Book 3 of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place
Read by Katherine Kellgren
Duration: 6 hours and 50 minutes
My Thoughts: Another adorable book in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series! I was hooked to the series because of the audio production. These audios really help bring the story come to life.
The story and characters were absolutely entertaining in this third book. This one was filled with many mysteries: a missing ostrich named Bertha and secrets about the Ashton family. Again, Penelope's character surprised me tremendously. Being only fifteen-years-old and the governess to the "wolf" children, she sure was a brave, strong, and very wise female character. I loved how she began to loosen up a bit in this book and joined the children in being a little bit more wolf-like. Next, the children always made me laugh. There were also many inferences to Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven and The Bells that had me grinning. The children simply loved yelling out, "Nevermore!" at the perfect times. This third book was absolutely fun to listen to.
The narrator, Katherine Kellgren, again did a fantastic job. She captured all of the characters perfectly. The only voice I disliked since the first book was Lady Ashton's. Kellgren screeched every time she read this character's part, which made me grind my teeth. It was necessary, however, for Kellgren to screech to help portray Lady Ashton's character to what it was. Kellgren also knew how to change the tone of her voice according to the scenes, which helped me stay interested the whole time. It was amusing to listen to Katherine Kellgren.
Overall, I've enjoyed this series as audios so far. There are a few more books in the saga, which makes me look forward to listening to them. These are absolutely fun children's books. I rate this third book: