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The Twelve Clues of Christmas Audiobook

The Twelve Clues of Christmas

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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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    Sonja Moline, IL, United States 12-28-13
    Sonja Moline, IL, United States 12-28-13 Member Since 2017

    I opened my own account this year because my husband and I have such disparate taste in books. This is much more fun!

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    "No disappointment"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Twelve Clues of Christmas to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the performance was excellent. Listening to the writing as spoken by a Brit made a difference


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    Freda Phoenix, AZ United States 12-25-13
    Freda Phoenix, AZ United States 12-25-13
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    "Unwrap Clues for a Curious Christmas"
    What made the experience of listening to The Twelve Clues of Christmas the most enjoyable?

    We listened together as we traveled cross country, which gave us opportunity to comment on our speculations. Guessing abounded, but the cleverly devised story hid the truths well.


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

    Once the pattern became obvious, our anticipation for each new murder grew.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Each good novel needs a love interest and this one delivers with a touching first kiss included.


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

    We chuckled together with our realization of the concept, even though we had guessed the culprit earlier on.


    Any additional comments?

    We enjoyed the tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    carina 12-23-13
    carina 12-23-13 Member Since 2010

    Retired teacher

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    "Cute British Christmas Story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was OK. I listened durning the Christmas season. It was entertaining to hear the details of a traditional British Christmas in a country village while I was baking and decorating.


    What could Rhys Bowen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I have been listening to Louise Penny mysteries and Laurie R. King mysteries. This is my first Rhys Bowen book. I think the story was just too light for me, but cute.


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

    Darsie - I love the Scottish accent.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Maybe at Christmas time, maybe on DVD.


    Any additional comments?

    See comments above.

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    Margaret 12-19-13
    Margaret 12-19-13
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    "The narration makes the book: a fun listen"

    Katherine Kellgren is one of the great narrators: every character has a distinct voice, and the pacing is spot-on with the plot. Her range of accents is impressive. This is a light-weight mystery but Ms. Kellgren's narration makes it quite enjoyable.

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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.

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    RFRMAC South Jordan, Utah, United States 12-13-13
    RFRMAC South Jordan, 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.

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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.

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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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