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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (1,763 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katie MacAlister Narrator: Jonathan Davis, Bianca Amato Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN: 9781461804901
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Computer technician Jack Fletcher is no hero, despite his unwelcome reputation as one. In fact, he’s just been the victim of bizarre circumstances. Like now. His sister happens to disturb one of his nanoelectromechanical system experiments, and now they aren’t where they’re supposed to be. In fact, they’re not sure where they are when they wake up to see a woman with the reddest hair Jack has ever seen and a gun.

Octavia Pye is an Aerocorps captain with a whole lot of secrets, and she’s not about to see her maiden voyage ruined by stowaways. But the sparks flying between her and Jack just may cause her airship to combust and ignite a passion that will forever change the world as she knows it.

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  • “MacAlister hits it out of the park with this highly entertaining steampunk fantasy.” Booklist (starred reviews)
  • “Both narrators play their parts to the fullest, employing fabulous character voices that will make listeners laugh out loud.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan | 2/19/2014

    " This book was fluff, complete brain candy but it was fun and had an interesting story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eon Beaumont | 2/18/2014

    " This book had some interesting potential but it fell terribly short. The romance was silly and heavy handed. The author couldn't seem to go more than two or three sentences before reminding the reader that the two main characters were hot for each other. The humor was passable. The sex was at times steamy but came at woefully inappropriate times in the narrative. If you're trying desperately to free your sister from a prison in an alternate universe, I don't believe even the most fabulous cleavage is going to distract you. Likewise I doubt two well-trained intelligent characters who have sneaked into the royal palace via a secret entrance only to find the king otherwise engaged, would be unable to put their mutual desire aside long enough to avoid being caught. Granted it moves the story where the writer wants it to go but does a terrible disservice to her characters. I also found it difficult to believe that a crew who had only just been assigned to fly with a new captain would be so willing to give up their entire lives to follow her and her crazy new boyfriend without proper character development to back it up. In fact there is very little to know character growth other than the central romance emerging. The twist at the end was too obvious and seemed obviously pulled out of thin air, not too mention it being WAY too coincidental. The author for some reason makes a very big deal out of the mysterious behavior of the character, Mr. Llama and then never addresses him. She was very successful at making me want to know more about him and then left me hanging with nothing other than some mildly amusing and too frequent moments where he appears or disappears to the consternation of Captain Pye. All in all it had a few interesting and enjoyable moments but too few and far between. I finished the book but I wouldn't recommend it, especially for true fans of steampunk. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 2/17/2014

    " fluffy, kind of silly, some parts funny "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 2/16/2014

    " A good solid steampunk romance. The sex scenes were well done as usual and the character of Octavia was spot on. I didn't like the hero as much as I do in her other stories. I didn't dislike him either but he doesn't compare as well to Drake or Gabriel. Still a solid single novel by MacAlister. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cornelia | 2/14/2014

    " This is a fun book. I highly reccomend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Casey Evans | 2/2/2014

    " I wasn't impressed. Generally I like KM's funny books, but this one just fell flat. There was far too many loose ends and plot holes. It was not her best effort. An easy read, but it just didn't do all that much for me and I was fairly glad to get to the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura Swearingen | 1/17/2014

    " waste of my time. I wish I could reclaim those lost moments of my life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Goge (BARRONS) le Moning Maniac, | 1/16/2014

    " 2.57 stars "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gennielc | 1/15/2014

    " I couldn't get past the first few books. Poorly written "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachael | 1/3/2014

    " This book wasn't what I expected at all. I actually thought it was a book of short stories. This is actually a time travel steampunk book. The romance wasn't that interesting and the plot had many holes. There are many other steampunk novels out there that are better than this one. It was ok. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Will Gwaltney | 1/3/2014

    " Not so good. Didn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Nichols | 12/8/2013

    " Not bad, but I'm not a Quaker. Also I have no steampunk in my life and I would greatly like for there to be more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mirany | 12/4/2013

    " Had a strong or at least amusing beginning and then lost steam. There's only so much interest in hearing a group of people discuss one person's derriere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cher | 11/12/2013

    " This is her best book in a long time -- however, I think I already have the entire plot unravelled halfway through. I know: why am I reading a romance if I want to be surprised by plot? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Schum | 10/16/2013

    " Solidly entertaining so far but not as charming as her vampire series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mel W | 10/2/2013

    " I'm not sure what I think of this book really. Maybe I'm missing something but it left me feeling kind of confused. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 5/5/2013

    " Never disappointed in her books. There are always a few laugh-out-loud moments. Nice, quick, and delightful read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Whitwam | 1/23/2013

    " I get the "doing something different" challenge for a writer, but this is my least favorite of MacAlister's work. I might read the second in the series. I'd rather read more about her dragons. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 8/29/2012

    " Airships and disruptors does not a steampunk novel make (nor does saying "steampunk" a kajillion times in a book). I wanted to read a steampunk romance, not just a romance with an airship in it. Ugh. Disappointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathyred | 6/21/2012

    " I liked the concept of an alternative steampunk world that a steampunk fan/nerd and his sister are sent to in an accidental blast at his nanotech lab, and the adventure was fine, but the characters and relationships were poorly done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 2/25/2012

    " How can you not love a book that starts by saying "Good Morning, Jack Is that a molecular detector in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?" Great book, full of quirky lol banter. Hope there is more to come. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emmett, Klaude, & Mingan | 6/1/2011

    " I don't really read romance novels & after reading this book I remember why. - Emmett "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 5/30/2011

    " It was okay, but I was kind of disappointed. I found the story to be sort of boring. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenny | 5/26/2011

    " This was awful... so much so that I didn't even finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaina | 5/22/2011

    " It was a cute book, not sure if I like her writing style yet though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melinda | 4/30/2011

    " normally i enjoy MacAlister's books but i had a really hard time with this one its going to sound strange for me to say but it was just too far fetched and that whole thing with Jack being a Quaker seemed to have no point what so ever "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim | 4/4/2011

    " This book is so agonizingly ridiculous that I don't think I will finish it. The characters lack depth and are annoying. The plot is very thin and the repeated references to steampunk and Jack being a Quaker has sealed the fate of the book for me.

    Just say no! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 3/22/2011

    " Solidly entertaining so far but not as charming as her vampire series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Megan | 3/5/2011

    " The first of her books that I really didn't like - but good for her for trying something new! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janine | 3/3/2011

    " You'll be excited by the back cover. Don't give in to temptation. "

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About the Author
Author Katie MacAlister

Katie MacAlister is an author who enjoys indulging in world building, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes. Her novels have been translated into numerous languages, recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and landed on the USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell.

About the Narrators

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Bianca Amato, winner of ten Earphones Awards and the Audie Award for best narration, is an actress born and raised in South Africa. Trained at the University of Cape Town’s Drama school, she went on to work in theater and television in South Africa before moving to New York in 2002.