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.
"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)
The highly affected English upper crust accent used by the narrator. It was grating after the first minute of listening. Not much of a story to keep you interested. Found it hard to empathize with the main character, a spunky "poor little rich girl" experiencing hard times.
I am listening to "wool".
Tone down the irritating accent.
Toni in TN
Frankly, I bought this book because it was the "daily deal," but what a nice surprise!! It's more of a fun, light read and I love the setting being in 1930's England. Usually, I go for the darker, heavier detective series, but this was delightful little gem to take a break with. This is the very reason I love Audible's Daily Deal. It allows people, like me, to take a chance on a new author without worrying about wasting a credit or spending a lot of money and sometimes you find a great new author and a little jewel!! The narrator does a wonderful job with the different characters sounding so differently.
I love Mysteries. May be something I picked as a child listening to Ellery Queen.
Yes I love this book. Love the way both author and narrator tell story. Very enjoyable series.
Hola, soy India!
I have no idea, I haven't read the print version. But I believe the narrator really brings the characters to life.
Yes, I really enjoyed listening to the story unfold. The characters are all unique and lovely, and the main character was no push over.
I really didnt have a favorite, I liked them all equally.
Brainless, Enjoyable, Entertaining
Every now and thn it's important for me to read what I endearingly term as "brainless". After reading many trade journals and reference books throughout the day, I've come to appreciate my fun reads. This qualifies. It was a fun listen.
Reading puts me in a whole new world and I have a large variety of books on my Kindle. Listening to audible is what I do to relax.
I LIKED THE STORY BUT THE NARRATOR WAS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND For A NON- BRITISH listener and I had to use the slowest setting to follow her rapid dowager- voiced rendition.GEORGIE,the main character is 20 yrs. old and the narrator had the voice of an aging does get duchess in her early 50s. You should have used a young girl like the actress who played Hermione in Harry Potter movie or Rene -Zelwegger who did an adorable English voice in the Bridget Jones movie.
The idea of a young minor royal rubbing shoulders with the Royals and solving mysteries while trying to service in a life full of loonies,without funds or proper life skills.
HER VOICE WAS HUSKY , DIFFICULT TO FOLLOW AND MIDDLE aged,not suitable for the young women CHARACTERS and far only,Apple's the believability of the entire production making me lose inerest in the book and the entire series which she alone narrates.
DIDN't get that far because I hated the narration.WILL SKIP AUDIBLE AND READ THE BOOKS ON MY KINDLE INSTEAD UNTIL YOU GET A MUCH YOUNGER MORE APPROPRITE- NARRATOR, maybe try the Dutchess of Cambridge!
I love audible but this NARRATOR spoiled the entire book for me and I was so excited about getting it in this charmingly written series.which I will now read on Kindle instead.
Katherine did a very good job reading.
Perfect for rainy days sittning in the couch with a cup of tea listning to this.
Light and fluffy, just what was needed to unwind.
The performance and light mystery, English style. Charming!
The narrator is wonderful - what a great listen!
The plot keeps getting more and more intriguing, fascinating, captivating, what is going to happen next.
The portraying of each character, voice imitating. Why, if you read the book it would be so different. Listening to it was such fun.
It made me laugh and I just could not stop to listen.
I loved this book. Just what we need in our lives today!
I love Georgi's spunk! She was "bred" to be a royal pet, yet finds herself destitute during bad economic times (the 30s). She just attacks life! I like her loyalty to those in her family and getting to "know" those around her. She uses her wits to solve the mystery as well as figure a way to survive. I intend to keep listening to this series. It was read exceedingly well -- just jolly good fun!
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