• The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't

  • To Say Nothing of the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar (The Parasol Protectorate)
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: J. Daniel Sawyer
  • Length: 52 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (239 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A short tale of mummies, werewolves, and well-preserved felines set in this Parasol Protectorate prequel!

When Alessandro Tarabotti and his valet, Floote, find themselves in Egypt on the queen's business, a chance encounter with tourists quickly leads to a...situation...with the local mummies. Can Allesandro complete his secret mission before he's hijacked by social obligation? And how will his aunt Archangelica react to his treatment of her cat?

For years the subject of speculation and rumor, the nature of Alexia Tarabotti's father's adventures and romances is finally revealed in this glorious full-cast audio production with an original score by composer Danny Schade. ArtisticWhispers Productions and New York Times best-selling author Gail Carriger are proud to present you the long-awaited stand-alone prequel to her defining steampunk masterpiece The Parasol Protectorate.

©2014 Gail Carriger, LLC. (P)2014 ArtisticWhispers Productions, Inc.

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Short but nice

Before this, the only thing I had read by Carriger was "Soulless", and I did really enjoy it. I grabbed this to try and get a little background info, and while it was good it didn't really give me what I was hoping for. It was a story from the past, but only showed that the dad did some cool things then and worked for interesting people. I guess I felt there could have been more to it. Still worth a listen.

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Need more!

This needed to be longer. The father's adventures could be their own series into antiquity. I'd also love to know wtf tempted him to reproduce with Alexia's b*tch mother 😑

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Disappointed

The story itself is okay, but I felt that the narration was terrible. Majority of the character voices were off putting, especially the brief line of the female voice. It was read too quickly and it was hard to follow what was happening because of it.

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Wow this is bad in comparison

The narration makes me blanche. This added very little to the other stories. In short, I hated it. Please do not do this again.

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disappointing and forced

the narrator was beneath the material which was not great. it was weirdly forced and inelegant.

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disappointing

Nothing really there. This really doesn't add anything to the series. The narration is not very good. At times the reading is too fast and the Italian accent is terrible. Even on sale, under $2, this wasn't worth it.

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excellent

Excellent companion to the soulless series. I've enjoyed all of her books and especially the parasol protectorate.

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Terrible narration

I couldn’t even listen to the first story... the narration was amateurishly bad. I enjoyed several of Gail Carriger’s books so I was expecting entertaining short stories... very disappointing!

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Distasteful

Death and destruction for some purpose that probably furthers the plot but makes this little segment really unpleasant. Poor cat plot point is wasted; somebody doesn't like cats.

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  • Lolah
  • 08-18-21

An excellent performance

An excellent performance of a great short story by Gail Carriger. This prequel to the Parasol Protectorate stories really gives you a feel for the character of Alessandro. Brilliant writing. Wish there were more stories about him!

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  • Roobarb
  • 01-04-19

short and fun

This is a backstory to Soulless and other books by Gail Carriger and gives a feel of what Alexia's father was like. You don't need to read it first but can should you be the tidy sort.

Be warned, if you've already bought the Carriger Quartet this book is part of that collection.

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