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Her Own Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel | [Shelley Adina]

Her Own Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel

Seventeen-year-old Lady Claire Trevelyan, left alone after the Arabian bubble financial disaster claims home and family, now leads the cleverest gang in the London underworld. Between outwitting a rival gang, inventing a device that will net her and her scientist employer worldwide fame, and keeping her mother from marrying her off, she can almost forget that a powerful lord wants to get closer…and if he succeeds, can destroy it all with a single word…
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Publisher's Summary

Escaped lunatics, lost children, vengeful lords, and love. Really, the situation is becoming quite impossible. Seventeen-year-old Lady Claire Trevelyan, left alone after the Arabian bubble financial disaster claims home and family, now leads the cleverest gang in the London underworld. Between outwitting a rival gang, inventing a device that will net her and her scientist employer worldwide fame, and keeping her mother from marrying her off, she can almost forget that a powerful lord wants to get closer… and if he succeeds, can destroy it all with a single word…

©2011 Shelley Adina Bates (P)2013 Shelley Adina Bates

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    Gayle Auburn, IL, United States 12-24-13
    Gayle Auburn, IL, United States 12-24-13 Member Since 2009
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    "The Steampunk Fun Continues!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend. This is a fun series with interesting characters and story lines. The narration is also excellent and just MAKES the story!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's hard to choose a favorite character because they all interact so well - I love them all!


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

    No, I haven't ever listened to her before, but if I were considering a book and she was the narrator, that would definitely sell me on it!


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

    Yes - the plot was engaging. I really did not want to stop.


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    Mike 07-10-14
    Mike 07-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story, Halting Narration"
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    The narrator has an odd speaking cadence and frequently pauses awkwardly, cutting sentences in half. It felt a bit like a bad William Shatner impression.

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    Philip 06-18-14
    Philip 06-18-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Lady Claire Trevelyan just keeps getting better"

    The First book started slowly but I took a chance on Book 2 and the Steampunk world opened up and pulled me in. Wow what fun!

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    Ann Lubbock, TX, United States 05-28-14
    Ann Lubbock, TX, United States 05-28-14 Member Since 2004
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    Where does Her Own Devices rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the upper tier


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    They're all great


    What about Fiona Hardingham’s performance did you like?

    Perfect distinction between characters


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

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    It's extremely difficult to find great books that are both exciting and clean for older children or teens when books are not rated as movies are. These stories offer an engaging story line as well as triumphs of good over evil. Well done Adina!

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    Rachael 05-21-14
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    "It only gets better!"

    The series continues to enfold you into 19th century Britain, where industry and invention have become the all-consuming goal. Our heroine has found herself battling between two factions; one is societal norms and one being her life’s work. The narrator continues to be amazing, and has never missed a character yet. The story line continues to improve. Audiable please record the last few books.

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    Comfort Connoisseur Richmond, Va 05-14-14
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    it was great. I thought it was going to be the steampunk version of Mean Girls but it was delightful. My only complaint is the brevity of the book. The author could have easily drawn out the book and I find it baffling that none of the other street gangs didn't bother her. but still a good solid read/listen.

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