Narrator Jasmine Blackborow takes on the challenge of voicing many characters--some historic, others fictional--from across the British Empire, including the Duke of Windsor and his mistress, Wallis Simpson. In the 13th book in The Royal Spyness series, Lady Georgiana is surprised by her groom with a honeymoon trip to Kenya, where she finds the British aristocrats engaging in shocking debauchery. The colonists treat their Somali servants with such disregard that author Bowen is compelled to provide an explanation up front that she was accurately portraying life in Kenya during that time. Blackborow's voicing of the characters, while entertaining, bends to caricature, making the overall tone breezy, a style that contrasts with the unsettling times. Overall, the audiobook provides an interesting view of the time and place. E.Q. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2019]
Digital Download Audible, Inc. 2019
DD ISBN $29.95
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