Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Final thoughts on Pan

Finished up Peter Pan this weekend (at just 7 hours it shouldn't have taken me a week to finish it) and I'm giving this an unequivocal no vote. A real disappointment. I understand that both Listening Library and Recorded Books issued new audio versions of the "original," read by (the great) Jim Dale [LL] and Tim Curry [RB]. I'll have to give one (or both) of these a listen next year, but I'm kind of down on Tim Curry after Peter Pan in Scarlet. It seemed like he couldn't shake some of his Snicket -- and particularly Count Olaf -- oddness. Too bad, I've liked his Snicket books.