The Wish List

Author(s): Eoin Colfer
Original Publish Date: Oct 17, 2006
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.77 hours)
Product Number: Z100024222
Released: Oct 17, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739330852
Narrator/s: James Wilby
Publisher: Listening Library
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From the author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series comes a heartwarming tale of a young girl who is given a gift-the chance to right her wrongs, and discover the true meaning of life. Meg Finn is in trouble. Unearthly trouble. Cast out of her own home by her stepfather after her mom's death, Meg is a wanderer, a troublemaker. But after her latest stunt, finding a place to sleep is the least of her worries. Blech, Meg's partner in crime, has gotten her involved in an attempt to rob an old man's apartment, and things have gone horribly wrong. After an accidental explosion, both Meg and Blech's spirits are flung into limbo, and a race begins between the demonic and the divine to win Meg's soul. Meg's not such a bad kid, but she hasn't exactly been an angel either, so the tally for her "good" and "evil" deeds are dead even. Her only chance for tipping the scales to salvation is by going back to earth and doing some good-specifically, helping Lowrie, the old guy she tried to rob. He's got a wish list of life regrets to be set right and only so much time to do it. But even if Meg can persuade Lowrie to get mixed up with her, she's going to have to deal with an even scarier, undead Belch who's definitely on the side of the Devil now. With laughs and chills, THE WISH LIST is an exciting tale of life, death, and the unexpected hereafter.

Professional reviews

"Meg Finn dies at the age of 14, ending the miserable life of petty crime she was driven to after her mother died and left her to her shiftless father. Normally, her sins would send her straight to hell. But before her death she carried out one selfless act, and now St. Peter and the devil are fighting over her soul. Is she good--or evil? Given one last chance to save her own soul, Meg must help a bitter old man, the very man she once tried to rob, fulfill his dreams and learn to love life again. At the same time, she must avoid the demon sent by the devil to deliver her to hell. This riveting story is driven by James Wilby's outstanding performance. His vocalizations of the old man and young girl, both Irish, are authentic, and his creativity with otherworldly characters is expert. J.M.S. Winner of 2004 ALA/ YALSA Recording (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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