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!
Rhys wrote a keen book blending humor, romance, history and mystery!! Kellgren (and John Erickson) are my favorite voice actors. Kellgren has a delightful voice that never grates and she has a different voice and accent for all the characters. I utterly loved this book and proceeded to get the rest in the series, which were all delightful.
Love stories about cozy English countrysides, teas and lifestyles.
Daily life of main character
Don't have time for one sitting listening. Also, like to stretch out enjoyment of listening.
Like stories of English life. Liked English accent of storyteller
Another enjoyable read from Bowen. While the story was not quite up to the first, the characters and performance are terrific. A delightful fun experience.
I enjoyed "A Royal Pain." The characters are cleverly drawn for a clever premise and I expect to listen to another eventually. The premise is silly but it works - if you don't examine it too closely! My compliments to the narrator who has an excellent range of voices for the characters and a well-modulated voice (I never found myself reaching for the volume control because she was suddenly very loud or too quiet.)
I really enjoy listening to these books. The narrator is terrific. The books are light and fun cozy mysteries. They have humor galore but just enough mystery and danger to keep it all interesting. If you're a fan of cozies, I recommend these books. I just wish Rhys Bowen would hurry up with the romance between Georgie and Darcy!