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All Men of Genius | [Lev AC Rosen]

All Men of Genius

Set in a steampunk version of Victorian England, Lev AC Rosen’s acclaimed debut novel, All Men of Genius, follows the fantastical adventures of Violet Adams. Determined to attend the prestigious Illyria College, Violet gains entrance by masquerading as her twin brother Ashton. But continuing the scheme turns out to be difficult - especially when “Ashton” is faced with blackmail, killer automata, and possible romance with a young duke.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Fantasy, 2013

Set in a steampunk version of Victorian England, Lev AC Rosen’s acclaimed debut novel, All Men of Genius, follows the fantastical adventures of Violet Adams. Determined to attend the prestigious Illyria College, Violet gains entrance by masquerading as her twin brother Ashton. But continuing the scheme turns out to be difficult - especially when “Ashton” is faced with blackmail, killer automata, and possible romance with a young duke.

©2011 Lev AC Rosen (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Clara Centennial, CO, United States 02-27-13
    Clara Centennial, CO, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun steampunk story filled with twists and turns"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The story weaves several plot lines together which play off each other and makes for a very enjoyable read/listen. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed the Parasol Protectorate Series.


    What about Emily Gray’s performance did you like?

    I really enjoy Emily Gray's ability to change accents and read for both female and male roles. She has an amazing talent for voices!


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Marie Woodville, TX, United States 03-24-13
    Marie Woodville, TX, United States 03-24-13 Member Since 2004

    I love mysteries in the style of P.D. James, Rex Stout, Elizabeth Peters, Dave Duncan, etc. I love sci fi written by Issac Asimov (the robot books), Douglas Adams, Jack McDevitt (Alex Benedict series) and Susan Collins. I love fantasy written by Terry Pratchett, and Kim Harrison. I love Kate Morton. I don't like graphic descriptions of violence.

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    "A Lovely Book"
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    I loved the writing, loved the characters (yes, they were all stereotypes, but it worked in the same way as a melodrama works), loved the setting, and the action. I even loved Oscar. I just kept smiling throughout the book - all 17 hours. It's a comedy, a romance, and a farce in the style of Twelfth Night and the Importance of Being Earnest (as other reviewers have mentioned). The author cautions against "emulating the behavior of any of the characters" as "They're all quite mad." And freely admits that he has no idea "what I am talking about." when he describes the science in the book. Don't expect science fiction. In among all the comedy and romance runs a strong thread of women's rights, independence, and strength of character. I would never have guessed it was written by a man. But don't let that put you off; it's too much fun. Sadly, it is the only book Audible has by this author.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gina Grande Cache, Alberta, Canada 03-18-13
    Gina Grande Cache, Alberta, Canada 03-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Light-hearted, steampunk romance."

    I have listened to several books that feature the female protagonist disguised as a man, and this one was no different, although I was a little bemused at the gushingly romantic, storybook ending. I'm not sure if this is young-adult, but it seems to be, and fits that genre well. Whimsical, with highly likable characters, and an inventive plot, but nothing ground-breaking. And the narrator makes it an easy listen, too.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sasha Waynesboro, VA, United States 09-23-12
    Sasha Waynesboro, VA, United States 09-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Shakespeare goes Steampunk"
    If you could sum up All Men of Genius in three words, what would they be?

    pretty good listen


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the familiarity of the plot and the added feminist leanings.


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

    I'm not sure if I have.


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

    nope.


    Any additional comments?

    Nope.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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