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 » Victorian London. It's not that Ms. Carriger manages to meld elements from Jane Austin, Jules Verne and Bram Stoker, it's that she does it so extrordinarily well while crafting her own uniquely memorable tale. I can't wait for the others in this series to come out on tape - I'm headed for the bookstore now!
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 »lly couldn't get into the story line. I hated the way the main character is described and she had no personality to me. I also really hated the narration, I actually feel bad writing this but the voice was like nails on a chalkboard. All in all this was not for me.
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 »t and most of them are extremely unexpected.
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 »ever when you're waiting on the story to progress. On more that one occasion I thought something was wrong with my devise or headphones. Emily Gray does an excellent job and I hate to rate this as only 3 Stars, but I simply cannot recommend this book on audio without mentioning to horrible dead air pauses. I will continue on to the next book and hope for better editing.
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 »60 year old mom who hates Vampires loves all the books start with Soulless and then continue to Changeless then Blameless and now Heartless. Emily Gray is one of the best narrators out there. The only downside to this novel is that I have to wait until March to find out what happens next.
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 »ok is more satisfying because we see happiness and closure for most of the main characters with just enough tantalizing loose ends to keep hope alive. Thank you Gail for bringing such a vividly entertaining world to light. I have enjoyed Alexia???s story and hope to read more about this steampunk world in the future. As always, Emily Gray is brilliant.