Peter Pan and The Inconsiderate Waiter

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Peter Pan

“All children, except one, grow up.” When Peter flies into the Darling home looking for his shadow, he teaches Wendy, John, and Michael how to fly with him back to the island of Neverland. There they embark on an awfully big adventure.

The Inconsiderate Waiter

In the world of the Victorian Club, it does not do for a gentleman to be seen to take an interest in any member of the working class. How dreadfully inconvenient then, when the narrator’s waiter begins to display alarming tendencies towards having a personality and feelings of his own. The last thing any respectable gentleman should do is permit himself to be drawn into this dubious world—let alone entertain emotions such as interest or empathy for a member of the lower class.

Editorial Reviews

“The well-known characters in the much-loved story of Peter Pan are enlivened with humor and excitement in this gem. Narrator Alison Larkin breathes a unique personality and voice into each character. Peter’s cockiness, Tink’s spunk, Hook’s rants, and all the other distinctive voices combine for an enjoyable listening experience. The icing on the cake is the less well-known short story The Inconsiderate Waiter, a humorous look at the British class system of 1898. Larkin gives a perfectly snooty voice to the narrator, an upper-class gentleman who is pulled out of his comfort zone by William, an inconsiderate waiter who has the impertinence to involve the narrator in a personal dilemma. An entertaining look at the battle between a man’s social status and his humanity. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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Author Biography

James Matthew Barrie (1860–1937) was born in Scotland, the son of a weaver and the ninth of ten children. His mother saw to it that he was educated, despite the family’s low income. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and spent two years on the Nottingham Journal before settling in London as a freelance writer in 1885. His short stories, essays, and novels were well received, and he began to gain a fine reputation as a playwright. His most enduring work is Peter Pan, which is based on stories he made up for children in his neighborhood.

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Reader Biography

Alison Larkin is a playwright, stage actress, stand-up comic, and voice artist, whose wide range of voices can be heard in cartoons and movies, including Pocahontas and The Wonder Pets. She has narrated numerous audiobooks and has earned an AudioFile Earphones Award.

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