Finishing School
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  • 1
    Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1 | Gail Carriger

    Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (2001)

    Fourteen-year old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. More interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea - and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy - Mrs. Temminnick is desperate her daughter become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

    But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish all right - but it's a different kind of finishing.

    Fun beginning to a new series

    I will start this review off by saying I absolutely adore Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series especially on audio narrated by Emily Gray and I..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 16 2013 by MissSusie66 ()
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    Etiquette and Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1 | Gail Carriger

    Etiquette and Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
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    (22)
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    (22)

    It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school. Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners - and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped.

    Just plain charming.

    This book has and interesting premise mixed with a great bunch of MC's and put in a surprising time period. This mix adds up to a delightful read that..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 23 2014 by Abbie (brisbane, Australia)
  • 2
    Curtsies & Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2 | Gail Carriger

    Curtsies & Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1206)
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    (1114)
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    Sophronia's first year at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing! For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy. Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a most horrid display of poor manners. Now, as she sneaks around the dirigible school, eavesdropping on the teachers' quarters, she learns that there may be more to a school trip to London than is apparent at first.

    Gail Carriger is truly an author of Quality!

    Deliciously delightful deceit.

    Reviewed on November 07 2013 by David (West Lafayette, IN, United States)
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    Curtsies and Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2 | Gail Carriger

    Curtsies and Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (8)
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    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Does one need four fully-grown foxgloves for decorating a dinner table for six guests? Or is it six foxgloves to kill four fully-grown guests? Sophronia's first year at school has certainly been rousing. First, her finishing school is training her to be a spy. (Won't Mumsy be surprised!) Secondly, she gets mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and has a cheese pie thrown at her.

    MS Carriger does it yet again

    Another great Steampunk romp from Gail Carrier with an excellent narration from Moira Quirk.

    This is the second in this series set before the..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 13 2014 by Captain Skurvy (Queensland, Australia)
  • 3
    Waistcoats & Weaponry | Gail Carriger

    Waistcoats & Weaponry

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1023)
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    (942)
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    Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style - with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. No one suspected what - or who - they would find aboard that suspiciously empty train.

    Couldn't stop smiling
    Reviewed on November 06 2014 by Morgan H (San Francisco, CA)
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    Waistcoats and Weaponry: Finishing School, Book 3 | Gail Carriger

    Waistcoats and Weaponry: Finishing School, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (7)
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    (7)
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    (7)

    Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style - with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. Because no one would have suspected what - and who - they would find aboard the suspiciously empty train.

    Cue Love Triangle Volume

    As much as I loved the two previous books in this series, I was admittedly let down by Waistcoats and Weaponry. The plot was pretty much as follows: "..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 19 2015 by Joki (Helsinki)
  • 4
    Manners & Mutiny | Gail Carriger

    Manners & Mutiny

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    Overall
    (681)
    Performance
    (637)
    Story
    (637)

    When a dastardly Pickleman plot comes to fruition, only Sophronia can save her friends, her school, and all of London...but at what cost? Our proper young heroine puts her training and skills to the test in this highly anticipated conclusion of the rousing, intriguing, and always polished New York Times best-selling Finishing School series!

    One of my absolute favorite writers and a new favorite book

    The narrator is amazing as always. And Miss Carringer told the story beautifully with her words. I love the way she brings you into the world of steam..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 10 2015 by tanya (United States)
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    Manners and Mutiny | Gail Carriger

    Manners and Mutiny

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
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    The fourth and final book in a steampunk YA adventure series from Orbit's New York Times best-selling author of the Parasol Protectorate series.When a dastardly Pickleman plot comes to fruition, only Sophronia can save her friends, her school and all of London...but at what cost? Our proper young heroine puts her training and skills to the test in this highly anticipated conclusion of the rousing, intriguing and always polished New York Times best-selling Finishing School series!

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