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  • Curtsies & Conspiracies

  • Finishing School, Book 2
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gail Carriger is truly an author of Quality!

  • By David on 11-07-13

one of the best narrations

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-16

The book itself was fun, I like that the author doesn't put huge walls between the individual novels, each is like a chapter of the story, but it is really the narration that made me fall in love. The narrator's upbeat tone and seamless transition from scottish gentlelady raised by werewolves to middleaged british dandy is truly extraordinary.

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  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,069

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You for a New Narrator

  • By Patricia on 02-01-12

Wonderful Book, but find the other copy

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-14

Any additional comments?

This is a wonderful book, and it was the first audiobook I engaged with as a child (it's worth reading for those of all ages). However, the author does her own narration, which is, in my mind, superior to anyone else's.