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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (993 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Phil Foglio Narrator: Angela Dawe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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The Industrial Revolution has escalated into all-out warfare. Sixteen years have passed since the Heterodyne Boys, benevolent adventurers and inventors, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Today, Europe is ruled by the Sparks, dynasties of mad scientists ruling over - and terrorizing - the hapless population with their bizarre inventions and unchecked power, while the downtrodden dream of the Heterodynes' return.

At Transylvania Polygnostic University, a pretty, young student named Agatha Clay seems to have nothing but bad luck. Incapable of building anything that actually works, but dedicated to her studies, Agatha seems destined for a lackluster career as a minor lab assistant. But when the university is overthrown by the ruthless tyrant Baron Klaus Wulfenbach, Agatha finds herself a prisoner aboard his massive airship Castle Wulfenbach - and it begins to look like she might carry a spark of Mad Science after all.

From Phil and Kaja Foglio, creators of the Hugo, Eagle, and Eisner Award-nominated webcomic Girl Genius, comes Agatha H. and the Airship City, a gaslamp fantasy filled to bursting with Adventure! Romance! and Mad Science!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Xenophon Hendrix | 2/6/2014

    " The book adds some information for those who follow the comic, but I wouldn't want to read it as a stand alone novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marnie | 1/31/2014

    " Pretty good novel, but I was hoping for more detail than just a retelling of the story from the comic. At least the Jagers had more depth and the attraction between Gil and Agatha was fleshed out more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/8/2014

    " A fun romp in Steam punk "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/3/2014

    " This book is amazingly fun. I think someone told me it was originally a graphic novel, and it is easy to imagine it as such. The characters are so lively and memorable, and the story is a lot of fun to try to figure out. It's the beginning of a series, and I'll definitely want to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aasterinian Rosewayve | 12/30/2013

    " very good the first chapter was a little hard to follow but everything was explained later in the book so it has my thumbs up ^.^ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 VeganMedusa | 11/13/2013

    " I've never read steampunk before, am not familiar with the webcomic this was based on, and this is the second book in the series. Despite all that, I managed to enjoy this. Jagermonsters in particular. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Incandragon | 10/4/2013

    " A fun novelization -- which remained astonishingly true to the original -- of the fabulous Girl Genius graphic novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 3/26/2013

    " What a fun read! And a great heroine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brigette Feathers | 10/29/2012

    " A fun book. It's based on the amazing graphic novels/webcomic Girl Genius. The books is the same story, but novelized. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay Stalone | 5/24/2012

    " Wonderful! Even more fun than the Parasol Protectorate. I can't wait to read the next one, but first I'll be reading the web comic series. Thank you Pat Rothfuss for always recommending Girl Genius. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 5/13/2012

    " I bought this book for my dad and thought it would be fun to read as well. Some parts were very clever and fun, but most of it feels highly forced and is hugely predictable. I didn't hate it, but I don't think that I'll continue with the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 4/24/2012

    " Phil & Kaja Foglio have turned their webcomic into a novel. I quite enjoyed reading this, and having it in prose format gives them the room to explain a few things in better detail, but overall, I think the story is better served in comics where we can see the wonderful, cartoony art. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula Lyle | 3/27/2012

    " This was a lot of fun. No heavy lifting involved and that's OK sometimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arwen | 3/26/2012

    " It's a good companion to the Girl Genius series. It provided greater details on somethings I had been wondering about. Make sure you read the comic first though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/16/2012

    " Really enjoyed this and look forward to reading the next one! a fun new genre for me! Didn't realize it came from a comic, so now I'm going to have to check those out online :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 11/26/2011

    " If you've never read Girl Genius, I'd recommend starting with the comic. But if you're already a fan, this novel adds a lot of interesting points and backstory that didn't make it in to the original, along with an interesting slightly different version of certain events. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 10/13/2011

    " A great retelling of the first few volumes of a great comic series. If you like this, go read the originals with their gorgeous illustrations! "

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About the Author

Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio are the co-creators of the Hugo, Eagle, and Eisner Award-nominated web comic Girl Genius. The two have contributed artwork to the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering and have collaborated on the gaming comic strip What’s New with Phil & Dixie.

About the Narrator

Angela Dawe is an actor and improviser working with the Annoyance Theater and Second City in Chicago. Her career has encompassed stage, television, and film work, in addition to award-winning audiobook narrations, which include young adult, suspense, romance, and historical fiction titles. She is the winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.