European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss audiobook

European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman

By Theodora Goss
Read by Kate Reading

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781481466530

The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club Series: Book 2

24.46 Hours Unabridged
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In the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Mary Jekyll and the rest of the daughters of literature’s mad scientists embark on a madcap adventure across Europe to rescue another monstrous girl and stop the Alchemical Society’s nefarious plans once and for all. Mary Jekyll’s life has been peaceful since she helped Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the Whitechapel Murders. Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, Justine Frankenstein, and Mary’s sister Diana Hyde have settled into the Jekyll household in London, and although they sometimes quarrel, the members of the Athena Club get along as well as any five young women with very different personalities. At least they can always rely on Mrs. Poole. But when Mary receives a telegram that Lucinda Van Helsing has been kidnapped, the Athena Club must travel to the Austro-Hungarian Empire to rescue yet another young woman who has been subjected to horrific experimentation. Where is Lucinda, and what has Professor Van Helsing been doing to his daughter? Can Mary, Diana, Beatrice, and Justine reach her in time? Racing against the clock to save Lucinda from certain doom, the Athena Club embarks on a madcap journey across Europe. From Paris to Vienna to Budapest, Mary and her friends must make new allies, face old enemies, and finally confront the fearsome, secretive Alchemical Society. It’s time for these monstrous gentlewomen to overcome the past and create their own destinies.

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Summary

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A 2019 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Fantasy

In the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Mary Jekyll and the rest of the daughters of literature’s mad scientists embark on a madcap adventure across Europe to rescue another monstrous girl and stop the Alchemical Society’s nefarious plans once and for all.

Mary Jekyll’s life has been peaceful since she helped Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the Whitechapel Murders. Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, Justine Frankenstein, and Mary’s sister Diana Hyde have settled into the Jekyll household in London, and although they sometimes quarrel, the members of the Athena Club get along as well as any five young women with very different personalities. At least they can always rely on Mrs. Poole.

But when Mary receives a telegram that Lucinda Van Helsing has been kidnapped, the Athena Club must travel to the Austro-Hungarian Empire to rescue yet another young woman who has been subjected to horrific experimentation. Where is Lucinda, and what has Professor Van Helsing been doing to his daughter? Can Mary, Diana, Beatrice, and Justine reach her in time?

Racing against the clock to save Lucinda from certain doom, the Athena Club embarks on a madcap journey across Europe. From Paris to Vienna to Budapest, Mary and her friends must make new allies, face old enemies, and finally confront the fearsome, secretive Alchemical Society. It’s time for these monstrous gentlewomen to overcome the past and create their own destinies.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Kate Reading puts in another monstrously enjoyable performance in this Athena Club installment. Returning are all the main characters from the original—whom Reading ensures are quickly recognizable…Reading honors the story’s mainly lighthearted and charming tone…[and] keeps all the subplots and associated characters spinning toward the next installment.” AudioFile
“The most compelling threads involve Mary’s struggle to reconcile some uncomfortable truths about the people she thought she could trust, and, as with the first book, it’s tremendous fun to see all these characters grouped together.” Kirkus Reviews
“Adventure sparks when Mary receives a desperate letter from Lucinda Van Helsing: ‘I am… the subject of certain experiments carried out by my father.’ Justine joins Mary to spearhead a rescue, and before long the entire crew are chasing from London to Vienna to Budapest on the ever-expanding quest. The series concept and execution continue to be terrific fun.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Theodora Goss

Author Bio: Theodora Goss

Theodora Goss is the World Fantasy Award–winning author of many publications. She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Locus, Crawford, Seiun, and Mythopoeic Awards, as well as on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Her work includes the short-story collection In the Forest of Forgetting; Interfictions, a short-story anthology coedited with Delia Sherman; Voices from Fairyland, a poetry anthology with critical essays and a selection of her own poems; The Thorn and the Blossom, a novella in a two-sided accordion format; and the poetry collection Songs for Ophelia. She teaches literature and writing at Boston University and in the Stonecoast MFA Program.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 24.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English