The Glamourist Histories
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.1 based on 361 ratings)
  • 1

    Shades of Milk and Honey

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated By Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (165)

    The fantasy novel you’ve always wished Jane Austen had written. When Jane realizes that one of Melody’s suitors is set on taking advantage of her sister for the sake of her dowry, she pushes her skills to the limit of what her body can withstand in order to set things right—and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own.

    Fionna says: "Jane Austen with magic"
    Jane Austen with magic

    Jane Austen with magic, but don't let that put you off - this is not Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, it is its own unique story.

    In addition to..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 26 2012 by Fionna (Ojakkala, Finland)
  • 2

    Glamour in Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated By Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (73)

    Mary Robinette Kowal stunned readers with her charming first novel, Shades of Milk and Honey, a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in a world where magic is an everyday occurrence. This magic comes in the form of glamour, which allows talented users to form practically any illusion they can imagine. Shades debuted to great acclaim and left readers eagerly awaiting its sequel. Glamour in Glass continues following the lives of beloved main characters Jane and Vincent, with a much deeper vein of drama and intrigue.

    Amazon Customer says: "No longer regency romance, but great nonetheless"
    No longer regency romance, but great nonetheless

    Mary Robinette Kowal's first entry in this series, Shades of Milk and Honey, was a very standard regency romance with a very fun and genre appropriate..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 23 2013 by Amazon Customer (OKC, OK)
  • 3

    Without a Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated By Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (51)

    Jane and Vincent go to Long Parkmeade to spend time with Jane’s family, but quickly turn restless. The year is unseasonably cold. No one wants to be outside and Mr. Ellsworth is concerned by the harvest, since a bad one may imperil Melody’s dowry. And Melody has concerns of her own, given the inadequate selection of eligible bachelors. When Jane and Vincent receive a commission from a prominent family in London, they decide to take it, and take Melody with them.

    John says: "A good addition to the series"
    A good addition to the series

    I would recommend this book to a friend, if that friend has read at least one of the previous two books in the series. I hope that the author continu..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 08 2013 by John (Denver, Colorado, United States)
  • 4

    Valour and Vanity

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated By Mary Robinette Kowal
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Acclaimed fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal has enchanted many fans with her beloved novels featuring a Regency setting in which magic--known here as glamour--is real. In Valour and Vanity, master glamourists Jane and Vincent find themselves in the sort of a magical adventure that might result if Jane Austen wrote Ocean's Eleven. After Melody's wedding, the Ellsworths and Vincents accompany the young couple on their tour of the continent. Jane and Vincent plan to separate from the party and travel to Murano to study with glassblowers there, but their ship is set upon by Barbary corsairs while en route. It is their good fortune that they are not enslaved, but they lose everything to the pirates and arrive in Murano destitute.

    Silas Marrs says: "Better as author than reader"
    Better as author than reader

    I read and liked the first three books in this series, and was pleased to buy the fourth. I liked the story, but I kinda wish I'd read it rather than..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 18 2014 by Silas Marrs ()