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Lady of Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel Audiobook

Lady of Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel: Magnificent Devices, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

London, 1889: Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwin's son is Prime Minister. And steam is the power that runs the world.

At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire's talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. It's not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices...

When she meets Andrew Malvern, a member of the Royal Society of Engineers, she realizes her talents may encompass more than the invention of explosive devices. They may help her realize her dreams and his...if they can both stay alive long enough to see that sometimes the closest friendships can trigger the greatest betrayals....

©2011 Shelley Adina (P)2013 Shelley Adina

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    Gayle 07-31-13
    Gayle 07-31-13
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    "Charming!"

    What a fun, light story! I completely enjoyed this Steampunk adventure! The cast of characters was very interesting and I was quickly caught up in the story. Fiona Hardingham did an outstanding job as narrator. I hope to see more of this series on Audible soon!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Thackerq Lubbock, TX USA 05-16-14
    Ann Thackerq Lubbock, TX USA 05-16-14
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    It's difficult to find good family entertainment that is clean, creative and well written. I have found all three in The Lady. I sincerely hope the series continues in that vein.

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    CC 03-15-17
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    "Spectacular Victorian Steampunk Adventure!"

    Regarding the written story: Such a fantastic, well-written Victorian Steampunk story!!! With a refreshing storyline, interesting characters, and quirky situations, this story rolled along at a perfect pace. I am excited about diving into the rest of this series!!

    Regarding the audio: This audio version is excellent. The vocal-artist does a fine job of changing tone, dialect, accent for different characters. There are only a few points where I felt the pace was a little slow, but in all, It was very satisfying to listen to.

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    Stephen C. Greeley 02-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    I cannot wait to read more stories like this one. This is a fun adventure.

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    Holly 12-18-16
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    "great adventure"

    I love love love this book! What an adventure I have been on. Back to the past where steam was a magnificent thing!! A wonderful main character Lady Claire is. She is strong, quick witted , and has an amazing mind. I loved how this story came to life while listening to it.

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    Rowan Silverleaf Texas 10-13-16
    Rowan Silverleaf Texas 10-13-16 Member Since 2016

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    Delightful read-cannot wait to read the next book in the series. Might order it today.

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    David D. Schneider 08-20-16 Member Since 2017

    Shiloh Bound Doc! University of Iowa graduate. Iowa Writer's Workshop fan. Hawkeye Fan! Believer. Husband. Father. Physician.

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    "If you like Steampunk . . . then give it a go . . . 😱"

    5 stars excellent.
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    __________________________________________________ Exceedingly long character and plot development and little to pull one in to the story until about ⅔'s of the way thru the listen. This statement probably represents my personal preference for action. If you like English class stories and you like Steampunk I think you'll like the first and second books in this series (which is all I've listened to at this point. The author and narrator are both very good. 😱

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    MaryAlice 06-15-16
    MaryAlice 06-15-16 Member Since 2017

    Nerdgirl who loves to read and listen during a nasty 2 hour daily commute. Mostly listen to intelligent stories to escape road rage - love s

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    "Took me a while to get into it"

    The description of the story was misleading. It was more a description of the series I believe. Regardless the book was quite entertaining. I occasionally read from the steampunk genre but not often. This book had action and adventure and good characters. I confess that Willy and Andrew stole my heart. The pace of the book was a little strange. It seemed to rise in jagged peaks rather than build slowly to the climax. Slightly off-putting but not bad for the first book in the series. The world building was minimal compared to other books I have read. The narrator was fantastic. One of the best I have heard and that is saying something as I have hundreds of audiobooks. I will purchase the next in the series as I want to know of Claire's further devices and of her story. Solid start and recommended if you enjoy steampunk genre.

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    Gregory Sebastopol, CA, United States 04-11-16
    Gregory Sebastopol, CA, United States 04-11-16 Member Since 2006
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    "could have been so good"
    What would have made Lady of Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel better?

    if she actually did what the review describes. a goody two shoes girl becomes crime lord? and doesn't change into the crime lord to me it was. "I can make cool/intresting stuff. but how dare you track mud in and ill get the bed time story ready shortly" so if she made the hard decisions and had comrades that gave the impression of not just being a golden hearted with a little soot covering it ect. (I thought she was like 12ish for a good part of the book)


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    "Can't Wait to Listen to the rest of the Series!"

    This is my first Steampunk, and Shelley Adina has me hooked! Loved the book and can't wait to find out what happens next. The narrator is absolutely perfect for these characters. I was right there with them! I highly recommending listening. In fact, it might even be better than reading on my Kindle.

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