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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (894 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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Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, "They must have been raised by wolves."

The Incorrigible children actually were.

Since returning from London, the three Incorrigible children and their plucky governess, Miss Penelope Lumley, have been exceedingly busy. Despite their wolfish upbringing, the children have taken up bird-watching, with no unfortunate consequences—yet. And a perplexing gift raises hard questions about how Penelope came to be left at the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females and why her parents never bothered to return for her.

But hers is not the only family mystery to solve. When Lord Fredrick's long-absent mother arrives with the noted explorer Admiral Faucet, gruesome secrets tumble out of the Ashton family tree. And when the admiral's prized racing ostrich gets loose in the forest, it will take all the Incorrigibles' skills to find her.

The hunt for the runaway ostrich is on. But Penelope is worried. Once back in the wild, will the children forget about books and poetry and go back to their howling, wolfish ways? What if they never want to come back to Ashton Place at all?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Katherine Kellgren is spot-on as governess Penelope Lumley…Sounding more like an ensemble than a single narrator, Kellgren is as adept at handling the swashbuckling voice of famous explorer Admiral Faucet as she is at the throaty barks and growls of the Incorrigibles…Her fast-paced narration is flawless.”

    AudioFile

  • “Told with the same good humor, delicious wordplay, and sly mystery of the previous books…Continues to be one of the cleverest series around.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “With a plucky British accent, Kellgren brings the right amount of madcap energy to this twisted Victorian-era tale…Kellgren also excels with the broadly comical supporting characters, none of whom would seem out of place in an Oscar Wilde play or Downton Abbey episode.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • “Fans of Maryrose Wood’s series will enjoy the sometimes rambunctious action, exaggerated characters, and unique humor of this book, which ends with unsolved mysteries and the promise of more adventures.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Deliciously melodramatic…Along with gleefully pitching her plucky protagonist into one crisis after another, punctuated by authorial disquisitions on similies, rhetorical questions, contagious punning, and other linguistic follies, the author slips in a few more seemingly significant Clues to the Ashtons’ curious history…Still howling good fun.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Told in lively fashion with hints of Lemony Snicket.”

    Children’s Literature

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2013 Audie Award Finalist for Best Female Solo Narration

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Allison | 2/19/2014

    " I love the satire and cleverness in these books. Penelope Lumley is a great heroine. I wonder if an 8-12 year old would have the appreciation for the satire aspect of the story. I would hope so. It's the most enjoyable part! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/3/2014

    " Fun and Quarky! I didn't realize I was reading #3, though! I will have to go back and read the other 2. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jessica Clark | 2/2/2014

    " Another entertaining yarn from Maryrose Wood and the Incorrigible Children! I did enjoy this Colonial-era romp to Parts Unknown, though it does show some signs of being a bridge from the first part of the series to what lies ahead. It was still well worth the read and I'll be looking forward to the next installment! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 2/2/2014

    " Still very funny and well-done. The reader is amazing. I've heard the hard copies have illustrations, but even with that, I can't imagine it being more fun than he audiobook. I liked seeing more of the mystery revealed, and all of the Lemony Snicket-esque asides were great. "

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