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Her Royal Spyness Audiobook

Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential - Her Royal Spyness is an absolute gem! In this lighthearted mystery series, Rhys Bowen delivers a charming combination of intrigue and romance blended with a touch of humor. She has created an interesting cast of characters and those personalities (a royal down on her luck, a lovable cockney grandfather, a devilishly lovable Irish gent) come alive through Katherine Kellgren's flawless narration. This is a series that begs to be listened to, but fair warning, once you start, you won't be able to stop! —Katie

Publisher's Summary

Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932.

So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

Everything seems to be going swimmingly until she finds a body in her bathtub... and someone is definitely trying to kill her.

©2007 Janet Quin-Harkin (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Nominee - Best Mystery/Suspense Audiobook, 2011

"Rhys Bowen has crafted an insightful blend of old-fashioned whodunnit, clever satire, and drawing room comedy of errors -- and created a feisty new heroine to delight a legion of Anglophile readers." (Jacqueline Winspear, author of the Maisie Dobbs novels)

"Kellgren finds unique voices for quirky characters such as Georgie’s adorable grandfather and estranged mother, Wallis Simpson, and a sexy Irish lord. Kellgren will make listeners want to meet the kilt-clad ghosts who play bagpipes in Scotland’s castle corridors and tartan-wallpapered bathrooms." (AudioFile)

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    Helen Rangel Edmond, OK United States 03-24-13
    Helen Rangel Edmond, OK United States 03-24-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A light, entertaining Mystery"
    What made the experience of listening to Her Royal Spyness the most enjoyable?

    This is the first book I've read by this author. It was a entertaining but yet a solid mystery. Listen closely......Some of the heroines narrative was especially humorous as her antics solve the mystery. Its worth the buy!


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    Anthea L. Gladkowski Woodlawn TN 03-23-13
    Anthea L. Gladkowski Woodlawn TN 03-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome!"
    If you could sum up Her Royal Spyness in three words, what would they be?

    Bloody well awesome!


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    I loved them all. She had such a wonderful accent for each character and it was very easy to tell who was who. She gave each character such personality; it was like you were right there as part of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I happened upon this book and absolutely love this story. The story line keeps you coming back for more. I had a hard time turning this off.

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    Lisa 03-20-13
    Lisa 03-20-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun listen :-)"
    Any additional comments?

    This was a light, fun escape. I listened to it to and from work in a week and really enjoyed it.

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    Valerie 03-18-13
    Valerie 03-18-13
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    "A light hearted mystery with an excellent narrator"

    I am not normally a audio book person. I love the written word and my Audible membership is mainly for my son who has dyslexia. But when I saw this book, which I had been eying on my wish list for awhile was on sale for a price I couldn't pass up I decided to give it a try. I was delighted! The narrator makes this book come alive. I could almost not tear myself away from my headphones. I had to make laundry so I could have an excuse to listen and fold. The laundry may not have been efficiently folded as I dragged it out but I at least looked like I was doing something constructive.

    Now this mystery isn't very robust or terribly difficult to figure out but the characters in the book, especially Lady Georgianna, hold the reader's attention enough to want to keep listening. Katherine Kellgren is a very talented reader whose character voices are so smoothly transitioned that you feel you are listening to a full cast of readers.

    If you are looking for a deeply executed mystery this isn't for you, but if you love a laugh, a little silliness, well voiced characters, and have the added bonus of a mystery to spice up your book then this is an audio book to try. I have now bought the whole series in audio book form which is a little unusual for me. I have to admit that I sometimes miss being able to speed read my way through. I probably would finish these books faster than I can listen to them. But they are so entertaining that I decided that I wanted the whole thing in audio. A lovely listen while crafting, art journaling, knitting, running, driving, etc. Recommended.

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    Rick 03-18-13
    Rick 03-18-13
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    "Light but fun"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a light mystery.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good characterization and excellent performance


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    Kathryn billings, MT, USA 03-18-13
    Kathryn billings, MT, USA 03-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very entertaining"

    I listened to 2nd in the series 1st and enjoyed it so much I had to seek out the original. I was not disappointed.

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    Patrick Mabry, Jr. 03-17-13 Member Since 2015

    An educator and senior who listens to his books from his phone through his hearing aids.

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    "A Royal Whodunit"

    This is a delightful yarn about a distant cousin of his royal majesty in Edwardian England who needs to find an acceptable way of making a living. Her best career may be in murder investigation.

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    Adrya 03-16-13
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    "Fun, Fun, Fun!!"
    Would you listen to Her Royal Spyness again? Why?

    Yes. It was just a fun, lighthearted book. It made me smile a lot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's just charming. It kept me smiling.


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    She's amazing. She rocks. One of my favorite performers.


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    Sanny 03-11-13
    Sanny 03-11-13
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    "A new GO TO read!"
    Would you listen to Her Royal Spyness again? Why?

    Oh goodness, yes. This is a delightful story, with a magnificent narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot is fun, the characters well developed, and the whole thing is lighthearted.


    What does Katherine Kellgren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Because of Ms. Kellgren, this is a better listen than it is a read. And I know! I have the book, as well as the audiobook. The characters come alive with her voice acting in a way they do not on the page. Not to say the book is not good. It is! But with the vocal artistry of Ms Kellgren, a good book is transformed to spectacular.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I'm rooting for Our Heroine (and Our Hero) throughout the series! I don't know how they end up, since I've not finished them all yet, but I'm in their corner!


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    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 03-11-13
    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 03-11-13
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    "Charming! Simply delicious!"
    What did you love best about Her Royal Spyness?

    The courage and ability of Lady Georgina to help herself. It gives one the impression as always that the young are always resilient, the ability to overcome any obstacles and still be able to look at life in a positive and cheerful way. I enjoy the way Georgie come up with ideas to help herself.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Her Royal Spyness?

    When she encountered murder and what she did!


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    Georgie and her lovable grandfather.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to listen to more of Lady Georgie. The narration is marvellous. Most enjoyable.

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