Audiobook Review Dust (Heirs of Neverland #1) by Kara Swanson

Posted July 4, 2021 by jrsbookr in Audibook Review / 0 Comments

by Kara Swanson
Audiobook Review Dust (Heirs of Neverland #1) by Kara SwansonDust Length: 11 hours 39 minutes
Narrator: Natasha Soudek
Series: Heirs of Neverland #1
Published by ENCLAVE PUB on April 13, 2021
Source: Library Auidobook
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Young Adult Fiction / Family / Siblings, Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Pages: 368
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Format: Audiobook
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The truth about Neverland is far more dangerous than a fairy tale...

Claire Kenton believes the world is too dark for magic to be real--since her twin brother was stolen away as a child. Now Claire's desperate search points to London...and a boy who shouldn't exist.

Peter Pan is having a beastly time getting back to Neverland. Grounded in London and hunted by his own Lost Boys, Peter searches for the last hope of restoring his crumbling island: a lass with magic in her veins.

The girl who fears her own destiny is on a collision course with the boy who never wanted to grow up. The truth behind this fairy tale is about to unravel everything Claire thought she knew about Peter Pan--and herself.


The last few Peter Pan retellings that I have read have taken the peter character and given him a dark, twisty aspect and hook the feeling you feel bad for. I think this is a unique way to take the Disney version of the character and put your twist on it. Also, the concept of the fairy dust they use to fly to Neverland not being as sweet and innocent as we are grown up believing it is, and that can have a dark side to it. I also like the fact that Neverland is not all enduring. It can fall apart, have issues, and somewhere out, some people can save it. The twist and turns in the story kept me entertained, and I thoroughly enjoyed it as an audiobook. I think I finished it in just under two days which is fantastic for me. If you like new twists on the old and don’t mind some darkness, this would be a great read. Book two is also out very soon.

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About Natasha Soudek

Natasha Soudek is an Audie-nominated, multiple Earphones Award-winning actress and narrator who has been featured in more than 200 audiobooks and television commercials. Star Trek fans may recognize her as the first blond Vulcan in Trekkie history, Lt. Soudek, from the movie Star Trek Voyages: Phase 2.

About Kara Swanson

As the daughter of missionaries, Kara Swanson spent her childhood running barefoot through the lush jungles of Papua New Guinea. Able to relate with characters dropped into a unique world, she quickly fell in love with the fantasy genre.

The award-winning author of The Girl Who Could See, Dust and Shadow (Heirs of Neverland Duology) Kara guides aspiring authors in telling powerful stories as an author coach and faculty member of the Young Writers Workshop and Author Program alongside Brett Harris.

Kara is passionate about crafting stories of light shattering darkness, connecting with readers–and taming her own pet Neverbeast. Kara chats about coffee, fairy tales, and bookish things online.

Rating Report
Overall: 5