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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: February 2010 ISBN: 9780061988325
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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.”

    Booklist

  • “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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily Erickson | 1/31/2014

    " I thought this was a really smart book for kids-I'll really enjoy reading with Anna in a couple of years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/25/2014

    " It was a cute little story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 1/11/2014

    " This book was very Jane Eyre-inspired. I loved the governess character and her stiff upper lip attitude. Not everyone would keep it together when they find they have been hired to teach children who were raised by wolves (literally). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Päivi Brink | 12/22/2013

    " Funny little werewolfs made me happy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 11/21/2013

    " Love LOVE this book! So clever & entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlena Fernandez | 9/20/2013

    " I read this out loud with my 10 year old son and 7 year old daughter. We really enjoyed this and we plan to start the second one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joni | 7/26/2013

    " Fun. Kids raised by wolves become the responsibility of the new governess. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beverly | 6/30/2013

    " A funny romp of a story, with a very young governess trying to teach 3 children who have been raised by wolves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Souther | 6/11/2013

    " This suspenseful and funny book is frustrating because it leaves the reader hanging at the end (I would have given it 4 stars otherwise). The pseudo-olde-tyme voice sounds true rather than precious and the characters are funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Weber | 2/7/2013

    " Katherine Kellgren does wonders with her narration of this book. An outstanding performance! (Loved her so much more than reading the book) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 11/7/2012

    " Pretty silly! Tongue-in-cheek, but fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathyred | 11/6/2012

    " Mysterious, but not as creepy/ghostly as I expected. Set in mid-nineteenth century England, a young governess takes on teaching 3 wild children who were possibly raised by wolves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 6/7/2012

    " Dry humor and a clever premise . . . ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karina | 2/23/2012

    " A great young children's book. It would be fun as a read-aloud in a classroom or at home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christiana | 12/31/2011

    " This book is kind of weird! But weird in a completely enjoyable way! For instance, if feral children referred to me as Lumawoo, I think I would kind of enjoy it. See what I mean? Weird in a completely enjoyable way! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Em | 10/27/2011

    " A little slow paced for a young reader book, but an enjoyable period piece. It is very obvious the author loves Jane Eyre and wants to share time period with today's young readers. I do want to read the rest of the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Pehnec | 7/24/2011

    " I can hardly wait for the next in the series! Fun story, clever writing and great pacing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anjiebringhurst | 5/20/2011

    " This was a tween book but very cute and was read for a book club. Easy read and entertaining. The writer has a very "British" sense of humor so it was fun to read the sarcastic asides. I will definitely read on in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/10/2011

    " What a cute little book! Very clever with sly asides to the reader. I enjoyed it and look forward to the next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzy | 5/4/2011

    " Great story for children-the narrator of the audio book made the story very enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherina | 5/1/2011

    " Loved it! It was clean, entertaining, and used lots of figurative language! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 4/27/2011

    " Darling little book that is both charming and quirky. I want an Incorrigible for my very own "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 4/23/2011

    " LOVING this from the very first paragraph. Finished and loved it! Will be recommending it to all my students and teachers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LaLa | 4/23/2011

    " Jane Eyre inspired? check! Awesome literary nerd-ness? Check! I'm in! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sebina | 4/23/2011

    " What a fun and delightful read! Maryrose Wood is a wonderful writer - she truly excels at writing the kind of children books that can be read at any age. I found I loved her use of the written word, especially regarding humor. Will definitely be reading Book II. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tia | 4/20/2011

    " Charming. That's the one way I would describe this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/3/2011

    " The word play in this YA book is amazing! An easy read but totally worth it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoire | 3/29/2011

    " This book was very cute. My parents read this to us so it took a while but it was worth it, I loved the the parts when the children would add wooo or woof at the ends of peoples names like nutsawooo. "

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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.