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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,727 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:
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Found running wild in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander, age ten or thereabouts, keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia, perhaps four or five, has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf, age somewhere-in-the-middle, is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels.

Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess. Only fifteen years old and a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, Penelope embraces the challenge of her new position. Though she is eager to instruct the children in Latin verbs and the proper use of globes, first she must help them overcome their canine tendencies.

But mysteries abound at Ashton Place: Who are these three wild creatures, and how did they come to live in the vast forests of the estate? Why does Old Timothy, the coachman, lurk around every corner? Will Penelope be able to teach the Incorrigibles table manners and socially useful phrases in time for Lady Constance's holiday ball? And what on earth is a schottische?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Every newspaper and website in America is going to tell you that The Mysterious Howling will leave you HOWLING FOR MORE! So I’m not going to say that. But it’s really good.”

    Adam Rex, author of The True Meaning of Smekday

  • “With a Snicketesque affect, Wood’s narrative propels the drama…pervasive humor and unanswered questions should have readers begging for more.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Smartly written with a middle-grade audience in mind, this is both fun and funny and sprinkled with dollops of wisdom.”


  • “The best beginning since The Bad Beginning (1999) [by Lemony Snicket] and will leave readers howling for the next episode.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • An AudioFile Earphones Award winner

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maureen E | 2/16/2014

    " A mysterious and Gothic tale about a young governess who takes a job caring for three children previously raised by wolves. I suspect that it would appeal in many ways to Lemony Snicket fans. [Nov. 2010] "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sandberg | 2/16/2014

    " Ava~I would say four stars. Abby~I would sat two stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marsha | 2/9/2014

    " I enjoyed this very much! I thought it was clever and well written. I thought the "asides" in it would get tiring but I found them quite charming in the end. Cute characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elevetha Houre | 1/31/2014

    " Lemony Snicket humor. Cute and fun to read. Penelope Lumley is a governess for three children seemingly raised by wolves. The children have many misadventures whilst Penelope tries to teach them manners and how to not ruin dinner parties with their shenanigans. "

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