Great Fun ! Love the fact the heroine is lauded for her bodacious-ness instead of being "rail-thin"...
But also a fun story. Part animal story, part mystery, part lusty romance.
The best part of these books is Ivy. The author's use of her voice highlight the absurd in polite society has me cracking up every time.
The protagonist's forthright manner and prosaic attitude make nearly all her battles and chases entertaining.
This entire series is so much fun. I listened to all of them back to back, I was so into them.
The narrator does a stellar job, so I'd highly recommend to read them as audio books.
this series is great. it gets better as you get to know the characters, it reminds me a little of the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth peters, same type of lead characters without the supernatural. i have completly enjoyed the series and love that it has some comedy to it too.
One of the more fun historical novels recently written.
Alexia is fun, witty and determined. What's not to like?
The narrators ability to portray the different characters by vocal inflection, accent, and pitch is fun and easy to listen to.
I laughed all the way through it!
A witty and fun way to spend listening time...anytime!
I only gave a 3 star on "OVERALL" because the spacing between chapters was WAY to long anywhere from 6 to 10 seconds. Most spacing should be only 1 or 1.5 seconds tops. The problem being that your not sure if your Ipod or MP3 player has died. I think that this story can easily be re-edited to remove the time between each chapter, and make the story much more fluid. I love the characters, and I love the idea of a whole new kind of para-normal situation. I can't wait until the baby is born. Gail Carriger has a wonderful and spirited heroine. And Emily Gray is wonderful with narration. (But please fix the LONG pauses between CHAPTERS) I will defiantly continue with this series.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
This is the most interesting of the books in this series and I can hardly wait until the nex the series is published.
This book is one of the best I've listened to in a long time
The no nonsense logic of Alexia gets her into and out of some very interesting predicaments
I enjoy Emily Gray's natural reading voice and her handling of the character changes
Not for lack of trying. I kept getting interrupted by people asking me why I was laughing so much.
I am very eagerly waiting for the next book in the series. Ms. Carriger is a very talented author
This author has invented a world that I find is marvelous and with characters who are real and entertaining. The humor is subtle and at times not so subtle but always enjoyable. I will read anything that Ms. Carriger should write. The narrator has a wonderful voice and is very good but, and it runs throughout the entire series, there are long pauses between each chapter. Sometimes so long that I think the book has stopped. It disrupts an otherwise enjoyable experience. I will however continue to muddle through because these books are wonderful. I highly recommend them.
Enjoyed listening to ALL 3 books. Now I just have to find out about THE BABY. I hope there will be more books by this author and narrator.