The final book in the Parasol Protectorate series, Timeless was probably my second favorite book out of the five. Alexia and her little family have been living with Lord Akeldemar and they’ve all adjusted to the life of adapting to one another as well as dealing with little toddler Prudence who’s metanatural powers allow her to take on the form of a werewolf or vampire if she touches one of their kind.
– a trip to Egypt!
– a corny play starring Ivy Hissellpenny
– babies! And a toddler Prudence who is good at wreaking havoc with her ability to steal the preternatural essence from werewolves and vampires
– secrets and betrayals revealed!
– a murder most foul and an MIA butler
– we get to read from Biffy’s perspective, I loved him!
– a new romance to root for (one of my favorite parts of the book)
– a very old sad looking Queen
– heartwrenching moments!
– more excellent narration, especially loved the narration of little Prudence.
Overall, I definitely recommend the Parasol Protectorate books, especially on audio. They were such a whirlwind of fun that I’ve already snatched up the books in the authors young adult spin off Finishing School series that takes place in the same world.
Love the whole series! Humor, wit, adventure, and decorum expertly balanced for a highly entertaining listening experience. A fabulous series, indeed.
give this author a go on a day you want light hearted and easy going. First two in the series are the best in my opinion.
I miss reading books however this series is perfect for listening to! Emily Gray does a great job!
depends on what you want sometimes I enjoy lightweight and funny!
Emily Gray gives a wonderful edge to the story and because of her ability to bring more to the story I would have to say the audio is best. Although I did buy the books and read each one with her voice in mind after listening.
The whole concept of the story is such fun!
No I have not.
What an adventure!
Give it a try... you won't regret it, and may love them as much as I did!
For the humor and to revisit Carriger's fabulous characters, as well as, the finer details of the story.
I was looking for another enjoyable Supernatural series after finishing all the Charlaine Harris books and was happy to find this series. Totally different though and if possible funnier and more light hearted
I've listened to the other books in this series. Book three was awful due to poor production, but this narrator is perfect, she gets better and better with the exception of book three and really makes this production.
Yes, but that would spoil the plot.
This is an intelligent and amusing series. I have been thoroughly entertained. The stories and characters seemed to strengthen with each book. So sad that this is the last one. I want more!!
Read all books in order, this series is a real gem. Love the wit and the narrator does a great job
(This review is repeated from the review of the first book.)
After listening to the entire series, I must admit to being rather mixed about the author and her books.
The books are well written, and the characters are likable. There are good twists and turns which keep your interest.. and enough unanswered sub-plots to keep you wanting to read the next installment.
My qualms, come mostly in the last book. After listening to 800+ books from old to current authors, I've come to expect an agenda from the current crop of authors with respect to the homosexual community. Most have them represented and attempt to make it seem normal and wholesome. Ok, I can tolerate that within reason.
Gail Carriger, takes this a bit ... no, for me, .. WAY too far. In the first three books, she has her heroine have a homosexual friend - colorful, dependable and rather stereotyped. However, the agenda culminates in the fifth.
Depicting romantic love between partners, explicitly.. goes a bit too far for me. I found myself and my soul, sickened and wanting to put the book down and try to forget the images in my mind.
She obviously, within the fifth book, is attempting to push the envelope to indoctrinate us to her conception about homosexuality.
World statistics, the last time I checked, approximate the homosexual community at approximately 10% of the total adult population. However, if you look at the proportion in this book, half of the people in the world would be so inclined. And, would represent the only dependable people a woman could count on!
I know, this review is not exactly "PC".. and will make a few upset. But, the last book honestly sickened me. I truly wish someone had warned me.
No, I would not recommend this book or series, unless you don't mind this sort of thing.
I am a huge book worm that reads/listens to books to be able to take a break from my world to be introduced to many other ones!
I wish that there was more than 5 books in the series!
This is the final book in the series and I have listened to each and everyone at least twice now. This is the first series I had listen to through audible and it made me fall in love with this site lol....This was a great series and extremely entertaining with a fantastic narrator that brought this series to life!
I admit when I first started this series I was unsure but it didn't take long before I got enthralled in Carriger's story of Alexia Tarabotti...and her life as a soulless. This was an original concept to me and a great way to change up the classic vampire/werewolf world.
I look for books that can take me out of my world and gives me a break from reality, and this series did that for me without question. I found myself craving this series! It was crazy great :)
Smoke me a kipper; I'll be back for breakfast.
I'm pretty impressed that five into the series this is such a strong book. The last couple books in this series were kind of a miss for me. All that pregnancy stuff got really annoying. And the whole octopus thing seemed absurd and unsurprising. I was worried that Carriger had run her course in the series.
Then this book comes along. The humor was spot-on in this book. I used to live in England so I appreciate her ability to capture the phrasing and type of humor found there. It also had lots of fight scenes, travel abroad, more info about her father, and plenty of nutty bad people. Some may have disliked the Biffy sections but I actually thought it was great. It gave the reader a lot more depth into the character of two werewolves that we don't hear much more than surface about.
I also enjoyed that there were several twists in the book that I didn't expect. These set the series up for so many more shenanigans that were previously available. Prudence turns out to be an amusing character with plenty more to learn about. Her abilities really will play well into expanding the storyline possibilities.
As always, I absolutely love this narrator. She is simply perfect for this series.
This was kind of anticlimactic. The only bit I truly enjoyed was the exchange between Biffy and Felicity. It felt really rushed. There was a whole bit about Alessandro that was kind of just kind of glossed over. Emily Gray did her normal fab job, she's pretty awesome. Looking forward to the next book in her new series.