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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,219 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian McEwan Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2004 ISBN:
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Internationally best-selling author and Booker Prize winner Ian McEwan presents his first book for children, The Daydreamer. Peter Fortune is unlike most kids his age. In fact, he's different from everybody else in the world. Peter has the amazing ability to make his daydreams come true. A captivating narration from Simon Prebble brings McEwan's imaginative and adventurous story to vivid life for listeners of all ages. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David-e | 2/13/2014

    " Libro delizioso: l'ho consigliato a molta gente e non ho deluso nessuno "

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

    " It's been a while, but this book left me astounded when I was a kid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abhishek Pathak | 2/6/2014

    " I felt almost like a child while i was reading this novel,in which the author says(in its preface) ".... to write a book for adults about a child in a language that children could understand" . This novel is about daydreaming that many of us must have experienced in our childhood days. Novel is simple and delicate in its tone and subject matter.It is intricately written and can be as disturbing as you would expect, some intense and delightful imagination is at play here which can either make you smile or make you tense when viewed with the eyes of an 11 year old child. All in all it's a refreshing read and it was also my first of Ian McEwan's novels. "

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

    " Charming. I'm sure I'll read this to my son one day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Lynn | 2/3/2014

    " Super easy and entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/28/2014

    " Ian McEwan is no Roald Dahl, but this is a fun book. If I had a kid maybe 8 years or older, I'd read it to her. As it is, I liked thinking about the things you could do if you switched bodies with your cat, or what might happen if your dolls came to life -- something I was always watching for as a little girl. I will probably use the stories in my middle school writing workshops somehow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/25/2014

    " This is an interesting book. It's an attempt to appeal to both young and old readers, and I think it's relatively successful. It just didn't have the depth that I require from a great work for adults, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 1/20/2014

    " This book was very, very, very odd! Half the time I didn't know what was happening! Though oddly enough, I still recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DL | 12/30/2013

    " Cute and short. Not so much a novel as a collection of short episodes describing the various daydreams Peter Fortune experiences. His dreams often involve transformation into an animal or another person, and he always learns something in the process. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 11/22/2013

    " Stories written for children that explore looking at the world from different perspectives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dani | 11/20/2013

    " McEwan has a gift for narrating through a child's eyes without the tales feeling contrived. The images of certain adventures are still salient to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 9/29/2013

    " My first McEwan novel. His prose is crystalline and lovely. I ran out to get The Innocent about 5 minutes after I finished this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Vincent | 9/28/2013

    " A charming little read. Very much about standing in the shoes (or body) of someone or something else. Playfully written, but always with McEwan's elegant style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fede | 5/24/2013

    " Carino,ma proprio niente di eccezionale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 12/6/2012

    " This book is simultaneously refreshing as well as far fetched! Much like a Norman Rockwell painting, it is hard not to laugh, to smile, and just feel good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonagainwho | 9/21/2012

    " if you are a daydreamer, or need to be reminded of the simple beauty of daydreaming, this is a wonderful story with excellent illustrations "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bindal | 6/22/2012

    " Amazingly insightful and simplistically delightful!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bailey | 2/20/2012

    " Not so much a novel as a collection of short episodes describing 10-year old Peter Fortune's daydreams. My favorite line: "The following morning Peter Fortune woke from troubled dreams to find himself transformed into a giant person, an adult." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/6/2011

    " Very entertaining. McEwan does an excellent job with the perceptions, thoughts and sensations of a child. His goal was to write stories about a child that would appeal to adults. I think he succeeded very well in that goal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 8/15/2011

    " Was curious was a kid's book by McEwan would be like. Nice! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah Messler | 8/12/2011

    " Ian McEwan does not fuck around. I only have two novels left, now, so I am gonna try and find the short story collections. Only two more Yates novels, also. Holy moly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kalilah | 6/25/2011

    " I adore Ian McEwan, and though this is not my favorite of his books (Atonement) it is a fun and quirky story with some amazing chapters. I'm especially fond of the one in which the protagonist swaps bodies with his baby cousin... brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina Mortellaro | 6/8/2011

    " I thought it was really cute and there were times where I actually laughed out loud. My favorite story was the cat, and also the grown-up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 4/11/2011

    " Such a sweet book. I didn't love every chapter, but so many of them were charming and insightful. I thought about it for days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mo | 6/16/2010

    " McEwan explores a uyoug boy's daydreams quite creatively. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 5/12/2010

    " It takes you back to being a child and the unlimited world of imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sofia | 3/20/2010

    " It's difficult to catalogue this book. It can be read by children or adults with equal delight. I really enjoyed it, although at least 3 of the stories dwell on the same issue almost the same way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fabio | 2/10/2010

    " A book for teenagers: a collection of short stories dealing with change and transformation. Nice but not too original. Here and there the great writer emerges. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 11/11/2009

    " Read almost five years ago...Can't stop thinking about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 7/4/2009

    " Was curious was a kid's book by McEwan would be like. Nice! "

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About the Author
Author Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well as the children’s novel illustrated by Anthony Browne, The Daydreamer. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. Some of his other award-winning novels include The Child in Time, Amsterdam, and Atonement—which became a popular film.

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.