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In the third installment of the Girl Genius novels, Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle begins as Agatha Heterodyne returns to her ancestral home, the warped little town of Mechanicsburg. There she must claim her inheritance by convincing the artificial intelligence that animates her family's castle that she is, in fact, the new Heterodyne. But this apparently simple task is made complicated in several ways: An imposter claiming to be the legitimate heir appears. The Empire is convinced that Agatha is the person responsible for the Long War (and to be fair, they are not entirely incorrect). And, worst of all, the Castle itself is insane.

From the Hugo Award-winning Girl Genius online comics comes this third book in the Agatha H. trilogy; and just like the first two, Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle will grab you from the first chapter and not let go!

©2014 Phil and Kaja Foglio (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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Highly recommended

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 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.

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Fun Stuff.

Nothing profound, nor exceptionally original. A fun fun time. Adds background to the graphic novels.

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The Comedy continues!

What made the experience of listening to Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle the most enjoyable?

The writing adapted for a prose novel and the performance of the narrator. Her voice has managed to capture the comedy and the CRAZY that is part of the Girl Genius web comic and translated it perfectly to audio book format. In fact I'd advice anyone who has only read the book to get this in addition. Also any who reads the comic should listen to this book to see how their favorite characters are performed by this talented narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

The different voices and accents the author managed to put in for each voice as well as the passion with which she perfoms their vocalizations.

What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

I think I mentions that above but I will be looking into other perfomances if she was this good for what I imagine is a hard cast of characters to vocalize.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Agatha loses her mind for a minute but is brought back by her feelings for two people whose lives are in danger.

Any additional comments?

Mr and Mrs. Folio please write the next prose novel soon so the next audiobook of this can come out.

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Delightful!

I was a fan of the Girl Genius comics first, and then recently found out about the books and have been going through them. In both media they are tremendously entertaining! I smile and laugh in ways I rarely do in books. Very enjoyable stories and strongly recommended.

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Almost perfect

it would be perfect with a fourth novel to finish the main story. fifteen words

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great book

if your a fan of the girl genius comic you will love these books even if not they are great

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Good Humor but the story arc drags

just like in the comic while the humor is often good and spot on, the actual story arc is bloated and drags. this audiobook doesn't even finish it, where the castle heterodyne arc presumably finishing in the next novel

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Quirky and perfect

I love the comic and the book is full of the same awesome characters in the crazy world of mad science.
There are oodles of characters and the narrator does a good job with differentiating them and getting the accents and enthusiasm spot on.
This is one I will listen to over and over.

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more please?

this is only the first part of the castle saga. eagerly awaiting the rest. and then Paris! And then England!

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not the cliffhanger noooo

loved it as always! such a wonderful recreation of one of my favorite stories. I only wish it were longer <3

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  • 09-01-15

A great companion to the Girl Genius comic series

If you are a fan of the Girl Genius comics then you will find this audiobook, or the book, to be a good addition to GG lore. With additional insights into the motivations and thoughts of key characters, it's the same story told in an interesting way, without out new plot developments. Well performed and well recorded, the audio quality is fine. Not essential but will be enjoyed by fans or those totally new to the series alike.

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  • 03-14-21

A world to get lost in.

Absolutely love this series.
I so love that the story completely envelopes you and the narrator brings this all to life.
I have already started reading the next book although I know I will listen to it again when it becomes available as an audio book.