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Timeless Audiobook

Timeless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Amy 02-28-13
    Amy 02-28-13
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    "It's safe to like Gail Carriger!"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Previously I had said Lord Maccon, but little Prudence provides some competition for my heart in this one.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    MELISSA Schaumburg, IL, United States 02-20-13
    MELISSA Schaumburg, IL, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2016
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    What made the experience of listening to Timeless the most enjoyable?

    The reader's tremendous job made my experience of listening to Timeless most enjoyable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene is when Alexia returns to the hotel after the kidnappers' second visit.


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    Melody United States 01-29-13
    Melody United States 01-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great way to wrap up the series."
    If you could sum up Timeless in three words, what would they be?

    Great series finale.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alexia is hilariously practical.


    Which character – as performed by Emily Gray – was your favorite?

    Ivy


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

    Yes...without question. How dare work intrude on my listening!


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    kurt South Windsor, CT, United States 12-08-12
    kurt South Windsor, CT, United States 12-08-12 Member Since 2011

    These reviews are done by his wife :)

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    "It's a wrap!"
    What made the experience of listening to Timeless the most enjoyable?

    Loved the characters!


    What other book might you compare Timeless to and why?

    If you love True Blood Books you'll love this series


    What about Emily Gray’s performance did you like?

    great accents


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

    The wrap up of all of the characters


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    Moonglotexas South Africa 11-12-12
    Moonglotexas South Africa 11-12-12 Member Since 2012

    Live life Joyfully!

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    "Fabulous!!"
    If you could sum up Timeless in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, Inventive, Elegant


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lady Maccon, for her sass


    What about Emily Gray’s performance did you like?

    The voices and characters, one can tell who is speaking by the way in which she speaks


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

    Definitely


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    Leslie Greenwood, IN, United States 10-05-12
    Leslie Greenwood, IN, United States 10-05-12
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    "Great ending to the series!"

    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.

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    Shelby 09-07-12
    Shelby 09-07-12 Member Since 2016
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    "oh no....I have to wait til 2013 for the NEXT BOOK"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Timeless to be better than the print version?

    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!


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

    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.


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    Katie Meadows, Australia 08-20-12
    Katie Meadows, Australia 08-20-12
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    "I really love this series!"
    What did you love best about Timeless?

    The development of characters from the previous novels and the combination of genres, there's romance, action, mystery and humour.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course Alexia is fabulous, but there is such a well-balanced ensemble of characters that it really is too hard to pick.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The fight scenes in the the Alexandria hive, or any with descriptions of Egypt.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Something witty, I'm sure!


    Any additional comments?

    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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    Mike 08-07-12
    Mike 08-07-12

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    "Silly but really fun"
    Where does Timeless rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 1/4


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lady Maccon. She was the main character that kept everything together and moving.


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

    The voices! She has an amazing ability to give each character their own voice.


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

    When Lord Maccon fell out of the balloon after being shot.


    Any additional comments?

    By the 5th book Carriger has really developed the characters into distinct people. I hope she comes up with another idea for these or other characters from The Parasol Protectorate. It felt like the ending was rushed though.

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    Christa eaton, CO, United States 07-22-12
    Christa eaton, CO, United States 07-22-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Awesome series with great narration!"
    What made the experience of listening to Timeless the most enjoyable?

    The accents/voices


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Timeless?

    The fall from the balloon


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

    Again, accent/voices


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Mummys cause supernatural chaos to be put down by a woman with no soul, but a lot of heart!


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