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3.00004316472382 out of 53.00004316472382 out of 53.00004316472382 out of 53.00004316472382 out of 53.00004316472382 out of 5 3.00 (116,067 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ransom Riggs Narrator: Jesse Bernstein Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Series Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9780307913012
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel.”

    John Green, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”

    CNN

  • “Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality…to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story.”

    Associated Press

  • “It’s an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An original work that defies categorization, this first novel should appeal to readers who like quirky fantasies.”

    Library Journal

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Selected for the Summer 2011 Kids' Indie Next List: Top Ten
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2012 ALA Top Book Nominee for Teens
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A 2012 Locus Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristie | 2/19/2017

    " This was a fun story. I enjoyed the characters and there unique abilities. The narrator did an excellent job. I am dyslexic and could have never read this book on my own so its such a pleasure to be able listen to a great store read so wonderfully. I highly recommend this audiobook. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 4/11/2016

    " A wonderment of a read. Listening to a great book during my commute makes for time well spent. Couldn't believe when the book finished. "What? It's over already?" So, I had to buy the next book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 2/10/2014

    " I'm not usually creeped out by written text but this book was a bit odd enough to do just that. The pictures were the icing on the cake. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren Varley | 2/9/2014

    " Hard to describe. It was more 'Experience' than anything. A bit eerie, but a hearty tale at the same time. Fab. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deana Pittman | 2/2/2014

    " Maybe it is my state of mind, but I just had a really hard time getting into this one! I had really been looking forward to it, so I may have to try again later..I really wanted to read the sequel. We shall see! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lenora | 1/28/2014

    " A different sort of book. I couldn't decide if it was meant for a much younger generation, but I enjoyed the fantasy. The pictures made the book even better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann Stratton | 1/24/2014

    " I had a hard time gaining empathy for the characters. Some of the scenes in the book were not fun to read. It could have been written better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 1/19/2014

    " This was an odd yet interesting story. It was not what I had expected. I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 1/12/2014

    " Nonstop enjoyable. Fun, clever, filled with vintage creepy photos that help move the book along. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilia | 1/7/2014

    " Very fun book. The pictures were very strange. The plot was fast paced and fun, not quite what I had expected but very fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeannie Wallace | 12/25/2013

    " A lot of my students liked this novel, but I found the plot rather contrived. I think it was the concept of building a story around photos that flattened it. Nice try, but, meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Bissinger farrell calder | 12/16/2013

    " It's X-Men meets Looper. A quick and enjoyable read. Would make a great movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Chung | 11/29/2013

    " all i can say is that this book is really creepy, that's all "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 8/23/2013

    " Weird, in a good way. I kind of hope it isn't a series, but I suspect it might be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/3/2013

    " Two stars without the creepy photos. Gets bo-ring toward the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Micah Camerino | 12/10/2012

    " Suspenseful page turner! So descriptive it's like I'm watching it on the big screen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria Kehres | 10/28/2012

    " Want to know what happens next :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 6/10/2012

    " So glad I finally got around to this book. But now I want to find out what happens next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Paniagua | 11/23/2011

    " An odd, but enticing book that I could not put down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 6/23/2011

    " Excellent - a fun read, well written, and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 6/22/2011

    " Despite being published for adults, it is virtually indistinguishable from a YA book. For fans of the Monstrumologist, with a touch of TimeRiders (but older). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 6/22/2011

    " Such a well written and fascinating book. The photos were a wonderful addition to the story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 6/21/2011

    " This book was very cool. Old photographs are tied into the story. VERY interesting. It wasn't exactly what I thought it would be, but I enjoyed it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 6/21/2011

    " The concept was interesting but I felt the story went flat. It had so much potential but I felt it was unrealized. The photos were really neat though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marla | 6/20/2011

    " Wonderful novel with the potential of becoming a series. I loved the characters, the peculiar children. I am sure all of you have seen the old pictures of the levitating child, or the strongest girl on earth. Well these are the characters in which the novel is based. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 6/20/2011

    " If this book isn't the first in a series, I will cry. Time travel! Monsters! Creepy things! Well-written, well-paced, funny, and scary. My enthusiasm has made me incapable of writing actual sentences, but WHATEVS! The moral of the story is: more please!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andria | 6/19/2011

    " An interesting and unique time-traveling adventure, but the creepy vintage photos make this book truly remarkable and unforgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 6/19/2011

    " I didn't realize this was a YA novel when I picked it up, but I immediately wanted to recommend it to my kids and my middle school book club. A good balance of fantasy and real world, dark without being morbid, it makes sense that plans are already in the works for a film version. "

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About the Author
Author Ransom Riggs

Ransom Riggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. He is also the author of Talking Pictures and The Sherlock Holmes Handbook. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and lives in Los Angeles.

About the Narrator

Jesse Bernstein is an audiobook narrator. His many works include The Battle of the Labyrinth, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Girls, Chasing Windmills, and Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson Series.