Styx and Stones

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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-12-14

A bit boring

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This starts slow and is quite tedious and filled with way too many characters.

What was most disappointing about Carola Dunn’s story?

Its a tad boring and hard to get into.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She isn't really that good and distracts from the book.

Do you think Styx and Stones needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Lord no. Enough is enough.

Any additional comments?

It was fine. I got through it. Not my favorite Dalrymple story.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Joan on 09-19-14

Great story, horrible narrator

Please find a different narrator for this great series of books! I've long been a fan of Carola Dunn, but the narrator of this one and at least one other is just awful. Not only does she have an affected inaccurate fake English accent (it would be better to have someone without an English accent at all than this fakery), but she also doesn't know how to pronounce a lot of words properly, especially proper nouns. For example, the South African town of "Mafeking" is NOT two syllables, but three, something anyone with the slightest knowledge of the Boer (another mispronounced word) War would know.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Sandra on 07-06-14

Does anyone coach or edit narration?

The Daisy Dalrymple stories are light fare and nice for summer listening, even though the narrator is not one of the best. I can get past the odd accents and so-so character voices, but the many mispronunciations are jarring. Whenever I hear "mis-CHEEV-e-us" instead of "mis-che-vus" I want to scream, even though that pronunciation is now so common that it is practically acceptable. However, saying "indignant" instead of "indigent" is just sloppy narrating and editing. Then there was "bun-GAL-low" for bungalow and the pronunciation of "consommé" was so bad the first time I couldn't figure out what the word was supposed to be (although that might have been in a different DD book with the same narrator). I know that it must be very difficult for a narrator to created different voices or accents for different characters, but if narrating audiobooks is your profession you should be able to pronounce basic words correctly.

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By dub on 05-06-14

Interesting premise; disappointing execution

Interesting premise of a writer with a Scotland Yard detective fianc/e happening upon murder mysteries in post-WWI England. However, the female characters are again either bitter ignorant virgins, useful fat chicks, loose women or dutiful wives. Disappointing!

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Glenda on 11-10-17

Sorry, no more Daisy Dalrymple for me!

This book was so disappointing. I enjoy reading strong female lead characters but in this book, all the strong female leads were either domineering pigs or uncaring adulteresses. Women from small villages were all uneducated rationalist, while educated male artist from the city were enlighten. And last but not least, people of faith were mentally unstable killers while atheist were educated victims. Did I leave anybody out . . . Oh and I forgot, high ranking military men are drunken abusers. This book was so unbalanced that I stopped it several times and only finished it in hopes that it would at some point turn around and redeem itself. I think this book had an agenda which made it suffer in the writing of it. If the rest of the series is just going to be social agenda lessons, this is my last book by C. Dunn.

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3 out of 5 stars
By PATRICIA MCCOOL on 03-21-17

This one was OK.

I was sort of disappointed that once again a religious person was depicted in such an unfavorable light.
the story was otherwise pretty good.

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