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Blameless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel | [Gail Carriger]

Blameless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

Gail Carriger’s best-selling Parasol Protectorate series reimagines Victorian England with vampires, werewolves, and a dash of steampunk. Blameless is the third in the series starring the parasol-wielding Lady Alexia Maccon, formerly Alexia Tarabotti. After news spreads of her delicate condition—a surprise to everyone since she’s married to a werewolf—Alexia is desperate to escape the London gossip. So she heads to Italy for a change of scenery.
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Gail Carriger’s best-selling Parasol Protectorate series reimagines Victorian England with vampires, werewolves, and a dash of steampunk. Blameless is the third in the series starring the parasol-wielding Lady Alexia Maccon, formerly Alexia Tarabotti. After news spreads of her delicate condition—a surprise to everyone since she’s married to a werewolf—Alexia is desperate to escape the London gossip. So she heads to Italy for a change of scenery.

©2010 Tofa Borregaard; Excerpt from Tempest Rising 2010 by Nicole Peeler (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Amazon Customer Vale, OR, United States 03-20-12
    Amazon Customer Vale, OR, United States 03-20-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Rollicking Good Fun!"
    Where does Blameless rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    One of the more fun historical novels recently written.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alexia is fun, witty and determined. What's not to like?


    What about Emily Gray???s performance did you like?

    The narrators ability to portray the different characters by vocal inflection, accent, and pitch is fun and easy to listen to.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed all the way through it!


    Any additional comments?

    A witty and fun way to spend listening time...anytime!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 02-19-12
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 02-19-12 Member Since 2013

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    "I love this series and the narrator"

    I only gave a 3 star on "OVERALL" because the spacing between chapters was WAY to long anywhere from 6 to 10 seconds. Most spacing should be only 1 or 1.5 seconds tops. The problem being that your not sure if your Ipod or MP3 player has died. I think that this story can easily be re-edited to remove the time between each chapter, and make the story much more fluid. I love the characters, and I love the idea of a whole new kind of para-normal situation. I can't wait until the baby is born. Gail Carriger has a wonderful and spirited heroine. And Emily Gray is wonderful with narration. (But please fix the LONG pauses between CHAPTERS) I will defiantly continue with this series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda 12-18-11
    Brenda 12-18-11

    I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.

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    "Delightful book"

    This is the most interesting of the books in this series and I can hardly wait until the nex the series is published.

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    Joanna Windham, NH, United States 12-06-11
    Joanna Windham, NH, United States 12-06-11 Member Since 2010
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    "wonderfully witty characters"
    Where does Blameless rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is one of the best I've listened to in a long time


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The no nonsense logic of Alexia gets her into and out of some very interesting predicaments


    What does Emily Gray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoy Emily Gray's natural reading voice and her handling of the character changes


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not for lack of trying. I kept getting interrupted by people asking me why I was laughing so much.


    Any additional comments?

    I am very eagerly waiting for the next book in the series. Ms. Carriger is a very talented author

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    ROUGE Cameron Park 11-30-11
    ROUGE Cameron Park 11-30-11 Member Since 2008

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    "Wonderful"

    This author has invented a world that I find is marvelous and with characters who are real and entertaining. The humor is subtle and at times not so subtle but always enjoyable. I will read anything that Ms. Carriger should write. The narrator has a wonderful voice and is very good but, and it runs throughout the entire series, there are long pauses between each chapter. Sometimes so long that I think the book has stopped. It disrupts an otherwise enjoyable experience. I will however continue to muddle through because these books are wonderful. I highly recommend them.

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    Susan Philadelphia, PA, United States 11-29-11
    Susan Philadelphia, PA, United States 11-29-11 Member Since 2010
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    "AGAIN EXCELLENT !!"

    Enjoyed listening to ALL 3 books. Now I just have to find out about THE BABY. I hope there will be more books by this author and narrator.

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    Olivia Saint Cloud, FL, United States 11-25-11
    Olivia Saint Cloud, FL, United States 11-25-11
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    "Fun read!"

    This was a fun listen. Not too deep or thought-inducing, but fun and entertaining enought that I've listened to the entire series.

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    Sally Burbank, CA, United States 11-15-11
    Sally Burbank, CA, United States 11-15-11 Member Since 2002
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    I'm glad to see that I am not the only person who found the lengthy pauses between chapters very annoying. Overall, this is an entertaining light-hearted series.

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    Yasmin Crosswicks, NJ, United States 11-12-11
    Yasmin Crosswicks, NJ, United States 11-12-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Makes me want to be a women of the old time"

    I loved this story. It was well written and Emily Gray makes me envision this story so clearly. I laughed and fell right into the times. The whole combination of werewolves and vampires coexisting in this book is rich. Looking forward to the next one.

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    Beth Salem, OR, United States 10-22-11
    Beth Salem, OR, United States 10-22-11 Member Since 2010

    Love Sci Fi and Fantasy books since I was 8, starting reading A Princess of Mars series in Junior High School thanks to my Uncle Lester.

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    "Pride and Prejudice meets vampires and werewolves!"

    Fun series with witty interactions and a feel of P & P to it, though a lot more romantic interactions, all tastefully done of course.

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