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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (79,782 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. M. Barrie Narrator: Samuel West Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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I'm youth, I'm joy...I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg. The story of the little boy who refused to grow up has captured the imagination of generations of children (and the adults they grew into) since its publication in 1904. Peter Pan flies in through the bedroom window one night and teaches Wendy, John, and Michael to fly. He lures them away from their home and parents and takes them away to endless adventures in the magical Neverland, where they meet the wicked Captain Hook and a host of other characters. Funny, charming, touching, and incisively observant as to the ways of children and adults, Peter Pan is an unforgettable story. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aisha Ai | 2/20/2014

    " I love Peter Pan from my Disney books and this almost kills my childhood. My love for Peter died but I enjoy reading it nevertheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mack Hale | 2/13/2014

    " I have to say, I enjoyed reading it a lot. Although it is a children's fantasy book, it remains to be timeless. I do pity the tragic life of Peter Pan but I guess, on his part ignorance is truly bliss. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan Graffeo | 2/9/2014

    " Peter Pan is a story everyone knows from their childhood. However the book written by J.M. Barrie paints a much more grown up and violent picture. The book is filled with violence that is intense and graphic compared to the movie. The messages conveyed show that originally the children are desensitized to the violence and are rallied to Peter Pan's cause. Soon though they learn that violence has consequences and that growing up is being able to deal with that. I thought the book was very good and it was of great interest for me to find allegorical references hidden in the pages. I recommend the book to any and all who love fairy tales or like to find the hidden messages in classic novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten | 2/9/2014

    " My rating is based on the "Peter and Wendy" story only. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 1/29/2014

    " I love this story. I love the way it's told and the characters and the language. I haven't read it in years so I felt like it was time for a refresher. Definitely glad I did. This is a book everyone should read, or at least everyone who loves fairytales because it's such a classic, beautiful fairytale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna | 1/27/2014

    " This was a great choice of a read though not spellbinding as the tale itself is very familiar it was great to have the un "Disney" version. Much like other children's classics it is more dark than we were raised to believe it. I would recommend it for any Pan lover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron Crawford | 1/19/2014

    " My favorite edition, the illustrations are perfect to my taste and beautifully match the already amazing text. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Omar-arceo | 1/19/2014

    " Its not disney and that's what made me fall in love with it even more. Peter pan will always be one of my favorite stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxanne | 1/2/2014

    " James Barrie is the most charming man. Favorite book, without question. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyse Morris | 12/30/2013

    " Very cute, the Disney movie follows the story very well and then the beginning of the movie Hook follows the final chapter and its interesting to see how it was derived. The book was written in 1911 but I feel the story is quite timeless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 12/27/2013

    " I listened to the audio version narrated by Jim Dale. I didn't read this when I was younger but always wanted to. It's hard to believe that the book was published in 1911. Thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larnie | 12/25/2013

    " This book connects me back to my childhood. It also provides a great sense of escapism that makes me wish that Neverland was a real place. I definitely recommend this if you're into classics or if you're looking to branch off into the classic literature realm :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ayeza Raza | 12/18/2013

    " Maybe because I was too young when I was made to read it, I never really liked it. Liked the cartoon a lot better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sanne | 11/30/2013

    " I could not decide whether Peter was only a bit weird, or just a really mean child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cj Nelson | 10/17/2013

    " Everyone should read this book. I can't wait to read it with my kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 4/12/2013

    " I never read this book growing up, but am enchanted by it as an adult! In particular I love the descriptions of the children's home life before going to Neverland. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Simmons-Brown | 2/9/2013

    " I don't remember reading this as a child, all I remember is the Disney film. So I didn't really know what to expect when I read it now I'm older but I was fairly happy with how it turned out. Sometimes quite different from the film, but as far as childrens books go, this one still holds up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 10/7/2012

    " I really liked this book. Beyond the story itself, the prose were written in such a rhythmic, almost poetic way, it made me want to read outloud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle De guzman | 6/25/2012

    " one of my favorite classics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marjan | 6/25/2012

    " Like the Wizard of Oz, one of the most perfect children's books ever written. It has all the ingredients to keep children hooked on the story. It's fun to read as an adult as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah Greeley | 11/20/2011

    " One of my favorite books ever. It reminds me that acting like a little kid sometimes isn't always a bad thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 10/11/2011

    " Loved this book. Of course I knew the story all too well, but the book was written with such creativity it was a joy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashleigh | 8/13/2011

    " I love the pure imagination of this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crazymountaingoat | 8/11/2011

    " A delightful and sadly neglected tale of Peter Pan...way better than the Disney movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcella | 5/24/2011

    " "Do you believe in fairies?"

    I will always believe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 5/23/2011

    " Very interesting way of writing, but very enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anastasia | 5/22/2011

    " Great old classic. I love the book and the movies. It's just a fun story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bodagirl | 5/22/2011

    " After having grown up with the Disney version, the actual book was quite a shock. Those are definitely some bloodthirsty little boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 5/20/2011

    " Not the childrens book Disney shows, excellent enjoyment
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Resa | 5/20/2011

    " I highly recommend taking a look again at this much loved classic. It is a beautiful narration that Disney did an injustice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ber | 5/19/2011

    " One of my absolute all-time favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mailis | 5/19/2011

    " I think Peter Pan holds the title for being my first crush i had on an imaginary character...its the main problem with girls isn't it, to love someone who is aloof and unreachable, but makes life unpredictable and fun... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 5/12/2011

    " So this was good book. A little on the strange side at times but I was actually pretty surprised how close some adaptations have been. I think it address some interesting ideas about growing up and losing the innocence of youth. I think its worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katelyn | 5/12/2011

    " I absolutely loved this. I've seen several different adaptations of this story in plays and movies, but reading the book is still so good. It was a quick read and lots of fun. No wonder it's a classic!s "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 5/10/2011

    " i am lucky enough to own a first edition copy of Peter Pan, its old and smelly and i love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iben "Noia" | 5/9/2011

    " Definitely worth reading and thus knowing the original, but I much prefer the Disney versions. It's a fairly random read at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 5/7/2011

    " If I could give half stars, I'd rate this one 4.5. I had never read this before and really liked it--very different from Disney, though I suppose there is no surprise there. The story is about children but adult in its themes and psychology. Both adults and children in our household enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete | 5/7/2011

    " This is a book every child should read. "

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About the Author

James Matthew Barrie (1860–1937) was born in Scotland, the son of a weaver and the ninth of ten children. His mother saw to it that he was educated, despite the family’s low income. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and spent two years on the Nottingham Journal before settling in London as a freelance writer in 1885. His short stories, essays, and novels were well received, and he began to gain a fine reputation as a playwright. His most enduring work is Peter Pan, which is based on stories he made up for children in his neighborhood.

About the Narrator

Samuel West’s theater work includes ENRON, Hamlet for the RSC, and starring opposite his father Timothy in A Number. His TV credits include Cambridge Spies, Any Human Heart, Eternal Law, and Mr. Selfridge, and he has narrated many TV documentaries. Among his films are Hyde Park on Hudson, Van Helsing, Iris, Persuasion, and Howards End. He has also directed ten plays and two operas.