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Skulduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 1
Narrated by: Rupert Degas
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

She's 12. He's dead. But together they're going to save the world. Hopefully.

The iconic first book in the best-selling Skulduggery Pleasant series.

Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror it certainly wasn't fiction. Pursued by evil forces, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source - the wisecracking skeleton of a dead sorcerer....

©2018 Derek Landy (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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"A penchant for raising Cain.."

An exciting read, full of action, mystery and copious amounts of wit. The language flows, the narrative is compelling and the narrator, in this case Rupert Degas brings to life the story of a murder being solved by a dead man. Highly recommend!

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Obsessed

I love this series so much words cannot describe. I've been reading it since I myself was 12 years old and it influenced my character growing up.

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So much fun!

I didn't quite know what to expect from this book. But it had good reviews - and it was on sale, so I took a chance. As the audio started I was wondering if I would be able to tolerate the voice. Before you know it I was under the spell. My husband and I absolutely LOVED the dark whit and snappy comebacks. The spooky sounds and jazzy music between the chapters gives it a sort of Halloweenish character, another good thing. Speaking of characters, they are great - in a completely crazy magical sort of way. Rupert Degas was brilliant with the voices - so much so that everything came to life, just like magic. Hmm.... The next book in the series is already in my queue.

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Truly obnoxious sound effects

The story was overwhelmed by a chapter endings which -every single one of them- included a man whispering “yeahhhh” and a woman screaming. As well as obnoxious jazz interludes. It was impossible to like the story as I spent every chapter beginning and end gritting my teeth and hating everyone involved in this production.

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