I listened to the first 10 books and turnedaround and started to listen to them all again!
I enjoy this series. It is light-hearted, easy listening. Bowen has a great sense of humor and does a good job of recreating the time period. I also enjoy peaking into the life of the British royals. The romance isn't gushy. One doesn't have to worry about fast-forwarding through tedious intimate moments. The mysteries are never grisly or too complicated. It is just good a jolly good time. You'll love the narrator who does the cockneys as well as the royals and her Scottish burr is as delightful as her brogue.
A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks
Very high up there, if not the very top. This series is one of the best I have listened to on Audible.
Oh goodness, there are so many! I loved seeing Fig in a different light as she is panicked and frantic with all the guests coming, and then when Georgie changes the water pressure & hires the bagpiper at dawn to scare off the Americans. That got a good laugh!
Oh goodness, this is a really tough choice, because they are all SO good. I love Georgie, she is wonderfully narrated, but I also love Belinda!
Absolutely. It's such a treat to listen to, and such a joy that you definitely wont want to put it down!
Georgie is a wonderful character... part of the Royal Family though a far removed one. She is imtelligent, resourceful, caring and enchanting lyrics naive. However, she doesn't grow as a person. We are introduced to a Royal who has no income and is a Virgin falling in love with an Irish rogue also of the aristocracy. in book 4 she is still penniless, still a virgin, Darcy, her love interest is still basically an unknown and their romance has barely progressed. The story would be perfect IMO, if the character growth moved faster than a snail in syrup.
The stories in this series are always entertaining and the narrator is fantastic. I highly recommend any listener of "light" mysteries to give the series a try.
First of all, I'm addicted to this series, and have listened to 3 instalments within a few days. I absolutely love the story, the accents, the little romance - and Katherine Kellgren really makes this series. She is positively brilliant in creating so many distinct and believable characters.
However, I'm starting to get a little upset about the abrupt endings. The buildup is endless, so many "accidents"/ murders happen... and one guesses and waits patiently for them to be resolved. The resolving takes but a couple of minutes - and many things remain unclear, especially in this book. How to explain the falling toilet flushing tank? What about the bear trap? I doubt the author reads this, but if she does - after 8h of riddle buildup - please spend more than 2min resolving them!
Of course, I've only read the first two books before this one but I enjoyed this the most. I was hesitant about getting it at first because the brief description of it sounded so boring but the story ended up being much more interesting than I expected! Definitely worth hearing.