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!
Thus book is so dreadful that I can not finish it. Although I am two-thirds the way through it has been a struggle to listen to from the beginning. All the characters are either unnecessarily overbearing, stupid, whiney or all three. The dialogue is dull and the reading even duller. However, if given the benefit of the doubt, the reader does not have much to use for a decent performance. The plot is trite, slow and disjointed.
Enjoyed this mystery from beginning to end, hated having to pause to do normal things like cook, eat, walk the dogs, etc. Stayed up till 3am to finish listening 😄👍🏻, that good....
I'd recommend it to my best friend, sister & other relatives & friends.
I loved the many voices of the reader!
The many different personalities and how they contributed to the story.
The heroine for her dry wit and perseverance.
She handled some very different characters extremely well. Not only did you know exactly who each character was, but their personality shone through in the energy and the accented English. She was easy to listen to.
A compelling mystery of the 1930s!
The story was very plausible and compelling, set in the 1930s and with many upper class characters who struggle with different problems from today.