The entire series is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
This installment spends a little more time on Professor Lyall and Lord Akeldama, and a WHOLE lot more on Mme Le Fou. The whole rolicking romp finales with Alexia being delivered and Mme LeFou being sentenced for felonies committed earlier in the book. This is about the fourth time that I have listened to it, but I only just now purchased it.
Emily Gray does a WONDERFUL job! Her interpretations of Lord Maccon and Lord Akeldama are truly inspired.
Narrator and story perfect for each other. There are some longer than usual pauses in narration, but they didn't bother me at all. The story was engrossing enough to keep my interest all the way thru.
What can I say, this series has captured me and brought me along on a really good adventure. The writer gives me good engaging characters and the narrator gives them life. I look forward to see what happens next 😀
Carriger has created the most masterful steampunk world mashed up with supernatural. Can't wait for the next installment and find out what baby Prudence will bring to the mix.
Everything. As always, Carriger delivers a marvelous follow-up to a fantastic series.
Professor Lyle… I should have seen it coming to, I have a weakness for certain characters and it was not until this novel when we get some insight into his past that I just could not believe that I cherish the same characters time after time. His past just broke me into pieces.
I have listened to her in all the Parasol Protectorate novels and I adore her. She never fails to deliver a lively, beautifully witty performance with pitch-perfect voices for a cast of very different and wonderfully complex characters. I will listen to her any day.
Absolutely, it is funny and exciting and dark and very smartly written. I will always recommend this series. It is thouroughly wonderful.
Alexia and Lord Maccon are anticipating the birth of their child in Heartless but that doesn’t stop Alexia from fulfilling her duties as Muja to the Queen and investigating a possible assassination attempt. News of which was delivered to her by a poltergeist one evening.
This story had a firm plot direction and was funny as we get to see Alexia waddle around in her very pregnant state and try to carry on with things as if she weren’t the size of a whale. It was a treat reading this one especially since I rarely ever come across pregnant heroines in urban fantasy, plus I’m pregnant so I could totally relate to some of her discomforts which made it all the more enjoyable.
– a pregnant heroine
– plenty of funny situations
– betrayal well…kind of :-P
– a kickbutt steampunk contraption of epic many armed proportions
– a hilarious chase scene
– this one is much more firmly steampunk. I personally considered the previous books rather light on the a steampunk elements. Having them more as garnish instead of a major theme in the books.
I have an hour commute (each way), so I listen to at least 4-6 per month. A bad narrator will kill a book for me faster than anything
I have been enjoying this series greatly...the narrator does a fantastic job and even though it is an extremely over done concept ( werewolves, vampires, and a girl with special powers..a baby that wasnt supposed to be possible....really?) there was enough originality and fun characters to hold my interest.
But this one..it seems the car is veering off the rails a bit...it started to seem a bit too ridiculous, a bit too cartoony...like a script for The Wild Wild West 2 ( the bad Will Smith one) gone bad. So I am disappointed.