I usually read/listen to heavier suspense and mystery stories but this is a really good light soufflé. The details of upper class London and Buckingham Palace in the 1930s ring believably and the lead character is wonderful. Some day when John LeCarre is too serious for you give one of these novels a try, the accent and performance of the narrator is a particular pleasure.
Yes, if my friend was in the mood for some absolutely delightful yet totally frivolous fiction. I am not trying to sound like a snob, because I truly enjoyed this book, but it is the fluffiest pastry of a book that I've either read or listened to in quite some time. That being said, I bought this book for one reason--the narrator. Katherine Kellgren is one of my absolute favorites (is there a fan club?) and I will purchase almost anything she performs. And performance it is. She is a gifted vocal actress and I recommend her to everyone I know, with the caveat that her books tend to be on the light side. Story was fine, sweetly old fashioned British mystery. Safe enough to recommend to aged parents.
Nonfiction writer by day, fiction lover by night.
The accents were well done and the tone was perfect. This is a bright, cheery mystery with more character development than I usually get from lightweight mysteries. Both the main and secondary characters are endearing. I'm excited to have found this new series and intend to listen to them all now.
The narrator was AMAZING! Extremely talented and did a remarkable job with all the accents... upper crust British, Cockney, Irish, male and females!
The story was wonderfully written and completely charming. I was engrossed from the first moment!
I'm about half way through the series and still enjoying it very much. The narrator is wonderful, and Georgie is a thoroughly delightful character. I recommend it highly!
The narration is excellent! The narrator brings all the characters to life. You begin to feel like you really know them. She really draws you into the story. I love the historical perspective that is woven into the story and the humor is excellent!
Reminds me of the Agatha Christie books
I love Georgie and Darcy... The development of their relationship keeps you wanting more. I also adore Georgie's cockney Grandfather.
I can't wait to finish the series but then I will be heartbroken because I will miss all the character!!
I so enjoyed this story, the characters and the reader! I am going to listen to every one in the series!!!!!
Exactly what I hoped for ,not too much , but with a mystery to solve
Love the main character
I'm a very simple person who love to read or listen to books. My favorite genre is Historical Romance but am willing to spread my wings and fly temporarily over to sample a little young adult adventure or suspense, but I will without fail, return to romance..
I am not a suspense kind of listener/reader but I must admit to enjoying every portion of Her Royal Spyness.
I found myself laughing out loud throughout the listen.
Very enjoyable and worth the credit.
I purchased this book after hemming and hawing.
The reviews were so promising. Rhys Bowen was supposed to be such a great writer.
Well, stick with Nancy Drew books.
They are a little more "involved" with a plot
What can I say. Dull, Boring. Fast forwarded almost everything.
What a disappointment!!