Yes! Katherine Kellgren is great
Haven't heard other performances
Wonderful series. A quick & enjoyable read!
anyone who likes the True Romance type of book.
Cannot believe that the Heroine captures the heart of the male lead-
unfortunately I purchased 3 before listening to any of them- the story descriptions sounded intruiging. Her voice is quite annoying at times, especially when she shreiks(!!!!).
Yes, if I didn't have anything else to listen to & needed something to make me laugh. A cute story; a fun, light read. I like the whole premise of the poor royal relation, & reading some about the "inside" of that life in the 1930's.
Maybe Tristram, just for his voice!
The narrator is good - but just that. Her accent is not the proper "U" accent she should have for the main character, & that certainly hurt this rendition. Her Irish accent is believable...to me. However, I'm not as up on my Irish accents as I am my English accents. 😁
Overall, though, it was still easy to listen to and she is certainly a fun narrator (her reading of Tristram's voice had me laughing out loud! 😊). I'd definitely listen to her again! It's just that this book would've been a bit more enjoyable w/the correct royal-upper-class accent.
Laugh. No crying - like I said, it's a fun, light read.
This book should have another title. The main character really does no spying - just meets the person she's supposed to "spy" on, & sort of does a little detective work - but it is still a cute book. I wouldn't use a credit on it, but I'd tell interested listeners to go ahead and buy it when in a deep discount! I think I paid $3.95-$5.00 for it, and it was worth that amount, for sure. I'd listen to more in the series.
I'm a relationship coach (QueenBeesCoaching), survived raising my children and have a loving relationship. Life is good!
Georgie, as voiced by Katherine Kellgren is delightfully full of spunk and wit. Having spent time in London, I found many of the descriptions and situations realistic. The lessons the Lady Georgiana had to learn were funny; like learning how to light a coal fire.
Personally I also found the nicknames to be rather fun, like her brother, The Earl, who they called 'Binky'.
The book was very enjoyable light reading (listening). I thought I'd figured out whodunit, but then I thought I was wrong. In the end it was learned that I had indeed been right, but I didn't mind. The story had been so much fun as I listened to the personality Katherine gave voice to. In fact, it was so much fun I'm going to go look for more by this author and with the same narrator.
The one problem I had was one night when I couldn't sleep, but didn't want to get up or wake my sweetheart sleeping peacefully next to me. So I picked up my iPad from next to the bed, inserted the earphones and started listening. There were parts that were funny enough that I had trouble not laughing out loud and waking him! I've not had that problem before, unless when listening to a book by Molly Harper.
I thought the plot was terrific. Even the most reliable of friends became a suspect by the end of the story.
I wasn't crazy about Katherine Kellgren. (Do people really talk with over the top posh accents like that?)
I was intrigued by the premise of the nobility during the depression. Broke but unable to work because of peer pressure. I almost didn't finish the listen because of the reader, but I'm glad I stuck with it. I'll probably listen to more in the series. The plot was really good and I liked the lead character. She was independent and had spunk. The romantic touches were nice without being over the top. All in all, a good listen.
Rhys Bowen's Royal Spyness Mystery series probably won't change my life. It's not one of those deeply moving literary experiences that leave the reader pondering the greater meaning of human existence or challenging the fairness of royal privilege. Nope. The first book in this series proved to be pure entertainment, and I loved every minute of it! Georgie is a likable heroine, and Bowen weaves in a variety of colorful characters to add interest to the plot. Undoubtedly the real star of this series though is the narrator. Katherine Kellgren is a star! I cannot wait to start book 2 - in fact, it's downloading right now.
It was a cute story line. It was a great book for a long drive. The story kept your interest and was a pleasant idea. I'm going to read the next one in the series.
Favorite author: Alexander McCall Smith Favorite narrator: Gerard Doyle Favorite listen : Burton and Swinburne Trilogy
yes I loved the main character and even though she is a royal I feek like any single girl can relate
It is a bit of a comedy of errors and a murder mystery so I was intrigued
she is georgie. She makes us all feel a little like Georgie at times.
And you thought you were having a bad day
I hope there are more books for this character.
First of all she is distant royalty to the throne, lives in a shabby, drafty, haunted castle with no money with her spineless brother and mean sister-in-law. Goes to London to get away from them, stays in the family home with no servants, doesn't know how to light a fire or cook. She does have Tea with the Queen who wants her to spy on Wallis Simpson at a house party in the country. Things start to go terribly wrong, murder, attempted murder on her and deceiving friends.
I liked her narration.
Yes. It was a funny, fun romp.
I am glad I took a chance on this. I look forward to getting the next book in the series.
Clever young Lady
Miss Marple like. Georgie is a clever amature. I liked the side stories and the mild romatic tension. A little slow to start, but very exciting at the end.
Darcy O Mara