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Download Dreadful Acts: The Eddie Dickens Trilogy Book Three Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Dreadful Acts: The Eddie Dickens Trilogy Book Three Audiobook, by Philip Ardagh
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (374 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Ardagh Narrator: Martin Rayner Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Eddie Dickens Trilogy Release Date: August 2003 ISBN: 9780807218914
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In this eagerly awaited sequel to A House Called Awful End, Eddie Dickens narrowly avoids being blown up, trampled by horses, hit by a hot-air balloon, and arrested--only to find himself falling head over heels for a girl with a face like a camel's and into the hands of a murderous gang of escaped convicts, up on the misty moors, who have a "little job" for him to do.

All the old favorites are here--including Mad Uncle Jack and Malcolm (or is it Sally?) the stuffed stoat--along with some worrying-looking new ones. Beware! Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica (BookRockGodess) Bolton | 1/26/2014

    " Just as silly as the first but my son loves it. I don't think it reachs girls the way it does boys. So as a mom I am glad he enjoyed it but I would have liked to read something more normal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyca | 1/25/2014

    " I liked this book! A kid's book.. Nevertheless, it wasn't that bad. Read this a few years back because I had to for one of our subjects in school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ily | 1/24/2014

    " We listened to this one in the car while driving around town and all of us enjoyed it. The narrator was wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 12/31/2013

    " Much less absurd than the first book, but still quite silly. Plot and characters have more room to shine in this story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/30/2013

    " Though I didn't quite get the last 1/3 of this book (we listened to it during a road trip and I nodded off), I have it on good authority (two youngsters) that it doesn't measure up to its predecessor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 12/23/2013

    " 2nd in the Eddie Dickens Trilogy -Eddie's misadventures cntinue w/a hearse, a coffin, and a hot air balloon. Witty, clever Uncle Mad Jack, Crazy Aunt Maude, Malcolm the Stoat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 12/19/2013

    " Read a bit like a Snicket take-off, but it was still a fun series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathrina | 12/13/2013

    " A bit more scattered than the first, but still great fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wei Feng | 11/25/2013

    " to me this book was funny because it include some funny parts and there was a lot of irony in them, so that would become very funny. also the plot didn't make any sense at all but it was done on purpose i think and that made it funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 11/7/2013

    " Not nearly as much fun as the first book, but still entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adela | 9/27/2013

    " Not as good as awful end, but passable enough to read the last part. Dreadful acts doesn't feel as original as its predecessor. It feels forced, as though it's trying to be what is marketable to the people they are going to sell it to--Lemony Snicket fans. Which is exactly what it is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Än | 7/21/2012

    " The first part of the trilogy turned out to be much funnier. The plot of the second part is in my opinion somehow unnecessary, confusing and too complex. At least the speaker of the audiobook again is outstanding and worth to be listened to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynaemon Milliken | 3/2/2012

    " Book two of this series is more interesting than the first book. It has more of a plot to it. A fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris Gill | 10/25/2011

    " I listened to this one on CD too, just like the first in the trilogy. A light, humorous, story. Not as good as the first one, but entertaining when you're stuck in traffic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brett | 9/25/2011

    " Very tongue-in-cheek, but I wonder if some of the humor wouldn't be lost on its target audience. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Asma Hussain | 9/16/2011

    " Good not not as A house called awful end "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 5/8/2011

    " Much less absurd than the first book, but still quite silly. Plot and characters have more room to shine in this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ily | 8/14/2010

    " We listened to this one in the car while driving around town and all of us enjoyed it. The narrator was wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 4/26/2010

    " Not nearly as much fun as the first book, but still entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brett | 2/23/2010

    " Very tongue-in-cheek, but I wonder if some of the humor wouldn't be lost on its target audience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathrina | 10/8/2009

    " A bit more scattered than the first, but still great fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sbg | 8/12/2009

    " this book is just crazy, and that makes it endearing
    its hillarious as well "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adela | 3/21/2009

    " Not as good as awful end, but passable enough to read the last part. Dreadful acts doesn't feel as original as its predecessor. It feels forced, as though it's trying to be what is marketable to the people they are going to sell it to--Lemony Snicket fans. Which is exactly what it is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wei Feng | 6/2/2008

    " to me this book was funny because it include some funny parts and there was a lot of irony in them, so that would become very funny. also the plot didn't make any sense at all but it was done on purpose i think and that made it funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 4/26/2008

    " I listened to this one on CD too, just like the first in the trilogy. A light, humorous, story. Not as good as the first one, but entertaining when you're stuck in traffic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 4/25/2008

    " Read the first one so the second was the next step. I like the strange characters, but can feel slow at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 8/1/2007

    " Read a bit like a Snicket take-off, but it was still a fun series. "

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About the Author
Author Philip Ardagh

Philip Ardagh is over six and a half feet tall, with a bushy beard. He is not only very big but also very hairy. When not writing silly books, Mr. Ardagh is quite serious and frowns a great deal. He lives in a seaside town somewhere in England with his wife, and their son, Fred.