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Publisher's Summary

The inimitable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her husband Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher seem to get a reprieve from their sleuthing duties when they are invited to the wedding of their friend, Lucy Fotheringay.

Lucy's grandfather is hosting the ceremony at his beautiful estate and so it promises to be a typical affair with hordes of gossipy aunts and other colorful, but not necessarily pleasant, relatives. Daisy meets all these characters and observes the ensuing familial fraternization with a certain kind of amusing nonchalance. That is, until Lucy's great aunt is found strangled to death in her bed. Lucy, in the meantime, has arranged to meet her betrothed in the conservatory, but when she arrives she finds him trying to revive her uncle, who has died - or has he been murdered? And just like that, a normally celebratory occasion turns suspicious. Now Daisy must sift through a throng of relatives - aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents - once wedding guests and now murder suspects. And she must find the killer quickly before another family member becomes a corpse.

©2017 Carola Dunn (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Another great book in a great series

I continue to enjoy this series. The characters are like old friends now and I feel personally invested in each of them. Narration was once again superb. On to the next!

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Dalrymple at her best

Story was quite good. But the narrator was shrill at times in her effort to distinguish Daisy from Lucy. I found myself wincing.

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Daisy Does It Again

Book #13 is another entertaining entry in this series of 1920(ish) historical cozies. If you liked Jane Marple or even modern era Jessica Fletcher you will like Daisy Dalrymple. And a shoutout to narrator Lucy Rayner for the great job she does on the 15+ voices she does throughout the book. Yes some of the characters sound similar, but there are a lot of people talking at times.

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High pitched squeaky voice of narrator

This long loved series is experiencing unpleasant auditory challenges after the change over to the potentially talented narrator Lucy Rayner’s interpretations of female and children's dialogue. Lucy speaks with a very high pitched voice for female and children’s characters, higher than mini mouse squeaky, and as unpleasant to listen to as nails on a chalk board. This specific narrators high pitched voice habit, which could change under proper direction, is ruining this series, for me at least. I understand that voice pitch and tone is a personal preference, but i may have to give up on the series and return the books i have purchased ahead because i am reaching my limit for auditory pain and suffering. Sad, really very sad. Great series. Talented narrator not receiving good direction and feedback

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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Carola Dunn is one of my favorite authors. However, the current Narrator is awful! She is shrill and grating. Makes you wince. The Narrator's accent also feels contrived/overdone. I have tried three times to listen to this book and cannot get through it. I have red the regular book and like the story.

What didn’t you like about Lucy Rayner’s performance?

She is shrill and grating. Makes you wince. Her accent also feels contrived/overdone.

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

Yes

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Check facts

These stories are entertaining, but frustrating to listen to. In many chapters they tell criminals they have 'right to silence'. They also talk about CPR. Both of these weren't implemented until at least the 1950's. They weren't around in the early 1900's.

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confusing

while I enjoy this series there were to many characters and suspects in this story.

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Fun reading

Nice light listening...like an old radio mystery. I would have enjoyed a 2nd reader voter another voice.

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a favotite Daisy and Alec mystery

Caomrola Dunn is a great at creating casts of colorful people for her stories. Here she is magnificent delivering some of her best characters in a sprawling family wedding.

excellent comedy, character work, an engaging and interesting mystery. I really enjoyed the tension. This really feels like one of the best in this series and I think could stand on its own.

the major downside for me personally was that I honestly wanted a chapter wrapping the story up. how did the other qedding guests react to the truth? how did the solution wrap up events for them? what did Gerald's parents think? this was a great collection of people and their interactions with the solution to thenpuzzle would have been interesting to me.

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A country house full of suspects!

1920s, England, verbal-humor, cozy-mystery, country-house, family, family-dynamics, friendship, historical-novel, historical-research, murder, murder-investigation, multigenerational, law-enforcement, amateur-sleuth, situational-humor, wedding-madness*****

This one is much closer to farce (in my opinion). Many of the characters or their actions (especially Daisy, DCI Alec, and Lucy) are pretty much caricatures designed to entertain while trying to solve the murder before either Daisy or her DCI husband have their *TA-DA* moment. The publisher's blurb is a pretty good hook, but get ready to groan or laugh as the story unfolds!
Lucy Rayner certainly has a way of differentiating characters as well as emphasizing Alec's frustrations and Daisy's perkiness.

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  • 11-18-17

Good story ruined by narration

This whodunnit keeps one interested throughout. But the narration is awful. Daisy has the most awfully high pitched screeching voice I have ever listened to. So much so that it is not at all relaxing to listen to. Added to that is the bad pronunciation.
There are many characters in this book and it is difficult to tell who is speaking because the females sound very similar. A real shame. I think this book would be much better read rather than listened to.

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  • MrsGrace
  • 01-24-17

Voices

The accents of the reader was so awful and I feel too irritated to go any further with it.

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  • sarah
  • 01-13-17

Regret this purchase

The story and plot were alright.
However, found that the narrator adopted a very shrill and high pitched voice when performing the female characters.

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  • Rachel A Saint
  • 10-06-21

An ok listen

I quite enjoyed the story although there were an unnecessary number of characters which made it confusing. However the real problem was the shrieking delivery of the female characters by the narrator. Almost impossible to listen to!

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  • maugan todd
  • 09-26-21

Diabolical narration

The whole story was spoiled by the narration and I will avoid any more story’s read by Lucy Rayner
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  • Elizabeth Hudson
  • 03-24-19

The best yet

Brilliant tale with a brilliant ending . Didn’t see it coming at all. Thoroughly enjoyable story.

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  • kitty67
  • 01-07-17

Lovely

I absolutely love the series, I can listen with my 13 year old daughter and not worry. We discuss the differences between our lives and hers and compare the two. She is home educated and loves learning about the different levels of status and class.

I wish audible would hurry up and release the rest in the series. There are 25 books. Becomes quite frustrating. I have listen to all the books so far released several times over.

Even my mother likes the stories too and believe me, she is very hard to please.

Pronunciation of words is better too.