I adored the 1st in the series, was just meh with the 2nd, and thought I'd just be bored with this. Until I reached the ending. If this were a book, I would have hurled it at the wall in disgust. But since it's a digital audiobook, I just immediately deleted it from my player and then figuratively stomped all over it. I thought the narrator did a great job with the voices--they were all very distinct and enjoyable. There were some enjoyable parts, but for most of it, I just wanted a resolution of the mystery and to get Alexia and Connall back together for his groveling scene. SPOILER ALERT: Alexia acts as if she hadn't been betrayed, humiliated and endangered by Connall's throwing her to the wolves. Err, vamps that is. She forgives him in 2 minutes (even though he doesn't actually apologize) and says he can make it up to her by giving her a bunch of stuff. They exchange some witty barbs and all is forgiven. Can you say shallow? Or maybe the author just wants to show the extent of Alexia's soulless-ness? This is one of those books where you wish you could scour out your brain in order to forget the experience. If you're not invested in the characters and are reading this series just for the steampunk elements, you might still like it. I'd only read/listen to the next in the series if Lord Akeldama were the main character and Alexia was relegated to the far sidelines.
Married, not quite 40 mom from the mid-west. I sit behind a computer all day translating large amounts of data into business solutions.
Another great story by Gail Carriger. The enjoyment was hampered by the unnecessary pauses and silence gaps between transitions.
I love this series. Have read it several times and have now listened to it too. Its a fun paranormal adventure mystery with a bit of romance sprinkled in. A strong character driven story. I highly recommend it. The narration was very good. My only critic is, some of the voices are a bit too silly/dramatic, at times, but overall very good.
Production was so badly done, like all the other comments. Publisher should find time to redo the production. Unnecessary pauses really detract from the story and don't do it justice!
Not the angst I was expecting after the end of the last book (which resolved the mystery while leaving the romance between Lord and Lady Maccon in bad state), but then, this is Alexia, not prone to drama (just getting in trouble :>)). Lots of humor and altercations and chase scenes, with some interesting developments in the longer story arc. I enjoyed spending more time with Woolsey beta Professor Lyall (wonderful character). I would say this book is less of a mystery than the first two, and more of a paranormal-steampunk-thriller. I do love the narrator, but the production was flawed in that the pauses between scenes and chapters were ridiculously long.
Light & funny! The adventures of our peerless heroine continue. Shades of Amelia Peabody & PG Wodehouse style intrigues, Alexia romps across the landscape populated by werewolves, vampires & Templars. All are lorded over by the greatest drug lord in history - Queen Victoria.
the book was amazing like the others have been. my only problem was the actually performance it was oddly clippes together with random long pauses in mid sentence some times. her words still flowed together so i dont think the reader just stopped i think the problem was in the final editing. it was pretty bad. this is one of the longer stories i wonder if its because of all those long pauses.