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The Twelve Clues of Christmas Audiobook

The Twelve Clues of Christmas: A Royal Spyness Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Solo Narration - Female, 2014

She may be 35th in line for the throne, but Lady Georgiana Rannoch cannot wait to ring in the new year—before a Christmas killer wrings another neck…

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—well, actually, my true love, Darcy O’Mara, is spending a feliz navidad tramping around South America. Meanwhile, Mummy is holed up in a tiny village called Tiddleton-under-Lovey with that droll Noel Coward! And I’m snowed in at Castle Rannoch with my bumbling brother, Binky, and sourpuss sister-in-law, Fig. So it’s a miracle when I contrive to land a position as hostess to a posh holiday party in Tiddleton. The village is like something out of A Christmas Carol! But no sooner have I arrived than a neighborhood nuisance, a fellow named Freddie falls out of a tree, dead…. Dickensian, indeed.

Freddie’s merely a stocking stuffer. On my second day in town, another so-called accident turns up another mincemeat pie—and yet another on my third. The village is buzzing that a recent prison break could have something to do with it… that, or a long-standing witch’s curse. I’m not so sure. But after Darcy shows up beneath the mistletoe, anything could be possible in this wicked wonderland.

©2012 Janet Quin- Harkin (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Katherine Kellgren performs an impressive range of accents: Irish brogue, high-pitched Cockney, fussy American, West Country burr, and more. Kellgren triumphs as Georgi, who is 34th in line to the throne, giving her a refined accent contrasted with down-to-earth sensibilities. Due to the author's light touch and Kellgren's humorous delivery, the many Yuletide deaths in this cozy do not become macabre. The listener just marvels at the mounting 'accidents' amid the bountiful Christmas cheer." (AudioFile)

Audie Award Winner, Solo Narration - Female, 2014

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    Amazon Customer Wildwood, MO, United States 12-18-13
    Amazon Customer Wildwood, MO, United States 12-18-13 Member Since 2010

    I love to read, fly and play tennis. I always have a book and an audible book going at the same time. I'm a mystery/thriller junky.

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    "I love this series."

    My favorite so far! I love the romance between Darcy & Georgie. Katherine Kellgren is a wonderful narrator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    RFRMAC Cottonwood Heights, Utah United States 12-13-13
    RFRMAC Cottonwood Heights, Utah United States 12-13-13 Member Since 2012

    I love good history books about WW II, the Civil War, and the Revolutionary War. I like other good books about life and cooking.

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    "Great Christmas Mystery"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you like mysteries and want to add a touch of Christmas to it then this is your book.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot is an interesting one. It starts you out as a Christmas story and builds from there. It gives you a real touch of old England and what it is to have a title and some money.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    As for my favorite scene, well I really enjoyed hearing about the food they where eating and the Christmas customs that where followed at that time. The ending was very good. I just enjoyed the whole book.


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

    The books is just a good listen. It is frank, interesting, and moves along.


    Any additional comments?

    My last comment would be that thanks to the author for writing it and thanks to the narrator for doing such a great job reading it to me. Loved the different character voices she used. Made my Christmas much better as I listen to it a couple of weeks before Christmas.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    aleshia Manchester, NH, United States 12-12-13
    aleshia Manchester, NH, United States 12-12-13 Member Since 2016

    Mother of three wonderful girls! I love to listen to audiobooks during my commute. Love to hear about any good books.

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    "Surprisingly Entertaining"

    This book turned out to be much better than I thought. It was a good fun story. I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times while listening to this. This is the perfect light read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    martha bennett avondale estates, ga USA 12-06-13
    martha bennett avondale estates, ga USA 12-06-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Narrator!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Twelve Clues of Christmas the most enjoyable?

    The narrator - it was like listening to someone just telling a story. Not too seriously, either…!


    Have you listened to any of Katherine Kellgren’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No - but I will start looking for her!


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

    I did laugh a few times.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think I would have enjoyed the book as much if I were reading it. It is definitely a book to have read to you as a diverting bit of fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeannie 09-26-13
    Jeannie 09-26-13

    I'm an avid reader since childhood. I'm a retired science teacher, retired nuclear plant worker and grandmother of three. I love mysteries.

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    "I could write the same review for all"

    I could write the same review for all Royal Spyness Mysteries... Cute as a bug. Fun. Entertaining. I love the world and characters Rhys Bowen has created. I love how Katherine Kellgren narrates the series. Great art? Nope. Just cute, fun and entertaining. Does it need to be more?

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    kathy Troy, IL, United States 08-07-13
    kathy Troy, IL, United States 08-07-13 Member Since 2015
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    "If you are able to buy the ridiculous plots - fun!"

    Yea - you have to suspend reality but if you can, and you like regency mysteries, these books are the best! I cannot wait for her Molly Murphy series to be added to audible.

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    Tanya Dunedin, New Zealand 08-04-13
    Tanya Dunedin, New Zealand 08-04-13
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    "Adore this series!"

    It is silly and the mysteries are easily solved but who cares. The characters are fabulous, the narration is spot on and the stories are fun. I have listened to the whole series and will definitely listen to all future ones. It is nice break, light and fun.

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    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 07-01-13
    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 07-01-13 Member Since 2013

    I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha

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    "Neat Little Book...different."
    Would you listen to The Twelve Clues of Christmas again? Why?

    I really don't know but I have it in my library if i want to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The English take on the story & the main characters. It was like watching an old movie where the characters live a different kind of life. The descriptions were very interesting on the people & locations. I could feel myself right there in the midst of the story.


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

    That would be hard they were all so good....evne the maid.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I never could guess how this book whould end & that made it even more special!

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    Sharon Cedar Lake, IN, US 06-29-13
    Sharon Cedar Lake, IN, US 06-29-13 Member Since 2012
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    "slow moving"
    What did you like best about The Twelve Clues of Christmas? What did you like least?

    The mystery unfolded ok, but everything. Seemed to move too slowly and if I sped the reading speed it was unnatural


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The "crazy" lady she always seemed at the edge of the story and yet perhaps the wisest.


    What didn’t you like about Katherine Kellgren’s performance?

    Too slow and too gruff in the ladies voices. Proper and royal ladies would it seems be more polished


    Could you see The Twelve Clues of Christmas being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Non


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Helen Rangel Edmond, OK United States 06-18-13
    Helen Rangel Edmond, OK United States 06-18-13
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    "So much fun..very entertaining!"

    This is just a cute, entertaining book when you want a tiny break from the Thrillers you enjoy so much. The narrator, Katherine Kellgren, is superb and really makes the book.

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