Damsel in Distress : Daisy Dalrymple

  • by Carola Dunn
  • Narrated by Mia Chiaromonte
  • Series: Daisy Dalrymple
  • 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In spring a young man’s fancy will turn to love, and the Honorable Phillip Petrie is no exception. Daisy’s chum is totally smitten with Miss Gloria Arbuckle, daughter of a millionaire Yank. But before the enthusiastic suitor can pop the question, his beloved is abducted. As a distraught Mr. Arbuckle begins assembling the ransom, Phillip enlists Daisy to help him recover his missing sweetheart.
Strictly forbidden to contact Scotland Yard, Daisy must resist the temptation to bring dashing Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher on to the case. But as she closes in on the abductors’ rural hideaway, she begins to suspect that Gloria isn’t the only fair damsel whose life hangs in the balance.
The fifth whodunit in Carola Dunn’s stylish cozy mystery series set in 1923 England once again features British heiress and Town and County writer Daisy Dalrymple.

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Lovely Cozy Read

Excellent mystery. Carola Dunn skillfully unravels her story. Daisy and company are a pleasure to spend time with as they work their way thru the twists and turns of the story
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- paula

Painful

Where to begin. Were the cardboard characters worse than the dreadful narration? I wanted to care about them. I really did. But there is only a certain amount of energy you can spend on suspending disbelief before you throw in the towel. The story had a decent premise: the kidnapping of an American heiress. But so many of the characters (Gloria, Arbuckle, and the Dalrymples, Philip, Binky, and Ernest, just to name a few) might as well have been hand-puppets. Both British and American slang were laid on far too thick, and got harder and harder to tolerate. With really horrible accents. I don't know whether the narrator was British with a dreadful grasp of American accents or, worse yet, American with a really dreadful grasp of both British and American accents. The auto tycoon from Detroit sounded like he came from Oklahoma, or was it Appalachia? His daughter took elocution lessons from Betty Boop. Really? This is the best we can do? Maybe Ms. Dunn was aiming for P.G. Woodhouse, but if so, she missed the parody, the fun, and the Master's impeccable plotting. Too bad. I believe that this narrator was replace, along the way, with another one. I'll try again, but my patience is wearing thin.
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- Madison

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-15-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.