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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (389 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter David Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781455191772
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Paul Dear has grown up listening to his father’s tall tales of adventure, which his mother infuses with common sense. But not even his parents know that Paul spends his days chatting with pixies and other magical creatures that dwell unseen among the living. And, at night in his room, a boy beckons to Paul from the mirror to come adventuring.

When sudden tragedy strikes his family, Paul knows he must seek the great hero of his time: the Boy of Legend. Launched into the starry skies, Paul embarks on a journey to the magical Anyplace where he will run with Indian warriors, cross swords with pirates, befriend a magnificent tiger, and soar beside the ageless boy who reigns in the world of imagination.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “By far the most charming and clever reimagining of the Boy Who Never Grew Up story that I have ever encountered. Readers of all ages, prepare yourselves for a very big adventure.”

    Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Peter David sees the world a bit differently from everyone else–strangely, wonderfully, stunningly differently. Reading Tigerheart gave me the feeling of walking a comfortably familiar road, but seeing things from angles I never knew existed. A beautiful, delightful story.”

    R. A. Salvatore, New York Times bestselling author 

  • “Not certain the world needs another version of Peter Pan? It doesn’t matter. Simon Vance’s narration makes this an outstanding listening experience. He is utterly charming and obviously having great fun. Whether voicing ‘The Boy,’ a sensible young lady, a pirate, a talking tiger, or an Indian brave, Vance makes the listener believe in the character—which is an especially good thing for the pixies, who need belief to survive!”

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  • “With its infusion of originality, David’s admirable pastiche of James Barrie’s Peter Pan will have readers of all ages clamoring for a copy…David provides everything readers could possibly desire: suspense, swashbuckling adventure, tenderness, anguish, a dash of wit and sarcasm, and a perfect ending.”

    School Library Journal

  • “For those who know and love the original Peter Pan material, Tigerheart should be welcomed as a respectful yet innovative amplification of the legend…Simon Vance puts his vocal storytelling skills to good use in the audio rendering…Tigerheart would make for good family listening…and might foster some interesting discussion.”

    SFsite.com

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan Wilkinson | 1/28/2014

    " Loooooved it! It was fun and extremely well written. A perfect mirror to the classic Peter Pan tale that we all know and love. I recommend it to people of all ages! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Jane | 1/27/2014

    " I hate to say it, but I loved this book more than the "official" Peter Pan sequel. Like the Anyplace (Neverland), it's filled with wonders usually confined to dreams. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/21/2014

    " I'm still in the middle of reading this book, but it makes me smile to see that the author truly wrote in the style of J.M. Barrie! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan | 1/20/2014

    " this book started out strong but failed to wow me by the end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug Russell | 1/19/2014

    " A good book that makes you think. Some sad parts, some funny parts. Lots of familiar characters that did not quite have the right names. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 1/16/2014

    " i really liked the beginning of this book(the reason for 3 stars instead of 2) but once paul reached The Anyplace it was all downhill from there. maybe it's just me though, i don't like the original Peter Pan all that much either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 1/8/2014

    " An interesting children's book, a revisionist take on Peter Pan. Is true to the original in style and content, but throws in some rather more difficult life lessons I don't think were in the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 12/11/2013

    " I know i'm easy, but I cried a lot during this book. I loved it. It was really creative and the voice was both familiar and delightfully new. A great take on the classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 11/15/2013

    " this is a revisiting of the Peter Pan story enjoyable by both young adult and adult readers, with extra characters and a contemporaryish frame story "

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

    " This was the sweetest reimagining of Peter Pan I have ever read. It was witty and fun and I would recommend this to anyone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fang Mcgee | 8/28/2013

    " A decent enough pastiche of Barrie's original, but the narrative dragged in places and the character of "Paul Dear" is an (annoyingly) obvious author self-insertion/Marty Stu. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 8/3/2013

    " Adult fiction/fantasy. Based on the characters in Barrie's Peter Pan but an all-new story featuring a different boy entirely, told in the manner of a Victorian bedtime story. Enjoyable for pretty much all age groups. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 5/30/2013

    " Wonderful -- written just like the best Victorian stories, and with a twist on the beloved tale of Peter Pan. This book made me laugh and cry in turns. This is a book everyone should have heard about and shame on my for not discovering it sooner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 3/4/2013

    " Three Cheers for the adventure, the spirit and heart woven with such playful wit in David's magically sly retelling of Barrie's immortalized classic. Dare I say, you might find yourself folding over the last page with an ignited hunger to seek out your own adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kati | 2/8/2013

    " Re-telling of Peter Pan ... different from what I usually read, but good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Franchesca | 2/16/2012

    " Basically this author is re-writting the Peter Pan story... not interested. I'm shelving this one un-finished. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 11/28/2011

    " The most memorable aspect of this somewhat dark Peter Pan rewrite is the active narrative voice, which at times struck me as clever and original, and at other times as annoyingly self-conscious and twee. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 11/24/2011

    " Solid, but not exactly the "Princess Bride" it claims to be. For my generation, you can't claim "PB" without serious genius. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 8/24/2011

    " I wanted to like this more, but it kind of dragged. It was creative, and the end has an interesting twist. It is worth a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 5/22/2011

    " Beautiful writing, witty and engaging narrator (who kept breaking the 4th wall), poignant insights, and a terrific tribute to the original while also having its own nicely done creative re-imaginings (especially loved the seirenes instead of the mermaids). I enjoyed this a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 3/20/2011

    " Fabulous retelling of PeterPan.... Absolutely loved this book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 3/3/2011

    " Not my favorite Peter David, but still a good read. This was a cute retelling of the Peter Pan story and I'll continue to read whatever I find by Peter David. I just want him to write more of his Sir Apropos books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/2/2011

    " Wonderful -- written just like the best Victorian stories, and with a twist on the beloved tale of Peter Pan. This book made me laugh and cry in turns. This is a book everyone should have heard about and shame on my for not discovering it sooner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paxton | 11/5/2010

    " Peter David updates the Peter Pan myths. Sort of a better written Hook. However, the story is much more dense and a bit darker than you would expect. Not as light and fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 10/4/2010

    " This was a delightful take on Peter Pan. It was both similar and different. The characters were recognizable but they had distinct differences.

    I enjoyed the story, the characters. There were twists and turns I didn't expect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 9/10/2010

    " I just didn't enjoy the story plot. It took too long to develop and the voice was a little off for me. The writing style (very ambiguous) required a lot of "figuring out" what is going on. I think that I might try to reread it when I can devote more energy and brain power to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 7/24/2010

    " Sweet, charming, treads as close as possible to the overly precious line without going over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kylie | 7/10/2010

    " This was a very fun re-imagining of Peter Pan. The start of a little slow and it was lacking something to really hook a reader but it is very well written and gives a really nice feel to the world of Never, Never Land. Or The Anyplace as it's called in this version.

    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 5/29/2010

    " Wow when I was starting to read this book I never thought it was going to a Peter Pan story. I actually really liked it! It was an entirely new story, filled with action, funny tangents, and the self absorbed Peter Pan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 1/18/2010

    " fun variation on the Peter Pan story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 the Reeds | 1/10/2010

    " A grand re-telling of Peter Pan. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Franchesca | 12/19/2009

    " Basically this author is re-writting the Peter Pan story... not interested. I'm shelving this one un-finished. "

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About the Author
Author Peter David

Peter David is famous for writing some of the most popular of the original Star Trek: The Next Generation novels, including Imzadi and A Rock and a Hard Place. His original works include the Arthurian novel Knight Life and the quirky werewolf story Howling Mad. He single-handedly revived the classic comic book series The Incredible Hulk and has written just about every famous comic book superhero. He collaborated with J. Michael Straczynski on the Babylon 5 comic book series, and with Bill Mumy, he created the Nickelodeon television series “Space Cases.” In his spare time, he writes movie screenplays, children’s books, and television scripts.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.