A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks
Very high up, if not at the top. This is one of my top 2 favorite cozy mystery series. The performance and story take you on a captivating adventure.
Aside from Georgie (who I love), my next favorite character is definitely Grandad!
Everything. She absolutely gives this book life. She doesn't just read the book, she PERFORMS it with the most wonderful accents. You feel like you are transported into the story, and it's such a treat!
Yes! It was so hard to divide it up into more than one sitting, I had a hard time hitting "pause"
This is a exceptional reader of this story. The story is well written and engaging,but I believe the reader of this story adds much to it and keeps you listening. It's a win win. I am still listening to the series and so far I love it.
The Queen doesn’t realize the lack of Georgie’s fiances when she asks her (a cousin) to play hostess to a Bavarian Princess. Georgie has to recruit her father and his friend to masquerade as butler and cook and she even coerces a friend to serve as a maid.
Princess Hanni arrives with her companion, a haughty Baroness. Georgie has her hands full pretending to maintain a proper household, discouraging the Baroness from inspecting things too closely and curbing the Princess’s slang and tendency to shoplift and chase after handsome men.
Georgie and Hanni almost become involved in a Communist protest while visiting the park. They meet several handsome men, including the dashing Darcy who has already attracted Georgie. Hanni is thrilled to meet more handsome men at a 'Bohemian' party, where they run into Darcy again. Unfortunately the evening is cut short when one of the young bucks tumbles through the balcony railing. Darcy manages to whisk Georgie and Hanni away before their attendance becomes fodder for the papers. But Georgie still has to face questioning by the police.
Georgie stumbles upon another murder and the Queen decides Georgie must make time to investigate the murder(s) in between hostessing duties. Darcy seems to always be in the wings-- or alley as the case may be–to come to Georgie’s aid. This is pleasing although perplexing particularly when Darcy begins to show additional attention to Hanni.
There is more intrigue and killing before Georgie uncovers the bigger plot. She has to force her way to a last minute rescue and again Darcy is there to jump in front of the bullet. Georgie makes rash promises to Darcy hoping he won’t die. Georgie’s dry humor and banter are very enjoyable.
AUDIO NOTES: Katherine Kellgren does a really nice job with the narration, adding the different accents and emotions. Her delivery is smooth and enhances the easy story line making these light, quick and fun listening.
The overall story was well constructed and well told. The narration was done very well. What I like about the series to date is the mysteries are not so easily figured out by the reader. I was not sure about how this story was going to end until the very end. Overall, a good series so far...
So maybe my disenchantment after this second in the series is misplaced. But the initially fresh characters of the first in this series are stale as the thin cardboard of their depth.
I was hoping for more silliness and wit amongst a Bertie and Jeeves set.
Entertaining but no depth to story. Leaves you kind of lacking. Enjoyed the humor and Ms. Bowen's writing style just not enough mystery to the mystery. My other complaint is the same as with Mollie Murphy, not enough depth to the main character. She really sort of just bumbles along not really solving anything on her own; kind of a flighty girl actually. She could be so much stronger.
Narration was excellent. Not sure if I will bother with another one or not.
Georgie is funny but at times irritating. I truly enjoyed Darcy even though he is a bit of a rofue. It is refreshing to read/hear a good clean book without cursing, sex, and other items. A bit long winded but good listening for me. Belinda is also funny as a friend. Thank you