Skulduggery Pleasant
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(4.5 based on 634 ratings)
  • 1
    Skulduggery Pleasant: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 1 | Derek Landy

    Skulduggery Pleasant: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
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    Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that, while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction. Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source, the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard.

    Dark Magic & a talking skeleton

    The novel is a good novel, albeit it starts off a bit slowly and predictively. But once it gets off, it is quite interesting, with Skullduggery Pleas..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 25 2007 by GS ()
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    Skulduggery Pleasant | Derek Landy

    Skulduggery Pleasant

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    This is more than a 5star book

    I absolutely loved this book and became irate when I found out that there isn't a sequal yet! I listened to it 2 times straight through! We have 6 ki..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 16 2007 by Keith (Saline, MI, USA)
  • 2
    Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire | Derek Landy

    Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
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    With Serpine dead, the world is safe once more. At least, that's what Valkyrie and Skulduggery think, until the notorious Baron Vengeous makes a bloody escape from prison, and dead bodies and vampires start showing up all over Ireland.

    Heaps of fun to listen to.

    Two of the books in this series were not available on audible which REALLY spoilt the experience overall

    Reviewed on September 17 2012 by Nicole (Canberra, Australia)
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    Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire | Derek Landy

    Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (91)

    Meet Skulduggery Pleasant, ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, a very unusual and darkly talented 12-year-old. These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient evil. The end of the world? Over his dead body.

    Well written, fast paced ... but extremely violent

    I really enjoy these type of YA books on my long commute and after listening to the first one I really liked the world, albeit not a very deeply drawn..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 14 2008 by Mark (Markinch, SK, Canada)
  • 3
    The Faceless Ones: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 3 | Derek Landy

    The Faceless Ones: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
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    The third book in Landy's fantastically imaginative and illustrious series about our favourite dead detective, Skulduggery Pleasant and his wonderfully cheeky and inquisitive side kick Valkyrie take us through another journey which promises to be filled with adventure, dark mysterious meetings, and classically funny moments. With all the characters read once again by Rupert Degas 'The Faceless Ones' will enchant, enthral and keep you gripped as they take you through another adventure in this brilliant series.

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    The Faceless Ones | Derek Landy

    The Faceless Ones

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
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    Valkyrie screamed, sprinting toward Skulduggery. He looked up and reached out to her, but it was too late. If you've read the other Skulduggery books by Derek Landy (and you really should have read them by now), you've seen it all before: Some bad guy wants to bring about the end of the world, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie fight valiantly to stop it from happening. A few people get hurt, sure, but everything's all right in the end. Well, not this time.

    Ready for the fourth book!

    Mr. Landy again brings magic, loyalty, treachery and surprise to the third Skulduggery Pleasant book. I'm ready for the next one and if you read it, y..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 19 2011 by Mare (Hewitt, TX, United States)
  • 4
    Dark Days: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 4 | Derek Landy

    Dark Days: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
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    What can we say, without giving too much away? Not much, is the answer. But what we CAN say is that this book is hilarious, it’s tense, and it’s packed with all the eye-popping action, crackling one liners and imaginative set pieces you’ve come to expect. There’s a new threat to our plucky heroine, of course. But that’s not all. There’s also the little fact of the Big Bad, the uber-baddy who’s going to come along and really, really destroy the world. (Really.)

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  • 5
    Mortal Coil: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 5 | Derek Landy

    Mortal Coil: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Brian Bowles
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    Following the shocking revelations of DARK DAYS, get ready for the fifth instalment of the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series – guaranteed to contain at least 40% humour, 50% action, and 100% thrills…"The blonde girl with the black lips turned to Valkyrie. 'We know,' she said. 'We've seen the future. We know you're going to kill the world…'"Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back – just in time to see their whole world get turned upside down…

    Snarky Dialogue and Humour Go Missing

    I gave the first three books five stars, but the fourth book did not seem to have the same amount of hilarious dialogue and action and I was concerned..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 01 2013 by Amy W (Winnipeg, Mb, Manitoba, Canada)
  • 6
    Death Bringer: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 6 | Derek Landy

    Death Bringer: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan
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    The sixth instalment in the historic, hysterical and horrific Skulduggery Pleasant series. Think you’ve seen anything yet? You haven’t. Because the Death Bringer is about to rise…The Necromancers no longer need Valkyrie to be their Death Bringer, and that’s a Good Thing.There’s just one catch. There’s a reason the Necromancers don’t need her any more. And that’s because they’ve found their Death Bringer already, the person who will dissolve the doors between life and death.

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  • 7
    Kingdom of the Wicked: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 7 | Derek Landy

    Kingdom of the Wicked: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan
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    The seventh instalment in the biggest, funniest, most thrilling comedy-horror-adventure series in the universe…Death Bringer, book 6 in the Skulduggery Pleasant series, was the number-one bestselling children’s book for two weeks running in September 2011, as well as outselling the number one adult fiction hardback. And guess what? This one is going to be Even Bigger.

    The Humour of Earlier Novels is Missing

    This books lacks the humour found in the earlier novels and in the last third of the book, there is too much violence and death. The characters are i..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 19 2014 by Amy W (Winnipeg, Mb, Manitoba, Canada)
  • 8
    Last Stand of Dead Men: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 8 | Derek Landy

    Last Stand of Dead Men: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan
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    War has finally come. But it's not a war between good and evil, or light and dark - it's a war between Sanctuaries. For too long, the Irish Sanctuary has teetered on the brink of world-ending disaster, and the other Sanctuaries around the world have had enough. Allies turn to enemies, friends turn to foes, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie must team up with the rest of the Dead Men if they're going to have any chance at all of maintaining the balance of power and getting to the root of a vast conspiracy that has been years in the making.

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  • 9
    The Dying of the Light, Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9 | Derek Landy

    The Dying of the Light, Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan
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    The final shocking, heart-wrenching book in the jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. Valkerie. Darquesse. Stephanie. The world ain't big enough for the three of them. The end will come…The War of the Sanctuaries has been won, but it was not without its casualties. Following the loss of Valkyrie Cain, Skulduggery Pleasant must use any and all means to track down and stop Darquesse before she turns the world into a charred, lifeless cinder.

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