Monday, January 26, 2015

Audiobook Review @rayadverb @RidleyPearson - Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

Peter and the Shadow Thieves
Peter and the Starcatchers #2
by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

Goodreads blurb:  In this riveting and adventure-packed follow-up to the award-winning New York Times bestseller Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter leaves the relative safety of Mollusk Island - along with his trusted companion, Tinker Bell - for the dark and dangerous streets of London. On a difficult journey across the sea, he and Tink discover the mysterious and deadly Lord Ombra, who is intent on recovering the missing starstuff - celestial dust that contains unimagined powers. In London, Peter attempts to track down the indomitable Molly, hoping that together they can combat Ombra's determined forces. But London is not Mollusk Island; Peter is not the boy he used to be; and Lord Ombra - the Shadow Master - is unlike anything Peter, or the world, has ever seen.

Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have done it again - written a compulsively readable, magical, impossible-to-put-down tale that will delight readers of all ages. 

About the Authors: 
Dave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Many people are still trying to figure out how this happened.

Dave has also written a total of 30 books, although virtually none of them contain useful information. Two of his books were used as the basis for the CBS TV sitcom "Dave's World," in which Harry Anderson played a much taller version of Dave.
Dave plays lead guitar in a literary rock band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose other members include
Stephen KingAmy TanRidley Pearson and Mitch Albom. They are not musically skilled, but they are extremely loud. Dave has also made many TV appearances, including one on the David Letterman show where he proved that it is possible to set fire to a pair of men's underpants with a Barbie doll.

In his spare time, Dave is a candidate for president of the United States. If elected, his highest priority will be to seek the death penalty for whoever is responsible for making Americans install low-flow toilets.

Dave lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife, Michelle, a sportswriter. He has a son, Rob, and a daughter, Sophie, neither of whom thinks he's funny.

Connect with Dave:

Ridley Pearson is the author of more than twenty novels, including the New York Times bestseller KILLER WEEKEND; the Lou Boldt crime series; and many books for young readers, including the award-winning children's novels PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS, PETER AND THE SHADOW THIEVES, and PETER AND THE SECRET OF RUNDOON, which he cowrote with Dave Barry. Pearson lives with his wife and two daughters, dividing their time between Missouri and Idaho.

Also writes Chris Klick mysteries as 
Wendell McCall.

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Narrated by Jim Dale, see more if his work HERE!!!

My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***Borrowed the audiobook CD’s from the library

The cover is definitely reminds you of Peter Pan with the flying out the window scene :)

I really like this series and so does my son.  I know the library has the first 4 books in audio, so we will be borrowing them all to listen in the car. 

This is such a fun series with tons of adventure.  My son and I love listening to it in the car before and after school.  If I could nail my son down longer than this, we would listen to more of it each day but sadly I just don’t have the time.  This is a long book with 9 CDs to listen to.  I loved the whole thing.  Peter is very courageous, but he tends to cause much trouble like any normal boy.  Tink is a spit fire, and it is always humorous to listen to Peter’s translations of what she says to everyone.  Of course, boys are in the story though they do not play as big of a part in this story as well as the Mullosk people.  Molly is a major part of the story again, and she is just as brave as the last story though she definitely has some girl fits of temper in this story. 

I love how well the story is told by the authors.  Their descriptions make the story easy to relate to, and I got pulled right into it.

I highly recommend this series to adventuresome kids who would love a good story related to Peter Pan, but it is so unique and wonderful to listen or read.  I have already recommended it to several students in the high school when the topic of Peter Pan came up during spirit week for fairy tale day.  Well time to find something new :)

See my review of Peter and the Starcatchers (Book 1)!!!

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