Waistcoats and Weaponry : Finishing School

  • by Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by Moira Quirk
  • Series: Finishing School
  • 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style - with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course.
Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. Because no one would have suspected what - and who - they would find aboard the suspiciously empty train.
Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to dissolve all of London into chaos and must decide where her loyalties lie once and for all.


What the Critics Say

"Absolutely charming, comical, and full of whimsy. I wish I could attend a school as fun as this finishing academy, with its host of endearing, headstrong characters. It is the perfect steampunk version of Harry Potter." (Marie Lu, author of the Legend trilogy)
"If spunky Lady Sybil from Downton Abbey happened onto a steampunk set, she might look a lot like Sophronia Angelina Temminnick." (ShelfAwareness)
"This witty, light-hearted series is not to be missed." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Full of thrills, spills, action, adventure, steampunk, vampires werewolves & lots of laughs - a great read for fans of all ages!

Excellent third instalment in the series. As usual, our heroine and her friends get up to mischief (not hard at a girls finishing school, even if they are also training as spies and assassins!) then, when trying to help a friend, they accidentally stumble upon something huge and have to work together to save the country. Full of thrills, spills, action, adventure, steampunk, werewolves, vampires, and lots of laughs, this book is a great read for fans of all ages. Can't wait for the next book - just sad it's the last one!
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- Lolah


Love the style, the voice acting, and the world. Trying to stop listening but it's too good.
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- mrs karen m cross

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-11-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK