Tuesday, September 24, 2013

RIP VIII Audiobook Review: Soulless by Gail Carriger

At the ripe old age of 26, Alexia Tarabotti has come to terms with her spinster status.  She knows her skin is far too dark and her nose far too big to and her appearance too Italian by far to catch the eye of any suitor.  And then there's the small matter of her having no soul.  Her status gives her the opportunity to speak her mind, and, when she's attacked by a strange vampire during a party, she jumps at the chance to get involved in the investigation.  Of course, that has nothing to do with the handsome werewolf at the center of the case.

Too cute for words.  It's like a snarky Jane Austen, starring a deliciously sarcastic Elizabeth Bennett.  But with werewolves and vampires.  It's very steampunk and so witty.  I feel like the author was really doing something different with this book, and in a good way.

Entertainment Value
I always listen to audiobooks during my commute, so one test of the entertainment value is how long I sit in my car once I've arrived at my destination to keep listening.  This one definitely aced that test.  I loved the characters, loved the story, and couldn't wait to find out what was going on.  I'll definitely continue with the series, no question.

At first I wasn't a huge fan of the narrator's voice or accents.  They seemed a bit forced.  But as time went on I got used to it and came to appreciate it, although I still wouldn't say the narrator is one of my favorites.  I would continue the series in audio, though, if my library had a copy of the next book.


  1. I'm such a huge fan of this series! I think it would be really fun to listen to this one on audio. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it as well :)

  2. I loved this first book although remember when I first started thinking that I wasn't sure!
    Lynn :D