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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 Daniel Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sally | 1/8/2014

    " The first Phryne Fisher mystery I've read. Set in ?Edwardian Australia. Pure froth, but nicely written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justine | 12/25/2013

    " Dependable as ever. Always enjoy Kerry Greenwood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nepeta | 12/17/2013

    " So that's how Lin Chung lost his ear ... and how Phrynne and the Lin family came to an accommodation about Chung's arranged marriage. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and it filled in some of the gaps for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 12/14/2013

    " Phryne Fisher is called in to investigate the death of a woman named Lavendar who was obsessed with fairies. Her quirky neighbors all hide secrets as do her coworkers at a women's magazine. In addition, Lin Chung has been kidnapped on a Chinese silk buying trip. Very witty and fun mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenne | 11/25/2013

    " Hmm, I thought this one was kind of a mess. The two plotlines didn't really go together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 11/25/2013

    " Pretty fluffy...okay read for someone with tons of interuptions...the story line is simple and the characters are the same as in other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rindy Beridon | 10/10/2013

    " One of the best in a very good series, I have almost read them all!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 10/1/2013

    " Great fun. A gentle and stylish murder mystery in a happily unrealistic 1920s Melbourne. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bev Hankins | 9/28/2013

    " I haven't wanted to be a character since I wanted to be Nancy Drew when I was growing up. I would love to be Phryne. She's a wonderful character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 8/1/2013

    " I enjoyed this book very much. I like the series. I love the heroine and her love interest. I love the peripheral characters. I like the humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg Benjamin | 7/10/2013

    " Wonderful style, great heroine. Lots of fun for us non-Aussies to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dora | 6/30/2013

    " Actually meant to go find more in this series... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S.e. | 4/1/2013

    " One of my favorite Phryne Fisher mysteries - there are pirates, magazine skulduggery, and an absolutely thrilling rescue. This series is so much fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francisco | 2/25/2013

    " Since Lin Chung is off to China to trade for silk, Phryne is off investigating the death of Ms. Lavender who writes for Women's Choice. Phryne must investigate the staff and find out who did it while worrying when Lin is kidnapped. Its Phryne to the rescue! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadeen | 9/14/2012

    " A fun listen with an entertaining plot and clever characters. While this is the 11th in the series, it is my first encounter. I don't plan on making it my last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eli | 9/8/2012

    " Another adventure of Phryne Fisher, this time, of a personal nature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 5/30/2012

    " One of the best in this series. I really like the ones in which Lin Chung appears; he's such an awesome foil to Phryne. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 5/2/2012

    " Light hearted, entertaining fluff. I will continue to work my way through the entire series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 11/10/2011

    " entertaining as usual! I think I skipped a few in the series though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 3/25/2011

    " I enjoyed this book very much. I like the series. I love the heroine and her love interest. I love the peripheral characters. I like the humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/4/2011

    " One of the best in this series. I really like the ones in which Lin Chung appears; he's such an awesome foil to Phryne. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 10/19/2010

    " entertaining as usual! I think I skipped a few in the series though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 9/21/2010

    " Pretty fluffy...okay read for someone with tons of interuptions...the story line is simple and the characters are the same as in other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 8/24/2010

    " Phryne Fisher is called in to investigate the death of a woman named Lavendar who was obsessed with fairies. Her quirky neighbors all hide secrets as do her coworkers at a women's magazine. In addition, Lin Chung has been kidnapped on a Chinese silk buying trip. Very witty and fun mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 1/5/2010

    " Best one of the series so far, Greenwood really hitting her stride. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 1/2/2010

    " Wonderful style, great heroine. Lots of fun for us non-Aussies to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rindy | 12/12/2009

    " One of the best in a very good series, I have almost read them all!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaye | 2/24/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book set in Australia. Not too different than one set in England. It's nice it's part of a series so I'm sure I'll be reading more.
    Kaye "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenne | 1/2/2009

    " Hmm, I thought this one was kind of a mess. The two plotlines didn't really go together. "

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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.