The Incorrigible Children Of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling Maryrose Wood Audiobook Review

Holy moly. Can I give an adoption certificate to fiction characters? Cuz I want to take the Incorrigibles – the three orphans raised by wolves  from the pages of The Incorrigible Children Of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood and keep them in my home. You guys, I actually read the second book of the Incorrigible Children Of Ashton Place series first, but that totes does not diminish my love in any way.

The Mysterious Howling Maryrose Wood Audiobook Cover

The Mysterious Howling

The Mysterious Howling opens with Miss Penelope Lumley, a Swanburne girl through and through, being interviewed at Ashton Place for the job of governess. Obviously, she gets hired and much to her surprised, the children were raised by wolves. This does not deter Penelope, instead she digs in her heels determined to civilize the children with a few missteps along the way. And yo, Cassiopeia aka Cassawoof, Beowulf and Alexander completely charmed because my heart is definitely not made out of stone.

There’s mystery, a touch of Jane Eyre minus the romance crazy attic subplot, orphans, high faultin’ society ladies, pearls of wisdom, a Christmas party and omg SQUIRRELS and books! Pretty much all of my favorite things to read about, minus kissing. There is a strong lack of swoon in The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood. But, it’s more than made up for by how much I loved the characters. I loved how steadfast Miss Penelope Lumley is. I loved her quoting of Agatha Swanburne. I loved how she truly cares for the children.

On Beth (A Foodie Bibliophile In Wanderlust)’s recommendation, I bought the audiobook in one of those cheap Audible sales. Goodness. BETH WAS SPOT ON! I loved the audiobook of The Incorrigible Children Of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling. It’s narrated by Katherine Kellgren who is becoming a favorite and is produced by Harper audio. It is 5 hours and 28 minutes long. The characters all have different voices and okay her voicing of the Incorrigibles is CUTE OVERLOAD. Y’all, I recommend this audiobook WITH ALL OF MY HEART.

Disclosure: Purchased on audible.

Other reviews of The Incorrigible Children Of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood:

This Purple Crayon
Tales Of Whimsy
Confessions Of A Bibliovore
Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog

The Incorrigible Children Of Ashton Place Series Order:

The Mysterious Howling (Book One)
The Hidden Gallery (Book Two)
The Unseen Guest (Book Three)

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April is 28 years old and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. In her free time she can be found reading, working out, or eating junk food. She often wears her sunglasses at night.

Comments

  1. I’ve had a copy of this book since BEA 2010 and I haven’t read it yet even though I love the sound of it. I’ll have to read it soon because we know I love charming kids!! Woot!!
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  2. I listened to the first and second book on audio and frankly it’s the only way to go! I do like reading the books because of the illustrations but seriously, Katherine Kellgren is out of this world!

  3. Wow. That’s a seriously rockin’ review! I love the overly-long title, too. Definitely checking this one out.
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  4. Thanks for the shout-out April! 🙂 I’m glad you loved it.

    Now I just need to get you to get on listening to The True Meaning of Smekday. 🙂
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  5. I absolutely love books about kids – there’s something so fun about them and getting lost in their antics! Such a great escape for me! This series sounds like one right up my alley.
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  6. Oooh, I’ve wanted to read this series ever since I saw your review for the second book during Cybills. Glad to hear that the audio is wonderful, I may have to comb the library shelves hoping to find a copy!

  7. Great review! Some people, from other reviews I’ve read, just didn’t seem to approach this in the right spirit, but you got it right away. I agree with you that the audio version makes a difference. Katherine Kellgren simply went for it whole-heartedly, and it was awesome!

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