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.
Good story, great narrator. The main character is very relatable. The setting is a gorgeous recreation of Victorian England as it ought to have been.
Yes... if you enjoyed being entertained these books are for you.
Alexia is a strong woman and very funny, although Lord Akeldama is over the top amusing. The addition Emily Gray gives to his vocal personality is amazing.
Meeting the Scottish realativies.
Yes... if I had the time I would have listened non stop.
Audiophile since the days I had to check 'em out on rickety cassette tapes at the local library. Currently working the other side of production as an author of romance and scifi/fantasy.
How the Hades does she weave such fantastical prose? Another knock out installment of the intelligent, engaging series.
Yes, loved the series!
She did a great job with all of the characters.
Would appreciate anything new from Ms Garriger!
I'm a writer working in the advertising industry with a background in music and film studies. My favourite audiobook genre is urban fantasy.
Heartless & the rest of the Parasol Protectorate are very high up on my audiobook list. My other favourite series are The Hollows, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Sookie Stackhouse and The Dresden Files, so it's in good company. But I'd say it's number one or two on the list.
My favourite character was Lord Akeldama. His nicknames and lighthearted frivolity are entertaining, but he's not a 2-dimensional character. The emotional depth that slips out; his pain in letting go of someone he loves is deeply palatable and moving, no matter how hard he tries to hide it.
Anything involving Biffy naked holding Alexia's hand. The awkwardness and comedy is coupled with some really moving character development. Plus, Alexia's waddling never gets old.
I laughed a lot. I didn't cry (I cried during Changeless and Timeless).
The reader's tremendous job made my experience of listening to Heartless most enjoyable.
What I love about Emily Gray's performance is how I do not get lost and confuse regarding characters.
Smoke me a kipper; I'll be back for breakfast.
Heartless is probably my favorite book of this series so far. Always enjoy the steam punk aspects of the books and this one does not disappoint. Alexia is her usual brilliant and enterprising self and is still a trouble-maker! The end is especially good with a big battle ending and a huge ooops moment. You also get to see what is special (supernatural?) about their child. I am not usually fond of supernatural stories but I like this one because it plays into the society aspects of period England. I am also glad that Carriger dropped the romance aspect of it mostly after book one. I think if you're looking for supernatural sexy stuff there's many many other books out there. So I would recommend this to people who enjoy steam punk and Jane Austin combined.
As for the narrator. I absolutely love her for this series. My only issue is that she cannot do a French accent worth beans! But her others are good.
Who doesn't love a pregnant heroine? Alexia doesn't let the infant inconvenience stop her when a ghost tracks her down and informs her of a plot to kill the queen. She also takes upon herself to help Biffy acclimate to his new immortal life among the Wosley pack. To make matters worse, her sister shows up at her new home in London in need of a place to stay. As usual, Heartless is full of humor and wit and brings us one set closer to figuring out why everyone is so worried about the child Alexia is carrying. The book ends on a cliffhanger, with the child finally being born and Alexia realizing that while her child is not a preternatural, she is definitely not human either. I can't wait to get started on Timeless!