Seriously insipid heroine flails around through inoffensive but dull prose. When the inciting incident doesn't wade in to the froth until a full third off the way through the book, I'm inclined to hoist sail for actual adventure.
That said, the delivery by Katherine Kellgren is possibly the only reason I waded this far, better reading than the text perhaps deserved.
teacher & book lover
Funny, Mysterious, Enjoyable
Katherine Kellgren brings Georgie to life in a delightful way. She gives this character such heart and spirit. I love this series!
This series is riotously funny! You will laugh out loud...then you'll get the next book in the series. It's that much fun!
This was a fun read with enjoyable tongue in cheek humor. Great for light summer reading. I'm looking forward to listening to more in this series. The reader was especially good!
Absolutely. The narrator has an incredible ear for the differences between various upper-crust British accents, and they're hilarious to listen to.
To be fair, the Irish and Cockney accents weren't all that great, but it's more than made up for by the other voices. Also, the book is fun and does keep you guessing once the mystery gets going.
This series is so much fun I've listened to it twice already!
The characters are well written and totally lovable
Katherine Kellgren is my favorite narrator so far and I've listened to a lot of audio books it would be worth a listen just to hear her accents.
while it was an interesting time historically, the story was wasted on silly and incredibly predictable characters
respect the reader
she did the best she could with adolescent material
made characters real instead of charicatures
As a mystery, this is very slight; it's not something I'd choose to read visually. What made it so enormously enjoyable for me was Katherine Kellgren's performance. The voices she uses for the characters are perfect: psychologically right and lots of fun to listen to. The milieu (early 1930s upper-class London) is great escapism. I don't know whether I'd use a credit to buy this (I got it at one of Audible's sales), but that's up to you. I thoroughly enjoyed the eight hours I spent listening to it.
A fun ride! The narrator grated for the first few chapters until I got used to her. This is a light, enjoyable mystery!