• For Steam and Country

  • The Adventures of Baron von Monocle, Book 1
  • By: Jon Del Arroz
  • Narrated by: Katie Wright
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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For Steam and Country

By: Jon Del Arroz
Narrated by: Katie Wright
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Her father's been pronounced dead. Destructive earthquakes ravage the countryside. An invading army looms over the horizon. And Zaira's day is just getting started....

Abandoned at an early age, Zaira von Monocle found life as the daughter of a great adventurer to be filled with hard work and difficulty. She quickly learned to rely on only herself. But when a messenger brought news that her father was dead and that she was the heir to his airship, her world turned upside down.

Zaira soon finds herself trapped in the midst of a war between her home country of Rislandia and the cruel Wyranth Empire, whose soldiers are acting peculiarly - almost inhuman. With the enemy army advancing, her newfound ship’s crew may be the only ones who can save the kingdom.

For Steam and Country is the first book in the Adventures of Baron Von Monocle series by top-10 Amazon best-selling space-opera author, Jon Del Arroz.

©2017 Jon Del Arroz (P)2018 Jon Del Arroz

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Couldn't stop listening, can't wait for Book 2.

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The characters are well developed and enjoyable. The story moves along at a good pace. I did not want to stop listening and eagerly await the next book in the series.

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Enjoyed and already planning to listen to next book

I wasn’t too much into steampunk before listening to this. I was familiar with the genre here and there, but wasn’t really my thing.

I listened to this book almost entirely from beginning to end with almost no need to rewind or repeat. It was very easy to listen to and follow along. The main character is a strong and independent female but she’s got her flaws and weaknesses, and needs to rely on others. So no Mary Sue here.

The narrator did a great job portraying Zaira, since the book is written from a first person point of view.

Since the book is written in first person view of the protagonist, that also leaves a lot of the world and imagery to the reader’s imagination. So having at least a basic understanding of steampunk and it’s typical characteristics would help.

I imagine this story could serve as the source for a comic or even film adaptation.

Looking forward to the next book already!

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steampunk escape.

For Steam and Country is everything the title promises. It's and an airship adventure with a dangerous mission and the outcome of a war in the balance. The rallying cry for the crew is the titular "For Steam and Country."

I loved that this wasn't straight military fiction. The story had fantasy elements and a great coming of age plot.

the narrator did really well, making each character their own voice and infusing personality into the reading.

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good book good narrator

I liked the book and the narrator makes it better. I heartily reccomend it. I will buy the next audio

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Fun Airship Fantasy Action

If you could sum up For Steam and Country in three words, what would they be?

airship fantasy action

What other book might you compare For Steam and Country to and why?

Lindsay Buroker's Balanced On The Blade's Edge. Both steampunk fantasy with a lot of good characters.

Have you listened to any of Katie Wright’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but Katie did a great job. She sounded perfect.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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Full of Steam

My first experience with the steampunk genre, and definitely won't be my last. Great story and fantastic narration.

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Steampunk action

This is a fun read. I had not read any steampunk before this and I wasn’t sure just what to expect.
What I got was a excellent story that left me wanting more.
I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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Fully enjoyed this audiobook

Bestselling author Jon Del Arroz, delivers in this wonderful tale. I look forward to reading his other works

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