Not your typical Grandma
This series is ties as my favorite series to read/listen to. The Phyrne Fisher series, read by Stephanie Daniel, is tied with it.
All the characters are my favorite because she does such a good job one doesn't realize it's the same person.
There is always something in the Royal Spyness books that makes me laugh out loud.
These stories encompass a part of British history where my knowledge is lacking. It's inspired in me a need to research the royal family and learn more about this time period.
Fun, silly, and engaging.
It reminds me of an episode or two of Upstairs, Downstairs, but more light-hearted. It's from the same era and gives insight into the lives of both the rich and titled, and the working class.
I actually disliked the voice she gave to one of the characters. It influenced my picture of the character too much. I've since bought several books in the series, but not in the audio format.
A good book to listen to while cleaning!
Retired science teacher, sci-fi, historical romance, comedy... favorite authors... Evanovich, Patterson, Carr, Roberts, and many others.
I love the trip back in time and the historical implications.
Georgy is so much fun! I love Belinda too!
First I've listened to.
When she met with the Queen.
The narration is very enjoyable.
The humour and the voices make it fun and light to listen too. Always makes me smile.
The voices of the different characters, her aristocratic English voice is just the best.
Right royal spy
Set in the early thirties upper class circles, this presents ample opportunities to make fun of aristocratic twits. And Rhys Bowen makes use of them all, but not in a mean way. You actually find yourself liking most characters. A thing that I did not expect. The whodunit build is pretty good. Well done Bowen. And Kellgren is absolutely marvelous in making characters come alive with absolutely spot on voices. She gets a little hurried (fast) when reading "action" sequences, but that's a minor niggle of mine. She's a joy to listen to. Sure, this is a fluff read. But it's good fluff. Recommended.
Georgie is great fun and Darcy is an irresistible rogue. It was fun to find a little light romance in a mystery novel. I am sure to purchase the next in the series.
Yes, I would. I found this to be a lighthearted read/listen with murder, mystery, royalty and romance. I also think it is an appropriate book for tweens...although it may be too tame and innocent for some of them.
The book has references to historical happenings and people as seen through the eyes of a fictitious relative. I love the humor and the story hints at some very serious things like war, drugs and murder. But it is basically fast-paced story, with likable characters that you want to see succeed.
All the scenes that describe the main character's ability to be a klutz.
No tears, but there were a number of giggles throughout the book.
The narrator did a fine job portraying the various accents. It aided in visualizing the class system in Britain at the time.
This is a fun romp if you like period pieces like Wooster an Jeeves. I had to get used to the accent, but then it was easy (and enjoyable). To follow
Interesting accent makes the story come alove
Sometimes I need a light book in between the more serious ones, or I need a quick romp during a long road trip to make the time pass quickly. This fits the bill. I picked it up because I've heard good things about Katherine Kellgren, and a later book in the series won an Audie award. Kellgren does a great job with all the character voices and I will definitely be looking for more from her in the future.
As for the story, I was a little hesitant because I have recently listened to two other books set during similar times (London ~100 years ago) with similar strong female characters (Alexia Tarabotti and Lady of Devices). I liked Georgie the best so far because she seemed the most natural. The others were more defiant of their societies to the point of pontificating. They were the stereotype of anti-stereotypes.
I am looking forward to the rest of this series, but I am not so hooked that I am buying them all immediately so I can binge. I'll probably pick them up onesie twosie when I see them on sale and listen when I need a quick pick me up.
Katherine Kellgren nailed it. Her accents were delightful and she brought such personality to each character.
The story line was light hearted, easy to follow and very funny. This was a change from my usual listening habits and it was an absolute delight! A great break from serious and complicated stories. A very easy listen!
I laughed out loud many times.
Highly recommend it for readers looking for something quick, easy and funny!