This book is a very easy book to read and the story flows. Having said that, I do feel that some characters could've been developed better.
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Good book would recommend. Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Unfortunately a crew member of one of the boats dies in the middle of a race and it looks as though it could be murder. So Alec's weekend away soon becomes a busman's holiday as he is right on the spot when the man collapses and there are three country boundaries involved in the case. The victim - Basil DeLancey - is far from popular and he has had a very public argument with the cox of the team in which he rows; which naturally puts the cox, Horace Bott, in the frame for the murder.
But Alec and Daisy are not convinced and between them start to look a bit further.
This book in the series didn't hold my attention quite as much as many of the others have done. It is an enjoyable story and I liked the descriptions of life on the river but the plot was not as complex as some and I felt the story flagged a little in the middle and some of the incidents came over as a little contrived. It is still an enjoyable read as it shows Alec and Daisy's developing relationship and her friendship with Alec's staff. This would not be a good book to start with if you are new to the series.
The Daisy Dalrymple stories are always entertaining and evocative of the 's. Wherever she goes she has a murder to investigate. Daisy goes to Henley-On-Thames to visit her Aunt and Uncle and to watch the rowing competition when one of the rowers turns up dead. Her fiance is joining her later but the murder has already taken place and when he arrives he takes charge. The investigation proceeds and with Daisy's help the culprit is found.
The book had obviously been bound incorrectly for I found the beginning of the book towards its end. Then when I reached page it was blank instead of being the beginning of chapter I managed to read the book so I do not want a replacement; but I thought you should know in case any other copies in stock suffer from similar defects. It is the one thing that I believe is really good that nowadays that it is so less important than it was in the last century.
Not the best Daisy Dalrymple book. Not a huge fan of the way Bott is treated, not just by other characters, but by the book itself. Light hearted fun enjoying the series immensely. What more can I say to make up thirteen more words Other than thank you Carole dunn for the pleasure of the book. Anyone who enjoys rowing will love this story. Full of boating characters and their supporters and set during the Henley Regatta. A ripping good yarn. See all 64 customer reviews.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item? Go to Amazon. Her intonation is very good but she seems to have one lower class accent for everywhere in the country and that is an amalgamation of every possible idea of an East London accent. This is worlds from a midlands accent! The basic pronunciation was often horrendous and showed little grasp of British English past or present. For me this detracted from the telling. The story is cute but the terrible pronunciation is enough to put one off completely. This was the weakest of the Daisy series thus far. Book had the "been there done that" kind of feel.
I am enjoying meeting some of her friends and more of the English countryside. Definitely worth a credit. A tantalizing suspense full of details of the historic setting and the races on river Thames. I have really enjoyed this book. I love the lighthearted manor in which Dunn writes and the sheer number of peculiar mis- pronunciations have to be deliberately added for effect but most of them are guess able.
Whether your main read or the lighter book to accompany more 'heavy' main reads this book can't fail to delight. Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Not quite the social details of those writing in the time period but a well told story that is engaging. What other book might you compare Dead in the Water to, and why? How did the narrator detract from the book? Unfortunately the choosen narrator can't do any English accents or dialects.
The poor lass who was supposed to come from the Black Country sounded more cockney that the policeman who lived in London and many ordinary words were incorrectly pronounced which could find you after a while mentally or actually correcting her. It is a pity as this will put some listeners off and this work deserves more than that. If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? Amateur sleuth in rowing mystery. Murder on the river in Regatta week. Any additional comments?
Dead in the Water: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
This author has written 22 Daisy books can we have some more for Audible and not just Kindle consumption please. Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not? The story is a classic whodunnit, I enjoyed the story in itself. But the narrator is extremely annoying. She sounds like a southern belle trying her hand at posh english Who was your favorite character and why? I rather like Daisy, I think I'd inviter her to tea, if she existed I think I'll read another Daisy Dalrymple myself A quintessential English book read by someone who has little understanding of how the prose should be spoken not the style of writing of that era.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Would suggest anyone thinking of buying it listens to an audio sample and reads reviews first. Same narrator :. Found myself focusing on the narration rather than the story. Will read the book to find out whodunnit!
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I wonder if Audible listen to samples from books or get opinions from people before they are put on sale? Some narrators are better than others and I suppose I have been lucky as this is the first time I have been put off a book by the reader.
This story is completely ruined by the awful narration. Not only is the voice annoying, because of the accent, but there is little distinction between characters. Worse still is the appalling pronunciation. Audible need to listen to these books before they put them out for customers to pay good money for. Obviously their quality control is nonexistent. I began to wonder whether the reader was an English speaker.
Her pronunciation is appalling.
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It spoils the whole book. I gave up, it is the first Audible book I have been unable to finish. I really enjoy the stories but would enjoy them more if narrator's English pronunciation was better. Perhaps recorded for US listeners? Visit Seller's Storefront.
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