A funny break from reallity. A good mystery, with amusing characters.
The characters are well written.
Laugh histerically in front of people I did not know in the Laundry mat. I had my headphones in.....
Hope she writes some more of these, and has the same narrator.
This series started out "cute", but as I have listened further has gotten better. Now I find it very entertaining. Ms. Bowen is developing the characters quite nicely and is developing a wonderful comedic element that has actually had me laughing out loud. I would equate this series with the Stephanie Plum series without all the swearing. (Which is great to have a BREAK from). It is nice to listen to something set in the 1930's time period as well. VERY enjoyable and I hope there will be many more to come.
The 5th book of Rhys Bowen's Royal Spyness series is as much fun as the other 4. If you love BBC shows like Monarch of the Glen, Downton Abby and Pride and Prejudice you must listen to this entire series. Katherine Kelegren's variety dialects are perfect.
Yes-but I like listening to things over and over. That way I can do stuff and not HAVE to pay attention.
This is like all the others. I'm not sure I would enjoy 'reading' the series as much as I like listening to them.
Her RoyalSpyness is off again . . .
The reader is what makes these books so enjoyable. Each character has their own voice and that makes it more fun.
Defender Of The Week Collector Of The Paycheck. "I Don't Fail I Succeed At Finding Ways That Don't Work!"---(Christopher Titus)
The latest Georgie finds her doing yet another"Little" favor for the queen. and as usual she ends up in hot water yet again. While the story it self was good. it didn't have the little quirks that make the Royal Spyness Mysteries so much fun. the rest of the cast, (Belinda, Grandad and even Fig and Binky) all have faded to more supporting roles. the cameos and mentions of historical figures were fun. while this adventure had a few surprises. it's still a good listen despite it becoming a bit predictable..
The story continues with Georgie and her extended family going to France for the winter. The Queen of England sends Georgie on another adventure which is naturally fraught with problems. There is a nice addition of Coco Chanel as one of the characters. The narrator continues to do an exceptional job with a continuing array of characters and accents. I love all the characters and am anxiously awaiting the next edition.
I have read (or listened to) three or four of the Royal Spyness books in no particular order, and I have enjoyed each for the light reading that it is. Of greatest interest to me is the author's skill in presenting royalty and aristocrats in very human terms. I like the fact that she has researched the historical period she sets her books in and acknowledges the vast differences in socioeconomic classes. Though I have called this book "light," that is not to discount the very real historical and social value it has. I also appreciate the narrator's skill in performing the different accents essential to make this an enjoyable listening experience.
I love these light stories with a little bit of mystery and romance. Also love the British influence as well as other european influences and culture.
The key characters
She does a great job of voice change and inflections - it is easy to recognize who it is in the story. She makes me feel as if I am in the room with the characters.
As a novel, I love the wit, the intrigue and the lightheartedness maintained throughout the story. It has substance, mystery and humor wonderfully blended together.
Katherine was up to her usual excellence going from one voice and persona to another seamlessly.