Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs audiobook

Tales of the Peculiar

By Ransom Riggs
Read by Simon Callow , Bruce Mann , and Garrick Hagon

Listening Library (Audio) 9780735289185
4.44 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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A companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tim Burton.   Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales.   Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar—the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.   Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories in this deluxe audio volume of Tales of the Peculiar, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar. Featuring narration by Simon Callow, this compelling and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift for not only fans, but for all booklovers. Read by Simon Callow, with Bruce Mann and Garrick Hagon   “[These tales] embody gentle, empowering messages: accept yourself and others; celebrate difference and oddity; never lose your sense of wonder.” —Financial Times   “With a Victorian style for writing and a capacity for subtle humor, the tales read as cautionary fables, rich with peril and phantasy, and will be enjoyed by teens and adults alike.” —GeekDad.com

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A BookPage Top Pick for October 2016

A companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tim Burton.
 
Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales.
 
Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar—the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.
 
Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories in this deluxe audio volume of Tales of the Peculiar, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar. Featuring narration by Simon Callow, this compelling and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift for not only fans, but for all booklovers.

Read by Simon Callow, with Bruce Mann and Garrick Hagon
 
“[These tales] embody gentle, empowering messages: accept yourself and others; celebrate difference and oddity; never lose your sense of wonder.” —Financial Times
 
“With a Victorian style for writing and a capacity for subtle humor, the tales read as cautionary fables, rich with peril and phantasy, and will be enjoyed by teens and adults alike.” —GeekDad.com

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. CNN
A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story. John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars
With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it's no wonder Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+ Entertainment Weekly
'Peculiar' doesn't even begin to cover it. Riggs' chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies. People
[A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs. USA Today Pop Candy
With a Victorian style for writing and a capacity for subtle humor, the tales read as cautionary fables, rich with peril and phantasy, and will be enjoyed by teens and adults alike. GeekDad.com
[These tales] embody gentle, empowering messages: accept yourself and others; celebrate difference and oddity; never lose your sense of wonder. Financial Times
“British actor Simon Callow delivers a delightfully whimsical performance…His refined pronunciation gives the impression that the stories are, in fact, revered folklore handed down through the ages. Even as Callow maintains the scholarly tone of the omniscient narrator, he effortlessly navigates between Norwegian, American, and Irish accents and, perhaps most memorably, the voices of fantastical creatures. Bruce Mann and Garrick Hagon read the titles of each tale as well as the notes supposedly written by Millard Nullings, a central character in the Peculiar Children series. Devoted fans as well as newcomers to the world of the peculiar will be equally enchanted. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Ten twisted tales…offer a glimpse of what it’s like to be different in a straight-laced world.” BookPage
“These tales…are alternately droll, somber, and a bit horrific, and they’re sure to appeal to fans of the series.” Publishers Weekly
“Stories that…center on characters who are different, who don’t fit in, who aren’t accepted by those around them, and who overcome these challenges and come to embrace who they truly are…A perfect gateway for new readers to enter the world Riggs has created. Recommended for all libraries.” School Library Journal
“Peculiar readers…will find a number of affecting adventures…Clever tweaks abound, and endings are mostly happy.” Kirkus Reviews
“These stories enhance the mythology Riggs has created around ‘peculiardom’…Adhering to fairy-tale tradition, most of the stories offer a lesson couched within a fascinating, and frequently dark, account of a princess, ghost, giant, or shape-shifter.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Ransom Riggs

Author Bio: Ransom Riggs

Ransom Riggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. He is also the author of Talking Pictures and The Sherlock Holmes Handbook. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and lives in Los Angeles.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 4.44
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English