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Etiquette & Espionage Audiobook

Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.

Fourteen-year old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. More interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea - and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy - Mrs. Temminnick is desperate her daughter become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish all right - but it's a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine's certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in how to finish in other ways: the fine art of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.

Book One of the Finishing School series.

©2013 Gail Carriger (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    I started with book 4 and realized that I needed to start at the beginning... so glad I did. I am hooked on the characters and look forward to the continuation.


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    I loved this audiobook! The story is a romp, Sophronia is ingenious and the characters are great. Moira Quirk's narration was spot on perfect, her accents and voices are genuine. I'm so glad they got such a quality British narrator for this book. I listened to the whole series.

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    Love it! This story would make a great movie! Very well narrated and even the small bit of music made me smile.

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    The narrator had a really perfect voice for the story and used great modulation for different characters and scenes

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    What did you love best about Etiquette & Espionage?

    Whimsy, and the relish with which it dives into it genre.


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    I was delighted.


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    The narration was delightful. Moira Quirk does excellent characters, and her voice suits the story very well.

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    "Quirk breathes life to Carriger's world"

    An engaging story, relatable main character, and fantastic world created by Carriger is brought to life by the voice talent of Moira Quirk. Top notch combination of story and story teller. I like how Carriger even pokes gentle and good natured fun at a group who sews gears with no purpose to their clothing, and commits a faux pas wearing evening dress before high tea.

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    This was more of a YA read but thoroughly enjoyable for teenagers, middle age and older. If you like Harry Potter, this book is reminiscent of Harry only written about a covert girls' school. The characters are enjoyable and the narrator did a phenomenal job with all the characters (boys, girls, men, women and machines)! This was a fun book because of the steam punk theme. I admit I had to restart it about 5 times because I got distracted and you can't miss, otherwise you'll get lost with all the high jinx! I'm looking forward to the next one and anything else narrated by Ms. Quirk!

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