yes, it was light entertainment
very good. She did a great job with all the different characters voices
Live life Joyfully!
Toward the bottom, whilst being lighthearted, the mystery was solved by luck rather than intelligence.
The reader is a great one, the story was just a bit weaker than I hoped
More romance than mystery
The characters are of the same lot as Bertie Wooster, but in a different era, when the royals are penniless. It's an amusing story (though the mystery part is slow in development) with likeable characters. The narration is quite good, though the narrator's accent sometimes swerves between Irish and Scottish. It won't blow you away with plot twists or brilliant word play, but it will keep you entertained for a couple of hours. It was a great break from listening to darker, more serious books.
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.
I like a mystery that I haven't figured out and this was one of them. Was humorous and well told. Reading was excellent. Loved that it took place in the 1930s and had to do with the aristocracy. The poor relatives actually. All kind of employment is mentioned that was beneath their dignity. They lived in beautiful mansions or with a friend when times got really tough. Had beautiful clothes, just no money. Good book, I recommend it highly.
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.