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Audie Award Nominee, Solo Narration - Female, 2013

Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, "They must have been raised by wolves."

The Incorrigible children actually were.

Since returning from London, the three Incorrigible children and their plucky governess, Miss Penelope Lumley, have been exceedingly busy. Despite their wolfish upbringing, the children have taken up bird-watching, with no unfortunate consequences - yet. And a perplexing gift raises hard questions about how Penelope came to be left at the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females and why her parents never bothered to return for her.

But hers is not the only family mystery to solve. When Lord Fredrick's long-absent mother arrives with the noted explorer Admiral Faucet, gruesome secrets tumble out of the Ashton family tree. And when the admiral's prized racing ostrich gets loose in the forest, it will take all the Incorrigibles' skills to find her.

The hunt for the runaway ostrich is on. But Penelope is worried. Once back in the wild, will the children forget about books and poetry and go back to their howling, wolfish ways? What if they never want to come back to Ashton Place at all?

©2012 Maryrose Wood (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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Excellent all around!

Katherine Kellgren does an AMAZING job with all of these books! The stories are wonderful in themselves, but made even better by the performance of Katherine Kellgren! I look forward to the next book and the next performance!

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  • stephanie
  • greenville, nh, United States
  • 10-07-15

perfect

splendid listen, characters come alive with voice and intention. We love this series. what, what.

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ANOTHER NEW FAVORITE!

I love coming across new authors that become new friends. I have really enjoyed these book and hope that Ms. Wood writes many many more!

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 12-01-17

Perfect story and perfect narration!

The Unseen Guest is Book 3 in Maryrose Wood's The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series. The series is intended for children ages 10 to 12, but I love it despite the fact I've been outside that age range for more than six decades. Although each book stands on its own, it is best to read themi n order written.

Katherine Kellgren performs books rather than merely narrating them. In my opinion she is the best.

For whom do I recommend this audio book series? Everyone regardless of age except for those with a permanently sour outlook on life.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Another great read!

Another installment of the incorrigibles met my expectations. Very cute and witty as usual. And part of the reason I love these books so much is the narrator- she is amazing! She does another series I love too and that was how I found the incorrigibles. I do wish we had learned a bit more about the big mystery but I guess it's good we will still have more books!

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  • Rebecca
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • 02-15-15

Wonderful fun, for kids of any age!

This series is perfect for enjoying with a child, but as an adult I enjoyed it quite a bit myself!
Each of the books in the series contain a mystery, (or several!) as well as there being an underlying mystery running throughout the series, and this one has kind of a cliff-hanger ending so I can't WAIT for the next one!!

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Incorrigible Children of Aston Place

This book was very good and I love the way the narrator described it! Awesome way too write this book!!!!!!!👍👍👍

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The story is beginning to drag a little.

It's well performed, but we are three books in with only a few mysteries revealed. Lady Constance's voice is incredibly grating, but luckily she isn't a major part of the book.

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Just as cute as the other 2

Wonderful series. Fun for children AND adults! Performed beautifully. Looking forward to the next one.

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Fantastic!

This series gets better with each book. The plot twists are keeping us guessing and the performance is completely captivating! So much the better to get humorous English lessons along the way!

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  • BethP
  • 08-04-17

a British review

I was initially dubious about these books- written, I think, by an American but set in Victorian Britain. There are a couple of places where the language doesn't sit comfortably with me. E.g. the "holiday ball". We almost never refer to Christmas as "holiday" [I am willing to be corrected if Victorian Brits did use that terminology]. However, I got sucked in. The stories are delightful. The performance is a rather over the top affair, a sort of hammed up British accent (done by an American), but then, so is the story! Kellgren's depiction of each character is fabulous and wonderfully elaborate. So, yes, I thoroughly enjoy the stories and their audio version, even with my prejudice as a British listener!