British women don't have the best voices. Some of the orator's, Katherine Kellgren, voices were just plain annoying to listen to. Especially her rendition of Belinda. But the story and writing itself is pretty good though!
Lady Georgiana of course!
Sure, why not.
Me? ....... Capable of many moods, and enjoying a vast range of literature. Incapable of uploading a picture and realized none of the Avatars are ......appropriate. That pretty much "tells" it all.
Funny delightful mystery. Loved the plot and enjoyed the mystery too. Lots of well rounded interesting and fun to listen to characters. Well performed. Especially liked all the little tittle tattle references to historical figures in this English time frame like the infamous Mrs. Simpson. Look forward to my next book in this series. Worth a credit. Enjoy a listen, I did.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Though this is not my favorite genre, I could not help but give it fives for making me laugh throughout and enjoying to the very end. The narration was excellent. I need a little more heat with my stories, but it is a nice change when you need a laugh! The description and narration of poor "Twistwum" still brings a smile to my face....
The performance was excellent; without it this book would have been unfinishable. It reads like a chatty gossip column. I can only give the author points for maintaining a consistent voice. This book could have been condensed to at least half its length. It was like the author picked certain events: introduction of protagonist, introduction of love interest, introduction of crime, introduction of suspects, etc., identified the chapters they would happen within 1-6, 7-10, 11-15, etc and then if the topic didn't fit the length of chapters, simply more words were added. Nothing actually happens until chapter 15 though I kept waiting and hoping. The premise and protagonist had promise and I was so disappointed that it didn't deliver.
Unique professional funny
I loved Darby, Katherine did an amazing job with all the voices.
This is the best narrorator I've heard on Audible. She delivers the lines beautifully. Each character is robust and you get he sense that she is enjoying the story as much as the listener.
The overall premise and plot of this lady-detective novel are entertaining and even endearing and not-entirely-predictable. It is actually mostly predictable, but in that enjoyable way that you sing along to a new verse of and old favorite song. The aspect in which this audiobook shines, however, is in the narration. Katherine Kellgren gives an amazing performance, delivering the roles of the plucky main character, society matrons, posh gents, policemen, an old gaffer, and a host of other characters; she displays a delightful range of expression. Kellgren performs the climactic scene in which the mystery is solved in such a gripping manner that I seriously stopped what I was doing and just listened. Her performance throughout is phenomenal. I would love to hear more of her, and will probably continue listening to this series almost entirely because of her superior narration. Well done!
I couldn't understand the narrator, so really can't evaluate the story. But I think I would have enjoyed it if the speech was a little less dialect.
I could hardly understand a word she said.
I think I'll try to find the book and read it. I have the sense that the story is really quite entertaining.
The highly affected English upper crust accent used by the narrator. It was grating after the first minute of listening. Not much of a story to keep you interested. Found it hard to empathize with the main character, a spunky "poor little rich girl" experiencing hard times.
I am listening to "wool".
Tone down the irritating accent.
Toni in TN
Frankly, I bought this book because it was the "daily deal," but what a nice surprise!! It's more of a fun, light read and I love the setting being in 1930's England. Usually, I go for the darker, heavier detective series, but this was delightful little gem to take a break with. This is the very reason I love Audible's Daily Deal. It allows people, like me, to take a chance on a new author without worrying about wasting a credit or spending a lot of money and sometimes you find a great new author and a little jewel!! The narrator does a wonderful job with the different characters sounding so differently.
Yes I love this book. Love the way both author and narrator tell story. Very enjoyable series.