Flying Too High : Phryne Fisher

  • by Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by Stephanie Daniel
  • Series: Phryne Fisher
  • 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Danger, excitement and love - this is how the glamorous Phryne Fisher is determined to live her life in her second enticing adventure. Walking the wings of a Tiger Moth plane in full flight ought to be enough excitement for most people, but not Phryne Fisher, amateur detective, woman of mystery, as delectable as the finest chocolate and as sharp as razor blades. In this, the second Phryne Fisher mystery, the 1920s' most talented and glamorous detective flies even higher, handling a murder, a kidnapping and the usual array of beautiful young men with style and consummate ease - and all before it's time to adjourn to the Queenscliff Hotel for breakfast. Whether she's flying planes, clearing a friend of homicide charges or saving a child from kidnapping, she handles everything with the same dash and elan with which she drives her red Hispano-Suiza.

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Much better than the first one...

Phryne Fisher is a very "modern" girl (the servants call her a vamp), which is fitting along with all of the other things she takes on that were formerly exclusive provinces of men. These books illustrate how the world changed immeasurably for women as a result of the Great War, but largely in a lighthearted way. The Australian setting is different, too. I did enjoy this one much more than the first of the series (Cocaine Blues). I couldn't like Phryne Fisher in the first book -- I think she was too abrasive and I didn't really care about her. But in this book, Phryne has become a likable character and a bit of a heroine. The period flavor is substantial and the story is fun and moves quickly. I plan to read more of the series.
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- Christy "christy045"

very good fun

amusing writer, who captures spirit of 20s and is scrupulous about historical research. Excellent narrator. Don't miss last five minutes of audiobook, which contain interview between narrator and Kerry Greenwood.
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- kuaikuai

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-09-2009
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd