"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” --C.S. Lewis
I love this series anyway, and Katherine Kellgren does a terrific job of narrating it.
Georgianna, always. She's just such a refreshing girl, and so headstrong for the time. Willing to do almost anything in order to stay independent. I like that in a person. The children, Kat and Nick, in this book, were hilarious. And the voice that the narrator does for Belinda is so funny that it makes me laugh just to hear her lines.
When the twins were trying to get clues from the Inspector.
No, but there are a lot of laugh-out-loud moments and I really thought this was one of the better in the series.
The humor that runs throughout the book makes this a book I could listen to again even knowing who the murder is.
I liked the interactions between the characters and the lead character. I also liked the development in Georgie and Darcy's relationship.
The characters are very easy to tell apart and I loved the accents. Each character felt authentic.
I laughed out lot several times while listening to this book.
The only negative was there wasn't enough of Georgie's grandfather. I loved the previous books when he was featured more prominently.
I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!
I enjoyed the style and pace of this story. This is the first book by this author I have read/heard. I enjoyed Katherine Kellgren's narration. Her voice fit the character. This is a predictable story. But, there are twists and turns along the way. The story is presented in such a way that several characters are potential murderers. The let down is the ending. It does not resolve how the mean Duke died. It is stated several times that the possible cause of death didn't actually kill him. Then the story ends in an unsatisfactory way. I was disappointed in it. There were all the potential suspects. The chosen suspects were not satisfactory. The ending was a let down. If I rated this story on the ending it would be 1 star. The plot and characters were good enough to make this 3 stars.
Yes, it was fun and interesting, and I couldn't guess who did it!
Yes. Even though the book follows the same pattern - Georgina on an errand for the queen and a guest at a grand estate, a murder occurs, suspects are all the people present in the home at the time, Darcy is present, and Georgina solves the case - I was still engaged and unsure of who the villain was!
Yes, she is excellent at all the voices and accents as usual!
teacher & book lover
Every one of the books in this series is terrific! They are very funny and have a great mystery. These books provide you with hours of true joy! Check out the whole series!
These are the best books for a break from heavy lit or fantasy epics. Every time I listen to one it is straight through and with a smile on my face.
I have read all but two in this hilarious series. This well plotted, engaging mystery delivers a satisfying resolution. Watch out for a wickedly funny fox hunt.
Bowen takes a stab at creating an Agatha Christie-esque manor murder mystery, and does a fairly good job of it. A whodunit with a slow build up and a satisfying albeit abrupt finish. Not the best of the series, but as always Kellgren is a delight to listen to.
I have truly enjoyed this series! Getting a glimpse of the class system, while being romanced with quaint, lovable characters, is truly entertaining. I love being reminded of proper manners, and eloquent speech, without foul language. I can't wait for the next story.