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  • The True Story of Captain Hook
  • Written by: Christina Henry
  • Narrated by: Samuel Roukin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (178 ratings)

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Lost Boy

Written by: Christina Henry
Narrated by: Samuel Roukin
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Publisher's Summary

The author of Alice takes listeners through a dark tale of Peter Pan, who turns his best friend into his nemesis, Captain Hook.

On an island lives a boy called Peter and his band of merry lost boys, young forever. That is unless they get sick or killed by pirates or eaten by crocodiles or unless - inexplicably - they grow old. For some of them do grow old, and nobody knows why.

One of these boys is called Jamie, and he was the first boy that Peter ever brought to the island. Jamie's lived there for longer than he can remember, and it's not all fun and games. Peter thinks the boys are replaceable, that if one dies or grows up, he can swap in another from the Other Place, the place where he collects new playmates. Jamie looks out for the boys and takes care of them. He does everything Peter does not. Jamie tries to keep them alive because to him they matter. When Peter steals a boy who is too young, Jamie takes the boy under his wing. But Peter won't have that, for nobody will ever take Jamie from him. Ever.

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Absolutely amazing story and performance.

The story starts out so tame and carefree showing us the wonderful world of Peter Pan. The beauty of the story is that there is no single moment where you feel the characters grow up, they just start to feel older and older. Lockstep with the story Samuel Roukin deepens the voices of the children after each traumatic moment. Looking back at the end of the book I can’t point to a single defining moment why but, the character of Captain Hook becomes deeply relatable.

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A decent ‘what if’?

It’s a bit overlong and might have been better served as a short story as it doesn’t feel like it takes its own literalization of the Peter Pan story seriously; ignoring aspects that don’t work instead of making a cohesive case for this alternate, villainous and cruel Peter Pan.

These retellings of stories meant to be parables or proverbs, which are becoming more and more popular these days, are usually weaker than the original stories because they fail to replace what is interesting about the original stories. Their strength is in communicating in metaphors, literalizing them means discarding all of that and you need to replace it with something more interesting than that. In this case, if a boy really were to never grow up, and the influence a mother especially had on a child were shattered, than the boy who lived forever would be terrible. While probably true, we know that the metaphors in Peter Pan are the real value of the story, and this is not more interesting. At least, to me. Especially when it doesn’t even jive with other aspects of the Peter Pan story in order to paint him ever more the villain.

A story meant written by a grieving son to a grieving mother about a boy who would never grow up replaced the mother keeping her Windows always open for the boy to be let into her life to: a kid like that would be a evil. Ohhhhk. Sure?

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Amazing read

This book was amazing! A very dark approach to Peter Pan . I never would have thought of the story in such a way but it had me thinking and wanting to hear what happens next .

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Excellent!!!

Story was fantastic!!! Bit of a twist compared to many other versions. The narrator is absolutely magnificent and would listen to anything he reads.

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AMAZING!

This was probably the best audiobook I have ever listened to. If you like alternative fairy tales, or ever enjoyed the story of Peter Pan then I highly recommend this book. It was so good, it had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I was a third of the way through the book soon after picking it up without even realizing how much time had passed. I just couldn't stop myself from wanting to hear the rest. Seriously fantastic.

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Amazing

One of the best retelling that I've read in a long time. nothing was to much but think lord of the flies meets Peter pan. I enjoyed it very much and am going to get the Alice series next

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"Peter will say I'm a villain, that I wronged him, that I never was his friend. But I told you already, Peter lies.

Oh, this was GOOD! Hands down my favourite twisted fairytale/retelling to date.

This dark Peter Pan prequel of sorts tells the story of how Peter's best friend became his enemy. Forget what you know about the original story, because you'll never look at it the same way again.

I loved how this book read like a children's story but with dark shocking twists. I was so invested in the story from the prologue onwards and couldn't wait to see how things played out. I especially appreciated the story being in Jamie's POV, as I really sympathized with his character and wanted the best for him and the boys he cared for.

I can't recommend this book enough!

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The Prequel I was dying to read

This is EXACTLY what I wanted. A gritty, real, heartbreaking explanation of the beginning of Peter and Hook and how they got to where they are in Peter and Wendy. Absolutely fabulous. The voice acting, the story, everything. I would really really REALLY love it if the author could also cap the whole story and give us what happens AFTER Wendy and her descendants leave the island years later. Perhaps Hook finally gets the peace he deserves?
THANK YOU for writing this.

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MORE MORE MORE

This was so very very good. The story, the narration...so good. If I were to have a complaint, it is that I want more of it....and there are so many possibilities.

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Neverland: the dark side

Peter Pan is usually regarded as a fine children's adventure book, but there are disturbing elements. This prequel takes a look at some of those issues.

I've always felt Peter shared many characteristics with vampires or Fairies. This book is of the same opinion.

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