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How to Marry a Werewolf

A Claw & Courtship Novella, Book 1
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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  • Bonita
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  • 17-08-2018

Beautiful and passionate

The narrator was wonderful. I was captivated by the story and loved every minute of it.

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  • Dark Siren
  • 23-08-2018

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
  • 01-08-2018

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
  • 27-06-2018

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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  • Arwen in NM
  • 15-11-2019

Charming? Not Channing!

This was more than I'd hoped for. Channing gets taken down by a suitably scandalous woman. An American to boot! I could just hear him grumbling at the author, "Oh do come on, Miss Carriger. An American? "

It was entertaining, predictable, and totally enjoyable.

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  • Trevor
  • 02-11-2019

Not the best, but certainly worth the listen

This one wasn't bad, but definitely was not my favorite. I felt that the heroine fell a little flat and could have been much spunkier. However the story was very sweet, and I did love that Channing finally got his happy "ending". I will be continuing with these novellas because I love the world building Carriger has accomplished with all her books.

I'm not sure the narrator knew how to do an American accent. The heroine sounded like she was from Texas at points even though she's supposed to be from Boston. The accent was kind of distracting.

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  • Jen Eastman
  • 15-10-2019

<br />Lovely!

Just wonderful, another in depth view of an intriguing character. Another wonderfully strong female protagonist!

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  • travis
  • 11-10-2019

Another great story about side characters

I have really enjoyed all the stuff Carriger has written, and having a book like this that fleshes out people other than the main characters is something I appreciate. This is another steamy romance style book, but with the perfect amount of mystery and intrigue to keep you in suspense as you wonder about people past and what may be coming in the future. If you have enjoyed the world that Carriger has made, you will love this book.

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  • C. Taylor
  • 16-09-2019

My favorite Gail Book

I have loved the Parasol Protectorate series and all the other books that have come with it. Imagine my surprise when I was casually reading this and fell madly in love. I then ran out and bought the audiobook and between the two I’ve listened/read at least 30 times in recent months. It’s just that good.

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  • MariaCrafts
  • 02-06-2019

Impressed as always

Channing was not one of my favorite characters in the Parasol-verse so I wasn’t entirely sure I’d like this book. I should know better by now that Ms. Carriger will not let me down. Lovely book. Faith is the perfect foil for Channing. Narrator pronounced a few things differently than other books in the series, which annoys me, but that’s more of a personal pet peeve than a criticism of the narrator.

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  • Olivia Wylie
  • 21-01-2019

Wit, wisdom and werewolf shenanigans: perfect mix

This is another gorgeous notch is Ms. Carriger's belt (pardon the pun). It's a surprisingly meaningful story that takes one of the most amusingly cantankerous characters in her Victorian-period books, and gently redeems him through love, banter, and the powerful support of his pack. His new lady is a perfect match for him. All this is set against the backdrop of Ms. Carriger's perfectly zany world and its mix of steampunk zaniness and Victorian-era morales (which is its own craziness in modern eyes.) The reader underlined and emphasized all these emotions beautifully, bringing the story to life.
I loved it!

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  • Roberta Reads
  • 16-09-2019

A beautiful tale of romance and found family

This is a wonderful story. The audiobook is very well read, expression spot on, accents excellent (and also understandable). Only a couple of words that seemed to be pronounced oddly to me - but then I’ve no idea how they would have been pronounced in that era!

This audiobook always makes me cry. This is not something I normally desire in any story, but this is just such a beautiful, wonderful, heartwarming tale of romance and found family, that it is worth every tear. Plus werewolves! I strongly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-2019

You can listen to it several times!

An entertaining story with lots of typical Carriger-humor. What I like best are the lovingly characterized minor characters in all their quirkiness. I've been through the book twice and I liked it the second time as much as the first. Now looking forward to the third walktrough!

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  • King_Lyd
  • 30-04-2019

wonderful

this is an amazing book, lots of action, adventure and strong female characters. If you like regency books and the paranormal then definitely give this a try

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  • Jacqueline
  • 25-01-2019

Funny and touching

Beautifully and subtly narrated. I particularly liked the American accents.
I enjoyed encountering familiar characters from the earlier novels. The author takes her time telling the story, allowing you to get to know the characters major and minor.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-12-2018

When Faith meets Channing...

I liked the finishing school series, I loved the Parasol Protectorate series but this is my favourite. Major Channing Channing Of The Chesterfield Channing's is to be blunt a bit of an ass, in the other books and my favourite part of meeting him was when Alexia whacked him with her parasol! But there was always a sense that there was more to him than just being spoiled and arrogant or even as a wolf he wouldn't have survived for so long. This is a nice love story, with just enough glimpses into the other characters we have come to know and love to keep the die hard fans content a brilliant addition to the parasolverse!

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  • Lolah
  • 26-06-2018

Brilliant story told by an excellent narrator

I loved this story when I read the book, so was really looking forward to listening to it too when it was available. But the actual audiobook is so much better than I expected! The narrator, Emma Newman, does an impeccable job of bringing the story to life, and I love her voices for all the characters. I also loved her variation of accents used throughout the book - very impressive! The only negative I'd say about the audiobook is that the echoey effect they used for the internal thoughts made it difficult to hear what was being said for me, with my hearing impairment. Whilst it was good to try and differentiate between external and internal thoughts, this maybe wasn't the best way, especially as it's clear what's internal anyway in context of the story.
Anyway, I loved this story and this audiobook, and I would highly recommend it to all Gail Carriger fans, those who enjoy the genre, and anyone who just likes a good story! Can't wait for the next story!!

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  • Roobarb
  • 17-06-2018

A book about chasing and courting and being caught

I loved this when it came out in book format, and couldn't wait to get it in audio. Of course initially I had to get over that it is about Channing, I really didn't want to read Channing's book at first, he was so irritating a character and I just didn't see away to retrieve him.

This audio is as good as expected, I've listened to it twice already. It took me a while to get used to the accents though, I guess I'd not imagined the right American accent.

This story of Channing and Faith finding each other has a feel of Georgette Heyer about it. I love how they skirt round each other dancing in and out as they work each other out.

This book made me laugh out loud and it made me cry, I loved it. I enjoyed it so much I've listened to it twice in 24 hours.