• Moth Girl Versus the Bats

  • By: Michael Wombat
  • Narrated by: Matt Thurston
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-27-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Michael Cooper
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (3 ratings)

Regular price: $6.95

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Publisher's Summary

This short steampunky adventure with a flavour of thirties movie serials was inspired by a Twitter conversation the author had with singer Thea Gilmore in early 2013, and then by her song "Start As We Mean To Go On". As the story progressed, other Thea songs lent their titles easily to the remaining three episodes, and more song titles found their way into the text. The name "Moth Girl' came out of an anagram of Thea's name in fact Ratporchrico's opening phrase in this story is that very anagram.
©2013,2014 Michael Wombat (P)2014 Michael Wombat
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5 out of 5 stars
By Aven McMaster on 06-04-14

Mechanical Bats!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It's full of elements familiar from steampunk and science fiction, but combined in surprising ways, with a good dose of humour and attractive characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Thea, because she was active and intelligent and amusing.

What about Matt Thurston’s performance did you like?

He reads with good feeling and energy, and does voices (and accents) very well, so that each character is well-differentiated and given real personality.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

This is framed as a classic serial, and it has all the elements to make a fun, captivating adventure story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By American Valkyrie on 06-17-14

Steampunk Superheroes!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It's campy and fun, all the way through. A nice, easy listen that's perfect for a workout or a commute.

Have you listened to any of Matt Thurston’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't heard a bad performance from Matt Thurston. He definitely knows what he's doing.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A rollicking ride, on the wings of a giant bat!

Any additional comments?

I'm not much into steampunk, but I've read other works by Michael Wombat. Each is a load of fun, so I knew this would be as well. Moth Girl didn't disappoint. It's short enough to get through in one sitting, and is campy and action-packed all the way through. The narrative is easy to follow, and the voices are amazing. Though there is a moment of sexiness, it's nothing above PG-13, and can be listened to with children in the room.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Corinne on 06-08-14

I want more!

I could see the story playing in my head, like an animated film (Nightmare before Christmas style).

The touches of humour made me giggle, and tears sprang to my eyes at the end.

My only criticism? I wanted to know more about the characters and their motivations. There was mystery that was never cleared up. Could so easily have been double the length, without becoming in the least bit dull.

Oh and one other thing, would have preferred a British reader, I felt Matt Thurston got some of the intonation a bit wrong, however his characterisations were great.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kiz on 12-13-17

Absolutely Wonderful

This is NOT your Nana's dystopian steampunk!

although short, Moth Girl is an absolute PEACH of a story, set in a wonderfully grimy and pragmatic world. Thea (Moth Girl) is the kind of heroine I'd love to chat with over coffee; sensible, brave, marginally potty-mouthed...

listening to this, I was literally gasping aloud, as well as cackling, snorting, and DON'T STOP THERE-ing. The ending came out of nowhere, yet was utterly right.

I can only recommend this little gem, and fervently hope for more in the future. Pretty please.

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