In this sixth story of the Royal Spyness series it does not disappoint. It is a very well crafted story with a lot of little mysteries and the final expose is, indeed, unexpected and very plausible. The narrator is utterly superb. She has the ability to take on many different accents, timbres and pitches so it is very easy to listen to.
I haven't read the print version of this book, but Katherine Kellgren's performance is absolutely exceptional in this work. She managed to differentiate between at least 15 characters with ease. Kellgren's narration definitely enhanced my listening experience!
I love the main character Lady Georgiana for her wit and spunk.
It would be impossible to choose a favorite as Kellgren performed each character with such finesse. She is a master.
This is a rather light mystery, so there wasn't much to cause an extreme reaction either way. I chose it as something easy to listen to during the holidays, and this fit the bill perfectly.
This book was fun, enthusiastic and an easy listen. Really enjoyed the narrator. She brings the characters to life. I was looking for something to make me feel Christmassy and this did the trick, though it was not over done.
Didn't realize that this was a series. Think I will go back and start with book one.
A 50-something who loves sci-fi, cozy mysteries, thrillers, an occasional romance, and any genre if it is a good story. And especially if it makes me laugh! No vampires or zombies though - these are NOT sci-fi!
Yet another hilarious Lady Georgianna story! She finds herself holed up in Scotland at her unpleasant sister-in-law's beck and call, and decides to find somewhere else to go. So she hires herself out as a Royal Family hostess for a Christmas house party in Devon. Her mother, cockney grandpa, and love interest Darcy all show up, and then the bodies start to accumulate. Lots of laughs while Georgi solves the mysteries, makes friends, and even gets Darcy to declare himself!
The narrator does an absolutely wonderful job, with spot-on accents, and just the right tone throughout. An enjoyable, fun series!
12 clues is the latest of the Lady Georgiana books and is right on the money. The Christmas theme works really well with the crime and the descriptions of the celebrations made me want to eat the whole time.
Rhys Bowen likes to both have a contained story while moving the overall story along which she's done here. Things might be looking up at last for Georgie - or are they? I was glad she didn't shoe-horn the entire cast into the story. The reason for the cast in play to be there were plausible. Any more would not have worked.
Then there's the audio verion. I love Katherine Kellgren, she never disappoints. Every accent and character is pitch perfect. This is a performance not a reading. I feel like these are friends of mine about to walk around the corner and whisk me off to do something fun or maybe find a body.
This is an excellent addition to series. I cannot wait to find out what happens next.
Glad to be part of the audible community and I hope that my reviews help to choose the right book and share my love of reading.
NO, the audio version is simply delightful thanks to Katherine Kellgren and her many talents. You will enjoy the audio!
Not really "another" book, but all the books in this particular series are delightful.
I have read all of the Royal Spyness books, and this narrator will not disappoint you.
Yes, of course. I wasn't on the edge of my seat or biting my fingernails, but did want to know what was going to happen. This series is not an in depth mystery book, but a mystery that keeps you wondering if you can figure out the guilty person before the narrator will tell you. But the characters become so familiar to you, and they are seem to leap off the "pages", and you will many a times laugh out loud, I certainly did.
Sometimes, the characters and the stories of this whole series became predictable, but I would still recommend getting the books!! Enjoy them!
I initially found the narration a little over exaggerated and difficult listening, however, once the setting moved out of the castle I began to thoroughly enjoy the performance. So glad I stuck with it past the first few chapters. The narrator captures Lady Georgiana and Darcy perfectly. While a few of the elements were predictable, the individual characters and the puzzle of the 12 "clues" made a very fun story. Great diversion during long, cold, dark, early morning commutes.
Yes. I repeat good Christmas book every year or so.
Good suspense. The characters are not transparent, they have depth. I usually figure out the "catch", not this time.
Great holiday book especially for anglophiles!
Georgie and Darcy's happy ending.
Wonderful narration giving a great performance of numerous characters.
Love the trip back in time to an area we have never experienced.
Interesting plot which was Introduced slowly. The characters were far more intriguing.
No, not really. Just love the characters and the delivery of there dialects.
We take alot for granite when it comes to family and the people around us.