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4.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 5 4.16 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. M. Barrie Narrator: Tim Curry Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9780743564274
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TIM CURRY READS THE CLASSIC TALE!

"ALL CHILDREN, EXCEPT ONE, GROW UP."

And so begins the story of one of the most beloved characters in children's literature, Peter Pan. J.M. Barrie's classic tale, completely unabridged, features a boy who refuses to grow up, Tinker Bell the fairy, and the Darling children -- Wendy, John, and Michael. Their great adventure begins on the night that Peter flies into the Darling home looking for his shadow and teaches Wendy, John, and Michael how to fly with him back to the Neverland, where adventures happen every day.

Look for Tim Curry's brilliant reading of Geraldine McCaughrean's authorized sequel to Peter Pan: Peter Pan in Scarlet! Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A great classic of children’s literature that we all remember as magical. What we tend to forget, because the tale of Peter Pan and Neverland has been so relentlessly boiled down, hashed up, and coated in saccharine, is that J.M. Barrie’s original version is also witty, sophisticated, and delightfully odd.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “For many of us, Peter Pan is one of those stories we know from popular culture but have never actually read. Now is the time to learn what a wonderful (and often adult) story it is. Tim Curry provides the perfect introduction with his rich voice, British accent, and tongue lodged firmly in cheek.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 2/17/2014

    " Interesting audio read, much darker than the Disney tale, but also more moralistic. Interesting to consider given Barrie's own personal background. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melaread | 2/17/2014

    " I love James Marie Barrie's Peter Pan book :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayoc | 1/30/2014

    " Just can't mess with a classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luke Cummins | 1/16/2014

    " Ah the ending made me really sad! Otherwise, this book reminds me of Alice In Wonderland because it just goes to ridiculous conclusions, and lots of parts in it made me laugh! Lol at Mr Darling living in a kennel as penance, the fairy orgy's, and Peter amnesia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 1/14/2014

    " I really this book. Never having read the original but being familiar with many adaptations, I was really surprised and pleased with how frank and funny it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophia | 12/13/2013

    " Tinkerbell is so much cooler in the book. "You silly ass!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lacey Neuman | 12/8/2013

    " Such a wonderful classic. It was hard not to compare it to the Disney classic that I am so used to, but I loved it just as much or more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/19/2013

    " Beautifully written. So much imagery hidden between the visual lines of written word. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ken Drummond | 11/4/2013

    " I was expecting this book to be about a pan (kitchen implement) called Peter. Pleasantly surprised. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lulusita816 | 6/7/2013

    " A lovely story that will make you go beyond your imagination "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 4/6/2013

    " I listened to this book on CDs read aloud by Jim Dale (he reads the Harry Potter books too) and found it really enjoyable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 10/27/2012

    " This is on the reading list for the 6th graders, so I wanted to read it. It is good to see the difference between the book and the movie and play. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tayla | 3/3/2012

    " Peter Pan isn't as charming as i once thought he was, but this book is wonderful! I love how Barrie writes it, with so much love and happiness, he is as excited to tell the story as the reader is to read it, and it's truly wonderful, really. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 12/21/2011

    " I don't know what it is about this book that makes me love it so much, I guess it have to be because I've always loved Peter Pan, he is my hero! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 9/8/2011

    " Amazing book which is wrote brilliantly! I am a 'Disney freak' so I thought I'd try out the book version of Peter Pan. I enjoyed the book a lot, more than the film. Words can't describe how good it was! I recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prw41894 | 7/29/2011

    " Barrie's book is great for kids with large imaginations but also a fun family book since there are parents and siblings heavily involved. It teaches children to stick together which I loved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saiybree Ruiz | 7/20/2011

    " amazing, childhood favorite of mine "

  • 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valerie | 5/24/2011

    " Like others on here, I did not care for this. LIke the light heartedness of what I thought Peter Pan was all about, The Disney idea is much better than the inspiration it was drawn from. Think the book skipped around and never answered a lot of the story line. "

  • 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 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. 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 most enduring work is Peter Pan, which is based on stories he made up for children in his neighborhood.

About the Narrator

Tim Curry has created a rich array of memorable characters for both the screen and stage, most notably the role of the scientist in the Broadway and film versions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He’s been nominated for Tony Awards for his roles in My Favorite Year and The Pirates of Penzance. His film credits include Muppet Treasure Island, The Shadow, Clue, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Three Musketeers, and many, many more.