The 5th Gender is Now an Audiobook! Tinkered Stars in Your Ears

I am delighted to announce that The 5th Gender is finally available in audio!

Audible | Amazon | iTunes

You can listen to a sample right here right now!

It is narrated by the amazing Michael Lesley. I chose him because he works with TJ Klune on his comedic books and I knew he had the panto-like range from something as esoteric as a sci-fi featuring aliens.


“By far the greatest strength in the characterization of this story is the writer’s ability to normalize exo-cultural characters and allow us to look through their eyes. Drey serves as our access character, expressing our own confusion and occasional discomfort with his partner’s culture. But as he learns to love Tris, we learn to see the universe through new eyes. And that is the greatest power of a story.”

Aces High Jokers Wild

“The 5th Gender delivers in so many ways: it’s sweet, it’s romantic, it’s funny, and most importantly, it tells a very impactful and very timely story.”

Rally the Readers

“This is a fun, funny, sexy book, and I’m so happy it exists. It hits you in the feels, makes you laugh and cry, and makes you think about matters of family, kin, and the heart.”


“By showing that freedom that humanity has embraced (though humans certainly still have hang-ups about sex, according to other species), and contrasting it with the rigidity of galoi society, Carriger reminds readers of how far modern humanity has to go in accepting a normal beyond cis-heterosexual. But, even for the galoi, she offers a hair of hope at the end, and a reminder that the power to change and become lies in the stories we tell each other. Even stories about adorable lavender aliens and their human crushes.”

Joli Abbott for Den of Geek

“This was smart and complex, contemplating human and alien nature as Carriger creates a fascinating species with their own complicated problems and foibles. Such contrasting dynamics always bring an interesting perspective in seeing ourselves from another point of view and to be more accepting and opening minded about others’ choices and beliefs.”

Boy Meets Boy 

“The 5th Gender is a really engaging story that combines humor, romance, and a little bit of mystery.”

Joyfully Jay

“But be it sci-fi, paranormal, or steampunk…Carriger is a master at crafting characters that leap off the page and into the readers imagination.”

Love Bytes 

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Yours in purple noodle heaven,

Miss Gail

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Reticence: The forth and final Custard Protocol Book!


USA & Canada: Amazon print & digital & audiobook | Kobo | B & N | Apple | Audible | Other

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Bookish and proper Percival Tunstell finds himself out of his depth when floating cities, spirited plumbing, and soggy biscuits collide in this delightful conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger’s Custard Protocol series.



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