Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: ace detective, snappy dresser, razor-tongued wit, crackerjack sorcerer, and walking, talking, fire-throwing skeleton....
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston....
Born to an unmarried woman who dies after giving birth, orphan Oliver Twist seems destined to slog through a dismal life in the workhouse....
Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again....
After angering his father, Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy....
Since his mother’s death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane....
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….
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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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
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Great book, Mainly well read and Rupert Degas has done brilliantly in previous titles, a little let down in this one as the wrong voices are used in a particular scene which distracts some what. Looking forward to the next title.
Wow this is a amazing book and the the reader was so good at the voices he really got me into the story.
Another great performance given for a fantastic story. Brian Bowles really nails the different Irish dialects. On occasion he accidentally assigned the wrong voice to the wrong character but apart from that it was great
Really awesome. Forced my son to read first chapter of first book, he thought it awesome too. I now have to buy all the books and also try to find the tshirt to match. Curse you Landy ;)
Seriously good fun read for most ages and senses of humour
Wow another great story loved it great characters good humour well written bring on the next one!
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love the skulduggery series, derek landys books are amazing! and Rupert degas just brings the characters to life! it's just a shame he didn't narrate the rest of the series, so I won't be listening to the rest =_=.
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
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.