I absolutely loved the descriptions of the characters- they were witty, engaging, humorous and above all they felt alive. The heroine was an unconventional independent thinker with remarkable courage and solid moral values, so that you really found yourself rooting for her. Meanwhile the depiction of the trials and tribulations of the impoverished British aristocracy was absolutely hilarious. The mystery was not very deep. I think most readers will figure it out well before the heroine, but it's hardly the point of the book. So if you want an engaging, highly entertaining depiction of the 1930's British upper crust wrapped in a very light mystery, well then, start reading...
for some odd reason the book reminded me of the Bridget Jones novels, perhaps because of an equally sympathetic, self-deprecating heroine, surrounded by many unsuitable and one suitable lover and struggling to make the right choices. The Bridget Jones novels also made me laugh out loud, just like this book
I am fairly picky and easily annoyed when it comes to narrators. Having said that, in my opinion Katherine Kellgren is an outstanding narrator in every way. I have loved every single one of her performances. She is without question one of my favorite narrators!!
Not sure about the tag line, but I would be first in line to see it! I'd love to see Emma Stone as Georgiana...
Good and light story line as well as interesting. No heavy concentration needed. Just love these books. Probably will listen to all. The narrator KATHERINE KELLGREN is fantastic!
Kellgren does an excellent job. Her performance is flawless, bringing each character to life in a believable way.
The Royal Spyness stories are engaging enough to make you want to keep listening. Although they are sometimes a little slow to get going, the narration by Katherine Kellgren helps you connect with the characters.
Avid audible listener!
Katherine Kellgren is an excellent narrator. As good, or better, than Barbara Rosenblat or Kate Reading.
These aren't the type of books I would normally read but listening to Katherine Kellgren reading this series is a true joy. She makes the characters come alive.
This story wasn't as enjoyable as the last. I knew the culprit as soon as the character was introduced, so not much from a mystery perspective.
I will keep on with the series. Highly recommended because of the narration.
This was the first Rhys Bowen book I tried. I have tried another as well. I enjoyed both.
It felt a tad cut off, as if the author/editor wanted to make 'sure' I knew there would be more to the series.
It kept me on the treadmill!
I enjoyed Her Royal Spyness so much that I referred the series to my friends and family.
In the second book, A Royal Pain, I was so disappointed with the German Princess Character that I almost did not get book number three. Do yourself a favor, skip this book and go on to book three. This was just as enjoyable as one. I think I have found a new series to follow (as long as a book two is not repeated).
Yes, I thought that book number one was a fluke and was not going to continue with the series. I am so glad I did. Now getting number four.
She is brilliant and I will follow her as a narrator
Yes, I could see this series being on TV. Everyone loves the Royals. But please no more mistakes like A Royal Pain.
Was looking for something light and fun, which this was. Not sure I'd spend a credit on it if I had something else in mind. If looking for something not too heavy but engaging, I think I'd choose Beth Hoffman's Looking for Me instead.
It is silly and the mysteries are easily solved but who cares. The characters are fabulous, the narration is spot on and the stories are fun. I have listened to the whole series and will definitely listen to all future ones. It is nice break, light and fun.
I am totally geeked out by this series. They are fun to listen to, twisty enough to keep my attention and so immersed in the time period that I feel as if I am there. You can't tell it by this review, but my grammar improves with each listen. The reader is just wonderful and I am eager to listen to more.