Prudence by Gail Carriger audiobook

Prudence

By Gail Carriger
Read by Moira Quirk

Orbit 9780316212243

The Custard Protocol Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478959083

Runtime: 12.69 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A March 2015 LibraryReads Pick

A New York Times bestseller

Julia Verlanger Award, 2013

Winner of Alex Awards, 2010

Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, 2009

Locus Awards, 2010

From New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger comes the first novel in a new series set in the world of the Parasol Protectorate starring Prudence, the daughter of Alexia Tarabotti.

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 do under similar circumstances—names it the Spotted Custard and floats to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea. But India has more than just tea to offer. Rue stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier’s wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves. Faced with a dire crisis and an embarrassing lack of bloomers, what else is a young lady of good breeding to do but turn metanatural and discover everyone’s secrets—even thousand-year-old fuzzy ones?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The dialogue is as smart and snappy as ever, full of intelligent humor and artful verbal sparring. All Things Urban Fantasy on Changeless
Soulless has all the delicate charm of a Victorian parasol, and all the wicked force of a Victorian parasol secretly weighted with brass shot and expertly wielded. Ravishing. Lev Grossman
Changeless is equal to Soulless: witty, sexy, graceful, and unpredictable. With a few more novels, this delightful, Ms. Carriger will be challenging Laurell K. Hamilton and Charlaine Harris for the top of the New York Times bestseller lists. Fantasy Magazine on Changeless
Carriger delivers surprises with every book, and this one is no exception. With action, intrigue, and above all, proper manners, this excellent series will have broad appeal to readers of steampunk, urban fantasy, and paranormal and historical romance. Library Journal on Heartless
The world of Timeless is a unique recipe of steampunk and fantasy spiced with light sprinkling of romance. Its setting is rich for characters to romp about in, but the unbridled playfulness of the language and dialogue shines brightest. The Miami Herald
The author's humor and affection for her outlandish characters is always appealing. A fun launch. Library Journal on Prudence
Readers who delighted in Carriger's Parasol Protectorate will be entranced by the familiar cast and trademark wit of the new Custard Protocol series...Behind the delightful whimsy and snarky observations, there is a great deal of heart and soul. RT Book Reviews on Prudence
Soulless has all the delicate charm of a Victorian parasol, and all the wicked force of a Victorian parasol secretly weighted with brass shot and expertly wielded. Ravishing. Lev Grossman
The world of Timeless is a unique recipe of steampunk and fantasy spiced with light sprinkling of romance. Its setting is rich for characters to romp about in, but the unbridled playfulness of the language and dialogue shines brightest. The Miami Herald
Blending steampunk and urban fantasy in a colorful alternate Victorian England, Carriger presents a grand cast of characters on a harrowing adventure that stretches from England to India... Filled with lavish fashions, supernatural high society, and witty dialogue, this story is a fine introduction to a fabulous new series. Booklist on Prudence
Carriger maintains a droll, tongue-in-cheek tone, and her protagonists are as concerned with witty banter and fashionable hats as they are with fighting for their lives. Series fans will enjoy this mischievous romp, which revisits old favorites while raising a new crop of charming characters. Publishers Weekly on Prudence
“Delivers what readers have come to expect: witty style paired with globe-spanning Victorian derring-do.” RT Book Reviews, praise for Timeless
“Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series beautifully blends together alternate history, steampunk, and paranormal romance into stories that are witty, engaging, and fun.” Kirkus Reviews, praise for the series

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Author

Author Bio: Gail Carriger

Author Bio: Gail Carriger

Gail Carriger is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author who writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small-town California life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in higher learning. She then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the United States, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London. Her books are published in over a dozen different languages.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 12.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English