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Royal Blood Audiobook

Royal Blood: A Royal Spyness Mystery

Penniless and 34th in line to the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself in a truly draining state of affairs. To escape her hateful brother, Georgie accepts an invitation from the Queen to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvania. But at the macabre- looking castle, Georgie finds the bride with blood running down her chin, and a wedding guest is poisoned.
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The Royal Spyness series continues with an all-new mystery of "the British monarchy...a wedding in Transylvania...[and] wonderful characters." (#1 New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris).

Penniless and 34th in line to the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself in a truly draining state of affairs. To escape her hateful brother, Georgie accepts an invitation from the Queen to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvania. But at the macabre- looking castle, Georgie finds the bride with blood running down her chin, and a wedding guest is poisoned. Now it's up to Georgie to save the nuptial festivities before the couple's vows become: to love and to cherish, till undeath do them part.

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

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    BJG Ellicott City, MD United States 06-26-11
    BJG Ellicott City, MD United States 06-26-11 Listener Since 2008

    Baltimore book lover

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    "A little predictable"

    I love this series and this book is very good but I took one star off because there is some very cliche vampire stuff. Not a huge part of the book but enough to be just a little distracting. In general though, I love Lady Georgie. There is just enough scene setting to establish a very charming version of Europe in the late 30's and each character is distinct and interesting. The mysteries aren't all that challenging or complicated but I don't mind.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    AudioAddict 12-09-14
    AudioAddict 12-09-14

    I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!

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    "Royal fun in Transylvania"

    STORY (mystery) - I usually find humorous mysteries stupid and totally lacking any entertainment value, but I love this series and this book. The main character, Georgiana, who is a distant relative of the English Queen, travels to a castle in Transylvania to be a bridesmaid for a dear friend. She takes with her Queenie, her bumbling Cockney maid. When she arrives at the castle, she finds that her promiscuous best friend, Belinda, has finagled her way onto the guest list, as has Georgiana's mysterious romantic interest, Darcy O'Mara.

    Things become creepy as the characters get near the castle. They hear wolves howl, and peasant villagers stare at their coach and cross themselves. Upon arrival at the castle, they meet Count Dragomere, a mysterious Romanian servant. Georgie thinks she sees someone wearing a black cape climbing up the castle wall late at night, and she is later visited by a dark stranger standing over her bed. She doesn't believe in vampires, but the hints are hard to ignore. Then there's a murder and a suspicious death. I won't give anything away, but Georgie and company set out to solve the mystery, and there's lots of royal fun along the way.

    PERFORMANCE - Katherine Kellgren must be heard to be believed. She's my favorite female narrator, hands down. She gives the pompous royal characters a humorous twist and performs great foreign accents. The voice of promiscuous Belinda is a hoot, as well as her portrayal of the Cockney maid Queenie. Listen!

    OVERALL - This is Book 4 of the series and the mystery in each book stands alone, though there is character development that runs throughout the series. It is light and humorous, even though there's a murder and some mild promiscuity. I would recommend this book for girls/women high school age and above. You'll thoroughly enjoy it!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ursula 11-22-11
    Ursula 11-22-11
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    "Rhys Bowen hits another one out of the park!"

    If you enjoy a historically based novel, have a background knowledge of the English royal family, enjoy a strong female character, like mysteries, & enjoy twisted humour - then you will love this series. There is a bit of romance, but it doesn't overshadow the storyline. The reader does a great job depicting the cast of characters. Would love to hear more by this author.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    2Ponds Somerset, CA United States 10-19-11
    2Ponds Somerset, CA United States 10-19-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Always good fun"

    This is one of the series I thoroughly enjoy and is a new staple for me. Always delivers humorous fun. Very good reader, stories are fluffy but you know that before you buy the book. Entertainment value is solid.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Nina N. 09-08-11
    Nina N. 09-08-11 Listener Since 2004
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    "Performance is key!"

    Once more, Katherine Kellgren has done a great job narrating the Royal Spyness series. I love how she's able to provide all the characters with a distinctive voice and her ability to do accents is amazing. I am not too keen about the whole 'vampire' storyline but, overall, it was fun to listen to.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    julianne Eagle, CO, United States 07-20-11
    julianne Eagle, CO, United States 07-20-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Very enjoyable"

    This was lots of fun as well as a good puzzle. I am just disappointed that there seem to be only four Royal Blood stories. Since I use audio books as a sleep aid, this book and the rest in the series are perfect for my purposes. They are not so grizzly as to keep me awake, but still keep my interest so that I can hardly wait to get back to listening.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 01-20-11
    Karen 01-20-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Love this series!"

    I love this series. Katherine Kellgren is my favorite narrator, and the Royal Spyness mysteries are just fun. Can't wait for the next one.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 02-07-12
    Donna 02-07-12
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    "Light but entertaining"

    It is a very light mystery story but I found it entertaining. I will look for other books narrated by Katherine Kellgren, I enjoyed her performance.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 12-10-11
    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 12-10-11
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    "Bloody good!"

    I love the Royal Spyness series! The story is entertaining and extremely well written. The narrator is TOP NOTCH! This series is fun and light.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    jewellie Corpus Christi, TX, United States 11-22-11
    jewellie Corpus Christi, TX, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2013
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    "AWSOME"

    IT'S WONDERFUL TO BE TAKEN BACK TO A TIME IN HISTORY IN SUCH AN ENCHANTING WAY. I HAVE READ ALL HER BOOKS AND HOPE SHE WRITES MANY MORE. JR MCCOY

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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  • Marcia
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    "excellent "

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm looking forward to the next installment. excellent, fabulous great read.

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  • Christine
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    "A British Janet Evanovich"

    The strength of these books are the humourous characters. Much in the line of Janet Evanovich the actually mystery is second to the funny carryings on of Georgie and her various relatives and "staff". If you were to read a synopsis of this particular book without knowing the others you would think it ridiculous, but Rhys Bowen is very good at making the ridiculous fully believable, and utterly entertaining!

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