The Mysterious Howling : The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place

  • by Maryrose Wood
  • Narrated by Katherine Kellgren
  • Series: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place
  • 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Of especially naughty children, it is sometimes said: “They must have been raised by wolves.” The Incorrigible children actually were. Discovered in the forests of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels.
Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess. Only fifteen years old and a graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, Penelope embraces the challenge of her new position. Though she is eager to instruct the children in Latin verbs and the proper use of globes, first she must eliminate their canine tendencies.But mysteries abound at Ashton Place: Who are these three wild creatures? Why does Old Timothy, the coachman, lurk around every corner? Will Penelope be able to civilize the Incorrigibles in time for Lady Constance’s holiday ball? And what on earth is a schottische?
Penelope is no stranger to mystery, as her own origins are also cloaked in secrecy. But as Agatha Swanburne herself once said, “Things may happen for a reason, but that doesn’t mean we know what the reason is—at least, not yet.


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Engaging and funny story for the family

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

My eight year old daughter and I were enormously entertained listening to this on a long road trip.

What did you like best about this story?

Funny with an inspiring brave, up-for-everything main child character. Addictive language (which we're still using).

What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

Very julie Andrews-esque voice when being narrator (my daughter and I enjoyed this but it irritated my husband). She does fabulous voices for all the characters, especially the wolfishness of the children.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

The occasional americanisms (gotten, sidewalk) jarred a little in a story set in a past Britain but this a very minor niggle for a cracking story that was brilliantly performed.

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- Ms

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-02-2010
  • Publisher: HarperAudio