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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (80,011 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. M. Barrie Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9781400178667
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Peter Pan first flew across a London stage in 1904, overwhelming audiences with its tale of a magical boy who never grows up, who lures young Wendy and her brothers to Neverland, where they meet pirates, Indians, fairies, and the Lost Boys. J. M. Barrie revised and expanded the story and published it as this novel. For children, it remains a marvelous mix of fantasy and adventure, featuring unique, imaginative characters who frisk and frolic in an enchanting land.

For adults, the story of Peter and the Lost Boys works on a much deeper level, speaking to them about the inevitable loss of childhood and the ability “to fly.” The climactic duel between Peter Pan and Captain Hook is both a swashbuckling romp and a moving metaphor for the complex, poignant struggle between innocent but irresponsible youth and tainted but dependable maturity.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katharine Holden | 2/20/2014

    " Funny, weird, sarcastic -- I had no idea this book would be so enjoyable to read. Hook is downright nasty and the whole thing about Hook having gone to a great school where he was taught that good form is everything but you can only have good form when you're not aware of having good form because it's bad form to be aware of having good form is hilarious. I guess I vaguely thought that the novel Peter Pan would be just as sappy as those kids' shows with some woman pretending to be a boy on a wire. I was wrong. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sally | 2/20/2014

    " This is one of those childhood-scarring books... illustrated in 3D using the world's most creepy AS dolls. *shudders* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudia | 2/19/2014

    " Peter Pan was my favorite book when I was a little kid. I made my mom read the book to me endless times, and when I learned to read, I read it, when my little brother was born (i was 8) I would read it to him and he loved it too. It's still a fond memory for us both, even though he's 13 now and I am 21. The perfect book for an adventurous little kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie Rewis | 2/19/2014

    " It's hard to dislike something so simple. Beautifully written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ander Heaton | 2/18/2014

    " This was a surprisingly violent book for children's literature, and the violence was surprisingly casual. But it was a good story, and it made me appreciate one of my favorite movies, Hook, even more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Felicia | 2/18/2014

    " Finally got around to reading this and it was beyond adorable! I love this version more than the Disney and cartoon versions. The little details of children's imaginations and Mrs. Darling's kiss on the corner of her mouth and the darker details of the pirates were perfectly balanced and I enjoyed every second. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/14/2014

    " My son and I "read" this book last night on Netflix. There is a kid's "movie" that is just 70 minutes of being read aloud words on the screen,and this is the book they are reading. I have read many picture book versions of this story and seen every movie version there is, but never the full original book. It was great! I didn't realize that Tink could talk in the original story. The writing is very expressive and I think Hook is much scarier in the book then he has ever been on film. There is just something about Peter, Hook and Neverland that I love. Peter Pan will always be my fav :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren | 2/10/2014

    " I really loved Peter Pan, Wendy, and the lost boys even Captain Hook because they are part of my childhood memories which I'll treasure until the very end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 2/8/2014

    " The original Peter Pan is a must read for all ages. I don't know why this is considered a children's book. Disney ruined it for this generation because we can't get the animated characters out of our heads. Great read aloud for younger children but an indpendent read for middle school up to adults. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea Millward | 2/7/2014

    " Ever since I was a child this has been one of my favourite books - The characters and places always bring a smile to my face, yes, even Wendy, who even as a child I disliked with a passion. I hope that more people will read this wonder of a book and read the world and people that I have been brought up loving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meaghan | 2/7/2014

    " Growing up (ironically) with many different movie, TV, and a musical version of Peter Pan, I'm glad I finally read the actual story. It's interesting to see what parts were incorporated into each version, and to see which version came the closest to the actual story. Peter came off a lot more arrogant and obnoxious than he has in mainstream media, but I guess that was to make the masses fall in love with the story of the boy who wouldn't grow up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 2/5/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron Crawford | 2/4/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Rench | 2/3/2014

    " It was alright. Peter Pan was a little more willing to kill pirates than in the movie, and very self centered. Only concerned for himself and his own desires. Kind of odd. "

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

    " Loved every minute of it!!! Can't wait to share it with my son one day!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gaurav Munjal | 1/31/2014

    " A boy who never grew up. Because they are longer gay and innocent and heartless. It is only the gay and innocent and heartless who can fly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melaread | 1/28/2014

    " 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 Melina alderman | 1/28/2014

    " I think its very interesting that while Peter Pan is preaching about never growing up, Wendy begins to grow into her role as a mother and woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kat | 1/27/2014

    " All of the illustrations by different artists make this a unique and special edition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 1/26/2014

    " 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 D.l. Price | 1/26/2014

    " This book is one of the original classics of the story Peter Pan. I read it as a child and I was hooked on the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aisha Ai | 1/24/2014

    " 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 Manish | 1/24/2014

    " Got transported to the early 90's when I first came to know of Peter Pan through Spielberg and Disney. The book was a treat as it brought back some of the vague memories of Hook, Wendy and Tinker Bell. Apparently, the concept of the boy who'd never grow up came about through the death of Barrie's older brother at the age of 14 - thus remaining permanantly a child in his mother's memory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 1/22/2014

    " The original Peter Pan is a must read for all ages. I don't know why this is considered a children's book. Disney ruined it for this generation because we can't get the animated characters out of our heads. Great read aloud for younger children but an indpendent read for middle school up to adults. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wanti Tia | 1/20/2014

    " my favorite fiction character of all time "

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

    " Christ, that book is sexist. And RACIST. And SEXIST If Harry Potter is banned in some places, I'm surprised this book hasn't been burned, for crying out loud. Although I really did enjoy most of it. But honestly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 1/17/2014

    " the book is better than the movies "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayla | 1/15/2014

    " This was a really cute book. I read it because I had read the Peter and the Starcatchers books, which are prequels to the original Peter Pan. It was neat to see how things kind of fit together and where a lot of things from the Starcatcher books came from. I liked J.M. Barrie's wrting style; a good read! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 1/15/2014

    " Cute and whimsical with a humorous and gentlemanly writing style (think 1900 British man), but I'm not sure that I would read this to my children. A bit too violent and sexist for my taste. I think we'll watch the Disney version instead. :) "

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

    " I liked this better than The Little White Bird. I haven't seen the movie Peter Pan in years but if I remember correctly the books shoes him more cocky than the movie. And a little mean spirited too. But I like that. Not a complete fairy tail ending of all happy happy sickly sweet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brigham | 1/13/2014

    " Read with Lucy and Charlotte "

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

    " Truly a classic. You must read this if your only reference is to the disney version. "

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

    " Marvelous! I thought I didn't like Peter Pan, but how wrong I was. I loved the writing, especially at the beginning. Barrie treats the ridiculous in such a great way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 1/12/2014

    " I finally read the original after having it on my list for many years. I was charmed by the writing and am so glad I finally got to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cortney | 1/9/2014

    " I absolutely adore this story. While reading it you feel like you are a child again, sitting on the floor as Barrie rocks back and forth in a chair telling you this incredible story about Neverland where you will find the Lost Boys and their fearless leader Peter Pan. Definitely a favorite of mine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/9/2014

    " Much more violent than I expected, but exactly as violent as most little boys would expect it to be. Do yourself a favor and read it instead of watching the Disney version again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 1/7/2014

    " The story of Peter Pan is my absolute favorite...I've been in love with the Disney movie since as long as I can remember. Finally, I decided to read the original story written by J.M. Barrie and it was just as wonderful. He has such an imagination and innocence to his writing, the reader can't help but be drawn into this heartwarming fantasy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi Beth | 1/7/2014

    " Beautifully written with much more sophistication and complexity than you'd expect! A gorgeously innocent read (except for the mention of fairies having orgies!!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lis | 1/6/2014

    " I really liked the way that J.M. Barrie approaches things from a very different perspective. Lots of action and humor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 1/5/2014

    " The vocabulary kept me on my toes, considering I was reading to a 4-year-old, and it was quite over her head. Peter isn't nearly as impishly likable as I thought he'd be, and Tinker Bell is downright nasty. Shows how the sensibilities have changed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 1/5/2014

    " Sort of sad. It has its moments but I think I missed the poignancy for which it's often lauded. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christian Koons | 1/1/2014

    " Remarkably pleasant. Disney castrated this story. Read this and forget the movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ysabel Lancaster | 12/29/2013

    " Not at all as magical as I expected upon first picking it up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Fack | 12/28/2013

    " This is a work of an imagination most supreme. Beware: If you haven't read it recently, or have only seen the movie, this story WAS written over a century ago and contains strong racial stereotypes and violence, so use caution. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessie | 12/28/2013

    " This book is full of childhood mystification I couldn't help feeling so engulfed in Neverland. I couldn't help but want to be a lost boy. But I feel like Peter needed an attitude adjustment, I also knew he couldn't be perfect and since he was eternally a little boy, I gave him a freebie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Qing Wang | 12/27/2013

    " Maybe now too old to read this story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 99bookreviewer | 12/24/2013

    " Found that I don't enjoy reading about pirates and islands much. ;( I wanted to love this book but... I found it quiet boring. Good theme and mood though... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sigourney | 12/20/2013

    " The boy who wouldn't grow up will always have a special place in my heart, and this will always be one of my favourite stories, whether it is in print, play or film form. Absolutely wonderful in every way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zarina | 12/19/2013

    " Rereading the classic after watching the London Olympic opening ceremony. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sreevidhya | 12/16/2013

    " I love this book like anything... that I used to read this book a thousand times for my brother... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fleur | 12/14/2013

    " I have the 1911 version. My ultimate favorite "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fleur | 12/10/2013

    " I have the 1911 version. My ultimate favorite "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 12/10/2013

    " Peter Pan has always been my favorite Disney movie, and it's about time I got around to reading the book! I wasn't disappointed at all. What a wonderful story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 12/10/2013

    " This is ok, but really, see the play, which is both grander and sadder, or at least read the play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harry Gee | 12/9/2013

    " Beautiful story. Surprisingly adult at times, especially those fairies! If you can get an illustrated edition, it's worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly Booms Walsh | 12/9/2013

    " I'd never actually read Peter Pan before and it is delightfully darker and odder than the Disney version we all know. Jim Dale did such a wonderful job narrating the book! A real treat of a listen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron Bubert | 11/27/2013

    " One of my favorites when needing to escape into an alternate world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annalee Storey | 11/11/2013

    " Not just for children! So charming and witty. Reminds me of my days in London. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie Rewis | 10/28/2013

    " It's hard to dislike something so simple. Beautifully written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Skullgirl22 | 10/21/2013

    " Fantasy and adventure.Inocence and never wanting to grow up.One of my favorites when I was little.I still have the copy I got when i was around 5 or 6 years old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 10/19/2013

    " good recommendation from tony. never liked the play (sandy duncan version) or the disney film, but the source novel deserves its classic status. the storytelling is just plain weird (in a good way). it's british whimsy, but not as i've encountered it before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 10/14/2013

    " Adored this book as a child and still have my almost thirty year old worn copy. Love reading this one with my kids curled up in bed with me, one on each side. Such a charming book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 10/6/2013

    " Loved this. One of my favourite Disney films and I've always been meaning to read it. I believe I got it from a charity fair last year for 50p. Money well spent. Bargain "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 10/3/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It's pacing could have been faster but it was fun and sweet. This wasn't written to be a children's book but it's easy to see why it has. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marian | 10/2/2013

    " one of my favorite books of all time, it's simply brilliant. just read it out loud for the second time to my children, who were enthralled from start to finish. i want to start over and read it out loud again! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lexie | 10/1/2013

    " I liked this book. It is a classic but the book is not as good as what people have done after the book. In other words, the concept that John Barrie created is far better than the actual book itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larnie | 9/22/2013

    " 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 :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robopuppy | 9/22/2013

    " I read the 100th anniversary addition. It has many comments, annotations, and explanations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pauline | 8/24/2013

    " Nothing like the Disney version, but still enchanting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron Bubert | 7/28/2013

    " One of my favorites when needing to escape into an alternate world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melina alderman | 7/17/2013

    " I think its very interesting that while Peter Pan is preaching about never growing up, Wendy begins to grow into her role as a mother and woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaily | 7/10/2013

    " Totally misrepresented by Disney, you'd be better off watching Hook to get a grasp of the real Pan. It is probably a better story for adults than children with plenty of humorous irony and wonderful characterizations of the oddities of adult humans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 7/3/2013

    " This is by far my favorite book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Esmeralduh | 6/18/2013

    " I absolutely love Peter's story!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tenille | 6/12/2013

    " My 6 year old and I read this together, and I think I'm just used to the disney version. Also, the one we read was an abridged version, and it didn't make sense in alot of places... it skipped around a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harry Gee | 5/26/2013

    " Beautiful story. Surprisingly adult at times, especially those fairies! If you can get an illustrated edition, it's worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 5/17/2013

    " Christ, that book is sexist. And RACIST. And SEXIST If Harry Potter is banned in some places, I'm surprised this book hasn't been burned, for crying out loud. Although I really did enjoy most of it. But honestly. "

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

    " This is a super quirky book. I don't know why I'm surprised (again) that Disney changed it for their version. It's sarcastic, and maybe more intended for grown-ups than kids. I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mc | 3/30/2013

    " My favorite children's classic novel. ever. J.M. Barrie was brilliant!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Asma | 3/29/2013

    " Classic. Knew the story but felt like I had to read it, I'm glad I did! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alec | 1/12/2013

    " One of my favorite childhood stories. I hope to read it to my own children someday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma Louise | 1/6/2013

    " Who doesn't love Peter Pan? Awesome book x "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Violet Stone | 1/5/2013

    " ruined the disney image but opened the door to a new understanding of words like innocence "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angeli | 12/13/2012

    " The only book that always makes me feel that a young boy would one day fly into my room and bring me to his magical world! Definitely a beautiful read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crazymountaingoat | 12/13/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 katie | 12/10/2012

    " before i had read this, my only knowledge of peter pan came from disney. while the movie does follow much of the plot of the book, the book is much more sardonic. peter pan, wendy, hook, mr. smee (and many others) are quite complex characters. quite enjoyable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elly Gard | 11/28/2012

    " I was actually surprised at how good this book actually was. I really enjoyed Mr. Barrie's style of writing that was blunt, humourus and well put out. Also, the narrator (I listened to this book on CD) was spectacular! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan | 11/6/2012

    " I thought I should read this one since I read the Starcatcher Series. It was a little darker than the Disney Movie (big shock). There were a few differences from the Starcatcher books that didn't quite mesh completely, but that okay. I enjoyed this one as well and tied up the series for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sania | 10/13/2012

    " Who doesn't love Peter Pan? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Schwpz | 10/6/2012

    " It's simply one of the most incredible books I've ever read. How I wish my childhood self had got its hands on this instead of that insipid version retold by Disney! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Minh Minimum | 10/2/2012

    " Nice little story. It was a quick read that took me back to my Walt Disney days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly Davis | 9/21/2012

    " Beautiful book. Perfectly encapsulates the mind and dreams of a child. Brings me back to my own childhood - the dark nighttime fears, the bright, beautiful dreams, and everything in between. Makes me want to go back to being a kid again and never grow up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 May Lezama | 9/2/2012

    " No existe mayor felicidad que la de un adulto inmaduro :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 7/8/2012

    " Loved Peter Pan as a kid! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara Ann | 7/7/2012

    " Beautiful!! It is marvelous! Simply wonderful! I'd give it more stars if I could!! It's unlike any book you'll ever read!! I'm in love with the story and it is so beautifully written it is much better than any movie made about it!! So unique and perfect in every way!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi Nolet | 7/4/2012

    " Everybody knows the story, but this book is gorgeous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aimee | 7/2/2012

    " I loved, loved, loved it! It's as if the author was in my head when I was a child! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 6/17/2012

    " What a strange and funny little tale. I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Carey | 5/7/2012

    " One of my favorite stories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mack Hale | 5/5/2012

    " 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. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 May Lezama | 4/20/2012

    " No existe mayor felicidad que la de un adulto inmaduro :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Matheson | 4/9/2012

    " It was an odd story, but I loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 3/27/2012

    " Peter Pan has always been my favorite Disney movie, and it's about time I got around to reading the book! I wasn't disappointed at all. What a wonderful story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 3/26/2012

    " This was a very cute book. I am glade that I finally read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eve | 3/17/2012

    " Truly a classic. You must read this if your only reference is to the disney version. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenni | 3/11/2012

    " This was not as childlike as I would have hoped. I read it to my girls and found I needed to edit some of it for there innocent little ears! It was worth reading though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth Willis | 2/19/2012

    " I enjoyed the audio version delightfully narrated by Jim Dale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larnie | 2/18/2012

    " 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 :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Lumsden | 2/7/2012

    " I loved it. Beautiful Story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachael | 1/11/2012

    " My review will be coming soon. Although is a review that you will need to go to my blog to get the full review I will post what I can here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue Sullivan | 12/3/2011

    " Wonderful. Read at least once a year "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ivan Lizarraga | 11/1/2011

    " What can I say...it's a classic story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 xxjadiexx | 10/12/2011

    " awww I love the story of Peter Pan :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 8/27/2011

    " "Oh, the cleverness of me!" :D Sad love story though :/ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lacey Neuman | 8/12/2011

    " 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 Cara | 7/31/2011

    " This is a super quirky book. I don't know why I'm surprised (again) that Disney changed it for their version. It's sarcastic, and maybe more intended for grown-ups than kids. I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Céline Aimé | 7/7/2011

    " My childhood book. Read it over a thousand times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 7/4/2011

    " Still loved it after all these years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice McCall | 6/6/2011

    " I think I preferred the film if I am honest! I found the story wordy and a little dull. But then, I think I would have enjoyed it, had I still be a ten year old. "

  • 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
    "

  • 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 Carol | 5/7/2011

    " Read this when I was alot younger. It does follow the movie better than I thought. Minus all the killing. Very exciting to think that Peter might be watching you when you tell stories to children. I think from now on I will leave the window cracked just a little so he can hear. "

  • 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddie | 5/6/2011

    " Read this book! Its beautiful, your imagination can really take you anywhere whilst reading Peter Pan. Its one of those books that everyone will love and enjoy for, you know, ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trace | 5/5/2011

    " I rather liked this book for a classic. It was definitely a classic book. "

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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

Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.