This was a wonderful series full of clever characters and with a great narrator. The 'steam punk' aspects of the story were really clever and the characters are so different than your typical vampire/werewolf series. This is light and funny but really well written. I will likely listen to it again. If you enjoy Jaspar Fforde Alexia is kind of a 19th Century version of Thursday. Except with Dandies and fire-shooting cephlapods.
This was the first book I've listened to/read in a long time where I wanted to start it again immediately upon finishing. Its a little dark - but the characters are so vivid. I saw the actual Goldfish painting at the Frick last week. It made the book even more special although I tried not to think about the bombing as I looked at it. The narrator was great - very different voices. I completely lost myself in the story and the characters.
I am a long-time listener with Audible and this book ranks up their with the best. Its moving; its funny (listening to the narrator track a conversation between an old jewish lady and a middleaged Irishman is hysterical)and the characters are those I wish I could revisit. Its a lovely story about redemption. I don't usually write reviews but this book will remain one of my favorites along with the Time Traveler's Wife.
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