Reading puts me in a whole new world and I have a large variety of books on my Kindle. Listening to audible is what I do to relax.
I LIKED THE STORY BUT THE NARRATOR WAS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND For A NON- BRITISH listener and I had to use the slowest setting to follow her rapid dowager- voiced rendition.GEORGIE,the main character is 20 yrs. old and the narrator had the voice of an aging does get duchess in her early 50s. You should have used a young girl like the actress who played Hermione in Harry Potter movie or Rene -Zelwegger who did an adorable English voice in the Bridget Jones movie.
The idea of a young minor royal rubbing shoulders with the Royals and solving mysteries while trying to service in a life full of loonies,without funds or proper life skills.
HER VOICE WAS HUSKY , DIFFICULT TO FOLLOW AND MIDDLE aged,not suitable for the young women CHARACTERS and far only,Apple's the believability of the entire production making me lose inerest in the book and the entire series which she alone narrates.
DIDN't get that far because I hated the narration.WILL SKIP AUDIBLE AND READ THE BOOKS ON MY KINDLE INSTEAD UNTIL YOU GET A MUCH YOUNGER MORE APPROPRITE- NARRATOR, maybe try the Dutchess of Cambridge!
I love audible but this NARRATOR spoiled the entire book for me and I was so excited about getting it in this charmingly written series.which I will now read on Kindle instead.
Katherine did a very good job reading.
Perfect for rainy days sittning in the couch with a cup of tea listning to this.
Light and fluffy, just what was needed to unwind.
The performance and light mystery, English style. Charming!
The narrator is wonderful - what a great listen!
The plot keeps getting more and more intriguing, fascinating, captivating, what is going to happen next.
The portraying of each character, voice imitating. Why, if you read the book it would be so different. Listening to it was such fun.
It made me laugh and I just could not stop to listen.
I loved this book. Just what we need in our lives today!
I love Georgi's spunk! She was "bred" to be a royal pet, yet finds herself destitute during bad economic times (the 30s). She just attacks life! I like her loyalty to those in her family and getting to "know" those around her. She uses her wits to solve the mystery as well as figure a way to survive. I intend to keep listening to this series. It was read exceedingly well -- just jolly good fun!
Very fun story in a setting that we Americans seem to love.
I think that Ms. Kellgren has just the right voice for this story. Some of the ancillary characters run together a bit, but I couldn't imagine another Lady Georgina.
Add more suspense, intrigue, threat, etc. Perhaps after listening to the "In Death" series by J.D. Robb, this series seems lacking. I always felt completely comfortable while listening. Not at all in league with "Gone Girl" or "In Death". The clueless naive main character just seems to stumble upon the answers to the 'mystery'. Perhaps comparing her to Eve Dallas of J.D. Robb's "In Death" series is simply unfair.
I'm not sure. I've tried book two in the series to see if it gets better but so far it is pretty much the same. Dry, slow, dull. I feel no attachment to the main character and her much touted sleuthing abilities seem to be luck or just plain artificial.
The accents. The narrator is excellent with the different voices and with the proper accents. I could do without all the characters with obnoxious lisps. One was enough.
I listen to them at work, so probably. Worth the money/credit? Probably not.
Try out "In Death" if you found this book/series a bit boring.
Just want to start by saying that the narration for this book was fantastic.There were different male and female voices and accents and they were all very believable. Definitely a chick book, although my husband listened to the it without too much complaining and enjoyed it more than he thought he would. That said, it was very cute and entertaining with a number of plot twists and turns. The main character was funny without being ridiculous. It is refreshing to read a thoughtful mystery that isn't full of violence. I will definitely be reading more in the series.
Will read (or in this case, listen) to just about anything.
Not really my usual type of book to read - but read some positive reviews and thought I'd give it a chance. Enjoyed the plot, but the mystery behind it was still a little weak. That said, the narration was just shy of amazing - made a decent book an incredible pleasure to listen to.
Yes. Well written mystery. Entertaining performer.
Yes - when enjoying a mystery, I'm always trying to solve "who dunnit". The plot kept changing and giving more and more options for me to choose the killer and his/her motives.
I liked her betrayal of the American - Mrs. Simpson. She wasn't a main character, but I was impressed that the actor could go from various British accents to an American in the 1930s (our accents are different in 2013).
No extreme reactions. As I listened, I was in awe of the performer. How did she keep all of those characters (and their different voices/inflections/accents) straight? She would switch from one to the next flawlessly.
I'm always looking for an audiobook for traveling in a car with a family that does not have explicit sex scenes described, or excessive gruesome violence. I'm also looking for a book with clean language. It would be great for audible to have a rating system so that people could find appropriate content - similar to the movie rating systems.
This book had clean language and handled the murder without describing all of the gory details. Some people with younger children may not want to hear the discussions about sex, but I didn't find them offensive with older teenagers in the car.