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    • Blameless

    • The Parasol Protectorate, Book 3
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    Quitting her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season. Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London's vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recording oddities

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-27-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Soulless

    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse, apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire - and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good fun

    • By I'dliketosay on 09-29-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Changeless

    • The Parasol Protectorate, Book 2
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    Alexia Maccon, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the midafternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears, leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun with Dirigibles

    • By carmen on 11-28-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • 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
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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? 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Distasteful

    • By Ijw on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Competence

    • Custard Protocol, Book 3
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321

    All alone in Singapore, proper Miss Primrose Tunstell must steal helium to save her airship, the Spotted Custard, in a scheme involving a lovesick werecat and a fake fish tail. When she uncovers rumors of a new kind of vampire, Prim and the Custard crew embark on a mission to Peru. There, they encounter airship pirates and strange atmospheric phenomena, and are mistaken for representatives of the Spanish Inquisition. Forced into extreme subterfuge (and some rather ridiculous outfits) Prim must also answer three of life's most challenging questions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful!

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-28-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Timeless

    • The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,915
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,905

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So long but not goodbye?

    • By Leanna on 03-04-12

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Heartless

    • The Parasol Protectorate, the Fourth
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,035
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,030

    Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant. Can Alexia determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Do You Love to Laugh?

    • By Holly C. Salley on 10-30-11

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Prudence

    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,426

    When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama ("Rue" to her friends) is bequeathed an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female under similar circumstances would do: she christens it the Spotted Custard and floats off to India. Soon she stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pronunciations and character voices are Different!

    • By Andrea C on 03-17-15

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Etiquette & Espionage

    • Finishing School, Book 1
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,945
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,685
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,694

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Light, Fun YA Steampunk Novel

    • By Rebecca on 02-11-13

    Regular price: $20.52

    • How to Marry a Werewolf

    • A Claw & Courtship Novella, Book 1
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emma Newman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    The monsters left Faith ruined in the eyes of society, so now they're her only option. Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be. Americans: Backward heathens with no culture, Major Channing has never had time for any of them. But there's something special about Faith. Channing finds himself fighting to prove himself and defend his species. But this werewolf has good reason not to trust human women.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A miss

    • By Dark Siren on 08-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Imprudence

    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 965
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 895
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 893

    Rue and the crew of the Spotted Custard return from India with revelations that shake the foundations of England's scientific community. Queen Victoria is not amused, the vampires are tetchy, and something is wrong with the local werewolf pack. To top it all off, Rue's best friend, Primrose, keeps getting engaged to the most unacceptable military types. Rue has family problems as well. Her vampire father is angry, her werewolf father is crazy, and her obstreperous mother is both. Worst of all, Rue's beginning to suspect what they really are...is frightened.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I loved previous series, but...

    • By Pamela on 09-20-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Curtsies & Conspiracies

    • Finishing School, Book 2
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,693
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,553
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556

    Sophronia's first year at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing! For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy. Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a most horrid display of poor manners. Now, as she sneaks around the dirigible school, eavesdropping on the teachers' quarters, she learns that there may be more to a school trip to London than is apparent at first.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gail Carriger is truly an author of Quality!

    • By David on 11-07-13

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Manners & Mutiny

    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140

    When a dastardly Pickleman plot comes to fruition, only Sophronia can save her friends, her school, and all of London...but at what cost? Our proper young heroine puts her training and skills to the test in this highly anticipated conclusion of the rousing, intriguing, and always polished New York Times best-selling Finishing School series!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A happy ending.

    • By Jody Swink on 04-07-16

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Poison or Protect

    • A Delightfully Deadly Novella
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Lavington
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    Lady Preshea Villentia has four dead husbands and a nasty reputation. What society doesn't know is that all her husbands were marked for death by Preshea's employer. And Preshea has one final assignment. It was supposed to be easy, a house party with minimal bloodshed. Preshea hadn't anticipated Captain Gavin Ruthven - massive, Scottish, quietly irresistible, and...working for the enemy. In a battle of wits, Preshea may risk her own heart - a terrifying prospect, as she never knew she had one.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 4 "Black Widow" Stars!

    • By Jaime Oikle on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Carriger Quartet

    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: J. Daniel Sawyer, Merelan Jones, Dawn Phynix
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 188

    Four original, unabridged, full-cast productions of Gail Carriger's most beloved fantasy short stories: "The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar": A mummified cat, a secret agent, and an aristocrat entangle Alessandro Tarraboti (father of Alexia Tarraboti from the Parasol Protectorate series) in a rollicking, wry adventure into the supernatural secrets of ancient Egypt.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Cute stories, horrible narration

    • By Karissa Eckert on 04-13-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Romancing the Inventor

    • A Supernatural Society Novella
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emma Newman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    Imogene Hale is a lowly parlor maid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entirely delightful f/f romance!

    • By Sammy on 01-30-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Romancing the Werewolf

    • A Supernatural Society Novella: The Supernatural Society, Volume 2
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Peter Newman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    Gay werewolves in Victorian London? Why yes, yes there are.

    Biffy, newly minted Alpha of the London Pack, is not having a good Christmas. His Beta abandoned him, his werewolves object to his curtain choices, and someone keeps leaving babies on his doorstep.

    Professor Randolph Lyall returns home to London after 20 years abroad, afraid of what he might find. With his pack in chaos and his Alpha in crisis, it will take all his Beta efficiency to set everything to rights. Perhaps, in the process, he may even determine how to mend his own heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Babies Ever After starting early?

    • By Janet on 04-08-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Waistcoats & Weaponry

    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,346
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346

    Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style - with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. No one suspected what - or who - they would find aboard that suspiciously empty train.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop smiling

    • By Morgan H on 11-06-14

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Marine Biology

    • A San Andreas Shifters Short Story Prequel
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: J. Daniel Sawyer
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Alex, marine biologist and werewolf, has seen better days. Unexpectedly alive, secretly gay, and haunted by a meddlesome, matchmaking ghost, he must now team up with very flirty mermen to save the city from sushi smugglers.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Etiquette & Espionage

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners - and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped.

    Regular price: $26.22

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