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.
I love listening to audio books, they are my favorite escape! I like fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, YA, some for fun & books that make me think.
I have read or have started to read several series by the author Gail Carriger and this first book may be at the bottom of list. It wasn't a bad book I just didn't get into like I have others. I think maybe because the main character in this book is only 14 it may be a bit less interesting to me than when her leads are a bit older. I don't find I need a primary character to always be olders but it resonates better with. me in her books. I will try the second and see if it improves and go from there.
The audio performance is very special. You know the characters as soon as the narrator utters a single syllable.
Vampires, werewolves, steampunk, YA, romance? How can it possibly work? Brilliantly somehow.
predates the souless books by approximately 15 years in the same world. if you can put these books down, your opinion is not one that I can value... I started at soulless and then went to the custard protocol, but timeline reading would start you here. character crossovers exist between all three major series. I consider this more of a advertisement for the writer than a spoiler. try it, if you love it, you'll know that you are are a person of worth, if you don't, you'll know that you are positively boring. either way, it is worth knowing... I realize that im a bit of a troll in my review, but tom robbins and terry pratchet combined couldn't produce this much well read wit.
Professional artist and art instructor. I listen to audible books when I work on paintings, sew or do housework. I also fall asleep listening to audio books. I like mysteries history science fiction young adult and biographies.
Light hearted romp through Victorian times with a new take on finishing school for young ladies. Who knew the study of etiquette could be so useful in espionage type situations.
Yes I would listen to this book again, it engages you at the very beginning
All of the Charactors are my favorite.
I have not but I'm wanting to find other books performed by her.
Yes 100% yes!!
The way Gail Carriger wrote the novel. It felt like a surreal Jane Austin novel.
Well the whole book is wonderful but I think the Ball sticks out best.
Well the book is told from the point of Sophronia so this is the only character Moira Quirk really performed in the book.
I was curious to find out what happened next but I could put it down.