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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,116 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dave Barry Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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Aidan and Sarah Cooper have no idea what they're getting into one afternoon when they discover a mysterious coded document in a secret compartment of an antique English desk their father recently bought at an auction. Something about the document seems familiar to Sarah, and that night she realizes what it is: the document seems to be referring to some books she has read - the Starcatchers series, about the origin of Peter Pan. But how could that be? The document seems far older than the books. And of course, the books are just stories....

Curious, Sarah and Aidan begin to decipher the mysterious document. At first it's a game - unraveling the mystery piece by piece, each piece leading them to a new, deeper puzzle.But soon the game turns strange - and scary. They discover that the stories are real, and that what they thought was a fictional battle between good and evil is still going on. And the scariest part is: They have become part of it.

Pursued by a being that can take any form and will stop at nothing to get what it wants from them, Aidan and Sarah embark on a desperate, thrilling quest for help - a quest that leads them to some unforgettable people in some unlikely places, including one that's not supposed to exist at all. At each step they must solve new puzzles and escape new dangers, all the while knowing that if they fail, the evil they are fleeing will be let loose on an unsuspecting world.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cideon | 2/18/2014

    " So when I picked this up, I had no idea it was actually the fifth in this series, but rather I believed it to be a sort of side story. The good thing is, it doesn't seem to require much backstory, as the characters try to explain it all to you. What did bother me was how those characters and narration overly explained EVERYTHING. Little things, which should be expressed by how a person stands or the words they say, the authors instead just 'tell'. As is when you're in English class and your teachers asks you to "show, not tell" to make your writing better. In all honesty, this book read like it was for VERY young readers, younger than I'd assumed, reading stuff like the Hunger Games & Harry Potter series. The characters were also very plain and dry, and the only one who really felt like a real person was Armstrong. However, as this is a very popular series, I will try to go back and read the first novel, because that could just be the missing link. I certainly hope there's a lot less of this over the top leading action business. The book reads the first section of another book, very empty feeling once I finished. Without giving any spoilers, I am bothered by the fact that in the middle, something is explained as A+B=C, and then later, it seems like a A+B=R when R does not equal C, if you follow me. Perhaps that's something for book 5 to further explain though. "

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

    " Awesome. Madison finished it before me. We both loved it and couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this seris for all ages. It's a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayce Westfall | 2/7/2014

    " I love all things Peter Pan, and this is no exception! It's a great series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/4/2014

    " It was a very interesting book. I liked the twist of the peter pan story. I really like the mystery in this book it was... different. I really enjoyed it. I think it is a really good book. "

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

    " quick read, lots of fun, unique spin to the story! "

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

    " Fifth book in the star catcher series. Fantasy/adventure genre. upper grade levels "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marnie Mounteer | 1/21/2014

    " Good book, to me lacked the charm of the first four, but I did enjoy it. Sarah and Aiden are fun new characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank | 1/20/2014

    " Delightfully fresh dialogue catch you in the first pages and continue all the way to end putting this book a step above. Truly a new book in many wonderful ways with that "new car" smell. The adventures are also fresh not just a new twist on the same old thing. This book is in a class all its own and I hope the "me too" writers will take note. A fantastic new journey awaits you in The Bridge to Never Land making Never Land a thing of the present and not a just rehash of the old Peter Pan. The book keeps a fast pace and a real page turner. I can't stress enough the freshness of this great book. If you only read one book this year this is one it should be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 1/18/2014

    " This was non-stop action, but I wasn't all that excited about the characters. "

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

    " This is an exciting story that is the fifth addition to the starcatchers series! Actually the main characters are fans of the books finding out the adventures they loved reading about are real! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Ekman | 1/12/2014

    " I greatly enjoyed the other books in the series. This one was ok. Lacked much of the feel of the previous books. Almost seemed like a Disney advertisement. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 11/27/2013

    " I would really give this 3.5 stars. I did enjoy it and it was well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 11/21/2013

    " If your nerdy about Peter and the Starcatchers like I am, you would enjoy it. But you'll be kid of lost if you have never read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 10/31/2013

    " I went into this book feeling a little leery since I felt like the last few installments had been getting too predictable, but I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the way they were able to freshen things up, and bring Peter into modern times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Loverofbooks | 10/31/2013

    " OMG!!! I thought this was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Erhardt | 10/26/2013

    " This was a great companion to one of my favorite series. I loved the way they tied in Disney. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carly | 7/28/2013

    " Thought this one was a great addition to the series. The only thing was that I missed Greg Call's illustrations. They added so much to the other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 6/28/2013

    " I love the Peter books soo much!! This is a very good read for anyone who loves to think magic is real! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 6/22/2013

    " Number five in the Peter Pan books. But not as compelling as the others. "

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

    " Such a great continuation of the Peter and the starcatchers series loved the new characters and the new twist to the story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 10/31/2012

    " I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT is one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana Rongione | 9/21/2012

    " Awesome, awesome, and did I mention awesome?! As with all of the Starcatchers series, this latest book was well-written and full of intrigue. I truly couldn't put it down. It was funny. It was scary. It was exciting. In short, it was a great read for readers of any age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens | 4/22/2012

    " The authors of the ridiculously popular Starcatchers series brings the magic of starstuff and Never Land to the modern day. Oh yeah, and mixes it with physics and super scary birds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 1/10/2012

    " It cracks me up that Dave Barry writes these. Loved his columns in the paper growing up and I heartily recommend this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 12/6/2011

    " This is the fifth book about Peter and the Starcatchers. It is a modern day connection to the other tales. I found it an enjoyable read, but I could not give it 5 stars due to the profanity in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth Hill | 11/13/2011

    " There will obviously be another book. It was a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marnie | 10/14/2011

    " Good book, to me lacked the charm of the first four, but I did enjoy it. Sarah and Aiden are fun new characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clare | 9/15/2011

    " A mechanical, mildly soulless, and ultimately forgettable series installment that doesn’t stand on its own. Perhaps for fans of the series, but otherwise a miss. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liesl | 9/12/2011

    " I love this series and this book was as good or better as all the others. It's creative and fun! I ready it very quickly and will do so again within the year I'm sure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 9/6/2011

    " A bit uneven. But mostly an enjoyable read updating us on the antics of Peter Pan. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 8/21/2011

    " I don't know how this book ended up on my Kindle. I read it all and it was ok. However, it is just a juvenile fiction book and not particularly well-written or worth reading. If I was 13, I might have liked it. oh, well "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsti | 8/16/2011

    " The kids and I listened to "Peter and the Starcatchers" in the car a couple of years ago, so when we saw this, we wanted to read it. This is a fast fun read about two teenagers who discover that Never Land is not a fairy tale after all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steph | 8/14/2011

    " Awesome. Madison finished it before me. We both loved it and couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this seris for all ages. It's a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tavia | 8/14/2011

    " I love this series-it's really fun and a nice twist on the Peter Pan story. I can't wait for more! "

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About the Author
Author Dave Barry

Dave Barry’s bestsellers include his Peter Pan prequels, written with Ridley Pearson; I’ll Mature When I’m Dead; and Lunatics, written with Alan Zweibel. He is also the author of the two dark comic suspense novels Big Trouble and Tricky Business. A play based on his first Peter Pan book, Peter and the Starcatchers, is currently a hit on Broadway. He lives in Coral Gables, Florida.

About the Narrator

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and audiobook narrator. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and placing as a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He is a company member of Rising Phoenix Repertory in Los Angeles.