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Skulduggery Pleasant Audiobook

Skulduggery Pleasant

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Publisher's Summary

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant:

Ace detective
Snappy dresser
Razor-tongued wit
Crackerjack sorcerer
and walking, talking, fire-throwing skeleton...

...as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgely, a very unusual and darkly talented 12-year-old.

These two alone stand in the way of an all-consuming, ancient evil. The end of the world?

Over his dead body.

©2007 Derek Landy; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Narrator Rupert Degas is flawless in his interpretation of the story. Even minor characters come deliciously to life....A must-have purchase." (School Library Journal)
"This production is exactly the reason young adult fantasy fare can work so well as audio entertainment. Narrator Rupert Degas...does a bang-up job...Degas' timing and complete grasp of the main character's personality couldn't be better." (AudioFile)
"Degas gives voice to a host of magical creatures with cackling giggles, guttural growls, and Irish brogues, among other distinctive voicings. His portrayal of Skulduggery, who speaks with a rolling resonance, embodies the classic Holmesian detective." (Booklist)

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    kenneth bullard 08-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "An absolutely amazing story."

    This book was the start of my love for the skulduggery pleasant series. I bought all the books and read them all at least twice. So I bought it off here just to here someone else read it and I just have to say that it was just amazing. The only downer was the music between chapters.

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    Elizabeth 04-20-16
    Elizabeth 04-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)"

    It was awesome and existing and fun and I really enjoyed it. It was one of my favorite
    books I have ever listened to.

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    Amazon Customer 04-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!"
    What made the experience of listening to Skulduggery Pleasant the most enjoyable?

    Skulduggery Pleasant has been a favorite of mine since middle school and I love Rupert Degas's voices for every one of the characters!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course Skulduggery is my favorite! He's just so sarcastic and cool.


    Which character – as performed by Rupert Degas – was your favorite?

    I really like how sinister Rupert Degas made Serpine sound. Nothing like how he sounded in my head when I was reading, but this version is so much better!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I've listened to this book several times in one sitting- great for when I'm working!


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    Andrea S Pettit Denver, CO United States 03-22-16
    Andrea S Pettit Denver, CO United States 03-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love"

    I love this series so much, the thing that bugs me is Rupert Degas does voices that I do not agree with. He makes Ghastly sound like an old man when he is about 30 years old!
    I recommend this book to most readers, adults and children alike.

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    Wendy 01-15-16
    Wendy 01-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Proceed with caution"
    What disappointed you about Skulduggery Pleasant?

    A poorly written book with an amazing concept that sincerely fails the urban fantasy genre. To make matters worse, there are irritating musical interludes between each chapter that jar you out of the story.


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    Cyndi Canada 09-19-15
    Cyndi Canada 09-19-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Skulduggery was pleasant!"

    Great adventure, creepy yet safe to listen with my son. Will continue the series. Very unique and perfect narrator!

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    Brian 01-02-15
    Brian 01-02-15 Member Since 2010
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    "SO GOOD READ IT"

    I love the book it is soooooo good.


    All the book are good I love it.

    Get it now!!
    You will love it

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    Chelley Patterson Seattle, WA USA 06-03-14
    Chelley Patterson Seattle, WA USA 06-03-14 Member Since 2010

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    "Awesome series for kids and parents"
    Would you listen to Skulduggery Pleasant again? Why?

    I would - and I have listened to this again. It is really entertaining on several levels - the story line is humorous, the plot is compelling, the narration is perfect. The whole family enjoy can it on a long car ride and my son (13) listens to it as a bed time story over and over. The narrator of later books in the series changes and isn't as good as Rupert Degas, but still not bad.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Skulduggery Pleasant?

    The humor and witty banter between the characters - along with the charming Irish phraseology.


    Have you listened to any of Rupert Degas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I've listened to other Rupert Degas performances and this is my favorite. He brings Skulduggery to life and does an amazing Irish accent. I listened to his reading of Thoreau's Walden & Civil Disobedience. It was nice, but I just love his Skulduggery!

    I am looking for other Degas performances to see what's available. I sometimes pick my next audiobook base on the narrator more than the author because the narrator can make or break the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I can't recall a particular moment off hand.


    Any additional comments?

    I got this for my son, but was captivated by the story, characters and narration myself! It is also one of my son's favorites. Our 10 year old daughter also enjoys it (the other main character besides Skullduggery is a girl!).

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    A. Hartwig iowa city, ia United States 03-31-13
    A. Hartwig iowa city, ia United States 03-31-13 Member Since 2015

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    "A fun story made better by an amazing narrator"
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    The story is perfect for young readers, boys & girls alike. The plot & created world are unique, as are the main characters. The reader is really good. I cannot think of a better performance on any other Audible book I've heard, period.

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    S. Shelton 02-21-13
    S. Shelton 02-21-13

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    "SOOOO FUNNY!"

    I LOVE the performance! The book is great on it's own, but the monotone voice of Skulduggery is hysterical. I am sure that I will listen to this fun story again in the future.

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