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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,857 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maryrose Wood Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Series Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9780062012555
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Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, "They must have been raised by wolves."

The Incorrigible children actually were.

Thanks to the efforts of Miss Penelope Lumley, their plucky governess, Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia are much more like children than wolf pups now. They are accustomed to wearing clothes. They hardly ever howl at the moon. And for the most part, they resist the urge to chase squirrels up trees.

Despite Penelope's civilizing influence, the Incorrigibles still managed to ruin Lady Constance's Christmas ball, nearly destroying the grand house. So while Ashton Place is being restored, Penelope, the Ashtons, and the children take up residence in London. Penelope is thrilled, as London offers so many opportunities to further the education of her unique students. But the city presents challenges, too, in the form of the palace guards' bearskin hats, which drive the children wild—not to mention the abundance of pigeons the Incorrigibles love to hunt. As they explore London, however, they discover more about themselves as clues about the children's—and Penelope's—mysterious past crop up in the most unexpected ways. . . .

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Plot twists out of Charlotte Bronte or Arthur Conan Doyle keep the action absorbing even while the narration is thoroughly tongue-in-cheek.”

    New York Times

  • “A most excellent adventure.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Another series of uproarious escapades. fans of the first book will be happy to go along for the madcap ride.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A madcap sequel. Great fun, and it wouldn’t be optoomuchstic to expect more to come.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 2/17/2014

    " This is such a delightful series. The author is constantly teaching while telling the story, but she's teaching in such a fun way that children probably don't recognize that they're learning. This book was much more difficult to put down than the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherisse | 2/3/2014

    " Even better than the first of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anjiebringhurst | 1/31/2014

    " Fun book and great characters. However, the author takes the first 2/3 of the book .... to chatter and things only start happening in the last third of the book. She leaves a lot of questions unanswered. Curse to whoever chose the first one for book club because now I have to finish the series like I am a 12 year old! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie | 1/30/2014

    " AWESOME!!! This one was just as fantastic as the first and left me with lots of mysterious things to think and wonder about until the next book! Also, I really want a collection of all of Agatha Swanburne's fabulous sayings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Selma Raquel | 1/29/2014

    " This book is really cool! It is about gypsies and other cool stuff. They also went to many interesting places in England. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mallory | 1/25/2014

    " A charming sequel to a charming story. I fall more and more in love with Penelope and the children with every page, and the addition of Simon in the mix made this story all the more thrilling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Windy | 1/9/2014

    " This series is fun to read as a family. I did have a bit of a hard time mimicking the voices from when we listened to the first one as a book on cd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keir Bridges | 1/7/2014

    " This series continues to impress. I was so excited when the copy I had placed on hold arrived at my library that I literally skipped on my way to pick it up. I had high expectations for this installment after I had so thoroughly enjoyed the excellent Mysterious Howling. Wood's series has just the right mix of irony and, let's just say it, cuteness to keep me happily entertained throughout and impatiently awaiting the third volume. The mystery of the children's, and Penelope's, origins has deepened, and some romance and the supernatural elements hinted at in The Mysterious Howling have entered the mix. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 1/5/2014

    " I like how the background mystery plot is starting to move to the forefront. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridgid | 1/2/2014

    " What will happen next? Ahwoooo! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena Serpa | 10/19/2013

    " The plot thickens as Penelope travels to London with the children and meets new friends and discovers new concerns. Love these books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derrick | 8/4/2013

    " Enjoyable, as was the first! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 7/31/2013

    " Still enjoy the writing and humorous asides, but hope this mystery will start moving along a little faster. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 6/1/2013

    " The second book in this series did not disappoint! I just adore Penelope! The mystery part is great, and there are many places where I laughed out loud. By the way, these kids are priceless! Can't wait to read Book 3. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 2/20/2013

    " Delightahwoo! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Jane | 11/20/2012

    " Still love Lumawoo and the Incorrigibles! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 10/16/2012

    " Loved the first book in this series. This one left me with too many unanswered questions. I will have to read the third book now to see if those questions get answered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 9/25/2012

    " A delightful story with excellent word play! I thoroughly enjoyed the writer's sense of humor and her choice of words. If you need a pleasant diversion that will take you back in time, this is for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JeanneBee | 8/30/2012

    " 3.6 rating..it was as fun as the first one. That being said nothing really happened. Also, I know this is YA but the plot seems to be heading into a predictable reveal. I won't put it here but I do hope I am wrong. I am optimuchhoo. I will give book 3 a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lady Knight | 8/22/2012

    " Just as delightful, maybe even a little more so, as the first one! Am a little wearied though by the pacing of these books: slow, slow, slow... race to the finish with thirty pages left! Still enjoyable despite that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amitha | 6/2/2012

    " In love with this series. I think I'm going to be one of those fans who buys all the books even if they start getting terrible reviews. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K.P.B. Stevens | 4/7/2012

    " These are charming books, with terrific characters and writing. Each one ends in a cliff hanger and they never feel quite complete as a story, but while you're reading them they're amazingly good fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 4/5/2012

    " Charming - I need a mini scanner to print out the best little witticisms that I want to think about or read again. The Incorrigible children really are a back-story in this one, will read the 1st one next to see how they came to be... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 6/6/2011

    " I enjoyed this book, but not quite as much as the first one. I'm still willing to read book three! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/13/2011

    " Just so darn cute and fun! The Incorrigibles are of on an adventure in London! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 4/28/2011

    " Thank you Agatha Swanburne for your gems, this one just in time for summer reading; "'No panicking, no complaining, no quitting'--six words to the wise that are well worth learning and following."

    I'm looking forward to more books about Penelope and the Incorrigibles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 4/21/2011

    " Absolutely hilarious. I can't wait to read more about Penelope and the Incorrigibles. Plus, I would like to get some answers, but the journey is quite fun and full of laughs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 4/13/2011

    " Good read, but I liked the first one better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Jane | 4/6/2011

    " Still love Lumawoo and the Incorrigibles! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 4/2/2011

    " This series is getting more interesting. Is Lord Ashton are werewolf? Is Penelope related to the incorrigible children? Hopefully book 3 will offer more answers. "

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About the Author
Author Maryrose Wood

Maryrose Wood is the author of the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series, a continuing series about the Incorrigible children and their governess. In addition to writing, she has taught fiction writing and playwriting and is a popular speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences.

About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award and forty-two AudioFile Earphone Awards.