These stories are so delightfully entertaining. I've read or listened to the series at least three times through. The twists and turns keep me laughing as hilarious things happen to Lady Georgianna. It's a period piece without being stuffy or overly historical-Charming in every way!
This book in the serie is not the typical detective novel, maybe it was the first book of the serie so it told more about the main charecter and her life in 1930's Great Britain. The detective stuff came only in the last few chapters. In any case it was a very entertaining listen. I'm wishing that they would make these books into movies :-)
I found this title looking for other works narrated by Katherine Kellgren since I enjoyed her narration of the Red Pyramid series. She did a magnificent job here as well, handling multiple accents and personalities with ease and bringing a real warmth and depth to Georgie's character.
Overall the mystery was delightful, not too easily guessed, with plenty of puzzling clues leading up to a startling climax. It was also fun to catch a glimpse into the probable life of a lesser noble, a woman trying to be independent during the 1930's but still dealing with social mores and customs that challenged her every step of the way.
My only concern was the multiple references to premarital and extramarital sex - admittedly "necessary" for adult novels in today's age, but the story would have been just as well off without them. No actual sex scenes happened in the book, just references and suggestions. Thankfully, our main heroine throws off a couple of advances and close encounters due to her "good royal breeding" , her desire not to follow in her mother's wild footsteps, and a wonderfully old-fashioned dream of having it means something at the right time with the right someone.
I highly recommend this performance for older teens and adults who can look past the modern day obligatory references and enjoy this wonderful, lighthearted novel!
The characters are believable, the dialogues are well done, and the narration is excellent.
Enjoyable, believable story with enough real people included that it takes on a sense of reality, yet is light and fun. I intend to listen to the entire series.
I like the light touch of the author. The story is good enough to want to continue listening but not taxing in any way.
Less gripping than her Christmas novel but ok.
I am not sure I like her different voices - the character Belnda sounds utterly annoying. In fact all KK's accents are a bit annoying. Belinda is the worst.
I loved hearing the British accents; I loved that the story takes place shortly after the end of Downton Abbey so many comments and traditions are, by now, completely familiar. And I loved that bits of this made me laugh out loud.
They were all grand, but I guess Lady Georgie, since she's the main character and manages to rise to every challenge.
Loved her ability with accents and posh intonation.
Loved the chats with the Queen.
I would not have loved this book as much by reading it. Ms. Kellgren's stellar performance takes me back to the sound of Downton Abbey...really loved listening to her.