On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service : Royal Spyness

  • by Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by Katherine Kellgren
  • Series: Royal Spyness
  • 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the new Royal Spyness Mystery from the New York Times best-selling author of Crowned and Dangerous, Lady Georgiana Rannoch juggles secret missions from the queen, Darcy, and her mother. But it's all in a day's work when you're 35th in line to the British Crown.
When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way - my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding.
What luck! A chance to see Belinda and please the queen as I seek her permission to relinquish my claim to the throne so I can marry Darcy. Only that's as far as my good fortune takes me. I soon discover that Mummy is attending the villa party, and she has her own secret task for me. Then, Darcy shows up and tells me that the fate of a world on the brink of war could very well depend on what I overhear at dinner! I shouldn't be all that surprised when one of my fellow guests is murdered and my Italian holiday becomes a nightmare....


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Fun and light hearted

The story is a continuation of the series and a bit formulaic. The Prince Of Wales history is an attention getter. However, the reading is irritatingly drawled and the "upper class" accents so exaggerated and jarringly forced that it detracts from the story significantly.
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- BarbaraM

Decent Audio Book

Where does On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Good enough for me to want to listen to it again.

What aspect of Katherine Kellgren’s performance might you have changed?

I do wish she wouldn't get quite so hysterical.

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


Any additional comments?

The chase scene near the end went on a bit too long, especially as we all knew thast one of those doing the chasing would be Darcy.

Still no sign of them getting into bed, though perhaps they are getting nearer!

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- Mrs. Rm Walters

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios