• Dark Days

  • Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 4
  • By: Derek Landy
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (236 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: detective, sorcerer, warrior.

Oh yes. And dead.

Skulduggery Pleasant is gone, sucked into a parallel dimension overrun by the Faceless Ones. If his bones haven’t already been turned to dust, chances are he’s insane, driven out of his mind by the horror of the ancient gods. There is no official, Sanctuary-approved rescue mission. There is no official plan to save him.

But Valkyrie's never had much time for plans.

The problem is, even if she can get Skulduggery back, there might not be much left for him to return to. There’s a gang of villains bent on destroying the Sanctuary, there are some very powerful people who want Valkyrie dead, and as if all that wasn’t enough it looks very likely that a sorcerer named Darquesse is going to kill the world and everyone on it.

Skulduggery is gone. All our hopes rest with Valkyrie. The world’s weight is on her shoulders, and its fate is in her hands.

These are dark days indeed.

©2010 Derek Landy (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Skulduggery Pleasant: Dark Days is further proof that Landy is down with the kids. He understands what makes them tick and when it comes to action-packed mayhem, hilarious one liners and pure entertainment." (Inis)

"This is smart, funny, contemporary fantasy that’s up there with the best." (Readings.com)

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It's like crack....really bad crack.

I swore I wouldn't buy another one. The quality of the writing has gone down with each new addition to the series, guess I'm just a junkie for cosmic horror-comedy. It's the performance that stands out here. The narrator swaps the accents of two characters for several minutes of dialogue...twice. Not sure how the novel or recording made it past an editor.

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excellent.

good story developing characters most enjoyable listen.
love the accents everything's well voiced.
I have no real interest in doing a large review there should be enough words to make up the 15 words requirement

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Great book there is a mix up

In chapter six 4min there is a conversation that is mixed up between spring hilled jack and scapegrace the voices are flipped i don’t know if it can be fixed great book and awesome story great addition to the series

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voice actor screws up

narrator in the 8th chapter switched between two charecters doing different voiced for both. halfway through the conversation he switches the voices for the charecters. ie. scapgrace has the voice of springheeled jack and vice versa. If you have listened/read the previous books its easy to tell

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even better than the first three

i adore this series. it just gets better and better, and the story gets darker and darker.

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Fix the chapters and audio sync

Great book and great performance but the audio and chapter pace are off. I was still in Chapter 2 when the narrator was in chapter 3

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Damn you audible

audible mucks up the whole chapter things. very good book just dont be supprised when you 25 chapters and there is twice as much.

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Best one so far

Amazing voice acting and a stellar story, mixed with a minor zombie apocalypse, makes for a great couple of hours.

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very good book

Hi book is amazing! The it ends with a plot twist and begins perfectly after the book before.

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AMAZING

I love skullduggery pleasant. every single book is full of fun, thrill, and adventure. always a great story line. the narrator does it justice every character has a unique voice. brings life to the characters. if you are into. a hilarious, magic, fighting, and a gripping story with the right balance than i HIGHLY RECOMMEND this series