Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger audiobook

Curtsies & Conspiracies

By Gail Carriger
Read by Moira Quirk

Hachette Book Group 9780316190114

The Finishing School Series: Book 2

9.52 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $40.00

    ISBN: 9781478926511

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 Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing. For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy. Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a most horrid display of poor manners. Now, as she sneaks around the dirigible school, eavesdropping on the teachers’ quarters and making clandestine climbs to the ship’s boiler room, she learns that there may be more to a school trip to London than is at first apparent. A conspiracy is afoot—one with dire implications for both supernaturals and humans. Sophronia must rely on her training to discover who is behind the dangerous plot and survive the London Season with a full dance card. In this sequel to bestselling author Gail Carriger’s YA debut Etiquette & Espionage, class is back in session with more petticoats and poison, tea trays and treason. Gail’s distinctive voice, signature humor, and lush steampunk setting are sure to be the height of fashion this season.

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Summary

Summary

A 2015 YALSA Pick of Amazing Audiobooks

Finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Teen Fiction Narration

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 Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing. For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy. Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a most horrid display of poor manners.

Now, as she sneaks around the dirigible school, eavesdropping on the teachers’ quarters and making clandestine climbs to the ship’s boiler room, she learns that there may be more to a school trip to London than is at first apparent. A conspiracy is afoot—one with dire implications for both supernaturals and humans. Sophronia must rely on her training to discover who is behind the dangerous plot and survive the London Season with a full dance card.

In this sequel to bestselling author Gail Carriger’s YA debut Etiquette & Espionage, class is back in session with more petticoats and poison, tea trays and treason. Gail’s distinctive voice, signature humor, and lush steampunk setting are sure to be the height of fashion this season.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Teenage and adult fans alike will rejoice that Carriger retains her flair for musical prose, over-the-top names, clever wit, and strange yet helpful mechanical devices of all kinds. Carriger’s blend of comically exaggerated characters and madcap action will easily win over readers once again.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Carriger’s second steampunk adventure exceeds the first…The fun, again, is in watching ever-practical Sophronia sneak and scheme her way into sometimes dangerous, sometimes riotously funny, situations…This witty, light-hearted series is not to be missed.” Booklist (starred review)
“The language is every bit as delightful as in Sophronia’s first adventure.” Kirkus Reviews
“Carriger’s second Finishing School title moves quickly, but without losing the nimble wit, charm, and romance that made the first book so appealing. The steampunk genre is better off for having this series, and readers will be clamoring for more.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

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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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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.52
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English