Parasol Protectorate
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  • 1
    Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel | Gail Carriger

    Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband. For Alexia was born without a soul, giving her the ability to render any vampire or werewolf completely powerless.

    Amelia Peabody has competition

    Followers of Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody will fall in love with Miss Tarabotti. She's wonderfully sensible and completely witty in this alternate..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 22 2010 by Pamela I Greene ()
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    Soulless | Gail Carriger

    Soulless

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
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    Firstly, Alexia Tarabotti has no soul. Secondly, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Thirdly, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

    Not for me

    I was pretty excited about listening to this book. I had the series listed on goodreads for ages to read. My excitement was short lived however, I rea..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 29 2014 by RedLady ()
  • 2
    Changeless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel, Book 2 | Gail Carriger

    Changeless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Gail Carriger created a fascinating steampunk vision of Victorian England in her “intoxicatingly witty” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) debut novel Soulless—the first in the best-selling Parasol Protectorate series. Changeless is the second in the series and finds Alexia Tarabotti, now the Lady Woolsey, quite put out after her werewolf husband goes missing. So, armed with her trusty parasol, Alexia boards a dirigible and heads for Scotland to find him.

    Unexpected Favorite

    Yes, I would listen again. Alexia is straight forward and amusing at the same time. The character development of all the characters is well thought ou..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 29 2012 by Eddy (Tampa, FL, United States)
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    Changeless | Gail Carriger

    Changeless

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
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    Alexia Tarabotti, now Lady Maccon, awakens to find her werewolf husband yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears - leaving her to deal with a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria. But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, so even when her investigations take her into the backwaters of Scotland, she is prepared. She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.

    Fabulous development, love this series!!

    I love Gail because she writes what we think in a fun, flirtatious manner that makes one want to live in the world in which the characters do just to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 21 2014 by Moonglotexas (South Africa)
  • 3
    Blameless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel | Gail Carriger

    Blameless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1881)
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    (1886)

    Gail Carriger’s best-selling Parasol Protectorate series reimagines Victorian England with vampires, werewolves, and a dash of steampunk. Blameless is the third in the series starring the parasol-wielding Lady Alexia Maccon, formerly Alexia Tarabotti. After news spreads of her delicate condition—a surprise to everyone since she’s married to a werewolf—Alexia is desperate to escape the London gossip. So she heads to Italy for a change of scenery.

    Dramatic pause are one thing but...

    The overly long pauses between chapters in this book were simply nerve wracking. Three seconds is one thing but 10 to 15 seconds of dead air lasts for..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 16 2014 by Amazon Customer (Enid, OK, United States)
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    Blameless | Gail Carriger

    Blameless

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
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    Quitting her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Alexia Tarabotti becomes the scandal of the London season. After being dismissed by Queen Victoria from the Shadow Council and attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, she flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they can explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than vampires – and they’re armed with pesto.

    Ruffled Parasol on the move

    The indignation of Alexia, the adventure and Madame Le Foux!

    Reviewed on September 14 2014 by Moonglotexas (South Africa)
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    Heartless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fourth | Gail Carriger

    Heartless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fourth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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. Can Alexia determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria?

    Do You Love to Laugh?

    This book is hilarious. Do not take it serious. It is Steampunk meets PG Wodehouse and Urban Fantasy crossed with Jane Austen. I love her and even my ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 30 2011 by Holly C. Salley (Arkansas)
  • 5
    Timeless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth | Gail Carriger

    Timeless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    So long but not goodbye?

    Carriger has done it again. The final installment of the Alexia Tarabotti series is just as engaging as the first 4 books. BUT in many ways, this bo..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 04 2012 by Leanna (Seattle, WA United States)