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Timeless Audiobook

Timeless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth

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Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.

Until, that is, she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored. With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanding? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?

©2012 Gail Carriger (P)2012 Hachette

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    Heather 07-23-13
    Heather 07-23-13 Member Since 2009

    Smoke me a kipper; I'll be back for breakfast.

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    "After a few meh books this one rocks!"

    I'm pretty impressed that five into the series this is such a strong book. The last couple books in this series were kind of a miss for me. All that pregnancy stuff got really annoying. And the whole octopus thing seemed absurd and unsurprising. I was worried that Carriger had run her course in the series.

    Then this book comes along. The humor was spot-on in this book. I used to live in England so I appreciate her ability to capture the phrasing and type of humor found there. It also had lots of fight scenes, travel abroad, more info about her father, and plenty of nutty bad people. Some may have disliked the Biffy sections but I actually thought it was great. It gave the reader a lot more depth into the character of two werewolves that we don't hear much more than surface about.

    I also enjoyed that there were several twists in the book that I didn't expect. These set the series up for so many more shenanigans that were previously available. Prudence turns out to be an amusing character with plenty more to learn about. Her abilities really will play well into expanding the storyline possibilities.

    As always, I absolutely love this narrator. She is simply perfect for this series.

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    Jessica 06-25-13
    Jessica 06-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Just okay"

    This was kind of anticlimactic. The only bit I truly enjoyed was the exchange between Biffy and Felicity. It felt really rushed. There was a whole bit about Alessandro that was kind of just kind of glossed over. Emily Gray did her normal fab job, she's pretty awesome. Looking forward to the next book in her new series.

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    JHawk 77 Nashville, TN 04-14-13
    JHawk 77 Nashville, TN 04-14-13 Member Since 2015

    Hawk

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    "Droll witty Victorian Steam Punk!"
    Where does Timeless rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the start of a delightful series that has become one of my favorites. The main character has such dry wit that you immediately love her. The take on vampires and werewolves is unique (which is hard to do these days). The narrator was wonderful! I immediately got all 5 books and listened to them straight. Can't wait for more from this author.


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    BH LAKE OSWEGO, OR, United States 03-04-13
    BH LAKE OSWEGO, OR, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun and delightful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Timeless to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the narrator make the whole book take on a wonderful English tone.


    What other book might you compare Timeless to and why?

    Gail Carriger's other books are the only ones I have found like this so far. Love her work.


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

    No but will look for them.


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

    No. but was sad when it was over.


    Any additional comments?

    Funny and smart escape book.

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    Amy 02-28-13
    Amy 02-28-13
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    "It's safe to like Gail Carriger!"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Previously I had said Lord Maccon, but little Prudence provides some competition for my heart in this one.


    Any additional comments?

    The author had me crying for about an hour and I almost didn't like her for it. In the end I would say it's safe to like her now! This is my favorite book series ever; I cannot wait for the Prudence series.

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    MELISSA 02-20-13
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    "Love"
    What made the experience of listening to Timeless the most enjoyable?

    The reader's tremendous job made my experience of listening to Timeless most enjoyable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love so many of the characters for their many layers. My favorite character in this book of the series is Alexia for the culmination of her growth over the series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene is when Alexia returns to the hotel after the kidnappers' second visit.


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    Melody United States 01-29-13
    Melody United States 01-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great way to wrap up the series."
    If you could sum up Timeless in three words, what would they be?

    Great series finale.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alexia is hilariously practical.


    Which character – as performed by Emily Gray – was your favorite?

    Ivy


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

    Yes...without question. How dare work intrude on my listening!


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    kurt South Windsor, CT, United States 12-08-12
    kurt South Windsor, CT, United States 12-08-12 Member Since 2011

    These reviews are done by his wife :)

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    "It's a wrap!"
    What made the experience of listening to Timeless the most enjoyable?

    Loved the characters!


    What other book might you compare Timeless to and why?

    If you love True Blood Books you'll love this series


    What about Emily Gray’s performance did you like?

    great accents


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

    The wrap up of all of the characters


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    Moonglotexas South Africa 11-12-12
    Moonglotexas South Africa 11-12-12 Member Since 2017

    Finding my Joy with CRPS

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    "Fabulous!!"
    If you could sum up Timeless in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, Inventive, Elegant


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lady Maccon, for her sass


    What about Emily Gray’s performance did you like?

    The voices and characters, one can tell who is speaking by the way in which she speaks


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

    Definitely


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    Leslie Greenwood, IN, United States 10-05-12
    Leslie Greenwood, IN, United States 10-05-12
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    "Great ending to the series!"

    I didn't think I could be happy with any ending to this series, as I enjoyed the characters so much; but Ms. Carriger is able to tie things up and make one feel good about the characters' future.

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