If Jane Austen and Dr. Seuss had a love child it would be Gail Carriger. I am so jealous of her command of the language and her bizarre imagination. She combines the Victorian English of Austen with the vivid imagery of Seuss to write some of the funniest prose I have ever heard. I generally hate sex scenes in books, they are typically so overwrought, but these are the best sex scenes ever!! Hilarious. I have purchased well over 1000, yes I said 1000 books, from Audible and I have never bothered to write a review before but I enjoyed these books so much I had to take moment to sing their praises. I raced through all five books. I also hooked a friend on them who also raced through all five books. We both have Ph.Ds by the way, so not just for the young adult. Please Ms. Carriger...write quickly!
No spoilers from me. Just don't listen to it in places where you would be embarassed to laugh out loud to yourself.
Emily Gray is my new favorite narrator. I would like her to start freelancing with other companies and spend all of her time reading as many books as possible. Her ability to find the perfect voice for each character and the perfect inflection for each phrase is unsurpassed by any other narrator I have ever listened to. These books would not have been nearly as funny without her as the reader. I am in awe of her ability to create so many separate characters each with such distinct personalities.
Hilarious is my first response. You become very attached to the characters and the villians are villians you will love to hate. Great fun....I would not steer you wrong my darling blue bells!
I enjoyed the read, it held my interest throughout. It combines explores highschool anxst and an interesting murder mystery.
I would, but I'm not not knocking down the door for them either.
Had no problem differentiating characters but not the best narrator I've heard.
If I don't enjoy a book, I don't finish it. Life is too short, so I did enjoy it.
The author may have given Jane Austen author billing, but if one of my students turned this in, I'd give them an F for plagiarism. It's 90% Jane Austen with a little martial arts and zombies thrown in. I really enjoy it when authors take old classics and create something entirely new with it, like Rebecca's Tale, or Wicked, or Wide Sargasso Sea, but this is just theft! I'm really surprised they published this. I would hate to see a trend toward people taking material that's no longer protected by copyright laws, changing it a little and making a profit off of someone else's creativity.
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