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The Weirdies

By: Michael Buckley
Narrated by: Kate Winslet
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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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interesting

The kids loved it. They said it was weird like them. There were some funny moments and the kids were kept engaged.
Kate Winslet is so good as the narrator

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a change

the biggest shortcoming was it's too short. I couldn't figure out whether or not this was a parody. In any case it was entertaining.

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So good.

It has so much emotion put into it and amazing plot twists. I tried not to laugh but I just couldn’t help it. 10 out of 10. Would definitely recommend

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loved this book. so entertaining

the kids loved this book. and so did I. can't wait for the second book.

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Give us more Weirdies, Please!

So good. Probably because it’s different and a bit dark and oh so funny, we all love it. I’m trying to get the kids to read and listen to something else but it’s the weirdies on rotation in our house at the moment. Please give us more soon!!

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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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oddly delightfully funny

Kate Winslwt's narrating was wonderful, she did a great job at the different voices. Very enjoyable listen to a clever and different story.

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10000000 out of 5

it was amazing although it was sad and how the siblings had a lot of challenges

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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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we loved it

the kids and I loved it so much we so need to get our hands on more.

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