Dreadful Acts : Eddie Dickens

  • by Philip Ardagh
  • Narrated by Martin Rayner
  • Series: Eddie Dickens
  • 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this eagerly awaited sequel to A House Called Awful End, Eddie Dickens narrowly avoids being blown up, trampled by horses, hit by a hot-air balloon, and arrested...only to find himself falling head over heels for a girl with a face like a camel's and into the hands of a murderous gang of escaped convicts, up on the misty moors, who have a "little job" for him to do. All the old favorites are here, including Mad Uncle Jack and Malcolm (or is it Sally?) the stuffed stoat, along with some worrying-looking new ones. Beware!

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What the Critics Say

"Martin Rayner keeps Ardagh's sprightly work lively as he delivers puns, author asides, and jokes aplenty." (AudioFile)
"Ardagh's prose is a blend of archaic elegance, silly puns, and direct address, with playful author and plot digressions." (Booklist)

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Very funny series

My whole family enjoys the comedy in these books. (Lots of plays on words.) Even my teens. The reader and his voices are great.
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- L. Weiser

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-28-2005
  • Publisher: Listening Library