I am an avid reader and listener. I especially love imaginative fiction when I am "brain frazzled" from heavier stuff.
This is just the story to lighten your day. She's a spunky sleuth with class. The performance is peccable. All in all a great listen.
The narrator does a wonderful job with different accents and making all the characters sound distinctly different and easily recognizable. I realized at one point I was identifying characters by their voices rather than the "____ said". The narrator makes this series much more interesting and adds a "joie de vivre" that I'm not sure the book would have on it's own. Sadly the plot line was a little weak and I am beginning to wonder if the narrator is what really sucked me into this series rather than strong writing.
Yes oh yes this was really good!!! I loved every minute. The story was so interesting, the performance was amazing.
There were many, when she was on the landing, When she discovered the body, so many more moments, wonderful story
I enjoyed the scene when she was modeling, and when she was being questioned by the police
Yes, and that shows how good it was, hated to hear it end.
I have selected many books that were so terrible I was about to give up on audible, this one was super good!!!!
It is very entertaining and fun, especially if you're in to the English Monarchy in the early 1900's
Most of her encounters with Belinda...truly a riot
This narrator is amazing. Her inflections and different accents/voices truly make the book
Delightfully, entertaining mystery
I would not say, "on the edge of my seat," but kept my interest! This book starts off a little on the slow side but that is because of the character development as well as the setting, I think. As far as the rest of the books in this series, yes, I had a hard time stopping. Love, love this series! Please bring more!
I love Katherine Kellgren as narrator. She was not as good in this book as in the later books but still very good, here. As I have learned from reading books by other authors which she has performed, she is an excellent narrator.
No. But close.
I love The Royal Spyness series. I did not think I would like a book set in England with English accents. I was wrong! I like the bits of history incorporated into the story. The author, Rhys Bowen creates captivating mystery stories, with some history, humor & interesting characters, which Kathering Kellgren's reading brings to life! However, I would suggest that K. Kellgren work on her Scottish accent. Chuckle. Yes. You can listen to this with your children in the room and not be embarrassed.
I'm Robert's wife, a retired physician and homeschool mom whose grown kids now love history, literature, sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction
Thoroughly enjoyed this. I got it because I loved Rhys Bowen's Molly Murphy series, which I still like better overall but this was really fantastic too. The narrator is great for the part, though I actually like her even better as elderly Mrs. Pollifax. I'm listening to her in Red Pyramid now, and she's great there too as a 12 year old, so she obviously has a wide range of believable voices. (By the way, I'm a woman--the listener to almost all the audiobooks on my family's account, if that makes any difference.)
I read a review that said this was exciting and couldn't be put down. SO TRUE!! It was exciting and interesting with great narration and story/character development that leaves plenty open for a full series! Can't wait to listen to the next!!!
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.