Love the characters, love the atmosphere and thought the narrator did a great job, wil use my next credit on the next book in the series.
Not really. I like. Books that the story line is more thrilling
Not really. I love trying new books. I don't like getting in a rute
Not really. She reads very clearly just had a slow story.line
None in particular. Just made it more thrilling
I put off this series for some time, as it sounded a bit too light for me. I like the genre and the setting, but the length of the books and the frothy sound of the Publisher's Summary just didn't convince me to take the plunge. Well, thank goodness I finally gave this one a try. I have now read four of the five books in the series and will purchase the fifth book today -- HERE'S WHY: the narration is charming and full of life, the characters (both good and evil) are great fun and the mysteries are just complicated enough to keep you turning the virtual pages. I am always a bit sad when the books come to an end, as Georgie's world is so much fun to visit.
These books don't remind me of other books -- they remind me of old movies, specifically 30's screwball comedies with heiresses and crazy shenanigins.
Katherine Kellgren's performance is so full of energy and irony. You can almost hear her winking or rolling her eyes at some of the funniest parts.
I highly recommend this funny, well-read book, a delight!
This was the first Katherine Kellgren performance I had heard - wonderful!
I savoured this book listening to a few chapters a day.
My first book from Audible - amazing!
I haven't read the print version of this novel, but the audio one is excellent. I have bought stories I liked before and been so put off by the reader that I couldn't finish them. Most women readers can't do a believable male voice, but not only can Kellgren handle upper class British, Cockney and Irish accents, she does a male that sounds male. I'm going to look for her name for future purchases.
The plot is light and fun. Georgiana is believable and spunky. Belinda is just plain irritating. Darcy is tantalizing.
Cute and funny. A penniless royal relative in the 1930's who tries to find some independance, and finds herself in disaster after disaster. She's a compelling character - smart, funny and determined, but totally ignorant of any skills outside her narrow upbringing. For instance, she arrives in London without a servant, and has no idea how to light a fire or cook anything other than toast. The characters are fun and I liked the mystery.
The lively pace, the ironic tone, and the original point of view of the main character
Crashing a wedding party where she knew many of the guests... who were also uninvited.
This is the first time I listen to Katherin Kellgren; I will certainly add her name to my list of the best readers I had the chance to listen to.
So far from the throne, still expected to behave...
They're both the same to me.
I enjoyed it. The character build up was done well and I can't wait to read what happens to our girl Georgie next.
I enjoyed all of it. No specific favorite.
The characters are shallow and not very bright. The fairly predictable plot becomes increasingly contrived by the actions of those same "short-bus" characters.
The narration is excellent and saves an otherwise bland book. The book also hovers too close to the romance genera. I found I didn't care at all about her romantic involvement and was just putting in time through those parts till the "real" story picked back up. I also find it a bad sign when I'm waiting for the author to remember a plot point she set up and which is screaming to be handled or for the character to do something besides dig her- or him-self in further by doing the obviously wrong thing. You should never find yourself rolling your eyes as a story progresses, but I did repeatedly. I was expecting a clever protagonist who did things herself instead of being handheld through life.
From the opening lines of this audio book, I was captivated. The narrator's voice, vocal mannerisms, and ability to portray dialects made me feel as though I'd stepped into a time vortex and been pulled backward into the 1930's. Rhys Bowen's story, the first in a series, is one of the best I've heard from Audible, ever, and it will be one I will return to many times. I feel as if I know Georgie and her "bounder" of a brother, her bored wealthy friends and of course, the Queen herself. Wow!