This story is witty, and kept me laughing one minute and on the seat of my chair the next. I learned things about royalty and life in London.
I liked the characters and how the narrator brought their accents alive.
Katherine Kellgren is a very talented, brilliant actress that brought all the characters alive. For me, she made the story come alive. I recognized the characters just from "their voice".
This is the wittiest mystery I have ever read.
I am a senior citizen who loves a good mystery, but I object to books with profanity and explicit sexual situations.
I bought this book because it was rated highly by others here on Audible. Just scanning through the comments will yield many "thumbs up" comments. However, I'm a detractor. I thought this would be in the genre of the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear, or the Charlotte & Thomas Pitt series by Anne Perry, both of which I am enjoying. The book drags on and on with segments about Georgiana meeting good-looking guys and her friends teasing her about still being a virgin. (She's 21.) I didn't find it to be fun, fun, fun at all (as one reviewer wrote). I found it to be yawn, yawn, yawn. I'm sorry I wasted money on this one. I'll not continue with this series. KK did a good job with the narration, though.
Would recommend this book. It was an enjoyable listen
The reader was excellent!
The premise was clever
Fun! Fun! Don't Miss it!
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.