Moth Girl Versus the Bats

  • by Michael Wombat
  • Narrated by Matt Thurston
  • 1 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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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- Corinne

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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- Kiz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-05-2014
  • Publisher: Michael Cooper