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Download The Janus Affair: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, Book 2 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (978 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pip Ballantine Narrator: James Langton Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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Evildoers beware! Retribution is at hand, thanks to Britain's best-kept secret agents!

Certainly no strangers to peculiar occurrences, agents Wellington Books and Eliza Braun are nonetheless stunned to observe a fellow passenger aboard Britain's latest hypersteam train suddenly vanish in a dazzling bolt of lightning. They soon discover this is not the only such disappearance ... with each case going inexplicably unexamined by the Crown.

The fate of England is once again in the hands of an ingenious archivist paired with a beautiful, fearless lady of adventure. And though their foe be fiendishly clever, so then is Mr. Books ... and Miss Braun still has a number of useful and unusual devices hidden beneath her petticoats.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachelle | 2/19/2014

    " I am in love with this series. It's just fun! I love Braun and Wellington. I cannot wait to see where this goes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny Ash | 2/17/2014

    " I have the audio book. I absolutely love this book and listen to it frequently. It's definitely in my go to list for those times when I need something I can totally lose myself in. Can't wait to get the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruce | 1/15/2014

    " Another exciting, engaging excursion into an alternate reality that's just a step to the left. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/7/2014

    " I enjoy this Steampunk series. I enjoy the interaction of the two main characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Sherman | 12/5/2013

    " The only redeeming part of this book is the character of Wellington Books, and the reason for two stars. Everything else about the book is 1 star as it all just fell flat. I don't think I'll read anything else of this series. "

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

    " It was an enjoyable novel. This and the first novel in the series are my first experience with steampunk, and I think I'm going to make it my last. I just can't quite buy into the style with any passion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jdshipengrover | 10/21/2013

    " Great fun, read, adventure story... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Val Kardy | 6/7/2013

    " Engaging characters and overall awesome adventure! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Zwilling | 5/19/2013

    " More action than the first book, started out slow, once past the halfway point did not willingly put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rita Webb | 4/12/2013

    " Love steampunk! And this book is a great addition to the genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leonard | 3/10/2013

    " A solid read and a very enjoyable romance. I liked that while the world was interesting, it never overshadowed the characters and their development. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathalia | 1/24/2013

    " Great Scott, I haven't read a book this satisfying in MONTHS! I'm still smiling from the ending. Oh, I can't wait for the third installment! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 6/13/2012

    " In which our agents disrupt a nefarious plot, learn quite a bit more about themselves, and piss off quite a few blokes in the process. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 5/21/2012

    " A great fun read. Have to wait for the next book to find out who "The Maestro" is, and what happens to some of the other "baddies". Loved it. "

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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.