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Download Away with the Fairies: A Phryne Fisher Mystery Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (615 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kerry Greenwood Narrator: Stephanie Danie Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rachel | 2/7/2014

    " This is not a homophobic treatise! It's really about fairies, or rather, about the murder of a woman who made her living drawing treacly illustrations of fairies. The storyline wasn't particularly strong, but I'm still charmed by the detective Phryne Fisher, who takes no guff and sleeps with whoever pleases her. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Maureen | 2/2/2014

    " This book is set in 1920s Australia and features an independent woman amateur detective. Lately I've been reading the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear (1920s Britain, independent woman detective) and this book didn't benefit from the comparison. The language was often distractingly sloppy. I had a hard time keeping track of the suspects and I think the thin character descriptions played a big part. Overall, I was disappointed and happy to finish the book so I could move on to something I would enjoy more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandie | 1/30/2014

    " Never read any Phryne Fisher novels before, but I like the tone of novel and the intelligence of Phryne. Reminds me a bit of Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. I love strong and witty female characters, but who also show compassion and empathy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Liza | 1/8/2014

    " I liked the story involving Lin in this Phryne Fisher outing. Having read a few of the books back to back, I'm starting to take for granted the world that Greenwood has created, including all the fantastic details of Australia in the 1920s. Nonetheless, it is very impressive, and I shall eagerly read another. "

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About the Author
Author Kerry Greenwood

Kerry Greenwood was born in Footscray, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there. She has degrees in English and law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession in 1982. She is the author of many crime novels, science fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books, as well as a number of plays. She has won numerous awards, including the Aurealis Award for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Young Adult Division, Best Novel, 1996; and the Davitt Award in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2003 she was awarded the Ned Kelly Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Crime Writers Association of Australia.