• Dreadful Acts

  • The Eddie Dickens Trilogy, Book Two
  • By: Philip Ardagh
  • Narrated by: Martin Rayner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Dreadful Acts

By: Philip Ardagh
Narrated by: Martin Rayner
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Publisher's Summary

In this eagerly awaited sequel to A House Called Awful End, Eddie Dickens narrowly avoids being blown up, trampled by horses, hit by a hot-air balloon, and arrested...only to find himself falling head over heels for a girl with a face like a camel's and into the hands of a murderous gang of escaped convicts, up on the misty moors, who have a "little job" for him to do.

All the old favorites are here, including Mad Uncle Jack and Malcolm (or is it Sally?) the stuffed stoat, along with some worrying-looking new ones. Beware!

©2001 Philip Ardagh (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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"Martin Rayner keeps Ardagh's sprightly work lively as he delivers puns, author asides, and jokes aplenty." (AudioFile)
"Ardagh's prose is a blend of archaic elegance, silly puns, and direct address, with playful author and plot digressions." (Booklist)

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Very funny series

My whole family enjoys the comedy in these books. (Lots of plays on words.) Even my teens. The reader and his voices are great.