Believable and natural dialogue, not some pained, stilted, artificial Victorian phrases.
First steampunk novel I've tried; the genre interests me but I hope this effort is not indicative of the entire species.
Terrible, overly dramatic voicing in general and absolutely unbearable French accent for one character.
I wouldn't know--I could barely get through one chapter.
Because of the synopsis, time period and premise, I so wanted to love this book. I was hesitant after listening to the sample, but decided to trust the many good reviews and give it a chance. What a mistake. I'll listen to my gut next time.
After listening to this book, I would have to say Moira Quirk is now my second favorite narrator, my first being Katherine Kellgren from the Royal Spyness series. I may even say its a close tie for first!
The story had a perfect balance of humor, intrigue, whit, and charm, and I really enjoyed the surprises well placed through out. I am so looking forward to Curtsies & Conspiracies due in November, and I can only hope this series will continue on even after Finishing School is completed.
I recommended this book to my sister as well, who began to listen to it on her way to and from work. Not only did she say it made her drive more tolerable, but it also gave her something to look forward to on the drive in every morning. She loved it so much, she actually finished listening to it over the weekend at home.
I would recommend this book to anyone from young teen to adult.
Loved it, a real chance from some of my heavier reads lately. I real enjoyed the antics of the characters, surprisingly pulls you in. Great for kids too! (at any age)
I was disappointed when I first started it. I had gotten a book for teenagers. completely unbelievable. Then it lived up to be delightful humorous and fast moving. absolutely delightful light hearted book.
I'm definitely glad that Moira Quirk narrated this series. Her voice is more upbeat and feels much better suited for the age group the characters belong to. She also pronounces Lord Akeldama's voice the same way I read it, which helped.
I started with book 4 and realized that I needed to start at the beginning... so glad I did. I am hooked on the characters and look forward to the continuation.
I loved this audiobook! The story is a romp, Sophronia is ingenious and the characters are great. Moira Quirk's narration was spot on perfect, her accents and voices are genuine. I'm so glad they got such a quality British narrator for this book. I listened to the whole series.