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Soulless Audiobook

Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband. For Alexia was born without a soul, giving her the ability to render any vampire or werewolf completely powerless.

©2009 Tofa Borregaard (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Carriger debuts brilliantly with a blend of Victorian romance, screwball comedy of manners and alternate history....This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans." (Publishers Weekly)

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    E. Walters 12-09-14
    E. Walters 12-09-14 Member Since 2011
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    "GREAT FUN"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Soulless to be better than the print version?

    No idea. I have only listened to the audio version. I haven't read the print version.


    What other book might you compare Soulless to and why?

    Carriger's books are their own special category. They are witty, dry, sarcastic, silly, and Victorian. They are steampunk, full of vampires and werewolves, evil scientists, and funny machines. They are fun, fun, fun.


    Which character – as performed by Emily Gray – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed them all. The characters are great, Emily Gray doesn't completely transform between characters, but her voice is pleasing and keeps the flow the story. I liked her.


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

    Yes. I've listened to it more than once because it was quite nice.


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to her other books. The Parasol Protectorate is great and I've just started the Finishing School books. They're excellent.

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    KMP100 12-02-14
    KMP100 12-02-14
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    "Formulaic"

    Will this book is overall rather enjoyable to read it follows a similar patter to many others I have read. Also the I know it is hard to write books with strong female charters, but I think this books tries a bit hard and over does it. But its not a bad book with an imaginative world, and some good humor. I probably will not read the rest of the series, but I do not regret giving it a try.

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    Cheap and Lazy 11-22-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Witty Paranormal/Steampunk Romp"

    This is one of those books I think really was better on audio than it would have been to read. The narrator was outstanding. I loved her in another performance and thought she was perfect for this part. I enjoyed her accents and the different voices she used for each character. I like witty banter in my “regencies,” which Soulless served up nicely. I liked that this story doesn’t take itself too seriously. I would consider this a romance, or at least as having a very strong romantic element. Some scenes had heat, but none were too hot for audio (IOW, it never sounded like a porn soundtrack). The characters, the (fairly basic) mystery plot, and steampunk elements were woven in with the paranormal (mostly werewolves and vampires—ghosts were discussed) without overwhelming the story. I was looking for another fun series on audio and I seem to have found it.

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    Brenda K. Holland Parkland, Florida 11-03-14
    Brenda K. Holland Parkland, Florida 11-03-14 Member Since 2016

    Brenda H.

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    "Interesting concept"
    Would you listen to Soulless again? Why?

    I will listen to the next in the series and see where it goes from there.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The heroine of course


    Have you listened to any of Emily Gray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The narrators male voices weren't very convincing. However, I may just be picky.

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    Sarah. Brooklyn, NY United States 09-16-14
    Sarah. Brooklyn, NY United States 09-16-14 Member Since 2014

    I didn't realize it but I love mysteries. Science Fiction and Fantasy are a particular favorite though I like travel logs, science essays.

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    "Good fun!"

    It's a Victorian era paranormal romance and mystery. The writing is clever and even had me laugh out loud at points. The romance scenes are decent and while sexy, mild.

    Emily Gray is a wonderful narrator and perfect for the outspoken and often snooty character of Alexia Terrabotti.

    At 26 Miss Terrabotti is a spinster and a blue stocking (basically a woman interested in knowledge as opposed to just fashion), she was also born without a soul. This is a power that neutralizes the abilities of the supernatural and defines her as a preternatural. While at a ball that promised comestibles but offered only punch, she is attacked by a vampire lacking all the knowledge and training of one. After dispatching him she has to deal with Lord Maccon who often finds her trying his patience. Thus we are introduced the the actors of our story, their sexual tension, and the mystery of an rogue and uneducated vampire.

    This book is pure brain candy, but quite fun.

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    Think about this 09-14-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderfully Witty"

    Set in an alternate Victorian England, this tale is wonderfully witty, full of humor, set within a horrific story . Miss Tarrabotti is what they call a preternatural, that can neutralize the effects of the supernatural. She is one of very few of her kind, who finds herself in all kinds of predicaments that ends up in the hands of the supernaturals' own police dept, thus enters Lord Maccon. These two are always at odds, thus becoming attracted to each other, with banter that delights the listener. Elsewhere, in the story is a group of sinister scientists that are out to exterminate anything unnatural, putting our main characters in peril. The whole book is made up of a very amusing group of characters that keeps us in chuckles while solving mysterious disappearances of vampires and werewolves.
    The narration is excellent in capturing the language and wit intended.

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    Jackie 07-29-14
    Jackie 07-29-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Hits and misses"
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    This series fills me with polarizing emotions. On the one hand, the blending of so many genres is delightfully creative, and it's clear the author has considerable imagination. The characters themselves are all very appealing and distinctive. And there are some very funny moments. On the other hand, there are decidedly weak points. I'm not sure if this is the narrator, whose voice I find inexplicably irritating because it sounds like she's trying too hard to enunciate, or the writing, but every time there is a scene of suspense, I want to scream, "Get to the point!" Somehow the narrator and/or author have no sense of urgency and bog us down in boring detail and an agonizingly slow play-by-play. Throughout the entire series, scenes that probably take 5 minutes within the story take something like a half hour of narration with so much description. Also, for all the clever wordplay, I want to ban the phrases "at this juncture" and "with this matter." They have long since ceased to be witty.

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    Deborah Seattle, WA 07-17-14
    Deborah Seattle, WA 07-17-14 Member Since 2013

    hamish

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    "Don't bother"
    Would you try another book from Gail Carriger and/or Emily Gray?

    Love the series although this is not my typical genre. I was eager to listen to the audible book but the narrator is awful. So disappointing.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Emily Gray’s performances?

    Definitely not.


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    Joan 06-10-14
    Joan 06-10-14
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    "I loved this book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend and have already done so. I have also listened to it for a second time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alexia is a strong, intelligent and interesting character who is at odds with her status and with her century's expectations of women.


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

    I thought that Emily Gray's performance was wonderful. Her British accent was perfect and really brought me into the story and the world in which it is set.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Fantasy meets Steam-Punk -- let the fun begin.


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    Kim-MS 05-19-14
    Kim-MS 05-19-14
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    "Enjoyable read/even better audio"
    If you could sum up Soulless in three words, what would they be?

    Strong Intelligent Character


    What other book might you compare Soulless to and why?

    I Shall Wear Midnight - different feel to the books but the female leads in both are strong women who haven't the perfect life, looks or "all the answers" - but they still manage to mold their worlds with their natural abilities - regardless of who (or what) stands in their way!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Alexia takes time during the wedding day preparations to keep a promise made to Lord Akeldama.


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

    Laughed often... but would love to know more about the hedgehog incident


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the storyline is continued - so many options with the new characters introduced during the series.

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