Say something about yourself!
Charming, breezy, fun listen. Our heroine is 21, single, 34th in line for the throne of England, from Scotland, dead broke and takes a odd cleaning jobs for the upper class to make ends meet while solving an alarming number of murders. There's a romantic interest but it plays a minor role and doesn't detract from the main attraction of 'plucky girl solves the case against all odds'.
I've enjoyed two of the books from this series and will listen to another when I need a bit of light hearted distraction. I think they may get cloying eventually.
I would highly recommend this audiobook to anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries. Katherine Kellgren does a great job of making each and every character unique and bringing them to life.
Would certainly recommend to any friends who enjoy British mysteries.
Brought to mind books by Jacequeline Winspear and Laurie R. King.
"A Royal Pain" is the second book in the "Her Spyness" series and Lady Georgiana continues to get herself into delightful predicaments. If only she she knew how to function in the real world!
As is true with any good series, a cast of regular characters shows up and a few new ones are introduced. I love a story that feels like I'm with good, well-known friends and Rhys Bowen does that perfectly. The historical settings are spot on and and the descriptions of the smart set in 1930's London society are informative as well as entertaining. Thoroughly British, Lady Georgiana and her cohorts will please anglophiles everywhere.
Katherine Kellgren does a great job giving voice to the large cast of characters in these books. She remains remarkably consistent with tones and accents throughout the series and really brings personality to each one. I had a chance to "read" a short prequel to this series and can't say how much I missed Ms. Kellgrens narration. I'll only listen from now on!
I especially like the way Bowen serves up her mystery in an Agatha Christie-like fashion. The listener has all the clues to work alongside Georgie in solving the crime. And in the end, everything is tied up in a neat little package.
Full of humor and fun, intrigue and murder (the light-hearted kind), and a little bit of romance, "A Royal Pain" is the perfect listen for when what you want is to be entertained.
This series is so fun and charming.the narrator is fabulous and creates voices for each character. The writing is clever and the narrator brings the zany characters to life. They become like friends. I never wanted the story to end. Hopefully another book in this series will be out in the the near future.
Fun, Easy, Indulgent
I can't get Katherine Kellgren's voice out of my head when I see any of the Rhys Bowen mysteries now. Case in point ~ I had downloaded a short prequel on my Nook and as I read I heard all the character's voices in my head. It brought the book to life and I look forward to hearing more of the Georgianna Rennoch escapades in the future!
Yes, it had a few good twists that kept me listening!
She brings Georgie to life
The part with Geogie & her love interest
Rollercoaster of fun
The ending. I was actually surprised by the villan. I thought it was someone else.
Ms Kellgren captures the sound and feel of 1930's England with her voices. I enjoyed her portrayal of the Countess particularly.
I felt bad when the first chap when over the balcony. This book did not really lend itself to "moving" moments.
A Royal Pain was a fun and enjoyable listen. The plot kept me interested throughout the book. I was disappointed that Darcy did not have a large role. He sort of popped in and out of the story but there was not alot of development of the relationship between him and Georgiana, although there is a teaser at the end. I loved getting to know Georgiana's grandfather better. Overall, in keeping with the previous Royal Spyness books.
I read speculative fiction, YA, mysteries, entertaining nonfiction, & occasionally, heavier literature. I want it well written & literate.
Talented reader reading entertaining story with much sly humor .
Will lady Georgiana survive penury, difficult relatives and friends, dead bodies in the bathtub, and murder attempts or be shipped off to a backwater to be lady in waiting to an aging royal? Time and an entertaining read will tell.
Wonderful voicing of diverse characters
I love these books, as much for the reading as the books themselves. I would listen again.
When Queenie saves Georgie from Johnny's advances.
Her voices are amazing. You can easily recognize the different characters based on the voices she gives them.
Yes, but I won't let myself!
Can't wait for the next one!