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By 1895, the United States is in the 80th year of the isolation imposed by King Thomas I and upheld by his successors. But some are chafing under the shortages and restrictions, and when inventor Dr. Featherstone declares he has found a way to override all borders, there are those who applaud the discovery and those who fear it.
When Dr. Featherstone fails to return home for an important scientific gathering, his daughter Caroline enlists the help of the member of Parliament from Charlotte, Nathan Llewellen. As the two search for the kidnappers, Caroline is plunged into a world where travel to other realities is possible in the blink of an eye, and people can assume the forms of fearsome as well as familiar animals...and where love comes at the most unexpected times and places.
Nathan's peculiar gift might cost Caroline her life, but she has already lost her heart.
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This is the first steampunk book I've had the pleasure of listening to, and it was a lot of fun! The alternate worlds were intriguing, and I really enjoyed the interactions and secrets of each character. The flow was good, and it kept me interested the entire time. There were a few twists that I didn't see coming, and that's always great! The ending was predictable, but sweet and satisfying. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to anyone who likes steampunk, shifters, and a flat-out good time! 4 Platypires.
The narration was just not my cup of tea. Rather than feeling like I'm really hearing a story, I felt like I was being read to, with the pictures withheld. The tension on words and dialogues just didn't feel right in several places. This is a personal preference, but I didn't find the voice pleasant or melodic. This is not meant to offend, I am simply picky when it comes to narrators. I actually feel really bad for feeling that way. :( 3 Platypires
Overall, Bob says: 4 Platypires