Chasing the Star Garden : Airship Racing

  • by Melanie Karsak
  • Narrated by Libby Clearfield
  • Series: Airship Racing
  • 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An opium-addicted beauty. An infamous poet living in self-imposed exile. An ancient treasure about to fall into the wrong hands.
Melanie Karsak's Chasing the Star Garden takes listeners on a thrilling adventure from the gritty opium dens of gaslamp London to the gem-colored waters of the ancient world. Lily Stargazer, a loveable but reckless airship racer with a famous lover and shattered past, reluctantly plunges into a centuries-old mystery in a steampunk romantic adventure best described as Dan Brown meets Mary Shelley.
It all begins on one of the worst days of Lily's life. She just lost the London leg of the 1823 Airship Grand Prix. To top it off, a harlequin fleeing from constables shoved a kaleidoscope down her pants, told her to fly to Venice, then threw himself from her airship tower. What's a girl to do? For Lily, the answer is easy: Drink absinthe and smoke opium.
Lily's lover, Lord Byron, encourages her to make the trip to Venice. Lily soon finds herself at the heart of an ancient mystery which has her running from her past and chasing true love and the stars along the way.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Absolutely terrible accents!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better reader. She was trying to pull off an English accent and it was not working at all.


How could the performance have been better?

The woman reading is absolutely awful at doing accents. She has a terribly fake English accent and as a result made the whole book unbearable.


Any additional comments?

The story would have been good if only the reader wasn't so terrible . The pitches in her voice were all wrong and she made the main character seem intolerable

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- cheka

warmed my clockwork heart

excellent characters, romance, sex, adventure, mythology and narration. Well written enjoyed every steampunk second.

A beautiful world had me whisked away, and the romance and sex was passionate but something your grandmother could listen too. the mixture of Greek and roman mythology with a steampunk settings and machinery made this novel for me nothing overly complicated and with it being 6 hours a good easy listen.

I hope Melanie continues this series.

and libby's beautiful voice had me tingling with every sentence.
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- Ryan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-09-2014
  • Publisher: Clockpunk Press