Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.
Fascinating glimpse into royal personages - loved seeing Elizabeth & her sister Margaret as girls. Loved the marriage of the historical basis and the gossip/rumor speculation. It was nice to see Fig appreciate Lady Georgiana instead of being miserable to her. Coronet Escorts, Georgie's scheme to make money in London, with which the book opens, is a hoot. Georgie's grandfather is great. Had to smile at her cousins, especially the one who carried her back to the castle and decided to sleep outside her door on guard duty all night - a big hairy alcohol-guzzling, boisterous bugger, but with his heart in right place.
Georgie was great. I love that she is smart & can recall details to make inferences to figure out whodunit Her bravery and selflessness (she cared only for the safety of her nephew) when confronted with her impending death was awesome.
I love the many voices she creates. All distinct. Great reader.
Even if you're 34th in line - royal danger for all the heirs
This and the next one - Royal Blood - are definitely two of my favorites in the series.
I'm Robert's wife, a retired physician and homeschool mom whose grown kids now love history, literature, sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction
This one does strain credulity a bit more than the first two but still entertaining. Not my favorite but not a disappointment. Moving on to the next one soon.
I am loving listening to this series! This narrator does such a good and just makes the whole thing enjoyable! I liked reading the stories, but I think I like listening to these even better than reading a paper copy!
I can't really rank Royal Flush...I've listened to way too many. But, the Royal Spyness series is great fun. The books are all light-hearted murder mysteries with fun characters. There is just enough twist in the plots to keep the reader guessing about Who Done It!
Katherine Kellgren's voice is wonderful to listen to. She varies her characters that the reader recognizes each one early into the books. A great narrator!!!
I laughed at all of these books! They are easy listening and great fun.
I enjoy this series. The main character doesn't take herself too seriously so I read them when I want something light. The narrator has a pleasant voice and tempo and is adept at voicing multiple characters with seeming ease.
It was a loosely spun tale based on the stereotyped Royal personas - pre World War II. The characters were somewhat cookie-cut predictable.
The start was smart and funny but the telling of the tale took a tumble when it relied too much on the Jack-in-the-box boy friend.
Distinctive, promising, good.
Less stereotypical characters and a better plot.
The characters' voices sounded like parodies of bad actors - nothing like real people.
boredom and irritation