Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.
Until, that is, she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored. With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanding? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?
©2012 Gail Carriger (P)2012 Hachette
This is the start of a delightful series that has become one of my favorites. The main character has such dry wit that you immediately love her. The take on vampires and werewolves is unique (which is hard to do these days). The narrator was wonderful! I immediately got all 5 books and listened to them straight. Can't wait for more from this author.
Yes, the narrator make the whole book take on a wonderful English tone.
Gail Carriger's other books are the only ones I have found like this so far. Love her work.
No but will look for them.
No. but was sad when it was over.
Funny and smart escape book.
Previously I had said Lord Maccon, but little Prudence provides some competition for my heart in this one.
The author had me crying for about an hour and I almost didn't like her for it. In the end I would say it's safe to like her now! This is my favorite book series ever; I cannot wait for the Prudence series.
The reader's tremendous job made my experience of listening to Timeless most enjoyable.
I love so many of the characters for their many layers. My favorite character in this book of the series is Alexia for the culmination of her growth over the series.
My favorite scene is when Alexia returns to the hotel after the kidnappers' second visit.
Great series finale.
Alexia is hilariously practical.
Yes...without question. How dare work intrude on my listening!
These reviews are done by his wife :)
Loved the characters!
If you love True Blood Books you'll love this series
The wrap up of all of the characters
Live life Joyfully!
Entertaining, Inventive, Elegant
Lady Maccon, for her sass
The voices and characters, one can tell who is speaking by the way in which she speaks
I didn't think I could be happy with any ending to this series, as I enjoyed the characters so much; but Ms. Carriger is able to tie things up and make one feel good about the characters' future.
I am in love with these books and the wonderful plays on words, the silliness, the adventures of a strong female character. I got lost in each book and now, having reached the end of what is available, wait with baited breath for the next and the others that follow. Ihope the author never tires of stories or of this series and I truly hope the narrator stays with the series. She is PRICELESS. Her intonations and accents are perfect and precious!
Emily Gray is now my favourite actress for audible books. I love how she brings the characters to life, each their very own and special accent or tone. She maintains consistency throughout the series and I truly appreciate that.
The development of characters from the previous novels and the combination of genres, there's romance, action, mystery and humour.
Of course Alexia is fabulous, but there is such a well-balanced ensemble of characters that it really is too hard to pick.
The fight scenes in the the Alexandria hive, or any with descriptions of Egypt.
Something witty, I'm sure!
I'd love to see the earlier novels in this series recorded as audiobooks. I wouldn't recommend listening to them out of order.
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