What I liked best about this performance of Her Royal Spyness was the perfect match of Keatherine Kellgren's voice to the character of Georgiana. The pace and delivery of the story was spot on also.
This is a delightful story, light and full of interesting characters with humor on every page. The story gives some hints toward the resolution of the mystery, you are kept in suspense until the end.
Cant really compare it to the print version since i havent read it myself.. but the nartor does a briliant jobb so i suspect this audio book is an improvment.
The Parasol protectorate series comes to mind though that more steampunk while this is more reality inspired..
Not sure not having read it myself.. but i did enjoy it.. very good narator suspect this performance adds a lot to the experience..
plus its allway more convenient to listen that way i can work or draw while listening :)
no idea... not familiar with the whole tagline concept
This feels a bit like a meeting between Agata christie and Parasole protectorate if i had ot compare it to something...
if you read lots of steampunk then you will probably enjoy this even though its not actually steampunk...
If you love murder mystery then this should be really enjoyable too...
If you love romance then this works for you too... even if the main character is a bit old fashioned...
This is just a damn good series and i can never get enught of those myself :)
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but the art style of Queen of Hearts intrigued me, then the synopses of Her Royal Spyness caught me, so I decided to give it a shot. I was thoroughly pleased. I smiled a lot while listening to this book. It's light, fun, and maybe a little silly, but it's also full of an innocence and place in history that is both interesting and much glossed over in my own experience.
Not usually the type of book I read, I am nonetheless very happy I chose it. I loved it, and especially I loved the Ms. Kellgren's voice work.
The story moves at a nice clip, the characters act in sensible ways, or at least as sensible as my prejudices suggest. But beyond that, I love the placement in history. World War II is looming on the horizon, but no one wants to believe it, and yet the impression of that world, recovering from the Great Depression, is plain and direct, and it feels like you're there.
This was a simple but entertaining Whodunit. I like the angle of being broke and royal. I will be continuing on with the series. Just finished this one and have already purchased the next. I enjoyed all the characters and the story line.
Read from May 05 to 11, 2013
First half: 2 stars--all set-up/no plot, more chick-lit than murder mystery. The excellence of the narrator saved it from being DNF.
Second half: Plot started moving as soon as the dead body showed up and it got much better. Will read more of the series. 3.75 stars.
The actor is just amazing! All the different characters had different voices and they were all believable and great for the understanding of the plot.
I love the humor throughout the book. I laughed out loud several times. I enjoyed the plot too.
She's great! It's worth the price just to listen to her work if you enjoy women sleuth books that has a great deal of comedy in it. This book is not for those looking for a serious, dense thriller.
Yes, light hearted and great to listen to after a stressful day.
Her insight and openness.
Great regional accents.
I found this book light hearted, with a lead charcuterie easy to like. When she decides to help a designer friend model clothes it did make my laugh.
Great reading after a stressful day.
This is a very cute romp. Excellent setup.. an English Royal but way down the line - and how she copes with having no money. Very nice story. I did figure out who-dun-it about 3/4 through the book, but it didn't interfere with the enjoyment of the book. The characters were real and delightful.
The narrator was excellent. She made the characters come alive and her breath of voices is amazing.
Yes, I'd recommend this book.. and look forward to the next in the series!
Georgie is great fun, a lovely klutzy sleuth to be sure.
It kept me guessing with a long line of suspects.
A sleuthy royal on the rocks with a penchant for running into murder.
A good time for all.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audio.
The story is well-narrated,well constructed and credible.
It tells of a young aristocrat in England during the early 1930 years.That was the time when the famous romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward, VIII who abdicated the throne for her sake,took place.
The heroine is involved in a sinister plot without her knowledge.
This she manages to unravel as the plot thickens
There are some good insights into the lives of the British aristocracy in those days
They are plausibly portrayed and well-narrated
Never a dull moment as the plot unfolds
Would definitely recommend it for humour and suspense....