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Publisher's Summary

In late 1926, the newly married Daisy Dalrymple and Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard take an ocean voyage to America for their honeymoon. Daisy and Alec are accompanied by Daisy's childhood friend, Phillip Petrie; his wife, Gloria; and Gloria's father, American millionaire industrialist Caleb P. Arbuckle, and all are looking forward to a pleasant, uneventful trip.

But at the last minute they are joined by Arbuckle's new friend, Yorkshire millionaire Jethro Gotobed, and his new wife, Wanda - a showgirl whom all but Gotobed are convinced is a gold digger of the worst sort. Then, having barely lifted anchor, the ocean liner is beset by a series of suspicious accidents and deaths. With harsh weather and rough seas putting many out of commission due to seasickness - including Alec - it soon falls to Daisy to figure out what connection there might be between the seemingly unrelated incidents. Convinced that there's a murderer aboard ship, Daisy must unmask the culprit or culprits before she or anyone else falls victim.

©2016 Carola Dunn (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Way too predictable

I had this one figured out before the murder even occurred... the setting was fun though... it cold have been soooo much better

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Story Satisfying; Narrator Not

I enjoy the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries, but I needed to force myself to finish this performance. The narrator uses painfully high pitches for some of the female characters and artificially lowered pitches for male characters. The reason I gave as many as two stars to the performance is that Rayner paces her reading well and articulates clearly. However, I will avoid any book she narrates in the future.

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Interesting story . .. poor performance

What did you like best about To Davy Jones Below? What did you like least?

Storyline interesting but the narrator made listening a struggle!

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

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda! The plot was there and kept me intrigued, but only sufficiently to make me listen just to find out the answers. The interpretation of various characters voices and personalities kept grating on my nerves, making me wish I had bought or borrowed the actual book to read so I didn't have to listen to what the narrator thought the voices and personalities should be.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Ruined the book for me. I kept getting so irritated with her that I would have to put the book down and listen to a different one until I had calmed down enough to carry on.

Did To Davy Jones Below inspire you to do anything?

Yes . . . to keep more than one Audible book at a time downloaded on my phone so that I could switch to a more pleasantly narrated one when the narrator's voices got to be just too irritating.

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Please change the narratir

What made the experience of listening to To Davy Jones Below the most enjoyable?

the story and characters were fun

Would you listen to another book narrated by Lucy Rayner?

i have butn i don't want to the shrillness of the female characters at the beginning of this book had me almost stopping...

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Dull story compared to the series usual standard

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The solution is strikingly obvious from about 1/3rd of the way into the story... it takes the characters a long time to get to it, which distracts from the story considerably. There's also less detail of the era and setting than some of the earlier books.

Would you be willing to try another book from Carola Dunn? Why or why not?

Yes, the series is generally entertaining.

Have you listened to any of Lucy Rayner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The accents and pronunciation in earlier books hit some pretty low notes, but seem to be considerably improved this time around.

Was To Davy Jones Below worth the listening time?

Yes, but not the best of the series.

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  • James
  • Oswego, IL, United States
  • 09-03-17

Daisy is back!

I was a little leery about this book because the last in the series was average at best. I found myself quite disappointed because I have grown to know and love these characters. It was like all of us were going to meet at a party, full of expectation and everybody brought Jewel taco dip....Well don't worry because Daisy is back. I bought into the cast of characters right away and found I loved them, despised them, chortled at the mass chaos our Daisy creates so well. Get this one book. You'll enjoy every minute of it.

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Good Story but Awful Narrator

Any additional comments?

I listened to the first few books in this series and then read Rattle His Bones on Kindle.
I bought this one on Audible and was sorry to find out that the narrator had changed. The voices of many of the characters are so shrill that I just want to cringe. She also changes the sound volume a great deal, almost whispering some times and then shrieking. It really made it very difficult to listen to this book. I'm going back to Kindle for the rest of the series.

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Best book yet!

I almost gave up on these books, but this one was somehow extremely thrilling in comparison to the others. Several different plots at once helped and great characters made this exciting!

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Shrill

The person who narrirated this book was so shrill it made my ears ache. She also made Daisy sound like as though s h e was a simpleton.

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Delightful!

Yet another fabulous adventure, this time on the Atlantic sea! So lovely to have Phil and Gloria back!

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  • kitty67
  • 11-15-17

Another brilliant story

Absolutely love the journey that the author is taking me on.

My mum is also a huge fan and loves her stories about Daisy and her family

Looking forward to many more of these

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  • D Suz
  • 05-23-17

Excellent

Finally, a Daisy Dalrymple book read in an English accent! Loved it! Totally recommend buying this.

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  • glynis powell
  • 05-14-16

solid story lightly executed

entertaining story with attractive characters. satisfying plot, not particularly sophisticated or complex but enough to keep interest. read well with nice characterisation for audio...some accents a bit ropey, but didn't interfere with pleasure of listening. Daisy Dalrymple a pleasant series , period feel well enough delineated to make.me.curious for more.