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Publisher's Summary

This is a very, very sad story. The characters suffer terrible tragedies. People die in unspeakable ways. Only a truly horrible person would be amused by their misfortune.

Nevertheless, it is kind of funny.

My advice is that you listen to this all by yourself. People can be judgy. 

If you’re a fan of A Series of Unfortunate Events, Edward Scissorhands, or the darkest bits of Roald Dahl, the Weirdie triplets - Barnacle, Garlic, and Melancholy - will feel like old friends. After being left behind when the entire estate of Deadeye Manor is packed up for a doomed vacation cruise, the triplets have to learn how to fend for themselves. (When a staff of 200 servants has taken care of your every need, even brushing your own teeth is a mountainous task.) From their time at the Our Lady of the Perpetual Side-Eye Orphanage to their adoptive home on picture-perfect Sunshine Circle, the Weirdies have a lot to learn about the world...but, at least, they have each other. 

©2020 Michael Buckley (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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I LOVE IT!

A well written book that is clever, funny, and wonderfully read. I'd definitely recommend this book.

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I loved it :-)

Brilliant, thoroughly enjoyable giggle, guffaw, chortle and snort book for all ages, probably a good read aloud for extraordinary grandparents with imaginative explanation theories.
Really really looking forward to a book two.
Kate Winslett is an excellent narrator :-)
More please Michael :-)

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  • Bookchick
  • 19-11-2020

Hysterical and dark!!!

This is hilarious, dark, and goes places you never thought it would. Kate Winslet is the perfect person to narrate this troubling yet absolutely hysterical story! I kept thinking of it like a Tim Burton movie.

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  • Toni Karovski
  • 19-11-2020

Fantastic! Made my Day! Hillariously Funny!

This story line was fantastic. It's a story of Love and Family. The Weirdie kids found someone to love them and Emily found love with the children. Kate is an awesome narrator. It is super funny. I tried not to laugh too loud!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-11-2020

Very funny and dark—delightful!

This is a mashup between “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” “The Willoughbys,” and “The Addams Family.” In fact, I wish it deviated more from the style and plots of those works, but the quality of the story makes up for it. Like another reviewer said, it’s perfect for fans of Roald Dahl. The writing is clever, and Kate Winslet does an outstanding job as narrator. It took me a couple chapters to get into it, but once in, I was hooked. Just as funny for adults (and maybe more so)!

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  • O. Noli
  • 20-11-2020

Excellent!

This is a great story for a laugh. Michael Buckley writes a hilarious story about the Weirdies, triplets who cause mayhem, terror, and occasional instances of insanity.

Kate Winslet does a great job of narrating and voicing the various characters. Her voices for the Weirdies are unique and add to the humor of the story.

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  • Simon
  • 20-11-2020

It's so Weird

Short read but very enjoyable.
The narrator Kate Winslet did an amazing job with the characters, I really like what she did.

This is an interesting book, it dark but funny. It does remind me of Roald Dahl books that has that thing that you know it's for kids but their is a thin line between kid friendly and dangerous. These characters could easily be related to the Addams Family. I had a good time just imagining these kids.

The story does run smoothly and its comical which I like and creepy. I could read a whole book on this family.

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  • Magnus
  • 19-11-2020

A delight

If you enjoy dark humor and a story that makes you giggle this is the perfect fit!

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  • HQTrang
  • 04-01-2021

This needs to be made into a movie!!

I loved everything about this book! The story would make a great plot for an animation movie. Kate Winslet did an awesome job as a narrator.

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  • Tina j
  • 24-11-2020

wonderful fun!

Excellent!!! Loved Kate Winslet . someone should make a children 's film out of tjis story.

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  • Yari Elisa Cruz Rios
  • 06-01-2021

A weird (in a good way) story

I had to start it and restart it a couple of times—it was a bit hard to sort of “get into it.” However, it is so unique, with a super weird humor but funny anyways, and a captivating narration. Really enjoyed it.

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  • Angelina Sorrell
  • 04-01-2021

Wonderfully Weird

for all those who love an adams family like story this is your book. I enjoyed this start to finish this book is for those who dont fit in to every house looks the same every child is the same.

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  • SThomas
  • 12-08-2021

Best story ever! (say 3 children!)

Ages 11, 9 & 7 plus their parents loved it. So much better than Walliams!

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  • Sarah J Olaleye
  • 20-06-2021

Loved it

Weird and hilarious. Kept the whole family amused on our drive today! The characters and plot were unique and fun.

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  • Mrs S M Booth
  • 31-10-2021

꧁ A bit weird but rather entertain𝕚𝕟𝕘 ꧂

𝕀 𝕝𝕚𝕜𝕖𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕥𝕨𝕚𝕟𝕤 𝕡𝕖𝕣𝕤𝕠𝕟𝕒𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕚𝕖𝕤 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕙𝕠𝕨 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕪 𝕨𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕕 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕦𝕘𝕙 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕪 𝕨𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕨𝕖𝕚𝕣𝕕 . 𝕀 𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕦𝕘𝕙𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕣𝕥 𝕨𝕒𝕤 𝕒 𝕓𝕚𝕥 𝕓𝕠𝕣𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕓𝕦𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕤𝕥𝕠𝕣𝕪𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕖 𝕨𝕒𝕤 𝕘𝕠𝕠𝕕 𝕓𝕦𝕥 𝕒 𝕓𝕚𝕥 𝕟𝕠𝕣𝕞𝕒𝕝.
𝕄𝕦𝕞 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕕𝕒𝕕 𝕕𝕚𝕖𝕕 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕨𝕖𝕟𝕥 𝕥𝕠 𝕝𝕚𝕧𝕖 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕒 𝕟𝕖𝕨 𝕞𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 .
𝕃𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕕

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  • Dmass
  • 29-10-2021

Very funny!

We listened to this on a car journey, kept both kids (7 and 9) amused, had a chuckle at some of the dark humour myself!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-01-2022

horribly funny

if you enjoy being an outcast, this is the story for you. weirdness is celebrated. Kate does a great job doing voices and bringing the karakters to life.

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  • MessyCat
  • 08-01-2022

Masterpiece

Absolutely brilliant, incredibly funny and quirky. Really hope there's another to follow what happens next to the weirdies

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  • Moorsie
  • 30-12-2021

Read it !!!

This is the best book. The narrator is wonderful and makes me laugh. So just read it

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  • Sharon Hennessy
  • 29-12-2021

What a funny and weird tale.

A really wonderful performance by Kate Winslet her execution of characters superb. A funny tale about triplets whose origins are weird. A bit creepy in places. So many unanswered questions which leaves room for a few more stories. I look forward to the next tale.

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  • Pia Williams
  • 16-12-2021

family fun

we enjoyed listening to this with a 10 and 12 year old. the story was unpredictable, making us all chuckle occasionally.

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  • CottonCandyPancake
  • 15-12-2021

Creepy, insulting and heartwarming.

.... If that makes sense.. Kate Winslet does an exceptional job narrating this quirky, sweet story.

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