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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,318 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Derek Landy Narrator: Rupert Degas Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Skulduggery Pleasant Series Release Date: April 2007 ISBN: 9780061341069
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Meet Skulduggery Pleasant, ace detective, snappy dresser, crackerjack sorcerer, and walking, talking, fire-throwing skeleton—as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgely, a very unusual and darkly talented twelve-year-old.

These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient evil. 

The end of the world?

Over his dead body.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This book is a delight. Full of character, black humor, and great fun.” 

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “Moves at warp speed. An utterly charming debut, perfect for the Potter crowd.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrator Rupert Degas…does a bang-up job…This is dark comic fantasy, and Degas’ timing and complete grasp of the main character’s personality couldn’t be better.” 

    AudioFile

  • “Fun and quirky with lots of humor.” 

    Locus

  • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2008 ALA Odyssey Award Honor Audiobook
  • Audio Publisher’s Association “Audie” Award
  • AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Niámh | 2/4/2014

    " these books are great i finished this book in a week.my advice to you READ IT. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/29/2014

    " It is the best book series I have ever read and I can't wait for the rest of the books, there is going to be 9 in all. That's like a books lovers dream! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoe Gibbons | 1/28/2014

    " WOW....just ... WOW!! I can't believe how this ends and i can't wait to find out what happends next! Derek Landy has wrote yet another amzing, funny and gripping book :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Olson | 1/23/2014

    " Another fun entry in the Skulduggery series. Funny, scary, witty and exciting with a cliffhanger that will make you want to jump headlong into book 4. I find myself savoring each book in this series and regretting that I'm now one book closer to running out of Skuldiggery books to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shaylynn O'neill | 1/17/2014

    " This book left me wanting more! Not only are the characters hilarious, but you sort of grow to love them and are genuinely upset when something happens to them. Not to foreshadow anything. The cliffhanger ending was annoying but well played, seeing as you immediately want to move onto the next one. That's exactly what I am going to do. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vedant | 1/8/2014

    " The book was funny, yet kind of unrealistic, unlike the other Skulduggery Pleasant books. And the plot was a bit all over the place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 12/27/2013

    " Another good read in the Skulduggery series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy-Lou Who | 12/12/2013

    " This book is better then the second one, but not quite as good as the first one. We a few more VERY important characters in this story, and if you have read the first and second book, I urge you to read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catrina | 11/1/2013

    " Great continuation of the story line. I can't wait for the next book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kacey Rankin | 8/4/2013

    " This is an awesome book. Its full of mystery magic and chaos! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samuel | 7/16/2013

    " This book is about the evilgods, The Faceless Ones, coming to Earth. Valkyrie is adept at magic and they have a giant fight with the gods. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noel Arndt Caryl | 1/18/2013

    " I am just a little sad that I am struggling to find the next book in the series. Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Violet | 12/6/2012

    " Awesome! Wow! Need More! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Weishi | 9/28/2012

    " MAN THAT WAS A CRUEL ENDING "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Surabhi | 4/18/2012

    " This book was completely insane....but I loved it!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin L | 11/28/2011

    " It was a really good book and i could feel my adrenaline pumping while reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 10/20/2011

    " Wow! Exciting wtih a capital E. Great series for mature kids who aren't easily frightened. These would make such fun movies... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryce Dunn | 9/11/2011

    " really hope he writes a new one thought this one should of told us Valkyrie's choice "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathon Clark-hansen | 8/12/2011

    " As a re-read it was as good as ever. I enjoy the slow build-up, then the epic, intruging and devastating finish. It makes you want to scream "AHHHHH I MUST READ THE NEXT ONE!!!!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carl Ingebretsen | 7/24/2011

    " Another great book, and the first one where things really changes. If you struggle with getting through the second one, thinking it's too similar to the first one, you'll be very pleasantly surprised with this one. Great YA-fiction, a truly fantastic read. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dev | 6/29/2011

    " Decent start to a series, but as a stand alone book it was pretty flat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lidy | 6/27/2011

    " i was immediately sucked into the book and couldn't put it down. it's got great charismatic characters which are well introduced and the story constantly leads to a bigger plot you don't see coming until the last minute! I adore this series and i eagerly await the next release! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Endersby | 6/24/2011

    " What a brilliant read. The characters just leap out of the pages in brilliant technicolour, the pace is impressive and the ideas original. The humour is sparkling and I can already hear myself quoting the slick, egotistical hero. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Solomon | 6/19/2011

    " . . . AWESOME! It is my favorite book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 6/17/2011

    " I loved this book! So clever, fun and engaging. Skulduggery is a brilliant and original protagonist. I can't wait to read the rest of the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 6/10/2011

    " i loves these book just crnt be asked 2 write about it so i will give some advice if you wont 2 no wat is about dnt look at my review READ DA DAM BOOK lol x "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 6/5/2011

    " I thought this book was action packed and witty! It's definatly got lots of action in it! But overall, it was a brilliant book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nabiah | 5/31/2011

    " This book & the rest will make you laugh sooo much! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rise | 5/29/2011

    " Kurang terkesan dengan Stephanie ataupun Skulduggery. Malah jatuh hati sama Tanith Low. Sempat terbosan-bosan di seperempat bagian awal buku, tapi menjelang pertengahan lumayan sih. Baru tau juga kalau ternyata Skulduggery Pleasant ini serial, tapi rasanya nggak yakin mau baca kelanjutannya. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 5/24/2011

    " A very well written book. The Book kept up a constant pace, was humorous throughout and was very descriptive. 5/5 "

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About the Author
Author Derek Landy

Derek Landy lives near Dublin. Before writing his children's story about a sharply dressed skeleton detective, he wrote the screenplays for a zombie movie and a little thriller in which everybody dies.

As a blackbelt in Kenpo Karate, he has taught countless children how to defend themselves, in the hopes of one day building his own private munchkin army. He firmly believes that they await his call to strike against his enemies (he doesn't actually have any enemies but he's assuming they'll show up sooner or later).

The reason Derek writes his own biographical blurb is so that he can finally refer to himself in the third person without looking pompous or insane.

About the Narrator

Rupert Degas can be heard reading numerous audiobooks, including the Saga of Darren Shan series by Darren Shan, and his narrations have won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has also lent his voice to numerous cartoons, including Mr Bean, Robotboy, Bob the Builder and has performed in more than thirty radio productions, including The Gemini Apes, The Glittering Prizes, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.