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The Unseen Guest: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 3

The Unseen Guest: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 3

Written by Maryrose Wood

Narrated by Katherine Kellgren


The Unseen Guest: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 3

Written by Maryrose Wood

Narrated by Katherine Kellgren

ratings:
4.5/5 (125 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Mar 27, 2012
ISBN:
9780062120724
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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?

A HarperAudio production.

Publisher:
Released:
Mar 27, 2012
ISBN:
9780062120724
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Maryrose started out writing for the theatre and film, as a lyricist, librettist, playwright and screenwriter. She was the first recipient of the Georgia Bogardus Holof Lyricist Award, and is a three-time recipient of the Richard Rodgers Award for New Musicals, which is administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has written a number of novels for young adults including WHY I LET MY HAIR GROW OUT, HOW I FOUND THE PERFECT DRESS and WHAT I WORE TO SAVE THE WORLD.



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  • (3/5)
    This book reminded me that Miss Penelope Lumley is only 16, which I find a little hard to believe, but otherwise a satisfying continuation of the series.

    The children are growing more civilized, and Penelope teaches them while daydreaming about Simon and wondering why her parents never came back for her. The mysteries continue to grow as an ostrich shows up on the grounds and then the hunt is on.
  • (3/5)
    When you have been raised by wolves, you tend to be a bit incorrigible. That’s okay. It gives you a bit of strong-minded-ness that is often lacking in our milktoast world. Like the story. Like the illustrations.
  • (4/5)
    The Incorrigible Children of Aston Place, Book III: The Unseen Guest is, as the title suggests, the third book in a delightful little series about Miss Penelope Lumley, governess, and her three young charges who were literally raised by wolves. In this book, Penelope and the Incorrigibles are back at Ashton Place after their eventful trip to London. An expedition into the forest which surrounds the manor reveals a few clues about the Incorrigible children's upbringing.I'm quite fond of this series, but at this point I would definitely recommend starting at the beginning -- if you jump in with this book, you'll be lacking a lot of necessary back-story. I don't think I loved this book quite as much as the earlier two, but it was still very pleasant, and very nice to see Penelope's character develop a bit more. I look forward to reading future volumes, and hope that they will provide a few revelations about some of the long-standing mysteries in the series.The narrative voice reminded me of the Series of Unfortunate Events -- more strongly in this book than in previous books. That's not a criticism per se, though if the narrator of the Snicket series got on your nerves with the slightly didactic humor, you may experience the same thing with this series.
  • (4/5)
    I love this series, and this third installment was good, but not as good as the first two. I found it a bit slow, even frivolous, in a few places. Still, I enjoyed learning the new revelations about the children and the mystery of Judge Quinzy is interesting. Klassen's illustrations are delightful and Wood's old-fashioned language and tongue-in-cheek humor continues to amuse. I love how the children add "-who" to the end of most of their words. I look forward to book four.
  • (2/5)
    the joke is getting too thin for, after 2 books of chortling, this one just didn't do it for me. I will still recommend the series to lovers of Lemony Snicket though.
  • (5/5)
    We loved all three in this series and can't wait for the 4th to come out. So fun to read aloud!