The Royal Spyness Mysteries are light, engaging and addictive! Katherine Kellgren does a nice job at keeping the voices full of personality and the characters believable.
I do consider the audio version better because you hear all the great accents and infections.
Great series, this time set in deepest darkest Scotland near Balmoral. I love Georgiana, trying to make her way in the world in the midst of the Depression--despite the fact that the only useful skill she has ever been taught is where to seat a bishop at dinner, and her family's only expectation is that she make a good match, even if it means marrying "Fish Face". I loved the scene of her misadventure in advertising! And I can totally relate to her klutz instinct. Nonetheless, she never gives up, no matter how deranged the murderer! The narration by Katherine Kellgren is excellent and really brings the story to life. I'm truly in awe of her ability to slip from the Queen's English to Scottish brogue to Midlands flat to Cockney rhyming slang to Irish rogue to American nasal all so brilliantly and with such ease. Lots of fun!
This is the first book I've read by Rhys Bowen and I really enjoyed it. The story was entertaining and the narration was wonderful. I found the book by accident on Audible.com and am now going back to find the earlier books in the series.
Defender Of The Week Collector Of The Paycheck. "I Don't Fail I Succeed At Finding Ways That Don't Work!"---(Christopher Titus)
Lady Georgie's Back and in yet another Pickle. Georgie seems to be related to Jessica Fletcher as she can't seem to go anywhere without tripping over a mystery. A series of peculiar accidents have plagued the royal heirs and Georgie after an understandable but hilarious Gaffe is forced back to her home in Scotland where she is to keep an close eye out for anything out of the ordinary. First Strange thing is that Figg is happy to see here and Darcy pops up again. So, begins Book 3. The series still has that fast moving fun the other's have as Georgie's regulars(Gran dad and Belinda) Both make appearances. The narrator starts off a little weak but quickly falls back into normal form as she jumps between character's accents (I just Love Belinda's ). A good listen. Can't wait for book 4.
Yes, this reader is wonderful!
Love them all, but Georgie, Darcy, and Queenie are my favorites.
This series is great, and this reader makes it even better! She is incredibly talented!
Yes entertaining and characters are great
Others in her series or similar to a Rockford Files TV show with women as the stars
She is very good with different voices it is easy to know who is speaking and she adds
inflections of adventure, doom etc.
No - rarely have that much time and do enjoy taking a break and looking forward to coming back
to hear more of the book.
I love - love that there is no obscenity and very light mentions of sex. It is not needed in a
Low level royal takes on investigations, back in the day (1930's). Amusing writing, decent plots, and the requisite romance. Light and entertaining.
Kellgren's narration is a plus--she is vocally nimble and it really elevated the material.
I am a semi-retired psychologist who likes to listen to books, especially mysteries, as I drive in the car.
Sometimes the crime appears to be a side story in the Life of Lady Georgianna, the last person, besides the Queen, upholding the traditions of Victorian England, at least what we have come to think of as those traditions. Well, so what! I have to say that I have become as interested in her life as the finding of the perpetrator. Of course, Lady Georgie stumbles upon this information and falls into the danger that everyone says they want to protect her from while thrusting her into it, like the sacrificial lamb. It is hard to say if this book is a mystery or a comedy. It crosses the lines. It reminds me of Agatha Cristy often. Possibly its lightheartedness masks the true art and beauty of the book, much as Cristy's have.