12 year old Stephanie Edgley sees detective Skulduggery Pleasant at her uncle's funeral and then meets him at the reading of the will. From then on she can't stop wondering about Skulduggery's bizzare appearance and overall weirdness. She doesn't have to wait long to get to know him better when late one night he saves her from a murderous burglar. Skulduggery Pleasant opens up a whole new world for Stephanie - one full of magic, danger and horror. Oddly enough she couldn't be happier about it. Now if she could just get rid of the resulting nightmares.
The audio version of this book is absolutely fantastic. Even if you prefer reading a book over listening to one, I highly recommend that you listen to Rupert Degas read a couple chapters. The voice Degas uses for Skulduggery is wonderful and his timing is impeccable. I also have to mention that the music at the beginning and ending of each chapter is clever and made me smile each time I heard it.
Valerie @ MPL Central