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Fall of a Philanderer

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
Auteur(s): Carola Dunn
Narrateur(s): Bernadette Dunne
Durée: 8 h et 9 min
5 out of 5 stars (5 évaluations)

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Description

In the summer of 1924, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is off on a holiday by the sea with her step-daughter Belinda, Belinda's chum Deva, and Daisy's husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard. Daisy is anticipating a relaxing, nondramatic holiday. But Daisy doesn't have that kind of luck.

It seems that a low-rent Don Juan has been busily seducing the local womenfolk, and, in a town this small, no secret is kept for long. When the Fletchers' picnic is interrupted by the discovery of a broken body at the foot of the cliff, that of the philandering local innkeeper, the unflappable Daisy Dalrymple finds herself embroiled in a mystery.

In the continuation of her popular series, Carola Dunn vividly evokes the life and times of 1920s England, wrapped in a classic mystery to delight her many fans.

©2005 Carola Dunn (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks

Ce que les critiques disent

"A lively historical cozy." (Library Journal)
"Replete with well-drawn characters, snappy dialogue, and interesting plot twists...a charming series." (Booklist)

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  • Au global
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  • Connie
  • 2011-10-29

a stronger entry in the series, eventually

This starts off sounding like a YA mystery but by hour two becomes a well-plotted cozy with some good setting detail. Narrator Dunne just sounds too American, however, for a Brit cozy, and the jazz age tone she attempts is even less suitable in this installment because there's less humour and flippancy to Daisy, more attempted sleuthing. I've found the titles available to date on Audible of vaying quality but still hope that Audible adds more Dunne titles. Daisy and Alec seem to be developing into a more interesting detective team.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • shastadaisy
  • 2013-02-02

Wonderful - More audio books of Daisy needed!

Where does Fall of a Philanderer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the better 'cozy mysteries' available on audio. The story is good, the plot interesting and the characters compelling. I have enjoyed all of Daisy's stories on Audible and am so disappointed that this is the final one available in the audio version.

Please feature the rest of the Daisy series on Audible!

What other book might you compare Fall of a Philanderer to and why?

Similar to others in the series, in addition to the Rhys Bowen books.

What about Bernadette Dunne’s performance did you like?

Ms. Dunne's narration is rich and interesting. She brings emotion to all of the characters. A few times, she does sound a little too American.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Linda Higgins
  • 2011-12-02

Wonderful narrator

Where does Fall of a Philanderer rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

About fourth or fifth (I liked the other Daisy Dalrymple books better.)

Who was your favorite character and why?

Daisy, of course.

Which scene was your favorite?

Any scene with Alec and Daisy

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

I adore this series. I laugh all the way through it. I only wish you had more of the series on Audible.

Any additional comments?

The narrator is marvelous. I could listen to her all day.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • connie
  • 2011-10-29

a stronger entry in the series, eventually

This starts off sounding like a YA mystery but by hour two becomes a well-plotted cozy with some good setting detail. Narrator Dunne just sounds too American, however, for a Brit cozy, and the jazz age tone she attempts is even less suitable in this installment because there's less humour and flippancy to Daisy, more attempted sleuthing. I've found the titles available to date on Audible of vaying quality but still hope that Audible adds more Dunne titles. Daisy and Alec seem to be developing into a more interesting detective team.

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  • Siri-Mette Amble
  • 2010-06-15

I do hope that more books are coming!

I do love the Daisy Dalrumple (now Fletcher) books. The "innocent" crime along with the underlying love-story, not to mention the charming lingo is enchanting!

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • James
  • 2017-12-03

Different narrator, but she was "ok"

The narrator was different for this installment of the series. She took a little getting used to, but all in all she didn't detract from the story.
The only thing that annoyed me in terms of accuracy is that Daisy kept saying she was "pregnant. " That word wasn't used openly at that time, particularly in mixed company . Daisy would be described as "with child" and that would be in the seclusion of her family, not practical strangers at a boarding house.
Beyond that, the story was good. Let's move on to the next.

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  • Sharon M.
  • 2017-04-13

Loved this one

As with the previous Daisy Dalrymple/Fletcher stories, this is a charming and engaging story, with a good plot, interesting characters, and an unexpected twist. I particularly appreciate the narration skills of Bernadette Dunne. I wish all books in the series could be performed by either Ms. Dunne or, even better, Mia Chiaromonte. I do not care for Lucy Raynor's interpretation of some of the recurring characters.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-05-03

time well spent

didnt like the different voice reading it. -audio version I listened to. story was good

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  • Lynn
  • 2019-04-03

"Narrator"

This narrator's voice lacks enthusiasm and it makes the story hard to follow. I gave up.

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  • Linda Zavodny
  • 2018-07-07

New narrator

It took me a while to adjust to the New narrator but I enjoyed the change in Alex.