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text 2020-04-04 18:17
Reading progress update: I've listened 484 out of 484 minutes.
Her Royal Spyness - Rhys Bowen,Katherine Kellgren

This book has its flaws and it isn´t the stongest mystery I have ever read, but it made me laugh out loud several times while listening to it. It was a plain, good old fun from beginning to end.

 

I´m so glad that I listened to Katherine Kellgren´s fabulous narration. The various accents she is doing really brought this story to life for me and I don´t think I would have enjoyed this book as much would I have read it in physical form.

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text 2020-03-31 11:07
Reading progress update: I've listened 100 out of 484 minutes.
Her Royal Spyness - Rhys Bowen,Katherine Kellgren

My current audiobook for my daily walks through the park. It´s complete fluff, but it´s is so charming and so much fun, the perfect book to keep me entertained during my walks.

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review 2020-01-20 23:35
"Her Royal Spyness" by Rhys Bowen
Her Royal Spyness - Rhys Bowen,Katherine Kellgren
Strong start to an original and fun mystery series with a young, penniless daughter of a Duke as the reluctant sleuth.

 

 

I started this series at book six, "The Twelve Clues Of Christmas" which was such a splendid Christmas Cozy Mystery that I decided to go back to the beginning and read all the books in order.

 

The first book, "Her Royal Spyness" didn't disappoint. It kept me engaged and amused even though I already knew the basics of what the book sets up.

 

It's 1932 and Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie (Georgie to her friends), a minor Royal, cousin of King George V of England, and thirty-fourth in line to the throne, has just moved to London from her ancestral castle in Scotland (now belonging to her brother, the Duke of Glen Garry and Rannoch, and his wife, to make her way in the world. Her recently deceased father was the previous Duke of Glen Garry and Rannoch, her mother is a famous actress and her grandfather is a cockney ex-policeman who lives in a semi-detached house in Essex. Georgie was educated at a Swiss Finishing School, knows all the right people, but has no money and no experience of life without servants.

 

The plot, which involves finding a body in Georgie's bathtub, her brother being accused of murder, the family estate being under threat and a secret mission being given to Georgie by the Queen, results in Georgie having to learn how to look after herself, solve a murder, make some money and try and survive the strong of accidents that befall her.

 

Georgie is easy to like. Her friends are fascinating, Her enemies are ruthless and her secret mission is probably doomed to failure.

 

What I liked most was the very satisfying mix of humour, history, social observation wrapped around a real mystery... or two... or three.

 

I strongly recommend the audiobook version. Katherine Kelligan does an excellent job of bringing all of the characters to life. Her narration made the book for me. Click on the SoundCloud link below to hear a sample.

 

https://soundcloud.com/audible/her-royal-spyness

 

 

 

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text 2019-10-30 15:14
First time through in audio, but technically a reread
Her Royal Spyness - Rhys Bowen,Katherine Kellgren

I started this last week Thursday, never added it to my Currently Reading, and finished it yesterday.

 

I think I liked this more the first time I read it. Or maybe I just liked it better in physical book form rather than audio? Katherine Kellgren's narration was enjoyable, to be sure, and I especially liked her voices for Georgie and Darcy, but actually hearing some of Georgie's friends made me grit my teeth a bit. And I'm honestly surprised that Georgie's cleaning service idea wasn't an instant failure. Still, I applaud her efforts to somehow make money despite not having anything resembling marketable skills.

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text 2019-08-01 14:24
July Reading Wrap Up
After Elizabeth: The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle for the Throne of England - Leanda de Lisle
The Gods of Gotham - Lyndsay Faye
Bethlehem Road - Anne Perry
Her Royal Spyness - Rhys Bowen
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls - Anissa Gray
A Trail of Ink - Mel Starr
Oksana, Behave! - Maria Kuznetsova
The Pericles Commission - Gary Corby
King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War - Catrine Clay

July was a good reading month. I can't remember the last time I finished this many books. I was helped by the vacations and swimming lessons my children participated in. My girls are still on vacation with my in-laws for another week. Hopefully I can get some more reading done before the back to school craziness hurts.

 

King, Kaiser, Tsar was the most fascinating book I have read in a while. I don't know about everyone else but my public school education only glosses over WWI. Archduke Ferdinand was shot. War started. Nobody listened to Wilson when he said splitting Prussia up was a bad idea. That's about the extent of our education. This book didn't spend a ton of time dealing with WWI specifically but it did give the reader a great deal of insight to the men who helped get us to that point. I highly recommend it even if you don't have an interest in that time period. 

 

Her Royal Spyness and The Pericles Commission were my fiction favorites. The problem with both of them is the number of books that exist in each series. Of course I needed more books on my TBR. 

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