Competence Audiobook, by Gail Carriger Play Audiobook Sample

Competence Audiobook

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Read By: Moira Quirk Publisher: Orbit Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Custard Protocol Series Release Date: July 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781549169090

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Longest Chapter Length:

62:07 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

15:14 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

44:32 minutes

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Publisher Description

From New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger comes the delightful sequel to Imprudence.

Accidentally abandoned!

All alone in Singapore, proper Miss Primrose Tunstell must steal helium to save her airship, the Spotted Custard, in a scheme involving a lovesick werecat and a fake fish tail.

When she uncovers rumors of a new kind of vampire, Prim and the Custard crew embark on a mission to Peru. There, they encounter airship pirates and strange atmospheric phenomena, and are mistaken for representatives of the Spanish Inquisition. Forced into extreme subterfuge (and some rather ridiculous outfits) Prim must also answer three of life's most challenging questions: Can the perfect book club give a man back his soul? Will her brother ever stop wearing his idiotic velvet fez? And can the amount of lard in Christmas pudding save an entire species?

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“Carriger’s characteristically droll, voice-driven writing alternates between Prim, who certainly lives up to her name, and her socially obtuse brother. High jinks and peril abound as the Custard navigates uncharted air currents and the characters bicker over everything from Thomas Aquinas to tasseled hats. Recommend this amusing romp to steampunk and LGBT+ readers looking for suspenseful and romantic fantasy.”

— Booklist 


  • “Playfully delightful…This whimsical story proves that Primrose is a fully capable heroine in her own right, separate from her best friend Rue (whose adventures made up the previous two books in the series). When Prim hears word of a new kind of vampire, she ventures off to Peru with the crew of the Spotted Custard. Naturally, hijinks ensue.”

    — SyFy Wire
  • “Carriger excels at wry humor and clever phrasing, and her ensemble cast is thoroughly charming and satisfyingly diverse. There’s a genuine sense of whimsy and fun running throughout this story.”

    — Publishers Weekly


  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month in Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • A SyFy Wire Pick of the Month

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About Gail Carriger

Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town 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 Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London.

About Moira Quirk

Moira Quirk, a British actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator, co-narrated Ben Bova’s Mercury and has narrated other popular audiobooks for which she received Audie Award nominations. She is a successful comedian and can be heard on Nickelodeon’s cartoon My Life as a Teenage Robot as well as in The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd, The Wild Thornberrys Feature, and Serendipity, among others. She has also lent her voice to several video games, including Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and Haunting Ground.