Dead in the Water : Daisy Dalrymple

  • by Carola Dunn
  • Narrated by Mia Chiaromonte
  • Series: Daisy Dalrymple
  • 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

May the best man die!
In July of 1923, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple travels to Henley-on-Thames to visit her aunt and uncle, as well as to work on her latest writing assignment: covering the Henley Royal Regatta for an American magazine.
Daisy plans a simple trip researching her article, enjoying the races, and, come the weekend, having a pleasant time with her fiancé, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard. But the tensions between the Ambrose team's coxswain, Horace Bott - a shopkeeper's son and scholarship student at Oxford - and rower Basil DeLancey - the younger son of an earl and all-around bounder - are constantly threatening to erupt into violence.
The day after losing a race thanks to Bott's overindulgence the night before, DeLancey keels over and dies mid-race. Foul play is immediately suspected, with Bott the logical suspect. But nothing is obvious in this tangled web of jealousies and secrets, and while Inspector Fletcher investigates the murder, Daisy once again must ferret out the truth.


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Customer Reviews

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Narrator doesn't know how to pronounce the words!

Where does Dead in the Water rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The story is fun but the reading is not, so it ranks near the bottom.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Sort of. It's a cozy mystery, so it's not meant to be thrilling, I think.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mia Chiaromonte’s performances?

No. This is the second reading in this series by Mia Chiaromonte, and she mispronounces words all over the place. As I've said in past reviews, specifically about Mary Sarah Agliotta, when I pay for an audiobook, I expect the reader to know how to pronounce the words. Mia Chiaromonte thinks a "fit of pique" is a "fit of pickay." And that's just one instance. It's annoying enough to make me stop listening to this series, even though the stories are fun.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It pissed me off, because, as stated above, the reader didn't bother to check the pronounciation of the words before she did the reading, and the producer didn't do anything about it.

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- consuelo

Good story, terrible narrator

I am a longtime fan of Carola Dunn's Daisy Dalrymple books, but this performance was horrible. It is extremely distracting, and insulting, to have a narrator use a fake English accent (and badly); if you don't have an English narrator, just get a good narrator to speak normally! Not only was the accent totally wrong, so were the characterizations of various characters, especially of Alec, who comes across as a real jerk (which he is not). Also, the narrator mispronounced numerous placenames (Gloucester, Berkshire), as well as ordinary English-language words ("pique" does not have two syllables). I hope this narrator will not be doing the remainder of the Daisy Dalrymple books.
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- Joan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-22-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.