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.
Light installment in a light, mannerly series. Heavy on social hierarchy of the time. Excellent narration with exceptional voicing variety.
I love listening to these books.
Her vast range of personnas makes this series come to life.
Yes, as with most of these books, I cannot wait to get to the end.
I really enjoy this series. This narrator is very talented with her range of accents. The stories are becoming a bit formulaic, with Georgie uncovering the truth via grand confession and nearly being offed herself. But quite fun.
A solid follow up to 12 Clues of Christmas. The story is good, but not quite great; too slow to get started, and the last two chapters, with the resolution of the mystery, felt rushed, with far too much expositional dialogue . It is the suspect characters themselves, though, that make the story shine. They are a motley group whose eccentricities are played up to a good level of comedic effect without descending into pure farce. And they are brought to life by another absolutely fantastic performance by Katherine Kellgren. The voices she has chosen for each are just perfect. I appreciated the subtle ways she made those who are family members in this story sound similar, so that even audibly you can sense the family connection. And as always, her first person narration of the heroine's thoughts are spot on. Highly recommended.
A different narrator.
Can't say. Because of the loud, shouting, hysterical voiced characters I couldn't get past chapter three. Grating and extremely annoying vocalizations.
I have enjoyed previous books in this series very much but simply could not tolerate this narration.