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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Audiobook

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling

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Publisher's Summary

Of especially naughty children, it is sometimes said: “They must have been raised by wolves.” The Incorrigible children actually were. Discovered in the forests of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels.

Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess. Only fifteen years old and a graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, Penelope embraces the challenge of her new position. Though she is eager to instruct the children in Latin verbs and the proper use of globes, first she must eliminate their canine tendencies.But mysteries abound at Ashton Place: Who are these three wild creatures? Why does Old Timothy, the coachman, lurk around every corner? Will Penelope be able to civilize the Incorrigibles in time for Lady Constance’s holiday ball? And what on earth is a schottische?

Penelope is no stranger to mystery, as her own origins are also cloaked in secrecy. But as Agatha Swanburne herself once said, “Things may happen for a reason, but that doesn’t mean we know what the reason is—at least, not yet.

©2010 Maryrose Wood (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

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    "AWSOME book"

    Whenever I think of this book I now know how good it is a fantastic book

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    Danica Newton New Mexico 02-08-17
    Danica Newton New Mexico 02-08-17 Member Since 2016

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    "we couldn't put it down! (figuratively speaking)"

    this book is a pageturner. the narration adds life to an already lively text. my kids and i listen to this on our drive to and from school every day - it had us laughing, excited, suspense filled, and delighting in the fantastic word play. even my 4 year old was so into it, that he was saying, "cassa-woof!" to himself as he played trucks the other day. five stars!

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    korinka 11-07-16
    korinka 11-07-16

    I listened to audiobooks before they were cool! I read for LibriVox and I adore Stephen Briggs, T.G. Reynolds and Richard Armitage.

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    "Delightful, wauuuuu!"

    This book is great, full of humor, lovable characters, a few latin phrases and of course, howling :) I loved it, and I suppose kids may too.
    Katherine Kellgren is a wonderful narrator with an amazing range of character voices. It was a pleasure to listen to her performance.

    But I warn you - if you're getting this book, get the next one as well. The first one ends on a cliffhanger and the suspense is killing me, houuuuu!

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    Suzanne Puligny-Montrachet, France 11-05-16
    Suzanne Puligny-Montrachet, France 11-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A 'My Fair Lady/ Mary Poppins' mix"
    If you could sum up The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place in three words, what would they be?

    very "British" vocabulary


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    her voice was well suited to interpret the authoritative but kind Mary Poppins like nanny and the snobbish, unfeeling aristocrat parents and their society


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    the story ended almost in mid sentence - a bit of a let down - even for a 'series'


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    might not be appreciated by North American children

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    Amazon Customer 10-10-16 Member Since 2014

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    "we love this narrator and book series. more fun ."

    loved this book and the following in the series. best narrator. we talk like Casa woof all the time.

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    Mary Pat 08-22-16
    Mary Pat 08-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun!"

    I know this is a book for young readers yet, I so enjoyed the narrator in other stories I just had to try it out!
    It was fun listen! At first I felt that the new governess was being over melodramatic, then I remembered she was only 15 and this is very typical for the age!
    I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a break from all the real life nonsense in the world, and loose yourself in whimsical fun nonsense of life at Ashton Place!

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    Victoria Fassano Fremont, CA United States 08-18-16
    Victoria Fassano Fremont, CA United States 08-18-16 Member Since 2013

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    "nutsaroo! I didn't want it to end!"

    Katherine Kellgren is one of my very favorite readers of Audio Books. she brings to life every time she narrates. this one is no exception. I particularly love the commitment she gives to each and every part even when it requires much howling. A true treat.

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    Phoenix Milligan Tacoma, WA 04-30-16
    Phoenix Milligan Tacoma, WA 04-30-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Good for a Kid Who Likes Wolf Stories"

    My kid is obsessed with Wolves and loves stories about them. This story is about wolf children so it appeals to her. She also enjoys British narrators like the one in this story. The story is not to scary, which can be a problem for a sensitive child.

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    Roger 01-03-16
    Roger 01-03-16
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    "rivoting and witty "

    Delightful in every way this may remind you of nary poppins, the 5 little peppers, anne of green gables. eccellently written and narrated.

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    Madiantin United States 11-26-15
    Madiantin United States 11-26-15
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    "Absolutely excellent!"

    I hope Katherine Kellgren got paid a boatload of money for this performance because it was absolutely excellent. She nailed the whole thing so perfectly. The story itself was brilliant, and had us snorting with laughter on several occasions. The word "Mayyyheeeem" with raised fist has entered our family's lexicon.
    Looking forward to the next book.

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