I picked up the first in the series at the library on a whim. This was me trying to broaden my horizons. I was pleasantly surprised and have enjoyed the other books in the series. This was the first in this series that I have gotten on audio. I have listened to Katherine Kellgren on other books and liked her narration. She does a great job male, female and different classes. I look forward to listening to this series again in the future.
This is a fun cozy mystery series made even better by fantastic narration by Katherine Kellgren. I have listened to 5 of the 7 books in the series (and read the other two in print) and listening to this one was like coming home. Storywise this book might not be the strongest in the series but it was solid and entertaining. If you like the series, you should like this one. If you haven't listened before, what's stopping you? This series is well worth audible credits!
"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.
this story was as excellent as always, if you've enjoyed the previous books then you will certainly enjoy this one, if you have not enjoyed the previous books then this one will not change your mind.
I haven't heard a Royal Spyness Mystery that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. And Katherine Kellgren has amazing talent for narrating the various characters so individually. I look forward to listening to future mysteries by this great author.
This mystery is exactly the type of book Lady Georgiana would read by the fire on a cold blustery day. I am constantly amazed at Katherine Kellgren 's voice acting talent! With such a variety of accents and ages in this performance, it's easy to forget that only one person is narrating the story.
The blossoming relationship between Darcy and Georgie is so charming and refreshing in a day where love interests seem to go from first glance to intimate physical relations in a matter of chapters. And while some characters such as Belinda and Georgie's mother still tend to talk and act very casually about sex, I was happy to see some gentle hints that their lives weren't as happy and glamorous as originally they would seem. In fact, I suspect Georgie's Rannoch ancestors and maybe even her Great Aunt, the Queen Victoria, would approve of her restraint in the face of social trends in that era.
I anxiously await the next installment in Rhys Bowen ' s Her Royal Spyness series!
I have only ever listened to the audio versions of the series.
I find Katherine Kellgren a joy to listen to. She is that rare narrator that brings the magic out of the story.
I have listened to the entire series and though some have said there are some repetitive elements I can safely say each story in itself is a lot of fun.