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Dark Days

Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 4
Narrated by: Rupert Degas
Series: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 4
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Kids, Fiction
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Publisher's Summary

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.) And what we learn about that villain in this book will literally make your jaw fall off and your hair go white with shock. (Not really.)

Will Skulduggery make it out of the Faceless Ones’ dimension?

Who knows. The problem is, he may not have much to come back to….

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  • W
  • 02-20-13

Almost totally fab

I do love the Skulduggery Pleasant series, such witty and well plotted adventures and this is one of my favourite stories. Rupert Degas is a wonderful narrator; he really creates an image of the characters and they have stayed with me as I've gone on and read the paper versions of the subsequent installments. I think it's a shame Degas didn't stay on to voice these. Having said that, there are a few occasions where he does the wrong voice for the character (notably getting Remus Crux and Springheeled Jack mixed up in conversation, which is a bit confusing). I can live with it though, because everything else is perfect.

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  • Sandra
  • 12-14-14

Very enjoyable

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Derek Landy became my favorite writer. I enjoyed the story and Rupert Degas was an amazing narrate. I love to listening this story while on the way to/from school. 5*!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Skulduggery and Valkerie are my favorites

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

All

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-18

loved it

His back yeah, but did not see that ending coming I mean talk about wanting to get people to keep reading

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  • P. J. Swart
  • 03-13-18

Goosebumps...

This book has you on the edge of your seat!Lovers of the series will not be disappointed! The ending leaves you practically begging for more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-18

The ending thou

okay i new it was gonna happen but it was executed brilliantly, reading the next book straight after this one.

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  • Johnny106
  • 10-14-19

Not Just for Teenagers

I’m a 52 year old Male, so not just for the young. I read/listen to Crime, Fantasy and Sc-Fi and was recommended these books by my Son, who read them and a teenager and who is reading them again in his twenties. I was unsure, so 3 weeks ago I started listening to book one, I have now just finished book four. Can’t put them down. To add to the fantastic stories and characters, the Narrator Brian Bowles, is one of the best I have listened to.

Skulduggery Pleasant is a series of fantasy novels written by Irish author Derek Landy. The books revolve around the adventures of the skeleton detective, Skulduggery Pleasant, his protegé, Valkyrie Cain, along with other friends. The central story arc concerns Valkyrie's struggle to stop evil forces threatening the world, finally find justice for her late uncle's death, and her internal struggle to resist the darkness within.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-26-19

Another great Tale of Skulduggery!

Great story and only one dropped star because on a couple of occasions the voice being used is not the character that’s actually speaking.
First time I’ve noticed this in any of the books but once you’ve figured out who should have said it, it all makes sense.
Can’t wait for the next one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-31-19

Great listen

A great listen however the audible chapters and book chapters do not match. Other than this highly recommended

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  • Ollie F
  • 08-14-19

One of the best

One of my favourite in the Skulduggery pleasant series and a great performance by Rupert Degas. The only issue is there are a few character lines that are read the wrong way around and unless you’re really focusing on those scenes, things can get confusing

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  • Rasmus Jensen
  • 07-28-19

Voicing mistake should've been caught in editing

Degas accidentally switched the lines and voice of multiple characters, occasionally mid conversation. It ought to embarrass both Degas and the production company that these mistakes went unnoticed and unfixed. They have also stopped using them music and sound effects, much to my disappointment.. really grew on me

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  • Matgood Toothews
  • 12-18-18

Brilliant

Loved it very much. Brilliantly written and read. can't wait for the next one. Oooo!

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  • elizabeth Giles
  • 03-30-18

another great read

Loved it. My favourite reader ever. Great characterisation and deliggtful humour to break the darkness.

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  • Matthew
  • 04-19-17

voice problems

loved the story just had some off putting moments where the reader made mistakes with his voices for example doing springheal jacks voice another character wile he was talking to springheal jack instead of the other characters voice

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  • Vicki
  • 02-14-17

Great Story but...

The narrator put the wrong character voice on some of the dialogue in one of the early chapters. It's only for one, relatively small, part but it's still a kind of irritating. After that though he does a great job.

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  • Mark
  • 10-19-15

great series

love this series of books great humour great story and can never put it down definitely highly recommend this book for anyone!