Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children : Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

  • by Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by Jesse Bernstein
  • Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
  • 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that makes for a thrilling listening experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.


What the Critics Say

“It's an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.” ( Publishers Weekly)
"A haunting and out-of-the-ordinary read, debut author Ransom Rigg’s first-person narration is convincing and absorbing, and every detail he draws our eye to is deftly woven into an unforgettable whole.... Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a truly atmospheric novel with plot twists, turns, and surprises that will delight readers of any age." (Amazon Best Books of the Month, June 2011)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Terrible accents - don't waste your money

What could have been an entertaining enough story (even if I was shouting at the stupid, illogical lead character decisions at times), was absolutely ruined by the narrator's unbelievably terrible attempts at Welsh / English accents. I cannot fathom why you would get an American to narrate a book, at least 50% of which includes dialogue by non-American characters, who has no aptitude for foreign accents and has clearly never even bothered to listen to a Welsh accent, never mind English accents. His appalling (and frankly insulting) attempts at accents completely distracted me from the story so much that I just couldn't get into it. And to top it off, as he was clearly having so much trouble doing the accents, all the characters spoke so slowly that they all seemed to have learning difficulties. His one attempt at an Irish accent (speaking as an Irish native myself) was equally pathetic. Do not waste your money on this terrible audiobook!!!
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- Ali

Jesse Bernstein is an idiot

Someone please send Jesse Bernstein to Wales immediately. His narration is embarrassing. Couldn't enjoy the story.
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- frederica severinsen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-06-2011
  • Publisher: Random House Audio