• The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks

  • Montague Siblings, Book 3
  • By: Mackenzi Lee
  • Narrated by: Christian Coulson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (326 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Return to the enchanting world of the Montague siblings in the finale to the New York Times bestselling and Stonewall Honor-winning series, featuring a teenage Adrian Montague as he desperately seeks the now adult Monty and Felicity—the older siblings he never knew he had.

Adrian Montague has a bright future. The sole heir to his father’s estate, he is an up and coming political writer and engaged to an activist who challenges and inspires him. But most young Lords aren’t battling the debilitating anxiety Adrian secretly lives with, or the growing fear that it might consume him and all he hopes to accomplish. In the wake of his mother’s unexpected death, Adrian is also concerned people will find out that he has the mental illness she struggled with for years.

When a newly found keepsake of hers—a piece of a broken spyglass—comes into Adrian’s possession, he’s thrust into the past and finds himself face-to-face with an older brother he never knew he had. Henry “Monty” Montague has been living quietly in London for years, and his sudden appearance sends Adrian on a quest to unravel family secrets that only the spyglass can answer. 

In pursuit of answers about the relic, the brothers chart a course to locate their sister Felicity. But as they travel between the pirate courts of Rabat, Portuguese islands, the canals of Amsterdam, and into unknown Artic waters, the Montague siblings are thrown into one final adventure as they face a ghostly legend that threatens their whole family.

©2020 Mackenzi Lee (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Editor's Pick

A swashbuckling good time
The finale to Mackenzi Lee’s Montague Siblings series has arrived—though I’m not sure I’m ready to say goodbye. This series has been such an unexpected, wild adventure, and its conclusion, The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks, doesn’t disappoint. Narrator Christian Coulson returns to give voice to Adrian Montague, now a teenager, as he discovers the existence of the siblings he never knew he had, Monty and Felicity. There are pirates, there’s fantasy, there’s romance, and plenty of everything listeners have come to expect and love from Lee. If we can’t have more of the Montagues, then I hope Coulson will finally answer my pleas to narrate more audiobooks! —Katie O., Audible Editor

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Worth the wait!

It’s rare to read a series that is so consistently wonderful from beginning to satisfying end. I love how these books explore real challenges people have without being preachy. I love that there are people I can identify with having amazing adventures that are over the top and real at the same time. The afterword on mental illness is so lovely I’d like everyone I know who has this struggle to read it. (Which is a lot of people, I work in psychiatry.) Grateful to this author for hours of good reading about real serious things that is still somehow not depressing. I’m sure I’ll reread the series many times.

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A Stellar End of the Trilogy

Wow, just wow. Every time I'm not sure if Mackenzi Lee can do it again, she does it again. If you enjoyed the first two books in this series, you're sure to love this one. It's charming, hilarious, and weaves together new characters and old favorites masterfully, despite being set quite a few years after the previous book.

Adrian is such a great character, and the portrayal of anxiety was both powerful and relatable. He was such an enjoyable character to get to know, and his journey with Monty was heartfelt and hilarious, making me laugh out loud and come close to brink of tears. It was really everything I could have wanted out of this final book in the series.

And of course, Christian Coulson is one of the best narrators out there. He adds so much life and charm to the text, and I'm delighted that I discovered this series in audiobook in part due to his excellent work.

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Great Ending to a Great Series!

I am SO sad this series is over. All three books are full of adventure, witty banter, charming characters... I can't say enough!

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Highly Recommend

Fucking fantastic conclusion to the series. Mackenzie Lee has made me into a fan with this series. I was all but obsessed with listening to this series and got very invested in the characters lives.

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The first few chapters are emotionally rough.

Being in the mind of someone with anxiety and ocd isnt easy. As someone who experiences more anxiety than your average person, I had to take the book in small doses. However, it is necessary to experience the groundwork of those first few chapters to fully appreciate Adrian's struggles. Just know if you yourself are sensitive and prone to anxiety this will not be as easy a listen as the previous books. The voice actor does a phenomenal job at portraying this intelligent, caring, and pained Adrian in an incredibly convincing way which is why it can be challenging at times. I'm so pleased to have found this series. I look forward to seeing what Mackenzi Lee writes next!

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If I could give more stars I would. This entire series is perfect. I adore the work.

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A beautiful story about living with mental illness.

Heartbreakingly accurate descriptions of what it’s like to live with anxiety disorders. Anyone who has struggled with mental illness will recognize themselves in this and feel less alone. It was also a sweet, hilarious and optimistic story about sibling relationships, forgiveness, and learning to accept your self and others for who you are,

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A great ending to an excellent series!

Excellent ending to the series. One of my favorite series has come to an end and I'm a bit speechless. Adrian is a great character who struggles with generalized anxiety disorder and a bit of OCD, but, as the book shows us, he is much more than just his illness. He managed to reunite with his siblings and embark in a journey to several different countries—a journey which is as much physical as internal. I wish we had even more time with these characters, but I'm happy to let them go live their lives. If you've read the other two, you already know you can't miss this one.

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Fantastic book, great depiction of hard issues

One of best, and most realistic depictions of generalized anxiety I've ever seen. It is both very much a part of the character and his development, and also not just a book where mental illness is dumped into an existing story.

the book itself is also fun and phenomenal, like the other Montague books. the narration as well, is fantastic.

thank you, Mackenzi Lee, for writing such a wonderful, and real book.

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Absolutely 💯 Amazing

This book really envelopes you and has many unexpected twist and turns that make it unpredictable.
I love how the Author makes realistic choices and approaches mental health issues. 👏
I will be referring all my friends to read this captivating series.

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  • Michael Humphrey
  • 12-12-21

Please don't let this be the last book 🙏🏻

These books have offered me the most wonderful escapism. This final book was sitting in my pre-ordered list for longer then anticipated, but very much worth the wait.

The story, the characters, the places - all depicted beautifully. as with the two books before this one I cried laughed and was left eagerly awaiting further adventures.

I am sad that this is due to be the final book, however am thankful that the series was put to paper.

Thank you in particular for the Authors notes at the end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-29-22

GET IT

seriously if you've listened to the rest of the series you won't be disappointed at all

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-02-22

loved it

I love this series so much. I've been struggling to make a start on my ever growing reading list and this was the perfect leg up to get me going.

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  • Adrian Richmond
  • 12-20-21

oh my gosh

i loved this so much it’s such a great end to such a fabulous story.

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  • Alison
  • 12-19-21

Absolutely splendid!

I was so excited to begin this book and what kind of turn it would take. The adventures these characters get up to pale in comparison to the rich and meaty character development that we get to enjoy - I mean this in the best way possible.
Lee's description of anxiety through Adrian is breathtaking and at times an echo of many thoughts of those that have anxiety. I cannot recommend this book, or this series, enough; the love simply pours out of it.

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  • 12-18-21

the anxiety is so accurate tbh

I'm only a few chapters in but I'm pretty sure I have anxiety 😳

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  • Val
  • 11-29-21

Brilliant

Loved all these books. Engaging characters and so beautifully narrated. I would follow this narrator to books I may not otherwise read.