The Unlikely Exploits

3 books in series
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The Fall of Fergal Publisher's Summary

Philip Ardagh's Unlikely Exploits chart the extraordinary changes in fortune of the downtrodden McNally family beginning with The Fall of Fergal. The setting is an unidentified country suffering from an unexpected breakout of large holes.

The McNally children find themselves in The Dell Hotel, the venue for the final of the Tap 'n' Type typing competition, surrounded by a strange assortment of characters ranging from Twinkle-Toes Tweedy, the house detective, to Mr. Peach, a ventriloquist with a very large moustache.

With young Fergal McNally falling to his death at the very beginning, the only way for the McNallys is up.

©2002 Philip Ardagh; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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  • Book 1

    • The Fall of Fergal

    • The First Unlikely Exploit
    • By: Philip Ardagh
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Philip Ardagh's Unlikely Exploits chart the extraordinary changes in fortune of the downtrodden McNally family beginning with The Fall of Fergal. The setting is an unidentified country suffering from an unexpected breakout of large holes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely brilliant

    • By David on 08-01-04

    Regular price: $19.93

  • Book 2

    • Heir of Mystery

    • The Second Unlikely Exploit
    • By: Philip Ardagh
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In this, the second Unlikely Exploit, Fergal McNally's brain, last seen in a pickling jar in the basement of the Sacred Heart Hospital, is stolen, and the remaining McNally children are mysteriously drawn to Fishbone Forest and the forgotten crumbling mansion which lies at its heart.

    Regular price: $19.93

  • Book 3

    • The Rise of the House of McNally

    • The Third Unlikely Exploit
    • By: Philip Ardagh
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In this, the third and final Unlikely Exploit, the reader is taken on a journey through time in all directions, even revisiting some events from the previous Exploits and traveling back further still to a time before the McNally family's extraordinary adventures began. And as if that wasn't ridiculous enough, there's also a glimpse of the shape of things to come.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Our Favorite Ardagh

    • By Daniel S Rowell on 01-20-18

    Regular price: $19.93