Love audiobooks for commuting and anywhere really.
I would recommend this book to a friend who was interested in the period of time between WWI and WWII who also had an interest in the Royal Family of Great Britain and who also loved mysteries.
It did in a way that kept me guessing on who I suspected to be the villain as well as where the plot was going. It is by no means a hardcore mystery, but enough clues and red herrings are set out to where it is fair in the grand tradition of English mysteries.
She is very expressive and to my non-native ear good at the various regional and societal dialects. I
I recommend this audiobook for the story as well as it's performance. This is especially recommended to someone who is interested in light mystery without criminal procedural bogging down the story. I believe mystery novels set in or written during this time place are more entertaining as novels because many modern criminal detections were not yet invented or widely used.
Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
Had me cracking up in the first chapter. The other book in this series that I enjoyed very much was, "The Twelve Clues of Christmas", they were both great, fun, smart mysteries, with great narration. I love the regular characters and the guest characters never disappoint. This will not be my last, "Royal", and the Christmas story will be a seasonal, yearly listen. Enjoy.
Professional librarian type, amateur historian.
I enjoy listening to the adventures of Georgie, the impoverished royal. Compared to the first book there is a little less sleuthing because she's so busy keeping track of her house guest and keeping up appearances. Regardless, the police are involved as is her grandfather and other fun characters from the first book. Here she seems to fall into or runs into trouble, being at the wrong or right place at the wrong/right time.
At the end there is a preview for another Her Royal Spyness mystery. The little bit I heard doesn't make me rush to buy it. Well I'll wait for a sale.
Another delicious visit with Lady Georgiana. She is such a delightful character who is trying to walk a fine line between the role of royalty and commoner, worldly and sheltered, sleuth and scared witless, aggressive and shy..................... It all works to create a character who is 3-dimensional and still maintains her grace and aristocratic upbringing at all times.
Funny and a good , if predictable, mystery.
Love Georgina! She is perky and unstoppable!
Love the accent!
Yes, I have ordered the whole series when it went on sale.
It is an easy, enjoyable listen. I like the time period it is set in, as well as the London setting. The characters are interesting and the story has enough twists and turns to keep me interested.
This is one of those books that I think is much more enjoyable on audio. Ms. Kellgren puts so much expression into the various characters, and her accent makes the story seem more in it's setting. She does an excellent job.
I only give 5 stars to books that I find spectacular in some way, so a 4 star rating from me is very good. I liked this book enough to buy the whole series, and I think that says it all.
Like another reviewer, I'm not sure I'd read these books, but the narrator, Katherine Kellgren, makes them especially fun to listen to. The characters are well done, too. I thought this second book in the series was better than the first, really. More interesting, and Georgie's character is more developed. If you like British mysteries without a lot of angst or violence, and with a dollop of history thrown in, this series is for you. The romance is just right, too -- not too much, but enough to keep me interested on my commute and walks. And I didn't guess who the killer was early on in this one, unlike the first novel.
Maybe... I usually don't reread mystery books since I already know the ending...But I would read the next book....
I love the on going relationship of Georgie and Darcy..Always wondering if they will end up together...
Katerine does a great job with all the accents and attitudes she has to perform..I do enjoy listening to her..
Mostly makes me laugh... the things this girl gets into just by being related to the throne and trying to survive in a pre WWII era. Very interesting...
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a fun and light read... It's not to dark for a mystery and that is because of the main character and her personality. I also think it has a little romance to keep you guessing as well as the case...Just overall fun listen...
Katherine Kellgren's performance of Rhys Bowen's "A Royal Pain" is sheer joy. She brings Georgiana to life like no one else could and leaves you begging for more!
This is a very fun listen, light hearted, nothing intense, no foul language, will be listening to this entire series