Agatha H and the Airship City : Girl Genius Novels

  • by Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio
  • Narrated by Angela Dawe
  • Series: Girl Genius Novels
  • 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Industrial Revolution has escalated into all-out warfare. Sixteen years have passed since the Heterodyne Boys, benevolent adventurers and inventors, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Today, Europe is ruled by the Sparks, dynasties of mad scientists ruling over - and terrorizing - the hapless population with their bizarre inventions and unchecked power, while the downtrodden dream of the Heterodynes’ return.
At Transylvania Polygnostic University, a pretty, young student named Agatha Clay seems to have nothing but bad luck. Incapable of building anything that actually works, but dedicated to her studies, Agatha seems destined for a lackluster career as a minor lab assistant. But when the university is overthrown by the ruthless tyrant Baron Klaus Wulfenbach, Agatha finds herself a prisoner aboard his massive airship Castle Wulfenbach - and it begins to look like she might carry a spark of Mad Science after all.
From Phil and Kaja Foglio, creators of the Hugo, Eagle, and Eisner Award-nominated webcomic Girl Genius, comes Agatha H. and the Airship City, a gaslamp fantasy filled to bursting with Adventure! Romance! and Mad Science!

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HE THREW A BOMB AT ME

Saturday Morning Cartoon
This just wasn't my cup of tea. I listened for over four hours, but could not get into. The world they created was a sort of cool Steampunk world and I can see lots of people liking it for that reason. The story was very simplistic. For example in the beginning the lab assistant is under pressure to clean the lab before an important member of the government comes in to make an inspection. She cleans everything up and puts it all in the closet. During the inspection, as expected, the closet gets opened and everything comes tumbling out. This prank is so old, it is embarrassing to see modern authors use it today. The characters seem to be written by someone with autism.

I don't know if it was the narrator or the way it was written, but each line sounds like an announcement of some kind. At the end of each line is a pause so you can absorbed the announcement and we go on to the next. It was more that way in the beginning during most of the info dumps.

If you just love Steampunk, you may want to give this a try. If you are luke warm or worse, maybe not.

After reading the reviews of others, I see this started as a graphic novel. That explains a lot.
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- Jim "The Impatient" "My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books."

Ever wanted visuals while audio book listening?

What did you love best about Agatha H and the Airship City?

Loved the story, but discovering that I could look at the online comic WHILE listening made for a fully immersive experience. I have often wished for images to go along with audiobooks and this has almost the whole story illustrated. FANTASTIC.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Jägermonsters are probably my favorite. All of the characters have pretty well rounded development.


Which scene was your favorite?

Climatic scenes where Agatha's clanks come to the rescue are pretty exciting.


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- Amazon Customer "I draw things and then build them."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-25-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio