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What a marvelous book! Lovely story and I learned SO much. I didn't even know that Gilbert and Sullivan had written a play called Ruddigore. I learned about it, about Australia in the 1920's and had a marvelous murder mystery to boot!
If you're into sex, suspense and sadistic gore, this is NOT the book for you, but if you love old-fashioned whodunits, download this book today!
The narrator is wonderful and she even sings! (Quite well, too!). More Phrynie Fisher please!! She's wonderful!
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
Kerry Greenwood's character Phryne comes to life again This is one of my favourites, but the singing of the reader greatly mars the overall effect of the story, and almost made me fast forward! It is worth gritting your teeth though the singing, just to meet Lin.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
The orator as usual tells the story very well.
Found the story rather difficult to follow and was glad to make it through to the end.
I like the character and situations.
I’ve listened to quite a few of the books and whereas I think the narrator does a good job, I find the singing bizarre and grating and I’m truly bewildered that she doesn’t use Australian accents.
What made the experience of listening to Ruddy Gore the most enjoyable?
Stephanie Daniel's reading, involving a characterization of people from various parts of the UK and Australia, and also singing parts of songs, mainly by Gilbert and Sullivan. I enjoyed the story too - but see below.
If you’ve listened to books by Kerry Greenwood before, how does this one compare?
Despite the odd corners into which Kerry Greenwood takes us in this novel - spooks, G&S, Chinese superstitions, backstage at the theatre - it is not her finest hour, i don't think. I feel she loses the narrative thread a few times, and has to claw it back with some wild improbabilities.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
The one in which Phryrne and Lin Jong (?) find the glass figure designed to fool people into believing a ghost is abroad.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Ghost and Giggles
Any additional comments?
Listening to Ruddy Gore was great fun, especially for a G&S fan like me.