Parasol Protectorate

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,319 ratings

A Carriger Quartet Publisher's Summary

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.

"Marine Biology": Inconveniently a werewolf, unexpectedly alive, and secretly gay, marine biologist Alex finds himself forcibly shackled to a flirty merman on the hunt for some sinister selkies. An unconventional romance between impossible partners told with the kind of wit and comedy that made Gail a household name.

"Fairy Debt": Despite being a fairy, Cups can't grow wings due to a death promise to a local king. Entering service in his castle as the Least Jester, she must find a way to earn her wings while navigating the hazards of cupcakes, tea demons, and the occasional Earth dragons.

"My Sister's Song": Fantasy, history, and subversive strategy collide in this Roman-era tale of a warrior, Mithra, who must repel an entire legion alone and armed only with a very peculiar weapon. Her sticky solution to this impossible problem must be heard to be believed.

Featuring performances by fellow fantasy writers Philippa Ballantine, Chris Lester, and Tee Morris as well as an original soundtrack by composer Danny Schade.

©2001 Gail Carriger (P)2014 ArtisticWhispers Productions, Inc.
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  • Book 0.5

    • A Carriger Quartet

    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: J. Daniel Sawyer, Merelan Jones, Dawn Phynix
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 184

    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

  • Book 1

    • Soulless

    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not for me

    • By RedLady on 07-29-14

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Soulless

    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    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

  • Book 2

    • Changeless

    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous development, love this series!!

    • By Moonglotexas on 01-21-14

    Regular price: $22.27

    • 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 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    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
    • The Parasol Protectorate, Book 2
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 09-26-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 196 ratings

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 3

    • Blameless

    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ruffled Parasol on the move

    • By Moonglotexas on 09-14-14

    Regular price: $21.58

    • 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 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    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
    • The Parasol Protectorate, Book 3
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 09-26-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 189 ratings

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 4

    • 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 2,273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,021
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,016

    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
    • The Parasol Protectorate, the Fourth
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 07-01-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,273 ratings

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 5

    • 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 2,084
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,899
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,889

    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
    • The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 03-01-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084 ratings

    Regular price: $28.50