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Summary

Guilty of an indiscretion? Time to marry a werewolf.

New York Times best-selling author Gail Carriger brings you a charming stand-alone story set in her wildly popular Parasolverse. Described as: Georgette Heyer goes to the wolves. 

Werewolves

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. 

Even if they learn to love, can either of them forgive?

From the best-selling author of the Parasol Protectorate series. Look out for appearances from favorite characters and the serious consequences of unwarranted geology. 

A Note on Chronology

The Claw & Courtship novellas can be heard in any order. This book can be enjoyed without having heard any of Gail's other works. Set in the spring of 1896, this story occurs after events chronicled in Romancing the Werewolf.

©2018 Gail Carriger LLC (P)2018 Gail Carriger LLC

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Brilliant story told by an excellent narrator

I loved this story when I read the book, so was really looking forward to listening to it too when it was available. But the actual audiobook is so much better than I expected! The narrator, Emma Newman, does an impeccable job of bringing the story to life, and I love her voices for all the characters. I also loved her variation of accents used throughout the book - very impressive! The only negative I'd say about the audiobook is that the echoey effect they used for the internal thoughts made it difficult to hear what was being said for me, with my hearing impairment. Whilst it was good to try and differentiate between external and internal thoughts, this maybe wasn't the best way, especially as it's clear what's internal anyway in context of the story.
Anyway, I loved this story and this audiobook, and I would highly recommend it to all Gail Carriger fans, those who enjoy the genre, and anyone who just likes a good story! Can't wait for the next story!!

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A book about chasing and courting and being caught

I loved this when it came out in book format, and couldn't wait to get it in audio. Of course initially I had to get over that it is about Channing, I really didn't want to read Channing's book at first, he was so irritating a character and I just didn't see away to retrieve him.

This audio is as good as expected, I've listened to it twice already. It took me a while to get used to the accents though, I guess I'd not imagined the right American accent.

This story of Channing and Faith finding each other has a feel of Georgette Heyer about it. I love how they skirt round each other dancing in and out as they work each other out.

This book made me laugh out loud and it made me cry, I loved it. I enjoyed it so much I've listened to it twice in 24 hours.

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  • Dark Siren
  • 23-08-18

A miss

Normally I LOVE Gail Carriger. But this one was...pretty bad. I'm actually doubting if Carriger actually wrote it. The prose was purple, the love scenes were cringeworthy, and the romance fell flat. Additionally, the production did this odd tinny effect anytime a character had a "thought," and it was very distracting.

I really can't recommend Carriger enough, but skip this one.

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  • Emily
  • 01-08-18

Entertaining

Wonderful to see Channing find Love. Heartbreaking to learn both pursuer and pursued are hiding such devastating secrets from their pasts. I enjoyed the narrator, but did not like the echoey effect they used to show when someone was thinking a monologue or comment instead of speaking it. Neat idea, but annoying in practice.

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  • Nikolai Vitcovschi
  • 27-06-18

Witty, funny and delightful

If you like Carriger's work you'll like this. Same funny wit, hilarious banter and great characters. You don't need to read the other novels in her series, but previous knowledge makes the enjoyment all the richer. Narrator is good, but there's some timing issues with the inner dialogue effects towards the end, hence the three stars. Otherwise, a highly enjoyable book.

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  • Suzanne
  • 24-09-18

excellent

This book was excellent and enjoyable. it's a great story and the narrator did it justice.

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  • Kandi Grochowski
  • 04-09-18

Audio Theater

Amazing attention to detail. Well written and read. Interesting characters that you learn to care about. Another wonderful story from Ms Carriger. She never disappoints.

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  • it is alsion
  • 02-09-18

I love it

I would love to hear more about other characters from the finishing school series .also backstories on characters like Tasha. And Lord akeldama.

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  • kr
  • 06-08-18

Carriger provides best escapist fun out there

I love her writing -- clever but not show-off. And the story was just what I needed to listen to through a long, unpleasant night in a hospital. Like the best sort of beach (I wish) reading it doesn't challenge but it's not predictable or boring.

I'd waded through too many serious titles, so this was like taking a vacation with an excellent friend .
The narrator was perfect too--witty but not smarmy about it.

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  • Sabine
  • 06-08-18

Steampunk Romance!

If you have read some historical romance, where an american heiress marries an english aristocrat, the setting of the story will remember you of several of this stories. BUT this here is almost a parody of the genre and as so often the parody is better as the original. More wit, quirkier characters, funnier language and a excellent narrator create an delightful audio entertainment! Looking forward to #2!

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  • Adi Gilo
  • 03-08-18

Fantastic in every way

Another brilliant book by Gail Carriger
I’ve always wanted to know about Channing Channing of the Chesterfield Channing’s and now I do. I can’t wait for the next book. I love absolutely everything she writes.

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  • Kelly
  • 07-07-18

Lots of fun and well read

Well read and an amazing story. I love Carrier's other works, and I enjoyed this addition to the story. I was anxiously waiting for other characters from previous works to appear, and I spotted some. Still didn't figure out what the main character from her first series was up to.

Can recommend for fans of steam punk, Gail Carriger, and comedy of manners type books.