Dreaded for this story to end. Looked forward to listening everyday. Normally these English accents would annoy me, but never once was I wanting to take off my headphones.
This was a really cute story and kept you tuned in. I liked the setting of the story and the characters in the story. While it was a fun listen to for the holidays, you can probably listen to it anytime....it's very cleverly written.
She was so amazing! You would have thought there were 10 different narrators. Her impersonations were perfect to who the characters were...She really brought this story to life!
I wouldn't say I had an extreme reaction to this book...I just thoroughly enjoyed listening to it!
I listen to audio books while working.
We like English mysteries which tend to be a slower build than American. And we were a captive audience so had ot listen to this or nothing. Really, this should be called "Sing Me a Portion of a Christmas Carole." Unbelievably long boring descriptions which I cannot see leading anywhere -- and we are into descriptive books! I don't know what happened or if there really was a good story buried in the bits of boring musical renditions because when we got to the point where we could choose something different (3 hours) we moved on. Won't try another.
Narrator was fine..
Book: 3 1/2 stars
Pros: the setting, the Christmas festivities and lots of Darcy
Cons: the mystery was too "clever" and Georgie's actions during the investigation were frustrating
Audiobook: 4 (Katherine Kellgren)
Kellgren's drunk Georgie is priceless and there are snippets of various Christmas carols.
I really enjoyed this book. it was a little slow at the beginning, but when it picked up, it really picked up!
I didn't see where the plot was going and was very pleasantly surprised and found it to be very clever. This was the first book of this series that I have listened to and I will be going back to listen to the rest in order.
The only thing that bothered me was that there were really long pauses between chapters, so long that I would stop what I was doing to check my Audible player. It was annoying to me, but that is a personal preference, I suppose. It would not stop me from listening again.
the narrator is very good, and the story moves along wonderfully
I like that Lady Georgiana Rannoch(known to friends and family as Georgie)35th in line to the throne, is enjoying a wonderful Christmas with family that loves her, and people that appreciate her. I also love that she gets to spend so much time with the man she loves.
Georgie, of course!
It made me smile, laugh and sigh in contentment--no crying this time.
I've been a fan of Rhys' Georgie character ever since I listened to the first Royal Spyness story, Georgie has been through a few hard times, and I was so happy that things started to change for her--positively-in the previous story-Naughty in Nice, and continued on even more positively with this story. She was due for some very postivie things to happen in her life, and this story made that happen. It's my favorite Royal Spyness story so far.
It was a delightful surprise!
This is the first time I've heard Katherine Kellgren perform and I immediately searched for other books she's done. She is spectacular.