Saturday, March 28, 2015

Audiobook Review @rayadverb @RidleyPearson - Peter and the Sword of Mercy by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

Peter and the Sword of Mercy
Peter and the Starcatchers #4
by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

Goodreads blurb:  The year is 1901--it's been twenty-three years since Peter and the Lost Boys returned from Rundoon. Since then, nobody on the island has grown a day older, and the Lost Boys continue their friendship with the Mollusk tribe, and their rivalry with Captain Hook. Meanwhile in London, Molly has married George Darling and is raising three children: Wendy, Michael, and John. One night a visitor appears at her door; it's James, one of Peter's original Lost Boys. He is now working for Scotland Yard and suspects that the heir to England's throne, Prince Albert Edward, is under the influence of shadow creatures. These shadow creatures are determined to find a secret cache of startstuff which fell to London many centuries ago. The starstuff is hidden in an underground vault which has only one key: the Sword of Mercy, a legendary weapon kept with the Crown Jewels. Molly is determined to help, but when she suddenly goes missing, it is up to her eleven-year-old daughter, Wendy, to keep the starstuff out of the Others' clutches. She has heard her mother's stories of a flying boy named Peter Pan, and he may be her only hope in saving the world from a shadowy doom...

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.

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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 - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I liked it!!!

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

The cover is definitely Peter Pan-ish and makes you think of magical adventures.

This is the 4th book in the series, and while I loved listening to it with my son, it was not my favorite.  I think I really liked Molly and Peter together, so it was weird having it be her daughter…at least for me.

It is another fantastical adventure for Peter and he makes some new friends and reunites with some old friends both figuratively and literally.  This book had more darkness and pain making it a lot darker than the first 3 books.  I definitely think this is for older middle to high school students with the torture aspect of this book.

Peter seemed like he got younger and more selfish in this book than the invincible boy who wouldn’t let anything stop him which might be why this one wasn’t my favorite and had my son looking at me asking Why??

We both really wanted to listen to the 5th book, but the library does not have it, so I’m not sure if or when we will get to listen to it, so after months of listening to this series, we will have to find a new series now :)

I recommend this story to those who liked that rest of the series and don’t mind when characters change :)

Interested in reading???

See my review of other books in the series!!!

1 comment:

  1. Another to add to my queue of "try on little brothers." =)