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A Mourning Wedding Audiobook

A Mourning Wedding: The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 13

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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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    sarah 13/01/2017
    sarah 13/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Janey 18/11/2017
    Janey 18/11/2017
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs United Kingdom 24/01/2017
    Mrs United Kingdom 24/01/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Voices"

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

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    kitty67 07/01/2017
    kitty67 07/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "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.

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    10/02/17
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Oswego, IL, United States
    14/11/17
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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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  • Andi
    Washoe Valley, NV, United States
    01/09/17
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    "Change the Narrator"
    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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  • Ruth
    Columbus, OH, United States
    20/02/17
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    "Not the best in the series"

    This installment in Daisy's adventures suffers from a too-large cast of characters and a too-talky plot. Listening to it, it seemed to be all talk and very little action. I do not care much for the narrator, especially the way she does the different voices. Alec sounds quite unappealing in her voice, whereas when I read the books in print, he came across as much less abrasive and dismissive. I like the series, have read them all in print, and am now listening to the audio versions in order of publication. If you, like me, are a fan of the series, don't skip this one. But, if you're looking for your first Daisy Dalrymple, this is probably the worst choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • paula
    NAPA, CA, United States
    05/02/17
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    "A lovely cozy 'listen'"

    I enjoy listening to this narrator as the mystery unfolds. I needed to refer to to the genealogy chart a few times...hahahaha.

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