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Heartless Audiobook

Heartless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fourth

Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant. Can Alexia determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria?
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Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant.

Will Alexia manage to determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria before it is too late? Is it the vampires again or is there a traitor lurking about in wolf's clothing? And what, exactly, has taken up residence in Lord Akeldama's second best closet?

©2011 Hachette Audio (P)2011 Gail Carriger

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    Jessica 06-02-13
    Jessica 06-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not my favorite. . ."

    While not my favorite, it's still an okay book. I enjoyed the beginning and the very end (the last 20-ish minutes or so) but didn't really get into the middle and what followed as much as I would've liked. I understand it's a whole different time and place but I kind of wanted to smack Alexia with her own parasol in this book. Emily Gray does a nice job as narrator, as usual.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gayle 07-29-12
    Gayle 07-29-12
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    "Highly Recommended!"

    The Parasol Protectorate series never fails to entertain! Supernatural stories with a proper British flavor. Gail Carriger has another hit! Emily Gray does another wonderful rendition of these tales! You should definitely check out this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Luanne 05-14-12
    Luanne 05-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great"

    Loved it! I'd even pay for it with real money. Great series and excellent narration!!!!

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    Tenesha Ocala, FL, United States 01-05-12
    Tenesha Ocala, FL, United States 01-05-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Thank Goodness....."

    After the last book in the series I was not looking forward to this one....I am eating my words right now. I honestly think that besides the first book, this was definately one of the best. I am proud to say that I am throughly looking foward to the release of the next book Timeless in a few months. I can't wait

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    S NY 11-07-11
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    "Wow! That was boring!"

    Wow! That was boring! There was absolutely no story to this "book". Ninety-nine percent was the overly-detailed descriptions of the heroine's life as a pregnant woman. One percent mentioned the other characters briefly but usually while they were discussing fashion and home decorating. There was also no mystery. Nada. Someone mentioned the queen's life was in danger and that was it. Undoubtedly it was supposed to set up the next book, but give us something worth our time, please! Again, Wow! That was boring!

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    Robin Williams San Francisco, CA United States 10-03-12
    Robin Williams San Francisco, CA United States 10-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    "DISAPPOINTED!! THIS BOOK WAS SADLY LACKING!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend series has lost its charm starting with this book


    What was most disappointing about Gail Carriger’s story?

    The Hive has been behind most of her problems, yet she runs to their rescue at the expense of her friend, and she constantly offers refuge to her horrible sister who has no redeemable qualities. Why would she offer lodgings to a bunch of vicious murdering vampires that have been out to get her since day one? After several attempts against her they are never held accountable and now she's bending over backwards to help them... Really? It's enough to make you lose respect for the heroine.


    What about Emily Gray’s performance did you like?

    The narration is not great with regards to the male characters but has been consistent throughout the series so can't complain overmuch.


    Could you see Heartless being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No too many things ignored in the book like her terrible selfish family that will kick her out into the street which is completely ignored in the series. Her tolerance for the vampire hive that has continuously tried to kill her is really disappointing. She is supposed to be a strong heroine but she lets these two groups do things to her with no backlash whatsoever.


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    D. LaPrell 05-10-16
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    "enjoyed"

    I really enjoyed this series. It had an interesting twist on the werewolf/vampire relationship.

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    Julie 03-28-16
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    "Another winner"

    Love this whole series and how it builds from series to series, not just book to book!

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    Jan United States 02-24-16
    Jan United States 02-24-16 Member Since 2013
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    "An 8 legged what does WHAT?!"

    The entire series is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
    This installment spends a little more time on Professor Lyall and Lord Akeldama, and a WHOLE lot more on Mme Le Fou. The whole rolicking romp finales with Alexia being delivered and Mme LeFou being sentenced for felonies committed earlier in the book. This is about the fourth time that I have listened to it, but I only just now purchased it.
    Emily Gray does a WONDERFUL job! Her interpretations of Lord Maccon and Lord Akeldama are truly inspired.

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    L. Stubblefield 01-10-16

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    "Terrific"

    Narrator and story perfect for each other. There are some longer than usual pauses in narration, but they didn't bother me at all. The story was engrossing enough to keep my interest all the way thru.

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