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Publisher's Summary

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. The end of the world?

Over his dead body.

©2007 Derek Landy (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Narrator Rupert Degas is flawless in his interpretation of the story. Even minor characters come deliciously to life....A must-have purchase." ( School Library Journal)
"This production is exactly the reason young adult fantasy fare can work so well as audio entertainment. Narrator Rupert Degas...does a bang-up job...Degas' timing and complete grasp of the main character's personality couldn't be better." ( AudioFile)
"Degas gives voice to a host of magical creatures with cackling giggles, guttural growls, and Irish brogues, among other distinctive voicings. His portrayal of Skulduggery, who speaks with a rolling resonance, embodies the classic Holmesian detective." ( Booklist)

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Enjoyed the narrator's many voices.

Would recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys magic, sarcasm, quick wit and detective novels.

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Extraordinary. Hilarious. My kids & I - all 3 rapt

Where does Skulduggery Pleasant rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was a huge hit. My kids and I have listened to many Riordan series books on our commutes and love those for the combination of wit, humor and history. This book is closer to pure fantasy but was an instant flaming success. My kids are 12 (boy) and 8 (girl) and I'm (ahem) 40. This writer is awesome and the performer is truly that, so it was all of our favorite by the end of the first chapter.

What about Rupert Degas’s performance did you like?

This man. His delivery is so perfect I can't even try to describe it. Voices are distinct, character is portrayed... I don't know anything about acting, but it seems that one could learn everything about dramatic reading from listening to Rupert Degas reading this book.
Also, his Irish accent gave this audiobook a sense of authenticity that I wouldn't have been aware that it needed. And the voice - in total, a superfluous pleasure.

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wish we could get the fourth book already

ive listen to the first three books a hundred times. i hope we can get the fourth one soon

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loved it

Love this story ...Mr Evert does all the voices!
hang on for the charming interview after the story ends.
worthwhile listen.

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Charming, witty, leathal, brilliant oh and modest

I suggest this series to anyone that loves a great story and has a twisted sense of humor.

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Bogart/Wizard/Skelton

This story is so quirky and fun, the characters are so memorable. It's so many things at once without feeling like a rip off of anything. This series needs a TV show.

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Great story and a great narrator to tell it

phenomenal book luckily narrated by someone who did it superbly and with style fitting for the story

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A favorite "go to book" - Landy/Degas masterpiece!

A perfect blend of mystery/intrigue, action/adventure and clever humor with a story line that you just don't want to end! I recommend this book be added to all personal libraries!

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An absolutely amazing story.

This book was the start of my love for the skulduggery pleasant series. I bought all the books and read them all at least twice. So I bought it off here just to here someone else read it and I just have to say that it was just amazing. The only downer was the music between chapters.

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IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

It was awesome and existing and fun and I really enjoyed it. It was one of my favorite
books I have ever listened to.