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  • Prudence

  • Book One of The Custard Protocol
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

On behalf of queen, country...and the perfect pot of tea. When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) is given an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female would under similar circumstances - names it the Spotted Crumpet and floats to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea. But India has more than just tea on offer. Rue stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great continuation

  • By Mathias on 01-05-15

The best

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Reviewed: 02-12-18

Another wonderful, brilliant book from Gail Carriger. Performed admirably by Moira Quirk. Highly, highly recommended.

  • 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 153
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

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
  • More stars for Heartless

  • By R. McGinlay on 24-10-11

Excellent

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Reviewed: 06-11-18

Another wonderful instalment of the Soulless series by Gail Carriger. Highly recommended. What joyous fun.

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  • Changeless

  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

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
  • Changless? a collision of the changeless.

  • By Allan Hugman on 16-02-15

A joy to listen to

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Reviewed: 10-10-18

Another excellent performance from the combined talents of Gail Carriger and Emily Gray. A sheer joy to listen to.

  • Curtsies and Conspiracies

  • Finishing School, Book 2
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Does one need four fully-grown foxgloves for decorating a dinner table for six guests? Or is it six foxgloves to kill four fully-grown guests? Sophronia's first year at school has certainly been rousing. First, her finishing school is training her to be a spy. (Won't Mumsy be surprised!) Secondly, she gets mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and has a cheese pie thrown at her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great second book

  • By L on 30-11-14

Excellent fun

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Reviewed: 25-08-18

Great fun as always, with excellent performance by Moira Quirk. That’s all I want to say, but apparently 15 words are required.

  • The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After

  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis.
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

Given a backroom computer job when the beloved Birmingham library she works in turns into a downsized retail complex, Nina misses her old role terribly - dealing with people, greeting her regulars, making sure everyone gets the right books for their needs. Then a new business nobody else wants catches her eye: owning a tiny little bookshop bus up in the Scottish Highlands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully descriptive.

  • By Di on 15-06-16

My favourite

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-18

I think this is my favourite Jenny Colgan book. The love of books just shines through. I also like that the first guy she falls for isn’t the one she ends up with. The performance is good and not intrusive.

  • Etiquette and 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 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school. 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, well read

  • By susan on 08-12-13

Most wonderful

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Quite the best, most wonderful audiobook I have ever listened to. Entertaining, relaxing. Makes the hours pass quickly.