I've been a fan of mysteries since getting up with a notebook to solve Scooby Doo cases. I now write my own.
The voice work. How is this even a question on something Katherine Kellgren read? Every character has a such a distinct voice that it's incredible to think they all come out of one throat.
I liked Jack, the Australian. He was so lost in the situation and the way that was portrayed made me feel like I was right there with him in that.
The accent work. The UK has accents that vary from town to town and across different social classes. You can tell how much someone's education cost by listening to them say "I've been there," and she captures each and every little nuance in every character.
I really hate this question.
"'My Fair Lady' as re-imagined by Agatha Christie."
Which shows why I hate that question.
I listen to a lot of old radio shows, and a recurring plot in many was the long lost brother who returns from Australia to claim the family fortune, but he's really an impostor. This is not that story.
This one has a solid "old school" feel that does the idea of a Classic British Mystery proud.
Yes i do recommend this author. I am so hooked on these books. They are light, fun with mystery and romance. Everything I want for relaxing and drifting off to another place.
Lady Georgiana and BelindaThey both live in a fantasy world but clearly on opposite ends and yetAre great friends.
She does a great job with the voices and her inflections help to identify the type of personality of the person
I smile throughout the book seasoned with bursts of laughter. I is a fun book.
Would like to discover more authors who write these type of books. It is nice to relax to a book without it being filled with heavy love scenes and a bit of mystery is nice.
I don't mind a light mystery but my word, this was just intolerable. There is absolutely nothing even remotely natural about the characters or dialogue. The performance borders on histrionic and the accents near-mockery. I was looking for some light fare but this is unadulterated cotton candy and made me nauseous. I couldn't wait for it to be over.I have enjoyed other entries in this series which were silly but not sick-making.
Enjoy the series, light frothy entertainment wrapped around a mystery. Self depricating 34th in line to the throne....what a heroine!!! The books are great fun. The author writes such a good story that I have now purchase all in the series and am looking into her other books. The miles just fly by when listening. The narrator has such a complete and total lock on the character creating just the right nuances to make the author's story line flow.
I would recommend this book to people who enjoy a little romantic escapism into the life of 20th century British Aristocracy.
This is one of my favorite Royal Spyness books.
I love both Georgie and Darcy.
I've listened to all of the Royal Spyness available and do really enjoy them. There is nothing particularly complex about the plots or surprising about the mysteries involved. But they are a fun tromp through a bygone era with characters you grow to love more with each passing story.
Like each book in the series, this is a pleasant listen. It's easy to care about these characters. They're like-able people, wrapped up in interesting plots and challenges.
These aren't exactly edge-of-your-seat books. They're more like grinning-with-anticipation books. The sometimes awkwardly humorous circumstances and interesting plot twists are certainly enough to keep you interested, but you probably won't be biting any nails off while listening to it.
Katherine Kellgren is simply outstanding. Her characterizations are spot on, and her interpretation of the text adds a very unique depth to the story. My only problem is the sometimes strident (and certainly over-used) "she said" or "he said." It's almost as though she's adding an odd exclamation point every time she does it.
Again, there's very little that I would describe as moving. Granted, the romance between Georgianna and Darcy is cute, perhaps even touching, but I wouldn't say particularly moving.
A good entertaining listen. Go ahead and get it. You won't regret it.
Bring on the next look in the series!!
OMG!!!! I FREAKIN HATE the voice she does for the character Belinda other than that it's not bad. Imagined the voice of Georgianna would be softer then the voice she does. I do like how when she does the narrative she changes it sounds like it's a her regular voice and not that the lead character Georgianna's voice.... I do like that very much!
Another fun "mystery" with Lady Georgiana, this time in Kent at the grand home of a duke, at the invitation of his mother, a close friend of the queen. Georgie is there to help in the transition of Jack, heir and nephew to the present duke, newly found in the Outback of Australia, since the present duke hasn't the inclination of producing an heir of his own. Of course, wherever Georgie goes, murder ensues. Clever mystery, I was surprised at who the culprit was, I admit, and Darcy and Melinda are on hand for comic relief and support. As usual, Katherine Kellgren is tops at the narration and all the various voices. I recommend this whole series. It's like stepping back into time during 1930's London's aristocratic set. A favorite of mine!
All of the characters are fun and well represented by Katherine! The plot was great, and most entertaining.
When Jack arrives on the scene with his course Australian accent!!
Brilliant. She's a genius!
This series always makes me laugh out loud. Especially Queenie!
Can't wait for the next one!
The narrator does a great job
Yes I didn't know until the end who the killer was..
Georgiana of course