Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011 - an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled audiences and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it "an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters."
This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other surprises.
Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly creepy) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight fantasy fans of all ages.
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"[Heyborne] moves masterfully among the large cast of characters, creating distinct British voices for each of Jacob's peculiar friends. Heyborne's sense of timing, evident pleasure in the material, and ability to thrillingly execute the book's many dramatic moments will keep listeners riveted." (AudioFile)
I enjoyed this book more than the first. A much better narrator made this one a pleasure to listen too.
The storyline was a it slow to kick off but developed into something I didn't want to end.
"Peculiar and Suspenseful"
A very well written suspenseful adventure! I do recommend that you read Book #1 first otherwise you might be a bit lost because of all the unique references in Peculiardom.
Lost of twist and turns. Very unique and creative.
This series is pretty interesting. It would be great to be read aloud to children before bed, especially boys. All over good story line, causes the imagination to run.
"A GREAT Part 2!!!!"
It keeps the story going and has some great twists and turns. I could hardly stop listening to this book.
They are all my favorite. Each one brings something different to the table. He does a great job of describing the characters and their peculiarisms.
He is so great! Love, Love, Love, him!!!!
Yes, it just sucks you in.
A thrid book is coming out early next year and now I have to wait. This is the second book of the MIss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. They are wonderful books that use or imagniation and make it seem like we are right there with them. HIghly Recommend this series.
The first book had a very young sounding guy reading. This guy is a major change. It took me a while to get used to his voice but in the end it sounded right for the part.
"Suspenseful & Frustrating"
Our peculiar hero's are trapped emotionally and perceptively as children with decades of experience with the same day. I don't think you could create a more devilishly agonizing fatal flaw.
"So much better than the first!"
Kirby Heyborne brought this book to life and gave it the dignity it deserves! After the dreadful narration of the first book I almost couldn't bear to listen to another go, but hoping it might be the narrator that was the problem and took a chance on the second. The difference was night and day. And, frankly, the book was much better written and, the characters better developed. Anyone that I was around while I listened to it fell into the story immediately and didn't want to stop listening. Just so enjoyable. Can't wait for the next.
I loved it. It was crazy super good, and that's all I can say. Just awesome.
"A continuing story you have to read."
If you read the first book you should continue the journey with this book. I almost wished I had re-read the first book before I started this one so I could place everyone. This is a somewhat dark tale but since it is written about children or child like adults it seems more fun. Will there be a 3rd?
I love the how the reader really bring the characters to live through his voices! I read the first book of the series and knew I had to listen to the second one! This book is absolutely marvelous! The journey it takes you on is suspenseful and wonderful! I can not wait for the third book!
"Well Written, Not as Engrossing as #1"
The first book was fascinating, learning about all the oddities and abilities of the children stuck in a perpetual time loop.
In Hollow City, the kids embark on a mission to locate another to turn Mrs. Peregrine's back to human form. Along the way, they meet new peculiars, whites, hollows, and have difficulty navigating the different time periods and obstacles associated with each. While this book is extremely well written, I wasn't engrossed and would have skipped it. I'm a non-sci-fi fan, but will dabble if I like the characters and/or storyline. This one was too much sci with no further character discovery and development. Better skipped or skim the book. Kirby Heyborne is not my favorite male narrator.
This series keeps surprising me and it is such a good read even for adults. This reader's accents are way better than in the audio book for the first one!
"Such a relief after first book's narrator"
A great continuation of this story. Very well written and well read too. The narrator of the first book was awful and the accents were painful, but this one was much better and his English and Scottish accents were passable and more than acceptable to my English ear. Bravo, onto the next.
"Remaining hopeful for the third installment."
The different reader threw me over for a little bit at the beginning, check the sample carefully if you are sensitive to significant changes in pace, enunciation, etc.
I liked how the story picked up from the first novel and I found the fantasy elements just as original and entertaining as before. However, near the end the plot seemed to lose steam for me. I'm hoping the ending will make more sense once I delve into the next one.
"truly exceptional "
great 2nd book in the series wonderfully narrated. complex yet simple and engaging story many thanks and here to the third book
"Good story- interesting narration!"
The story is worth a listen if you enjoyed the first book. The narration was good when he was American, but some dodgy English accents- and German Welsh?? I did also find myself correcting the pronunciation of Enoch on a regular basis!
I did enjoy despite or because if this!
"Amazing!!! wish the story never had to end."
narrator takes a bit of getting used to but story is amazing and full of twists and turns and surprises. loved it.
"brilliant 2nd part story can't wait for the next"
loved it and can't wait for the next if it is half as good. :)
Love it! On my second listen of this, I do find there's lots happening in this serious and I forgot a lot by the time I'd finished the 3rd book which is why I'm listening again but i quite like that. Always notice more the second time round, also I like how we get to hear Jacobs thoughts about situations. I do find it a bit difficult to keep track of who's, who somtimes.
I love Emma In all the books her characters amazing! Also I love how different all the characters are. And they bring somthing different to the story! Also like the small bits of humour from the children.
This series has became one of my favourites I find it really original and different! Hope the films will do them justice!
"really enjoying this series"
overall really enjoyable read. i will be resding the 3rd. some low predictable parts. makes you question the level of intelligence of the characters. looking forward to seeing the reenactment of this book onto the big screen.
Story quite good, though first book better. Spoiled somewhat by the absolutely terrible voices of the narrator which made everyone sound moronic.
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