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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.

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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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    JD Ford 08-20-12
    JD Ford 08-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was an okay story


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I was disappointed that the steampunk aspect of the story was more window dressing than an actual part of the story. I was also disappointed to find this was a romance novel and not the action/suspense I was hoping for.


    Any additional comments?

    be warned that the book has some adult scenes and if you were expecting a romance then I guess that won't be a surprise.

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    K. Masheter Deal Southwest, USA 08-13-12
    K. Masheter Deal Southwest, USA 08-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyed my first steampunk novel!"

    I am very interested in history, especially the Victorian era. Steampunk was recommended to me quite awhile ago but I have been hesitant to read any. This book title, Soulless: Alexia Tarabotti, Bk 1 by Gail Carriger, was on sale so I figured "What the heck - give it a go!" Well blow me down - I found this book very pleasurable! I feared the twist on history in this genre might be preposterous but this book was very believable and not to far fetched. The story on the whole was a rousing rollick and I am impressed with the strong female character. I am looking forward to listening to more Steampunk genre books. The reader was very good and it made for a fun listen. It is a great book for adults but this book/series would be a marvelous title for young adults that might be a tad reluctant to read. I would recommend you give this book/series a try!

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    Ali Middletown DE 08-07-12
    Ali Middletown DE 08-07-12 Member Since 2011

    Love fantasy books, usually with a strong female character. I also enjoyed just about anything from J.D Robb I am a fan of mysteries as well. I also enjoy funny and quirky novels anything from Molly Harper is a winner in my book. Since listening to audio books is important to me while I travel I also follow certain narrators as well.

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    "Loved the Narrator, the plot just wasnt for me"

    I loved the narrator, her voice was soothing, this book in general was based in a part of the world that I have never been, therefore my American nature did not allow me to truly appreciate much of the plot, word choice, and descriptions, its a shame, I really wanted to like this book.

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    Saralena 08-06-12
    Saralena 08-06-12

    I love books and I don't like to listen to the radio on the way to work. Now I can listen to books instead! I am in heaven.

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    "Love these Characters!"
    Would you listen to Soulless again? Why?

    I think I will listen to it sometime in the future. Why? Because it is a very entertaining book.


    What other book might you compare Soulless to and why?

    I have not comparisons.


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

    I personly enjoy her use of her own voice. I believe you get the flavor of each character.


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

    No. I like to listen on my commute back and forth to work. I pace myself. However, I had to finish the last two chapters, I could not wait.


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    Judy L. Barringer LAS VEGAS, NV, US 08-03-12
    Judy L. Barringer LAS VEGAS, NV, US 08-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Amelia Peabody meets Sookie Stackhouse"
    What did you love best about Soulless?

    Weir wolves, vampires, mad sciencetists, and a heroin who manages them all with white gloves and impecable manners. The storey was unexpectly delightful; totally engaging; with enough grit to keep it from being syrupy. In a catagory that's become a little predictable, Gail Carriger has created a new slant that delivers both punch and humor.
    As the narrater Emily Gray is the perfect voice of sophistacation, with just enough dialect to add flavor, but not so much that clarity is lost on the American ear. We all know a good reader makes or breaks an audio book, and in this case the reader is perfect.
    I can't wait to download the next installment of Miss Tarrabody's adventures.


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    Lori 08-01-12
    Lori 08-01-12
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    "Emily Gray a pleasure to listen to"
    What made the experience of listening to Soulless the most enjoyable?

    The storyline progresses wonderfully, if a bit slow, over this entire series of books. The narrator does a wonderful job using tone and accents to help the listener identify the various characters. This book is by turns witty, exciting, adventurous and a very unusual romance. I started with Soulless and am now reading the final book in the series - I simply couldn't stop. I enjoyed the writing style of Gail Carriger, I really felt as though I was immersed in Victorian England, be it an alternate universe with werewolves, vampires and ghosts being commonplace.


    What other book might you compare Soulless to and why?

    This series is unique in its style and composition.


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

    The nuances of the characters are brought alive by Emily Gray, something that would be missed by merely reading the story.


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    Mary 07-29-12
    Mary 07-29-12 Member Since 2013
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    "A great series"

    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.

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    Elizabeth winter Park, FL, United States 07-18-12
    Elizabeth winter Park, FL, United States 07-18-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Steam punk"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The Romance, and the main character's spunk. It is definitively not historically accurate to Victorian England, but it's still good fun


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    Jayne Fury Tacoma WA USA 07-13-12
    Jayne Fury Tacoma WA USA 07-13-12 Member Since 2008

    SyrenMuse is a sometime writer, sometime chef, sometime wife, sometime mother in the Pacific NorthWet. She can be seen in her garden or wrangling chickens and other critters on her city lot.

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    "Victorian Vampires, Werewolves and Dirigibles!"
    Have you listened to any of Emily Gray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Emily Gray is brilliant in this series. Distinctive voices are believable and easy to follow. She even manages to capture the gruff alpha werewolf, Lord Macon, complete with Scottish accent. As this book is very conversational, the right voice is imperative to the success of the audio version.


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

    Yes, and I believe I was nearly able to gove it all one go as I was painting.


    Any additional comments?

    I fell in love with Gail Carriger's world with this first book and have stayed through all five now. She has really given careful thought to her world creation. From the description of the clothing to the archaic idiom, Carriger shows she is a fan of Victoriana and immerses you in the period. If you are looking for serious, however, this would not be the place. Vampires are dandys and the best dressed in the room and the Soulless can tuen them human with a touch and that touch is often to your funny bone.

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    Amazon Customer 07-01-12

    Love to read!

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    "BORING!!!!!!!!"

    I finally had to give up listening to this book because it was sooooo BORING! I kept trying to make myself finish it, but it was unbearable. Everything moves so slowly after the first 5 minutes. Most of the interactions with secondary characters are pointless and irritating, with LOTS of repetition. The performance was fine.

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