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by Ransom Riggs | Read by Kirby Heyborne

Fans of the surprise hit MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN will welcome Kirby Heyborne’s engaging narration of Riggs’s second book. Jacob and his band of peculiar friends continue to travel through time, encountering strange creatures and chilling hollows—shadowy monsters that Jacob is peculiarly able to detect. Heyborne deftly guides listeners through the complex story. Never hurrying the pace, he allows listeners to absorb Riggs’s image-rich, densely plotted prose. Heyborne also 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. J.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine