This was a pretty decent listen as far as the story goes. It had some hummus humorous posts, but I didn't love the narrator. Her narration for the main character was ok, but the other characters' voices/accents I found annoying at times.
I WANT MY MONEY BACK FOR THIS CRAP AUDIO BOOK.
Positive review for narrator. How she took this job seriously is a wonder. I hope she was paid well.
Story is so crap, so flimsy, so unstitched that I wanted to eat a poison sugar cube and die too. if you are familiar with British history you will be extremely annoyed with book details...and I swear, it couldn't have been written by a true blue Brit. I can't even fathom why there's a series but you don't have to have taste if you have money....
I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this book. The bits of British humor through out caused me to laugh out loud frequently. The narrator was spot on with all of the accents; English, Scottish, Irish, and American.
The story line is very clever. I love the premise of the leading character being "34th" in line to the crown. Her dilemma of being royal with expectations of how she must live her life and her reality of being completely broke. It seemed very honest and real in a world were image is everything.
The mystery and the romance are both rather predictable. From the title I hoped for some international intrigue but the spy part was very disappointing as a mere social occasion of spying on a prince and his girlfriend and had nothing to do with the actual plot.
This is a cute story of the ineptitude of those of title and money generally, and specifically the struggles of a minor royal with no money--talk about first-world problems! The only spying happening here is more like character analysis than actual spying, and it happens for about 2% of the book. The rest of the story is about the heroine learning to act like a normal person--turning on the water heater, preparing more than tea and toast-- and getting a job. Since she can't get just any old job since that would be unthinkable for one of her title and relations, she secretly becomes a house cleaner. Okaay.
There are murders and attempted murders, and she is the target! So some excitement there. And love possibly?
The narration is superb, no complaints there.
This is a fine little, sometimes humorous story to enjoy when you don't want to think too much.
I thoroughly enjoyed this. It's a good light read (listen) with the right amount of mystery, suspence and romance. I love the main character, royal, yet not important, etc. The narrator was perfect!!! I look forward to reading more in this series.
I get insomnia from time to time so I bought this book to distract my mind when I need to get some rest.
I enjoyed the book so much, I listened to it during the day too. I just purchased book 2 and I never buy fiction.
love audio books - Anglophile
I don't know why it took me to long to get around to listening to this series. There's a great sense of humour, the characters are engaging, and the mystery is interesting. Katherine Kellgren is the perfect narrator for this series and happily she reads all the other entries as well. I've recommended this series to my sister.