All you fans of deliciously snarky audiobooks – run, don’t walk, to listen to Skulduggery Pleasant. Accept no substitutes. Written by Derek Landy, read by Rupert Degas (and you can bet I’ll be looking out for other books he’s read). The audiobook has all kinds of flashy sound effects and mood music that make it fun, but that wouldn’t matter a bit if it weren’t for the fantastic reading. The comic timing, the voices, the deadpan humor! The plot is nothing amazing but the characters are pretty awesome. The only problem with the audio version is that it makes it harder to quote – you’ll have to take my work for it. Or you can listen to a clip at audible.com (which I just started using to listen to clips – I don’t pay for my audiobooks, except with my tax dollars).