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Royal Flush Audiobook

Royal Flush: A Royal Spyness Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

A Royal Spyness mystery starring Lady Georgiana, 34th in line for the throne - and the mystery world's favorite penniless heiress.

With its posh clientele in the country for the summer, Georgie's housecleaning business has fizzled. So she tries hiring herself out as a dinner and theatre companion. But her first client has quite the wrong idea.

To avoid further scandal, Georgie's shipped home to Castle Rannoch, where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch's divorced houseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales. She's also been coerced into helping Scotland Yard with a top-secret mission - namely keeping an eye on the shooting party at Balmoral and preventing someone from shooting the Prince. And Georgie must manage all this without strangling her odious sister-in-law Fig or spineless brother Binky.

©2009 Janet Quin-Harkin (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Katherine Kellgren is completely winning as guileless, gullible, plucky Georgie. With the castle overrun by visitors - including the notorious American Mrs. Wallis Simpson; her paramour, the Prince of Wales; and an assortment of gentry and staff - Kellgren shifts accents and attitudes with ease. Phryne Fisher fans will love Kellgren’s Lady Georgiana." (AudioFile)

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    Jean Farmington, NM, United States 04-14-13
    Jean Farmington, NM, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Always fun"

    Rhys Bowen did not disappoint. These books are fun and easy to listen to.

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    Eli 04-02-13
    Eli 04-02-13
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    "Nancy Drew for Vacationing Moms"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The first two and fourth Spyness books were light and fun. They do become repetitive and formulaic, which is good when on vacation with kids and concentrating can be challenging. The plot of this particular book, however, just did not make much sense, especially the ending. Darcy (really?! poor Jane Austen) is quite the James Bond caricature in this one, albeit a more romantically satisfying version! This is the one to skip.


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    Her various voices are wonderful. Clear, strong, soothing voice with a light and lovely accent.


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    Robin 03-25-13
    Robin 03-25-13
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    "The narration brought these characters to life"
    Where does Royal Flush rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to the entire series and I love them all. The characters are developed well from one book to the next and you are left wanting more of their lives and experiences. In the context of formal history, the people we have known from a distance become real people with everyday challenges and flaws and yet are part of the aristocracy that we do not have access to but can only imagine. Great entertainment.


    What other book might you compare Royal Flush to and why?

    I find that I love Louise Penny's books for the same reason. She brings history to life and keeps you engaged in the lives of the characters too. Rhys and Louise have become my favorite mystery writers. They both have priceless senses of humor.


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

    Oh my its hard to pick a favorite character. Georgiana is so wonderfully naive and gets herself into situations because of it. Her journey to become an independent woman of the 30s while maintaining her aristocratic presence and morals, lends to many humorous and suspenseful situations.


    Any additional comments?

    I have never enjoyed an narration more. Katherine is brilliant at creating a voice for each character and making them instill a visualization and emotion for each one for every circumstance. After listening to Katherine, I'm afraid I'm a little more critical of listening to other narrations now. :-o

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    Janice 03-19-13
    Janice 03-19-13
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    "Fun and Entertaining"

    I like the time period, pre-world war 2 England. Lots of fun characters. The narrator is very good and I liked all the voices she did, male and female.

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    ursula 03-05-13
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    "amusing who-done-it"

    Thoroughly enjoyed the narration and humour . The story had enough twists and turns to hold one's interest . A great listen !

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    Katherine LUTZ, FL, United States 03-03-13
    Katherine LUTZ, FL, United States 03-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyable fun mystery"
    Any additional comments?

    This book was light and fun. It was the perfect thing to listen to in the car after a long day at work. It made me laugh and always put me in a good mood. The mystery took a while to develop but, by the last couple of chapters, I had theories on who had done it and why and was eager to get to the end to see if I was correct.

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    TravisD 02-28-13
    TravisD 02-28-13 Member Since 2007

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    "Reliable and Fun"

    I like shelling out the $$ for an enjoyable, feel-good listen when I'm on the road. I don't want to think about it but I want it well-written and well-performed. Delighted, as always.

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    deanna EMERYVILLE, CA, United States 02-09-13
    deanna EMERYVILLE, CA, United States 02-09-13 Member Since 2010

    Cozy Mystery Addict!

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    "So much to enjoy..."
    Where does Royal Flush rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The 1930's, the political landscape, the communists, the class conflict, fashion, royal family...this book is chock full of fun insights and info all whilst reading a great murder mystery.


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

    YES! I'm listening to it for the 3rd or 4th time now.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Camron159 11-22-12
    Camron159 11-22-12 Member Since 2013

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    "Scottish Brogue ?"
    What did you love best about Royal Flush?

    Ms Kellgren needs to work on her scottish brogue: all her Celtic characters sound like they come for County Cork. Other than that (which I found irritating), the book moves along very well. Listening to this series is fundamental fun!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Melinda, such a party girl !


    How could the performance have been better?

    see above


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

    I could listen on one sitting but can't sit that long.


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    Retired Now Reno, NV, United States 11-12-12
    Retired Now Reno, NV, United States 11-12-12

    Retired Now

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    "predictable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Royal Flush to be better than the print version?

    Audible version is much more lively than reading it yourself. But the printed version is still very enjoyable.


    What other book might you compare Royal Flush to and why?

    After reading the first in the series, I wanted to read them all. And after the second one, they became predictable, but still enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want a book that has a pleasant resolution, this is one of them. I enjoyed this book and the series so much that I am now becoming involved the author's other series.

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