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3.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 5 3.64 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eoin Colfer Narrator: James Wilby Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2003 ISBN: 9780807218822
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From the author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series comes a heartwarming tale of a young girl who is given a gift--the chance to right her wrongs, and discover the true meaning of life.

Meg Finn is in trouble. Unearthly trouble. Cast out of her own home by her stepfather after her mom's death, Meg is a wanderer, a troublemaker. But after her latest stunt, finding a place to sleep is the lead of her worries. Belch, Meg's partner in crime, has gotten her involved in an attempt to rob an old man's apartment, and things have gone horribly wrong. After an accidental explosion, both Meg and Belch's spirits are flung into limbo, and a race begins between the demonic and the divine to win Meg's soul.

Meg's not such a bad kid, but she hasn't exactly been an angel either, so the tally for her "good" and "evil" deeds are dead even. Her only chance for tipping the scales to salvation is by going back to earth and doing some good--specifically, helping Lowrie, the old guy she tried to rob. He's got a wish list of life regrets to be set right and only so much time to do it. But even if Meg can persuade Lowrie to get mixed up with her, she's going to have to deal with an even scarier, undead Belch who's definitely on the side of the Devil now.

With laughs and chills, The Wish List is an exciting tale of life, death, and unexpected hereafter. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 2/11/2014

    " I remember reading this a while ago and I have only recently remembered after seeing Artemis Fowl on my bookshelf. I thought this was a really good story and in true Eoin COlfer style- is was humorous and deep. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 2/11/2014

    " This book is really funny and filled with dry humour. It's about this girl, Meg, who dies and has to go back to Earth to decide whether she's god or bad because of her purple aurora. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige :-) | 2/1/2014

    " I really enjoyed every bit of this book! It was quite different, I have never read anything like it, but I really thought it was great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Juan | 1/26/2014

    " This book combines fantasy and scifi "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 1/23/2014

    " what i learned about the wish list is that they are trying to get away rom a dog. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leighanna | 1/17/2014

    " It was ok. Adam checked it out to read and said it was good, interesting. He really likes the author. So, knowing Colfer is a great author, I decided to read it as well. It was an interesting concept- death, heaven, hell, second chances. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Titus | 12/21/2013

    " An interesting book from the perspective of the dead. An easy and cute read for a somewhat heavy subject. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rene | 12/13/2013

    " Girl gets killed after robbing old man. Starts her trip to hell but gets one chance to redeem herself and earn the chance to get to heaven. Set in Ireland. This book was ok. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila Judson | 11/29/2013

    " This is a great book for tweens/teens to read. It is simply about the choices we make, good or evil, and how our actions affect our lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thea | 11/20/2013

    " REALLY interesting book. Interesting ideas, storyline, and theme. Really liked it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candycane | 11/3/2013

    " seriously looking at the cover made me want to throw it back on the shelf but i looked at the back cover for the summary and it looked pretty good so i took it home and read it , was fantastic..what i'd also like to know is why did she wasye her time with Belch?? that still puzzles me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aprille Legacy | 5/23/2013

    " Loved it. I love Colfer's standalones, I wish he'd write more of them. This book had it all; two lovable MC's, warm fuzzies, the lot. Wish they'd make it into a movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Pfeffer | 2/1/2013

    " Will use for book club. This book has a good moral attached to it. Some people can change given the right circumstances. A good teaching tool although the book starts out a bit slow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg B. | 12/18/2012

    " OMG!!!! Like the best book ever!!!! So sod!!!! UGH! Read! NOW! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ankita | 11/24/2012

    " mindblowing! ....flabbergasting! ,,.. i cant think of any other words! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shan | 11/5/2012

    " I really loved this book, it has so many humours parts and it has parts that make you empathise with certain characters, in this story it is easy to relate to some of the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 10/4/2012

    " A great bit of gallows humor and the chance to make up for your past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vieve McKenzie | 9/9/2012

    " good book, high level "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 11/15/2011

    " 3 1/2 stars. This book had some of Colfer's humor in it that The Supernaturalist didn't. I liked the interaction between Meg and Lowrie and the friendship that grows between them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivien | 11/15/2011

    " I think that The Wish List is pretty good. It is simply talking about some devil vs. angel things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kataryna | 7/27/2011

    " I loved it so much, I read it more than once! "

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

    " Definitely a different book. I listened to it. Done well, but seemed overly long. Took me awhile to get into the characters. Really liked it by the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ankita | 5/3/2011

    " mindblowing! ....flabbergasting! ,,.. i cant think of any other words! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny (hades2) | 5/2/2011

    " I enjoyed this book but it wasn't a patch on the Artemis Fowl series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 4/24/2011

    " This book combines fantasy and scifi
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Athina | 4/15/2011

    " The idea is wonderful and funny !! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 3/27/2011

    " I remember really liking the idea of doing all the things you wish you could do but never had the chance! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivien | 3/21/2011

    " I think that The Wish List is pretty good. It is simply talking about some devil vs. angel things. "

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

    " it was definately not my favorite of his, but still worth the read, in my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/21/2011

    " Unusual (in a good way) :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doreen | 2/19/2011

    " This is a great story. Part humor, part touching. James Wilby does a terrific job narrating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janae | 2/18/2011

    " had a Screwtape Letters flair that didn't work for me. Ended up skipping a complete storyline that I didn't like to focus on the one I did. Just wanted to get through it to know the end and move on. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brody | 2/17/2011

    " I have just started reading this book. The beginning is very exciting because someone is killed right away. We do know who killed the person so it's not mystery. I am not liking this book because I think it's weird. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 2/17/2011

    " Very clever book. A different view of the after life, but very interesting, action pact and just a fun read. Eoin Colfer is still my favorite author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 2/6/2011

    " Quick and quirky. This book has a delightful sense of irony and humour. I enjoyed reading it and was sad to have finished it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 2/5/2011

    " 3 1/2 stars. This book had some of Colfer's humor in it that The Supernaturalist didn't. I liked the interaction between Meg and Lowrie and the friendship that grows between them. "

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About the Author
Author Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) is the New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster Artemis Fowl series, among many other works. He was born in Wexford on the southeast coast of Ireland in 1965 and first developed an interest in writing in elementary school, captivated by the Viking stories inspired by history that he was reading at the time. He has worked in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Italy, and his first book, Benny and Omar, published in 1998, was based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since been translated into many languages. In 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published to great success. His Artemis Fowl books have now sold over twelve million copies worldwide.

About the Narrator

James Wilby starred as Senator James Dorr in the Masterpiece Theatre production of Island at War. In film, he can be seen in Gosford Park, Howards End, and De-Lovely.