Listen free for 30 days

Sheer Folly

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
Series: Daisy Dalrymple, Book 18
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

In March of 1926, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her friend and collaborator, Lady Lucy Gerald, head off for several days to a stately home reputed to have the best grotto in the country. Working on a book of architectural follies, they plan to research and photograph it.

Leaving her husband and young twins behind, Daisy is expecting a productive weekend at Appsworth Hall, with the only potential difficulty being keeping Lucy from offending the current owner, a manufacturer of plumbing products. Alas, it's not to be quite so simple.

At the home, they find themselves faced with a curious assortment of people, including the abominable, tactless Lord Rydal, who is rumored to be having an affair with one of the guests while in ardent and artless pursuit of the hand in marriage of another. When the grotto explodes with Lord Rydal in it, it's not a question of who would do it―as most who've met him would be sorely tempted―but who actually did do it.

©2009 Carola Dunn (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    24
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    23
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    21
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Sheer Folly

A good story let down by poor reading. The Narrator was rather flat and didn’t seem to be aware of the flow of the language.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Drivel;

Would you try another book written by Carola Dunn or narrated by Lucy Rayner?

Too long and tedious for a senseless story with an even sillier denouement. Don't waste your money. I'm sorry I did.

Since writing the previous sentence I have struggled through the novel again to see if it was any better second time around. It wasn't. One plus for the author.."Sheer Folly" was certainly an apt title.

3 people found this helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for MaJo
  • MaJo
  • 07-12-17

Great Story

This story reminded me of why I enjoy Daisy. The last few books were disappointing, but Ms Dunn is back in form. The killer was fairly obvious, but the characters were well drawn and Lucy Rayner’s narration was flawless.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe
  • Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe
  • 08-12-17

Another great Daisy

Carola Dunn presents another strong mystery in Sheer FollySheer Folly is a fun book, and I liked the listening experience. I give this book four stars.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rebuttal to your rebuttal
  • Rebuttal to your rebuttal
  • 20-01-18

Set my teeth on edge

The high pitched voices of the narrator gave me a headache. Excruciating! I could only stand a few minutes of it. I almost never don’t finish an audio book but just couldn’t stand this one.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Philip
  • Philip
  • 07-10-19

one the most enjoyable books in th esries

19 books in an we still enjoy the stories. Better yet the author is improving.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for MelOregon
  • MelOregon
  • 18-02-18

fun series

Formulaic but well-written cozy series. have enjoyed them all. Good performance with many convincing character voices.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Akhila Nandgopal
  • Akhila Nandgopal
  • 03-02-18

Fun sweet Book

it was a nice book i enjoyed the story! it was cheerful and warm and highly recommend

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for bigdjunta
  • bigdjunta
  • 31-01-18

Meh.....again.

Once again I wasn't impressed with this story. I'm finding some things SO ANNOYING and as the plots in this series continue to be weak, I find I can't ignore things in this story that are like an ice pick in my brain.
1. Julia was such an immature, mealy mouthed waste of time and the injured, petulant little girl voice was enough to make me bazooka barf.
2. Daisy is an annoying know it all, and a narcissist craving to be the center of attention. I swear she has a borderline personality disorder. When she berated her husband in front of his peers with "Poor Alec. You can't even scare a third parlor housemaid" I wanted to set her on fire.
3. Lucy's voice......enough said.
I'm going to try one more in this series because I'm already so far into it. If I get more of the same I might have to blowup my Samsung to purge the evil out of it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for bethany
  • bethany
  • 10-01-18

Nice to have the delightful Lucy and Gerald included!

Excellent characters, strong mystery, very well read. One of my favorites in the series, always love to have Lucy and Gerald featured. This narrator is the quintessential Daisy!