoman Sultana, and challenging the Queen of England are all in a day's skullduggery. But when he sets sail on a ship with a mysterious mission, King Jas.' dream of discovering a magical island quickly turns into an unimaginable nightmare.

Screenwriter J.V. Hart traces the evolution of J.M. Barrie's classic villain from an eccentric outcast to the scourge of Neverland.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Robinson | 1/30/2014

    " I read this book almost a year ago and loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Farrelli | 1/23/2014

    " great story i love how J.V. Hart made Captain Hook's history seem so real and close to the adult Captain Hook we all know "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aubrey | 1/21/2014

    " This book was very interesting to read. It covered Captain Hook's life before he was "Captain Hook." It was an enjoyable read. It took place in Scotland, I think, or maybe England, and it was fun to read all the different words they use to describe things. Definitely a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Farah | 1/21/2014

    " Wonderful writing and vocabulary, full of adventures, but not extremely clever. Nods to JM Barry and his Peter Pan were laced through the story, but the over all story, etc. was not very clever. I was expecting a little bit more, but overall I did enjoy reading it very much. (during it I came to the conclusion that JK Rowling fashioned Hogwarts after Eton) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 1/19/2014

    " Loved it fun read takes you back to the years when there were no worries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/16/2014

    " My husbands favorite Disney character by far is captain hook. So this book just happens to be on our shelf. Since my husband is not a reader I asked him if he had read this book, he said no but he wanted me to tell him about it as I read it. He did not like half the stuff the writer put in there about his beloved character. I on the other hand really like the imagination of how he got his nick name Hook, before he lost his hand to the crocodile. It was interesting to read how he was as a kid from J.V's point of view and his friend Roger, which in turn he named his ship the Jolly Roger. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 1/14/2014

    " I loved this book so much and read it when it first came out. I still think about the characters and I wish there was a sequel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A.n. | 1/10/2014

    " I really loved this book. It was really nice to have a background story for Captain Hook. I really loved James because he was a hero, yet villainous. I've always rooted for the underdog, and I really took to his clever and dastardly endeavors. Two hooks, er, thumbs up for Captain Hook! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mackay | 1/4/2014

    " This book is so werid. I can't understand what is going on but it is still interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janna | 12/25/2013

    " I enjoyedthe telling of JV Hart. He also wrote the screen play for Hook. It was fun to see the similarities to that movie. I have always been interested in why a villian can be good and have "honor" but still choose to be bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 11/5/2013

    " This takes Capt. Hook to a whole new level. It's quite clever and I liked it a lot! But there is a swear word that isn't really used as a swear word... they are saying it for it's actual meaning not as a swear word... I don't know. Sometimes that really bugs people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathleen | 8/18/2013

    " Great descriptive writing, but maybe a bit lofty in word choice for young readers. A surprising tale of how James the Bastard became Captain Hook (of Peter Pan fame). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tranylle | 7/4/2013

    " I've only read like 20 pages so far of this book and it's hilarious. Gives you some great insight on how Captain Hook became what he did. It's very interesting to find out who his rival in school is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Akilah | 4/25/2013

    " Yeah, I did not like this book at all. I assigned it to my class and had trouble getting through it. James is not even fascinating in his imminent evilness--just boring. My students complained about the style, and I have to agree. Bleh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 mikiele | 4/24/2013

    " i loved this book. i have always had an intrest with captin hook and this book is one version about his teenage years. i thought that it was a really cool and accurate discription of what hook might have gone through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/2/2013

    " I love this book! Amazing "Inside" look at the notorious James Hook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 1/15/2013

    " YA book. Very entertaining. We wonder what happened to Peter Pan. Now we know how Captain Hook came to be. You'd be surprised to find out our evil men and heroes are made. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 6/23/2012

    " How did Captain Hook get to be such a bad-ass. This book does a pretty good job of justifying his life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/25/2011

    " I actually found this very interesting. I liked being able to get inside the head of a villain. I like how this book makes you feel that even though he is supposed to be a villain, it shows you how he can also be the hero, and is a sort of hero several times throughout. This was a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dominic | 6/17/2011

    " This gemstone of a book really played out your childhood fascinations. The twist of making Captain Hook the protagonist was truly wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica N. | 2/12/2011

    " I've finally read this thing. As you can probably guess because it took me so long to read -- it wasn't that super great. The writing was a bit verbose; a lot of it could be skipped over and you wouldn't miss a thing. I can't really recommend it, because - honestly - it was just boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah Victoria Katherine | 1/11/2011

    " I bought this mainly because it was such a contradiction, rather than Peter Pan being the hero it is the notorious Capt. Hook. I would have like the story to have been longer. I thought the ending was a little flat but all in all a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MusykalMayhem | 1/2/2011

    " loved loved loved it. the book really shows both sides to captain hook. the soft compassionate side that-in peter pan-no one really see. he is also shown ans more witty and brilliant than peter pan gives him credit for. this book will make captain hook probably your favorite storybook villain.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gigi | 12/4/2010

    " it was fun to get a glimpse into hook as a boy. or how j.v. hart thought hook was as a boy. i've read this book over and over again. truly enjoyable. this coming from a girl who wished she could be a pirate her whole life and once rode pirates of the caribean 13 times in one day! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 8/24/2010

    " From what I remember, it was a weird book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/10/2010

    " I actually found this very interesting. I liked being able to get inside the head of a villain. I like how this book makes you feel that even though he is supposed to be a villain, it shows you how he can also be the hero, and is a sort of hero several times throughout. This was a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 5/6/2010

    " not having read peter pan (yet) not sure if this is an accurate portrayal of capt. hook's early years or just a bit of fluff...definitely appeal to the older boy audience of pan fans "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aubrey | 5/4/2010

    " This book was very interesting to read. It covered Captain Hook's life before he was "Captain Hook." It was an enjoyable read. It took place in Scotland, I think, or maybe England, and it was fun to read all the different words they use to describe things. Definitely a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melody | 3/16/2010

    " I absolutely loved this book. A thrilling and daring read that left me wanting more. I highly recommend this book to all adventure lovers with a soft spot for villains. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 2/10/2010

    " How did Captain Hook get to be such a bad-ass. This book does a pretty good job of justifying his life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janna | 2/7/2010

    " I enjoyedthe telling of JV Hart. He also wrote the screen play for Hook. It was fun to see the similarities to that movie. I have always been interested in why a villian can be good and have "honor" but still choose to be bad. "

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