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Download A House Called Awful End: Book 1, The Eddie Dickens Trilogy Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample A House Called Awful End: Book 1, The Eddie Dickens Trilogy (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Philip Ardagh
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (863 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Ardagh Narrator: Martin Rayner Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2003 ISBN:
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When both Eddie's parents catch a disease that makes them turn yellow, go a bit crinkly around the edges, and smell of old hot-water bottles, it's agreed he should go and stay with relatives at their house, Awful End. Unfortunately for Eddie, those relatives are Mad Uncle Jack and Even Madder Aunt Maud... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claudia | 2/14/2014

    " it was a recommendation a friend gave to me, sadly it just wasn't my kind of humor, better luck next time! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gram Passey | 2/14/2014

    " Wonderful fantasy! Strange characters and lots of fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katies Cake | 2/13/2014

    " Very easy read. Not my type of humor but very imaginitive and creative book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dr. McNippy | 1/25/2014

    " it doesn't have an awful end, it's so beautifully wierd and rebelious! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 1/17/2014

    " I could never remember what this book was called. I read in third grade, so it's not a wonder that I couldn't remember whatit was called. Besides, i need to re-read it to give it an accurate review. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 1/15/2014

    " Such a silly book, we laughed or else we looked at each other in disbelief. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jolee | 1/11/2014

    " Listened as a book on tape. Surprised by how much both kids and hubby loved the off beat British humor! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/1/2014

    " Clever, cute, charming. Very British, playful language, but lacking that spark. Fun for a quickie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 12/3/2013

    " Proposterously funny "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 11/28/2013

    " Enjoyable, but very similar to snicket "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 11/14/2013

    " I listened to this bizarre story on CD and laughed out loud. I don't know if it's really that funny, or if it's just how the guy read it. Nice British dry humor and good comedic timing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nan | 11/10/2013

    " It was too over the top for me. (And I like Lemony Snicket's over the top books.) I can't imagine what young person would really be a fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsta | 6/13/2013

    " He he he, cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah | 6/1/2013

    " This book is just bizarre and outrageous and funny. I thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki | 12/28/2012

    " Some children's books have an added layer for adults to enjoy - this book is not one of them. There are constant attempts at wit and eccentricity, but it all felt really contrived and childish. This is fun for kids, but anyone over the age of 10 should stay away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polly | 11/11/2012

    " Very, very funny. In fact, I like this much better than Lemony Snicket, but it's definitely that kind of thing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thalia | 10/10/2012

    " An hour of reading and 117 pages full of absurd adventures that happen to Eddie Dickens (not quite an orphan) on his way to Awful End. It's very funny, very British and very imaginative. Definitely not only for children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devi | 8/23/2012

    " More likely this book should be 3.5 stars. It is a very cute story with memorable characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gretchen | 7/24/2012

    " This book was so funny! Very random and weird(but a good weird). I thoroughly enjoyed it as a quick and easy fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 6/21/2012

    " The wordplay is quirky & clever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronica | 7/17/2011

    " Positively hilarious! Laugh out loud dialogue! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy Larserfam | 7/7/2011

    " SO SO SO FUNNY "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/27/2011

    " A hilarious hybrid of dickens and lemony snickett. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemarie | 5/15/2011

    " Very cleverly written trilogy. This book is hilarious. The audio book is very well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 4/11/2011

    " A quick read with a lot of fun and adventure. Similar to Series of Unfortunate Events. Enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anndee | 3/10/2011

    " Eh. This was somewhat entertaining and I enjoyed the voices that the reader chose. However, it had some similar tedium to the Lemony Snicket novels' repetition. I guess this is fun if you're 8 or 9? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 2/24/2011

    " It was a pretty fun read or listen (did book on CD). Some of the humor got a little bit tiresome, but for the most part it was funny and lighthearted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 1/27/2011

    " Not as good as the adventures of the McNally's, but still good. I like that the author originally wrote the story as installments for his nephew at boarding school. I don't plan on running out and reading book 2, but I'll probably get to it eventually. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemarie | 12/22/2010

    " Very cleverly written trilogy. This book is hilarious. The audio book is very well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rene | 12/6/2010

    " Kind of a wild book about Eddie, Mad Aunt Maud, and the mad Uncle and strange parents and lots of strange people including a stuffed stoat.
    I found it mildly entertaining. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Summer | 12/6/2010

    " (C) Bizzare, macabre humor. Short. A series of Unfortunate Events is way better. Not worth re-reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katies | 9/30/2010

    " Very easy read. Not my type of humor but very imaginitive and creative book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antonio | 9/24/2010

    " I thought this book was really,really,really,really funny! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caitlin | 7/19/2010

    " Not a bad book, but not to my particular tastes, I thought it was just a little too silly in places. I listened to it read on CD though and it was a great presentation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bayla | 7/15/2010

    " Hilarious! Full of puns, ridiculous and unexpected. A great book to read aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 7/1/2010

    " I really laugh out loud everytime I read this book. It is absurd, and a lot of the jokes were over my sons head, but it is very enjoyable. If you like absurd humor this is a good series to read to your chilren. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 6/25/2010

    " Black humor for kids, this series will hit the same buttons as a Series of Unfortunate Events. But it is both more original and less repetitive, and stays fresh as the series progresses. Recommended. "

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About the Author
Author Philip ArdaghWhen not writing silly books, Philip Ardagh is very serious indeed and frowns a great deal. He also sports a pair of those little round glasses brainy people often wear. His books sell worldwide and his mother loves him.