Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger audiobook

Etiquette & Espionage

By Gail Carriger
Read by Moira Quirk

Little, Brown Young Readers 9780316190084

The Finishing School Series: Book 1

8.92 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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This young adult steampunk series debut set in the same world as the New York Times bestselling Parasol Protectorate is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail Carriger's legions of fans have come to adore. 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. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage--in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2015 Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee for Tweens

This young adult steampunk series debut set in the same world as the New York Times bestselling Parasol Protectorate is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail Carriger's legions of fans have come to adore.
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. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage--in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Carriger deploys laugh-out-loud bon mots on nearly every page…Amid all the fun, the author works in commentary on race and class in a sparkling start to the Finishing School series.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Moira Quirk’s narration is a delight as she pulls from a wide vocal range to create her characters. From the proper British mean girl to the tinny-voiced machine, each voice has a unique sound and matches the humor of the story. It all makes for a rollicking good time.” AudioFile
“Carriger’s YA debut brings her mix of Victorian paranormal steampunk and winning heroines to a whole new audience…with cleverly Victorian methods of espionage, witty banter, lighthearted silliness, and a ship full of intriguingly quirky people.” Booklist (starred review)
“[A] delightfully madcap espionage adventure.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Carriger’s bizarre blend of fantasy, steampunk, adventure, and mystery will keep you guessing. Readers will love the well-developed characters and the quirky charm imbued into every page, and will eagerly await the sequel!” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“If spunky Lady Sybil from Downton Abbey happened onto a steampunk set, she might look a lot like Sophronia Angelina Temminnick.” Shelf Awareness
“Blending intrigue and elements of the school story, Carriger introduces teen readers to a supernatural-meets-steampunk world full of action and wit.” Horn Book

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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 : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.92
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English