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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Series Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781494575069
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Having narrowly escaped the electrifying machinations of Thomas Edison, Books and Braun are looking forward to a relaxing and possibly romantic voyage home. But when Braun's emergency signal goes off, all thoughts of recreation vanish. Braun's street-wise team of child informants, the Ministry Seven, is in grave peril, and Books and Braun must return to England immediately. But when the intrepid agents finally arrive in London, the situation is even more dire than they imagined. The Ministry has been disavowed, and the Department of Imperial Inconveniences has been called in to decommission its agents in a most deadly fashion. The plan reeks of the Maestro's dastardly scheming. Only, this time, he has a dangerous new ally-a duplicitous doctor whose pernicious poisons have infected the highest levels of society, reaching even the Queen herself. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Howard | 3/21/2017

    " I totally LOVE these audio books! Steampunk at its finest! Funny, romantic and kick-ass adventurous! And James Langton does a great job as narrator! What is Steampunk? Wikipedia's definition: Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Therefore, steampunk may be described as neo-Victorian. "The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Series" is wonderful!! I look forward to revisiting these audio books in the future, when I just want to listen to a good, fun, adventure with cool ideas and gadgets and Victorian Sherlock Holmes/James Bond characters!! Hopefully I will get to listen, or read, more from Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris, a wife & husband collaboration of great writing! Fun Fun Fun! "

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About the Author

Philippa “Pip” Ballantine is a writer, podcaster, and librarian. She first earned a BA in English literature and political science and later a BA in library and information science. In 2006 she became New Zealand’s first podcast novelist, and she has voiced and produced Weaver’s Web, Chasing the Bard, Weather Child, and Digital Magic as podiobooks. Her podcasts have been shortlisted for the Parsec Awards and have won a Sir Julius Vogel award.

About the Narrator

James Langton, born in York, England, trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Winner of fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, he has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestsellers The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield, and The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002.