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Publisher's Summary

Guilty of an indiscretion? Time to marry a werewolf.

New York Times best-selling author Gail Carriger brings you a charming stand-alone story set in her wildly popular Parasolverse. Described as: Georgette Heyer goes to the wolves. 

Werewolves

The monsters left Faith ruined in the eyes of society, so now they're her only option. Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be. 

Americans

Backward heathens with no culture, Major Channing has never had time for any of them. But there's something special about Faith. Channing finds himself fighting to prove himself and defend his species. But this werewolf has good reason not to trust human women. 

Even if they learn to love, can either of them forgive?

From the best-selling author of the Parasol Protectorate series. Look out for appearances from favorite characters and the serious consequences of unwarranted geology. 

A Note on Chronology

The Claw & Courtship novellas can be heard in any order. This book can be enjoyed without having heard any of Gail's other works. Set in the spring of 1896, this story occurs after events chronicled in Romancing the Werewolf.

©2018 Gail Carriger LLC (P)2018 Gail Carriger LLC

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Lots of fun and well read

Well read and an amazing story. I love Carrier's other works, and I enjoyed this addition to the story. I was anxiously waiting for other characters from previous works to appear, and I spotted some. Still didn't figure out what the main character from her first series was up to.

Can recommend for fans of steam punk, Gail Carriger, and comedy of manners type books.

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Witty, funny and delightful

If you like Carriger's work you'll like this. Same funny wit, hilarious banter and great characters. You don't need to read the other novels in her series, but previous knowledge makes the enjoyment all the richer. Narrator is good, but there's some timing issues with the inner dialogue effects towards the end, hence the three stars. Otherwise, a highly enjoyable book.

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Clever regency romance

I love reading miss Carriger's Parasolverse novellas, it gives a greater depths to characters and there are gloriously small nods to the main series at times that make you go "ah".

As a standalone novella it is cute and with just enough backstory splashed in there for one to not be utterly confused about the characters or how the society functions.

There is one thing that bothered me enough to remember after finishing: the voiceovers that are meant to show that a character is thinking. There is no real consistency in how they are presented (sometimes a full sentence, sometimes the starting words, and at one point I believe it was a different voiceover than the actual thought), and the overlap in voicelines thoroughly pull me out of the 'verse and into my world.

However, that is not enough to mark the novella down, because it is, in itself, a joy to hear. I will moat definitely be listening to the other novellas as well.

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Channing Channing of the Chesterfield Channings!

A beautifully narrated story of love in a most unexpected werewolf. Channing has been one of my favorites since he first appeared in Changeless. I'm so happy to add this audio book to my regularly revisited favorite books!

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Amazing as always!

I love Gail Carriger and this book lives up to all of her past ones!

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A brash American and a brusque English werewolf

An enjoyable story marred by a defect after chapter 12 in the echo effect .

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  • Lolah
  • 06-26-18

Brilliant story told by an excellent narrator

I loved this story when I read the book, so was really looking forward to listening to it too when it was available. But the actual audiobook is so much better than I expected! The narrator, Emma Newman, does an impeccable job of bringing the story to life, and I love her voices for all the characters. I also loved her variation of accents used throughout the book - very impressive! The only negative I'd say about the audiobook is that the echoey effect they used for the internal thoughts made it difficult to hear what was being said for me, with my hearing impairment. Whilst it was good to try and differentiate between external and internal thoughts, this maybe wasn't the best way, especially as it's clear what's internal anyway in context of the story.
Anyway, I loved this story and this audiobook, and I would highly recommend it to all Gail Carriger fans, those who enjoy the genre, and anyone who just likes a good story! Can't wait for the next story!!

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  • Roobarb
  • 06-17-18

A book about chasing and courting and being caught

I loved this when it came out in book format, and couldn't wait to get it in audio. Of course initially I had to get over that it is about Channing, I really didn't want to read Channing's book at first, he was so irritating a character and I just didn't see away to retrieve him.

This audio is as good as expected, I've listened to it twice already. It took me a while to get used to the accents though, I guess I'd not imagined the right American accent.

This story of Channing and Faith finding each other has a feel of Georgette Heyer about it. I love how they skirt round each other dancing in and out as they work each other out.

This book made me laugh out loud and it made me cry, I loved it. I enjoyed it so much I've listened to it twice in 24 hours.