Have re-discovered "quality time." Evenings listening to good books have replaced mindless tv watching. What a difference!
Probably. I have not read the print version.
Well, since this is a lot of jolly good fun, hard to say edge of my seat. But it was still a good mystery. I did not guess the "who-dunnit" part.
She's always perfect.
Yes. I laugh a lot.
This whole series is just delightful. Though actual mysteries, there is an element of comedy, a bit of good- natured poking of fun at British aristocracy/royalty, and even a smidgen of romance. I so look forward to each new book. Hold onto it till I'm ready for something completely special. Close to a perfect series. High on my list of favorites I've listened to. And I'm not sure I'd like the written book as much as the narrated one, and only THIS narrator. Nobody else could do it as well.
The narrator is great! Story is interesting. Love all the characters. Will relisten the whole series in couple of years.
No. It is a comfortable listen. Cozy. Even with all the dead bodies. But i did finish it in 3 days. Didnt want to put it down.
I don't think so...the narrator's voice wasn't as soothing as I prefer, and the story was a bit dry.
It was worth the wait!
Yes, she was very good at all the accents and age differences.
I'd rent the DVD.
so much fun! Light-hearted,easy romp. It's holiday fun full of romance, old-fashion English festivities and murder!!! Very enjoyable. Looking forward to the entire series.
lover of politics, non-fiction and zombies.
Katherine Kellgren's narration is so compelling, it makes up for the simplistic ending to this mystery. I am not one to listen to books that are a part of a series; I feel there are generally better, more unique books to be had that don't require a substantial time commitment. That said, this book stands well on its own and is a nice diversion for listeners looking for something easy for the holidays.
I hesitated listening to The Twelve Clues of Christmas because Georgiana's character and her strident purity had become so annoying in earlier books. But I am pleased to report both that her character has matured and that the silly recurrent theme of snooping on the Prince of Wales has disappeared. I am a bit puzzled, though, about when her relationship with Darcy moved to the next level (kissing in closets). Weren't they at odds at the end of the last volume, Naughty in Nice? Maybe I tuned out the end of that book.
The plot twists in The Twelve Clues of Christmas are well handled and keep the reader guessing. The house party is filled with fun secondary characters, most of whom have secrets to hide. By the end, the village must be abandoned because so many residents have died. I still have several quibbles with the overall themes of the series. If Georgie's mother has so much money, why doesn't she support Georgie? Will we ever learn more about who/what Darcy works for? I am not sure I will listen to more of the series if it continues. It will depend on my need for lightweight distraction.
I have enjoyed all of the books in this series. It's not a time period chosen by many authors but an interesting one. Can't wait for the next one!
Yes. The narrator brings each character to life. It is as if the people are there in the room with you. The listener is kept interested until the very end, and I especially enjoyed the Christmas theme.
The previous installments are equally as good. Rhys Bowen has maintained the story line by really making the listener love each and every character, and want to follow them over time from novel to novel.
So well done I find it hard to believe that all of those voices came from one performer. Kudos to her talent!
Impoverished Lady Georgie once again gets in over her head in trying to solve murders that stump the professionals. But she never forgets her ties to royalty, or to the man she loves.
Yes. I have enjoyed the series. It is a good mystery told by interesting characters and the narrator makes it very enjoyable.
The plot kept me wondering and interested at all times.
I enjoy seeing the characters develop over time. This is what makes me wait anxiously for the next in the series.
Edit out most of the first hour. It was pretty boring. I had to force myself to continue listening. And there were too many murders. I would also have recorded the section containing the recipes and game instructions that were part of the print book. I feel a little cheated.
I might try reading the first book in the series to see if that would hook me into reading more. Most people praise the first couple of books.
The scenes with her grandfather and with her maid were the most amusing, but nothing stands out as a favorite.
I'd probably watch it if it were on TV, but I wouldn't pay to see it.
The narrator is fantastic. Her performance was the only thing that kept me listening until the end of the book. I will definitely look for more books with this narrator.