Saturday Morning Cartoon This just wasn't my cup of tea. I listened for over four hours, but could not get into. The world they created was a sort..Show More » of cool Steampunk world and I can see lots of people liking it for that reason. The story was very simplistic. For example in the beginning the lab assistant is under pressure to clean the lab before an important member of the government comes in to make an inspection. She cleans everything up and puts it all in the closet. During the inspection, as expected, the closet gets opened and everything comes tumbling out. This prank is so old, it is embarrassing to see modern authors use it today. The characters seem to be written by someone with autism.
I don't know if it was the narrator or the way it was written, but each line sounds like an announcement of some kind. At the end of each line is a pause so you can absorbed the announcement and we go on to the next. It was more that way in the beginning during most of the info dumps.
If you just love Steampunk, you may want to give this a try. If you are luke warm or worse, maybe not.
After reading the reviews of others, I see this started as a graphic novel. That explains a lot.
A great novelisation of the first half of the Mechanicsburg arc of the Girl Genius story. Like the two novels preceding it, this book faithfully tells..Show More » the story found in the comics, and also greatly expands on background material. It is a recommended read for any fan of the series. The book has two flaws however; the book ends mid-story with a cliffhanger, and the narrator has way too few different voices for the characters she portray. Other than that, it is a great read.