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Changeless Audiobook

Changeless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Gail Carriger created a fascinating steampunk vision of Victorian England in her “intoxicatingly witty” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) debut novel Soulless—the first in the best-selling Parasol Protectorate series. Changeless is the second in the series and finds Alexia Tarabotti, now the Lady Woolsey, quite put out after her werewolf husband goes missing. So, armed with her trusty parasol, Alexia boards a dirigible and heads for Scotland to find him.

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    Eddy 09-29-12
    Eddy 09-29-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Unexpected Favorite"
    Would you listen to Changeless again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen again. Alexia is straight forward and amusing at the same time. The character development of all the characters is well thought out and most of them are extremely unexpected.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alexia is my favorite character in these books. As a pragmatic woman, who speaks her mind is extremely entertaining. Her attitude toward the acceptable and social status expected in the class conscious England of the late 1800 is refreshing and laugh out loud in it's boldness.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All scenes in which Alexia swings her parasol rate high on my list. When she first meets the BUR head investigator makes you laugh out loud. And in the humor and craziness around her, there are also touching scenes, like when Alexia helps an old vampire watch a sunset unharmed.


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

    I read while I drive. I didn't want to reach my destination as I wanted to hear what happened next.


    Any additional comments?

    The entire changeless series is delightful. I would recommend you listen to all of them in order, and be prepared to laugh out loud.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Gayle Auburn, IL, United States 04-15-12
    Gayle Auburn, IL, United States 04-15-12 Member Since 2009
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    "A Paranormal Amelia Peabody!"

    Gail Carriger has created a wholly enjoyable series! Alexia and her whole cast of friends are very entertaining. I am an Amelia Peabody fan and, after reading Soulless, have concluded the Alexia and Amelia are definitely cut from the same, very proper, English cloth! Alexia just has the added twist of battling supernatural creatures along with her mysteries. :) I HIGHLY recommend this whole series! Emily Gray does a fantastic job of portraying the characters. This is a wonderful listen!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Leanna Seattle, WA United States 04-02-11
    Leanna Seattle, WA United States 04-02-11 Member Since 2008

    I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors while on the hiking trail. Thanks, Audible!

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    "Loved it!"

    With a new parasol in hand, Alexia sets her sights on a hefty, new task: Train her husband, and the pack, to heel. Alexia takes on this task with the help of her most trustworthy companion, Ivy, and one of her petty and self-involved sisters. In this installment, we learn more about the influence of preternaturals; Professor Lyall continues to suffer in silence, and Major Channing Channing of the Chesterfield Channings makes quite an impression. While I know cliffhangers are frustrating, the cliffhanger in Changeless does not detract from the fact that this is a wonderful book and a phenomenal series. But to truly enjoy this series, it is important to read or listen to the books in order. So, catch-up, because Heartless, the fourth book, is coming out on July 1, 2011. As always, Emily Gray is brilliant!

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Emma SAVANNAH, TN, United States 01-28-14
    Emma SAVANNAH, TN, United States 01-28-14

    I am in my late twenties, a commuter, a romantic, & am loving life.

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    "Not as good as the first..."

    If you enjoyed the first book and are interested in the characters, give this book a chance. Don't expect it to be as gripping and enjoyable as the first book, though. I'll definitely be reading the third book in the series because Carriger was smart enough to end this one with a surprise and a shock.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Bronx, NY, United States 02-02-12
    Jennifer Bronx, NY, United States 02-02-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Half the book is setting up the story"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Most of the book is setting up the story and it really doesn't get good until the last quarter of the book. The first half of the book really feels like a waste of time


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was disappointed that just as the book was starting to have action and a progression in the storyline - it ended with an unresolved problem


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    jesssree 11-19-14
    jesssree 11-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "The long pauses"
    Any additional comments?

    I love this series so much! I just finished the second book and now working on the third one.

    Emily Gray is very good at switching characters. Her voice is almost always distinct with each character she does.

    I'm sure that ya'll have read other reviews of this book; the loooonnnnggg pauses are *real*. It's not just the end of paragraphs or the end of chapters, it's also even at the middle of paragraphs. It is noticeable when you are really into the story and your concentration is cut off with these horrible pauses. It's just terrible, terrible editing.

    But then again, I love this story. My annoyance must be sacrificed. Audiobooks are a necessity when you have long commutes.

    I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes the steampunk genre, werewolves, vampires, Victorian era, etc. The book is very well written and witty. (A bit *too* witty and silly at the most inopportune time). The world in it is vibrant and addictive. I don't know what I'd do when the series end. :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Calgary, AB, Canada 10-08-13
    Elizabeth Calgary, AB, Canada 10-08-13 Member Since 2016

    A gadabout with no room for heavy books, so love the audio ones.

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    "Not nearly as good as the first"

    I loved the first book but this one left me annoyed. A certain characters voice was so grating on my nerves I wanted to shut the book off, and the story focused entirely too much time on her "womanly duties".
    Other that those two things, I could still pick out the humour the author had written in the story, as she had in the first, which I enjoyed so much. I will still move onto the next book in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 04-12-12
    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 04-12-12 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I LOVE this series!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. This series has vampires, werewolf, and more. It is a great Steampunk novel. Steampunk is a genre of fiction where steam power, spring gadgets and modern marvels of the 20th century are thrown back to Victorian aesthetics. Technology in a Neo-Victorian setting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters, dialogue and the relationships between the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All the momentss between Alexia and her husband


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Yuriko Fairfield, CA, United States 06-12-11
    Yuriko Fairfield, CA, United States 06-12-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Ah the ending...."

    The book was fine and enjoyable until the very end.
    I really didn't get why a major character went off the handle. I mean isn't it obvious why and how could he be so horrible to Alexia? For me the mystery seemed so obvious and I think a lot of reader would agree with me. I have to read the next book to see if my guess is right or not. He must have been devastated but his action seems a bit harsh!

    Ending aside, I enjoyed the story and had fun. I do hope hewill grovel real well in the next novel.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jan United States 10-26-16
    Jan United States 10-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Author and Narrator are PERFECT together!"

    werewolves, vampire, snarky, humor, 18th-century, action-adventure, audiobook, british, e-book, family-dynamics, friendship, ghosts, gigglefest, mummies, mystery, parasol-protectorate
    Reread in October, 2012

    First I read the paperback--it walked away. Then I got the e-book, but that wasn't the same. 20 y/o agreed and bought the whole set. Then I got the audio and hit the jackpot! Emily Gray is an absolutely fantastic audio performer, and her work with the Parasol Protectorate proves it! The storyline is somewhat complicated, and while it works fine as a stand alone, it does make the reader not only want the rest of the series, but also the earlier one. Enjoy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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