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The League of Beastly Dreadfuls Book 1

Holly Grant

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A creepy Victorian house, secretive aunties, and a great escape combine in this debut that is part Mysterious Benedict Society, part Roald Dahl, and all quirky, smart, hilarious storytelling. Join the League. . . . Anastasia is a completely average almost-eleven-year-old. That is, UNTIL her parents die in a tragic vacuum-cleaner accident. UNTIL she's rescued by two long-lost great-aunties. And UNTIL she's taken to their delightful and, er, "authentic" Victorian home, St. Agony's Asylum for the Criminally Insane. But something strange is going on at the asylum. Anastasia soon begins to suspect that her aunties are not who they say they are. So when she meets Ollie and Quentin, two mysterious brothers, the three join together to plot their great escape! "Marvelously inventive and utterly demented, THE LEAGUE OF BEASTLY DREADFULS is nasty good fun from beginning to end!" -- Bruce Coville, My Teacher is an Alien "WONDERFULLY WITTY. It reminds me of Roald Dahl's The Twits only in an insane asylum."-Chris Grabenstein, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library * "A yummy debut."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Just the right mix of humor, magic, maliciousness, and suspense"-Booklist "Anastasia is anything but average, and her adventures are just beginning."-Publishers Weekly "Enough mystery and humor to keep readers wondering what will happen next. A solid debut reminiscent of Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events." --School Library Journal "Abundant humor....Charmingly offbeat ...sure to entertain."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rosalyn Landor

Length:

6h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:22


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

10:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:38