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How to Marry a Werewolf

A Claw & Courtship Novella, Book 1
Written by: Gail Carriger
Narrated by: Emma Newman
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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Guilty of an indiscretion? Time to marry a werewolf.

New York Times best-selling author Gail Carriger brings you a charming stand-alone story set in her wildly popular Parasolverse. Described as: Georgette Heyer goes to the wolves. 

Werewolves

The monsters left Faith ruined in the eyes of society, so now they're her only option. Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be. 

Americans

Backward heathens with no culture, Major Channing has never had time for any of them. But there's something special about Faith. Channing finds himself fighting to prove himself and defend his species. But this werewolf has good reason not to trust human women. 

Even if they learn to love, can either of them forgive?

From the best-selling author of the Parasol Protectorate series. Look out for appearances from favorite characters and the serious consequences of unwarranted geology. 

A Note on Chronology

The Claw & Courtship novellas can be heard in any order. This book can be enjoyed without having heard any of Gail's other works. Set in the spring of 1896, this story occurs after events chronicled in Romancing the Werewolf.

©2018 Gail Carriger LLC (P)2018 Gail Carriger LLC

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Another Great Tale

I love the stories in this world created so well and tonight kept listening very late into the night to see how it played out. I did not want to wait until the next day. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful imaginative stories.

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  • Dark Siren
  • 2018-08-23

A miss

Normally I LOVE Gail Carriger. But this one was...pretty bad. I'm actually doubting if Carriger actually wrote it. The prose was purple, the love scenes were cringeworthy, and the romance fell flat. Additionally, the production did this odd tinny effect anytime a character had a "thought," and it was very distracting.

I really can't recommend Carriger enough, but skip this one.

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  • Emily
  • 2018-08-01

Entertaining

Wonderful to see Channing find Love. Heartbreaking to learn both pursuer and pursued are hiding such devastating secrets from their pasts. I enjoyed the narrator, but did not like the echoey effect they used to show when someone was thinking a monologue or comment instead of speaking it. Neat idea, but annoying in practice.

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  • Nikolai Vitcovschi
  • 2018-06-27

Witty, funny and delightful

If you like Carriger's work you'll like this. Same funny wit, hilarious banter and great characters. You don't need to read the other novels in her series, but previous knowledge makes the enjoyment all the richer. Narrator is good, but there's some timing issues with the inner dialogue effects towards the end, hence the three stars. Otherwise, a highly enjoyable book.

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  • Tammy Willinger
  • 2020-01-07

good plot, weird inner voice

just did not like the echo effect for inner voice. throws you out of the story.

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  • Marquis Granny Joy
  • 2020-07-14

Narration true tpo stiury<br />

When I read Gail Carrington before, this was the voice I heard. This seemed strange to me, since before I always heard me narrating everything I read. We laughed at the mannerisms that show how silly we can be in reacting to things out of out normal social settings and hope we have the wisdom face injustices with the grace that Faith does.

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  • Rora
  • 2020-05-17

Charming and Engaging

This is a sweet and funny romance, very much in the vein of Soulless, but less action adventure. It contains a geologist heroine, a redemption of Channing Channing, some nice character development involving Professor Lyall, and all the wonderful absurdity of Miss Gail's other works.

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  • EJ DeCamillo
  • 2020-04-24

Everything but the accent...

Another wonderful Gail Carriger novella. Another beautiful reading by Emma Newman - except for the American accent. Given that the main character is American, I found it difficult to immerse myself in the story when the accent was so badly off. Boston has a couple distinct accents, but a New England accent of any kind might have passed. I’m not sure what accent Newman was aiming for, but it isn’t one I’ve ever heard in the States.

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  • gracychelse
  • 2020-04-14

A fun new perspective on a minor character

If you've read the parasol protectorate novels, this is a great new view of Major Channing. Faith is a interesting character and Biffy is, as always a delight.
The narrator does a wonderful job with the accents.

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  • Mary
  • 2020-04-01

Amazing

This is the first book in the Claw & Courtship Novella series. In chronological order, this one falls during the same time as Reticence the final Custard Protocol book. This book can be read as a standalone! I have to say that Gail has really upped her game with this one. I didn’t realize how much I truly liked Channing until this book, or how much I wanted him to be happy. From the time he has been introduced he has been moody and you never knew that led him to be that way. In this book, you learn some of Channing’s back story before he became a werewolf and why he is generally untrusting and why he seems to hate vampires so much. I know it seems like a lot of information for such a small book but I am here to tell you that it is so beautifully written that you feel as if you are getting a full novel. When we first meet Channing is when he goes toe to toe with Alexia but she was an Alpha so the last thing that he expects is a little American girl going toe to toe with him at the docks in London.

As much as this is a story for Channing it is also the story of Faith, who has been sent to London to make a match with a werewolf. To London society, this is not shocking but for an American it is. In America, Werewolves are not excepted in society and they then to be more savage. So why would her mother send her to make this match?

Watching this story play out I felt a whole range of emotions. I was angry, sad and so very happy. Since this book can be read as a standalone I highly suggest picking it up. No after writing this I want to go back and give it another read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-02-19

Fun, flirty and fleeting.

Fun and flirty but not deep. Don't need more though.

It opens with a sexual content warning but no explicit sex is on the page. It is flirty however. I enjoyed the listen.