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Wednesday has rolled around, and Arthur Penhaligon has an invitation to return to the House that he can't refuse. Drowned Wednesday has sent a ship to pick him up from the hospital...even though his hometown is miles away from any ocean.

From hospital room to high seas, Arthur finds himself on an adventure that will pit him against pirates, storms, explosions of Nothing-laced gunpowder, and a vast beast that eats everything it encounters. Through it all, he is drawn deeper into the central mystery of the House. Arthur must find the third part of the Will and claim the Third Key, not just for himself, but for the millions (if not trillions) who will suffer if he doesn't.

The first step? Surviving life aboard a ship on the Border Sea.

Listen to the rest of the books in The Keys to the Kingdom series.
©2005 Garth Nix; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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I am really enjoying these books!

Well developed storyline. Love the protagonist. Overall just a well rounded, well thought out story. Can't wait to read the next one!

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excellent performance by Alan

love the performance, Alan does excellent characterisation. the stories remain strong, though Monday & Tuesday stories are more interesting generally

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Not Nix's best

Good plot but sloppy telling in places. Worth the read once but I won't be rereading it any time soon.

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Good Fun

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes it was time well-spent. The entire series is aimed more toward children however I enjoyed it and had a lot of fun. The narrator does an excellent job with his different voices.

Do you think Drowned Wednesday needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It has a follow up book and the entire series is a lot of fun.

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  • James
  • Lubbock, TX, USA
  • 04-29-06

The Third Key...

Another well told story. Garth Nix pulls you into Wednesday as Arthur is healing from his adventures on Tuesday. There is no safe haven from the Morrow Days, not even a hospital room. Ride along as our reluctant hero faces Pirates, a White Whale more than 100 miles long, and worse than that, Nothing. Will the Nothing stop Arthur...or will Arthur let nothing stop him?

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