Parasol Protectorate
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    A Carriger Quartet | Gail Carriger

    A Carriger Quartet

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By J. Daniel Sawyer, Merelan Jones, Dawn Phynix
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (141)

    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.

    Cute stories, horrible narration

    The stories in here are cute, but I listened to this on audiobook and the audiobook was awful. The stories range from urban fantasy, to fantasy, to s..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 13 2017 by Karissa Eckert (Minneapolis, MN)
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    Soulless | Gail Carriger

    Soulless

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Firstly, Alexia Tarabotti has no soul. Secondly, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Thirdly, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

    Not for me

    I was pretty excited about listening to this book. I had the series listed on goodreads for ages to read. My excitement was short lived however, I rea..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 29 2014 by RedLady ()
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    Soulless | Gail Carriger

    Soulless

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    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.

    Good fun

    Rather tongue-in-cheek take-off on the vampire/werewolf Victorian scene. The world-building by the author is complete and very well thought out/throug..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 29 2017 by I'dliketosay (Florida)
  • 2
    Changeless | Gail Carriger

    Changeless

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Alexia Tarabotti, now Lady Maccon, awakens to find her werewolf husband yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears - leaving her to deal with a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria. But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, so even when her investigations take her into the backwaters of Scotland, she is prepared. She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.

    Fabulous development, love this series!!

    I love Gail because she writes what we think in a fun, flirtatious manner that makes one want to live in the world in which the characters do just to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 21 2014 by Moonglotexas (South Africa)
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    Changeless: The Parasol Protectorate, Book 2 | Gail Carriger

    Changeless: The Parasol Protectorate, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    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.

    Good, but clearly a middle chapter

    For the second of a five part story, its okay. The mystery starts off strong, then flops untill the end.

    Reviewed on October 20 2017 by seawurm ()
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    Blameless | Gail Carriger

    Blameless

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Quitting her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Alexia Tarabotti becomes the scandal of the London season. After being dismissed by Queen Victoria from the Shadow Council and attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, she flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they can explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than vampires – and they’re armed with pesto.

    Ruffled Parasol on the move

    The indignation of Alexia, the adventure and Madame Le Foux!

    Reviewed on September 14 2014 by Moonglotexas (South Africa)
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    Blameless: The Parasol Protectorate, Book 3 | Gail Carriger

    Blameless: The Parasol Protectorate, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    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.

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  • 4
    Heartless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fourth | Gail Carriger

    Heartless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fourth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2044)
    Performance
    (1812)
    Story
    (1807)

    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?

    Do You Love to Laugh?

    This book is hilarious. Do not take it serious. It is Steampunk meets PG Wodehouse and Urban Fantasy crossed with Jane Austen. I love her and even my ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 30 2011 by Holly C. Salley (Arkansas)
  • 5
    Timeless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth | Gail Carriger

    Timeless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1887)
    Performance
    (1723)
    Story
    (1711)

    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.

    So long but not goodbye?

    Carriger has done it again. The final installment of the Alexia Tarabotti series is just as engaging as the first 4 books. BUT in many ways, this bo..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 04 2012 by Leanna (Seattle, WA United States)