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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Durham Narrator: Fiona Hardingham Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Luck Uglies Series Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9780062324986
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The first in an irresistible fantasy adventure trilogy, The Luck Uglies overflows with secrets, friendship, and heart—and is imbued throughout with magical storytelling.

Strange things are happening in Village Drowning, and a terrifying encounter has eleven-year-old Rye O’Chanter convinced that the monstrous, supposedly extinct Bog Noblins have returned. Now Rye’s only hope is an exiled secret society so notorious its name can’t be spoken aloud: the Luck Uglies. As Rye dives into Village Drowning’s maze of secrets, rules, and lies, she’ll discover the truth behind the village’s legends of outlaws and beasts … and that it may take a villain to save them from the monsters.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Durham has created an impressively tactile world peopled with fully realized characters. His writing is strong and balanced, by turns funny and heart-stopping. There are no lulls in the story, which incorporates, in a completely original way, elements that will be familiar to fans of the genre…Readers will be sorry to see this bona fide page-turner end, at least until the next volume.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Sparkling. Layers, nuance, wit, and a thumping good story make this a must-read.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Brisk wordplay, a charming heroine, and a provocative blurring of the border between heroism and villainy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The fast plot is enhanced by humor, likable characters—including some adults—undiluted heroism, frightful Bog Noblins, and a despicable earl. Altogether, this is a fast, fresh, and engaging adventure sure to delight readers on several levels.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Funny, magical, and absolutely crackling with those little sparks that make a book wonderful. It’s an action-packed adventure with heroes you’ll root for and baddies you’ll hiss at, all set in a land that I, for one, would love to visit again.”

    Stefan Bachmann, author of The Peculiar

  • “Paul Durham has created the best kind of fantasy world—one that is equal parts wondrous and deadly, and in which the line between heroism and villainy is deliciously blurred.”

    Christopher Healy, author of The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

  • “A magical, mist-shrouded world humming with danger and mystery.”

    Jonathan Auxier, author of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

  • “Midnight adventures, smart humor, a richly imagined otherworld, and winsome characters—The Luck Uglies has the perfect ingredients for a spellbinding read. If you are lucky enough to pick up this book, prepare for a wild ride!”

    Marissa Burt, author of Storybound and Story’s End

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About the Author

Paul Durham was raised in Massachusetts and attended college and law school in Boston. He now lives in New Hampshire with his wife, two daughters, and an enormous, bushy creature the local animal shelter identified as a cat. He writes in an abandoned chicken coop at the edge of a swamp and keeps a tiny porcelain frog in his pocket for good luck.

About the Narrator

Fiona Hardingham is a British-born actress, singer, voice-over artist, and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. On stage, she appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in her comedic one-woman show The Dark Show. She has also starred in the dark-comedy short film The Ballerino. She earned a BA honors degree in performing arts from Middlesex University, London, and also studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.