I am not sure edge of the seat is the right description, but I want to see how Georgie is going to handle herself in each book.
I have not listened to Katherine Kellgren before, but she does an excellent job in this series. She has a different voice for each character. I would have no trouble knowing which character if speaking if they were not identified.
I am on the next to the last in this series. I love all things British and this series just feeds that love.
I love Darcy O'Mara in all of "Her Royal Spyness" mysteries.
Katherine Kellgren does a superb job of narrating! One is always able to tell the difference between two characters who are having a conversation when Kellgren narrates. She is able to consistently give different accents and intonations to all the characters throughout the entire book. You are never left guessing as to who just said what to whom.
I was worried because the last installment in the series didn't live up to the good fun I'd experienced with the first and (to a lesser extent) the second book, but this one redeemed the series and author in my mind. What really sets these books apart is the fun and sense of humour, and there's no shortage of that in this story of murder in an isolated castle in Transylvania. Yes, it's still a murder mystery, but with novice maids, aristocratic bed-hopping, and imaginings of vampires, it's so much more.
This book had very well drawn characters and an excellent narrator. It was somewhat like a radio play, but performed by one reader. I cannot say enough about how well Katherine Kellgren performed on this book.
No, although she creates colorful characters, I prefer other genres.
She's excellent. She was able to deliver the goods -- she understood these colorful and cooky characters and was able to impart their idiosyncrasies to the audience
For me, no, but I am sure she has fans. I can see a Masterpiece Theater production of this book, but it is not for everyone.
The book is fine, it is just not what I was looking for. However, it was well done and well written. I like a "thicker" plot in my mysteries.
I agree with a previous reviewer; the vampire stuff was rather silly. The story, however, was as good as expected - vampires not withstanding.
Story and reader. These are books that are entertaining and build to a crescendo and all with fairly happy endings.
Georgie - she's funny and sympathetic.
The whole series rates very high in my listening experience. A little light-hearted listening is just the thing in the middle of a long gray winter.
Her characterizations are all spot on. I can see the characters as she reads. She does an excellent job with the accents and definitely adds to the enjoyability factor.
Several times while listening I would get the giggles at the silly, naivety of the main character.
That's it. Charming fun. Nothing over the top, but a very nice period piece, very well performed. Rhys Bowen is very reliable. Humorous, not hilarious. Just right.
Say something about yourself!
I love this series. The narrator is great. The stories are fun and entertaining. Also even though they aren't exactly historically correct, they do tie into the events of this period in history.
I have been a member of Audible since the mid 90's. I love the format and have listened to hundreds of books. With the new I-Phone version, I can take my stories everywhere with me. Thank you so much for this great service.
Yes, the characters are real, with real problems of economics, politics, and endearments.
It brought forth the morals of the time, the difficulties and a good old fashion mystery.
No, but I will not miss a one from now on.
I laughed, can not remember crying, but could not stop listening. You become so involved in the tale, and you just want to keep up with the characters. Therefore I listened to all of them. Great while preparing to sleep and charming to lazily spend an afternoon with.