While I really enjoyed the first book and will continue to enjoy the series, I was seriously annoyed by the princess character in this book. She was whiney and immature through the whole thing and I was really hoping that she would get bumped off and I did figure out the twist concerning her fairly early on which made her even more annoying. Georgie is as always a class act.
This was an excellent book. It grabbed you from the first and completely carried you along to the end. I listened much longer than planned on several occasions just to find out what happened next. The performance was also outstanding. This book reminded me very much of the Robert McCammon series "speaks the nightbird".
I couldn't even make it through the first half. Way too much detail completely hid the story line. The performance was slow and very monotone which added to the difficulty in listening and following. The China setting with all the little detail added was really difficult to take. People expect a murder/ mystery to move faster and be much more exciting. A good example is "The Body".
I Love , Love Love this series but this one is the first one that I actually forgot what it was about shortly after reading, sign of a boring book for me. I appreciated the usual characters showing up to save the day here and there, but I think it was just that moving the story across the pond just kind of spoiled the magic for me. Please keep it in jolly old England and keep me loving these stories.
As Always, Katherine Kellgren is outstanding!
I like the way this book picks up right away where the last book left off but the preliminary info got a bit windy. Overall just a great series with a lot the the historical fiction person. Performance is good.
This one started off with a mystery and got you hooked right away wanting to find out what the heck is going on. Didn't get bogged down with too much romance or sex, just a good old fashioned scary story mystery. Performance was a bit weak but ok. I got kind of tired of the quivery voice thing, but she did the old lady great.
Seemed that it would be pretty good at the beginning but got worse and worse. I couldn't say anything good for the characters, or the story line. I just wasn't willing to give it the next 8 hours in part two to see if it could redeem itself or not. My guess was not.
Just put Georgiana on a trip to a wedding and the fun breaks loose. There were so many things going on is so many different places that it was a challenge to keep up but so funny! Most of the usual wonderful characters showed up and did their thing and is was just overall a great story with great narration and lots of laughter in between.
First of all I have to say that I have read all the books so far in this series and have loved every one of them, waiting impatiently for the next to come out. This series attracted me due mainly to the main character Matthew Corbett. He is one of those characters you'd just love to meet and talk to for a while.
In this book however, he seems to be in some kind of funk, like he's being dragged through the story rather than his normal taking command of the situation. I also missed the usual characters that he normally has around him. The story was generally slow and forced and it didn't meet the quality of the previous books. I really hope the real Matthew returns in the next book. Narration of course was outstanding!
I love it when I find a book with something a bit different that makes it stand out from the rest. This story has that and more. Really makes you think how so many things can go wrong in such a short time and can end up affecting the rest of your life. Really great storytelling.
When I started this book I had no idea what to expect. So many of the "supernatural" stories now are just plain stupid and I don't get very far with them. The further I went into this story, the more I liked it. The main characters are wonderful and the narrator is absolutely perfect. I will be watching for the next books in the series.
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