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Publisher's Summary

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: detective, sorcerer, warrior.

Oh yeah. And dead.

Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back - just in time to see their whole world get turned upside down.

With Valkyrie struggling to protect her dark secret, Skulduggery and the gang are more vulnerable than ever, just as a plague of body-snatching Remnants are released upon the world....

©2011 Derek Landy (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"An exciting novel that really ups the game from the already impressive previous novels and sets a new standard of excellence for the series." (The Founding Fields)

"Skulduggery himself is still as funny and awesome as ever...I found myself laughing a lot." (Fringe magazine) 

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a head of change

it was a well written story and a captivating sequel. as with all series the change in narrator was unexpected but well accepted

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It's great but the voices...

I love the series, each one gets better and better but this one I had trouble with because of the new narrator. I dont know why it's a different person but all his voices sound the same and after 4 books of the original narrator, it's now hard to tell who's who

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my one BIG PROBLEM

I found the big twist in the story to be super obvious didnt care 4it

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love it

I've already listened to each of these books but I still love them. and will listen again and again

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Good series continuation

Like the previous 4 books but at a slightly diminished pace, it is filled with ear-tickling one-liners. Without detracting from the originality of the the story details, you can see here (as previously) the Buffy/Bella story elements, plus Lyra's Texan and I think a nod to Harry P. The older-guys para-romance aspect is bizarre enough to feel comedic rather than weird. As Valkyrie struggles with her identity and actually becomes more like her chosen name (the name thing is such a standard trope), for me the increase in fight scenes is more a distraction than an entertainment. But then I am not the target audience.The viral menace theme seems so presentient. I like Brian's various voices almost as much as Degas, and they carry nicely when condensing this book to under 6 hours.

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Missing Robert

bowles was an okay narrators but I really do miss Robert. he really embodied Skulduggery's silky voice

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LOVED IT!!!

Mr. Brian Bowles did an excellent job as Skulduggery! Mortal Coil was amazing and thoroughly enjoyable. I'm definitely listening to this again! 😁😁😁

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I was unhappy they change the narrator I almost didn’t buy it, but after listening to it I very much enjoyed it.

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Enjoyed the story but...

I did not like thos books version of Sanguin's voice. He did not sound Texan at all, and I am from there. Otherwise, nice enough reading and, as usual, good story.

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New Voice - Same Pleasant

i loved Ruperts performance but man did i love Bowles performance on the characters too