Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Audiobook CD - 2011
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After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Listening Library : Books on Tape, p2011.
ISBN: 9780449013854
Characteristics: 8 compact discs (9 hr., 42 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Bernstein, Jesse


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Jan 16, 2021

A story. A little less than interesting. The one potential gem is a method for time travel.

Jun 06, 2019

A family tragedy sends teenage Jacob to an island in Wales where he discovers the decaying ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, bombed during the Second World War. Strangely enough, the children may still be alive. Stranger still, Jacob might be one of them. I was expecting Miss Peregrine’s to have a “Series of Unfortunate Events” vibe, gathered from the cover and the description, but was pleasantly surprised to find it closer to “Percy Jackson” in nature. This multi-media book incorporates found photographs and writing to tell its surreal story. I was delighted to find that it includes enough fantasy mixed with character development and plot to be able to tell a well-developed story. Usually, in fantasy novels the writer will be forced to sacrifice one of either setting, plot or character in favour of the other two, but Miss Peregrine’s was very well balanced. Personally, I loved (and hated) the anti-hero character of Jacob who I found identifiable with and interesting. He may not be the nicest person but is very entertaining. My one complaint would be that the love story was a bit static, inorganic and unneeded. However, Emma plays an important role later in the series so with perspective it becomes necessary. One way to improve the book would be to keep the pacing more even. The beginning was very slow and the ending much more hurried, making it seem as though the author was running out of time. 4/5 Stars. @viedelabibliothèque of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board!

IndyPL_SteveB Dec 05, 2018

Excellent fantasy story, but I can't imagine how the audio book would work, because the peculiar photographs are such a major part of the charm and weirdness.

Nov 21, 2018

Interesting but not Harry Potter!

May 05, 2016

What a "peculiar" story. There are some great parts in the story that really draw the reader in and and make you want to keep on reading (a real page turner). There are some parts that can be scary for young readers, which is why this is considered a YA book. I recommend this book to those that are reluctant to read.

Sep 01, 2015

I love this book and I'm looking forward to reading the other books.

Mar 01, 2015

You really do not want to just listen to the audiobook! The photos in the print book are crucial to the story. Maybe check out both!

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