Skulduggery Pleasant : Skulduggery Pleasant

  • by Derek Landy
  • Narrated by Rupert Degas
  • Series: Skulduggery Pleasant
  • 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: Ace detective
Snappy dresser
Razor-tongued wit
Crackerjack sorcerer
and walking, talking, fire-throwing skeleton... well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgely, a very unusual and darkly talented 12-year-old.
These two alone stand in the way of an all-consuming, ancient evil. The end of the world?
Over his dead body.


What the Critics Say

"Narrator Rupert Degas is flawless in his interpretation of the story. Even minor characters come deliciously to life....A must-have purchase." (School Library Journal)
"This production is exactly the reason young adult fantasy fare can work so well as audio entertainment. Narrator Rupert Degas...does a bang-up job...Degas' timing and complete grasp of the main character's personality couldn't be better." (AudioFile)
"Degas gives voice to a host of magical creatures with cackling giggles, guttural growls, and Irish brogues, among other distinctive voicings. His portrayal of Skulduggery, who speaks with a rolling resonance, embodies the classic Holmesian detective." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

This is more than a 5star book

I absolutely loved this book and became irate when I found out that there isn't a sequal yet! I listened to it 2 times straight through! We have 6 kids and I am going to pass it on to the next one in line! They are anxious to hear it because it is all I have talked about for the last week. It opened up a whole new world just like the Artimus Fowl series did for me. The two main characters are full of life, intrigue, and a twist of humor. This is a must for any avid young adult mystery and magic listener.
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- Keith

smart & smart alecky

The dialog in this book is worth the price of admission. The banter between the two main characters rivals that of any buddy movie, despite one being a skeleton and the other being only 12. Recommended for those 9 and up who are not put off by the concept of a talking skeleton. Highly recommended for smart alecks of all ages.
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- Anne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-03-2007
  • Publisher: HarperAudio