Away with the Fairies : Phryne Fisher

  • by Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by Stephanie Daniel
  • Series: Phryne Fisher
  • 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Phryne Fisher drinks cocktails, dances the tango, is the companion of wharfies, and is expert at conducting an elegant dalliance. It's the 1920s in Melbourne and Phryne is asked to investigate the puzzling death of a famous author and illustrator of fairy stories. To do so, Phyrne takes a job within the women's magazine that employed the victim and finds herself enmeshed in her colleagues' deceptions. But while Phryne is learning the ins and outs of magazine publishing first hand, her personal life is thrown into chaos. While waiting for her lover Lin Chung's imminent return from a silk-buying expedition to China, she receives an unusual summons from Lin Chung's family followed by a series of mysterious assaults and warnings.

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What the Critics Say

"It's 1928, and the very unconventional Phryne Fisher sparkles with wit and champagne elegance ... Stephanie Daniel performs with genteel ease. Her upper-class Australian accents and her wild assortment of reputable and disreputable characters are truly amazing ... must listening." (AudioFile Magazine)

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Twee and Precious

The narrator's voice sounded precious, and the main character and her set-up seemed twee. Just couldn't get into this one, although I wanted to. Take this review with a grain of salt, but do listen to the listening sample for a good 10 minutes to see if the narrator's voice is what you like.
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- Constance

Don't start here . .

I am a Phryne Fisher fan, but this is not my favorite in the series. The main story line is fine and keeping with the series, but the secondary line is getting a bit melodramatic for my tastes. If you do not know Phryne's back-story, this one may seem a puzzle - especially all the continuing characters. If you are new to the series, please start with one of the earlier books. Any of the first three will give you a good start and they are all available on Audible: Cocaine Blues, Flying Too High and Murder on the Ballarat Train.
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- Pamela

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-30-2008
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd