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Download Ruddy Gore: A Phryne Fisher Mystery, Book 7 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (690 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: August 2006 ISBN:
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The glorious Phryne Fisher returns to the spotlight in her seventh adventure. Fisher is an independent, unconventional PI with competence, unflappability and flamboyance in equal measures.

Running late to the Hinkler gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore, she meets some thugs in a dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress. Phryne then finds that she has rescued a gorgeous Chinese, Lin Chung, and his grandmother, and is briefly mistaken for a deity. Denying divinity but accepting cognac, she later continues safely to the theater. But it's an unexpected evening as her night is again interrupted by a most bizarre death onstage.

What links can Phryne possibly find between the ridiculously entertaining plot of Ruddigore, the city's Chinese community, and the actors treading the boards of His Majesty's Theatre? Drawn backstage and onstage, Phryne must solve an old murder and find a new murderer, and, of course, banish the theater's ghost, who seems likely to kill again.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 2/16/2014

    " I really enjoy this free living, free loving main character. She is fearless, smart, forward thinking, kindhearted and clever. good dresser and fashion forward as well. The peripheral characters are well drawn and the plots clever. This one celebrates Gilbert & Sullivan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenne | 2/15/2014

    " This one is all based around a Gilbert & Sullivan opera company, which was fun. Reminds me of college. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 2/11/2014

    " Both a tribute to Gilbert & Sullivan and a mystery centered on some poisonings in a theater. Lots of petty and not-so-petty drama involving members of the cast. Phryne is at her elegant best, in every setting (from a street fight to a Cantonese restaurant to a theater gala to the grimy stage door). Greenwood is a simply marvelous writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lin Daniel | 2/10/2014

    " Transported back to the 1920s once again. The primary mystery is the usual death in unfortunate places, involving a theater group. The descriptions are convincing enough, I felt I should be sneezing from the dust. The saving of a Chinese grandmother brings in a set of characters and a story line that doesn't get developed until a bit later in the story, unlike some that have Phryne dealing with two mysteries at once. It was another can't put it down, if only to find out where this mysterious Chinese man fits into the story. All the loose ends are tidied up by the finish, so I could go to sleep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 1/31/2014

    " Love the vivacious, flirtatious, Phryne Fisher. Go girl power!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 M | 1/26/2014

    " not my fav PF story so far. "

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

    " I enjoyed the previous books in this series but this one was a bit weak. The mystery solved itself and none of the characters were particularly interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Flexnib | 12/11/2013

    " I really dislike stories set in theatres. Can't put my finger on why. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 12/7/2013

    " Another good chapter in the Phryne Fisher saga! This one felt more fast-paced than the others, perhaps because there was so much going on. Phryne meets another man in this novel. We'll see if he shows up again, they rarely do! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina | 12/4/2013

    " Another good book in the Phryne Fisher series. Phyrne is asked to look into the problems taking place at a Melbourne theatre. There is a ghost spotted by several of the actors, then the main actor is poisoned. To make things more interesting Phryne has met a handsome, young Chinese silk merchant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johanna Mckenzie | 11/27/2013

    " Not my favourite Phryne Fisher story but an enjoyable read none the less. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna | 11/19/2013

    " Too much irrelevant description of the play that Phryne was watching. Also, on the audiobook, entirely too much singing on the part of the narrator. She's a great reader, but I could go without her singing voice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MB | 11/12/2013

    " I think if I were tall, dark, sylph-like and green-eyed, I would be tempted to get a haircut and attempt to dress like Phryne. The descriptions always sound so lush! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sallie | 8/30/2013

    " audio book -- the Jazz Age Aussie slang is a hoot. Fun mystery series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 7/3/2013

    " This is the second Phryne Fisher book I've listened to so far. They're a fun throwback to another time. I love the saucy amateur detective who is an independent lady far ahead of her time in 1930s Melbourne. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 7/3/2013

    " Phryne is now a TV Series. Exiting! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 2/3/2013

    " I didn't actually read this book but instead listened to it as a talking book. I enjoyed the TV series very much but found the book decidedly lightweight and unengaging - maybe it would have been better to read it? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley (yAdult Review) | 1/6/2013

    " This was not my favorite "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/17/2012

    " Interesting look into another facet of Australian culture - the chinese "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy K | 2/7/2012

    " My new mystery series - I will be reading more by Ms. Greenwood. The book is fun and well written with characters that are uique. Also provides a look at Australia during the 1920s - something new and yet a bit familiar. Besides Phryne likes my favorite things - theater, food, and intelligent men. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teddi | 9/9/2011

    " a bit long winded with all the lines and songs from the play interspersed in the story as the mystery takes place in a theater. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrsterrapinpond | 8/9/2011

    " One of my 1st audio listens and I remember enjoying the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 6/3/2011

    " This one was a little too predictable to be as good as earlier books, but I the Gilbert and Sullivan setting was fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 WK | 5/5/2011

    " This is a fun series with very enjoyable characters. Wish the audio version were a little easier to come by. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 3/21/2011

    " I really enjoy this free living, free loving main character. She is fearless, smart, forward thinking, kindhearted and clever. good dresser and fashion forward as well. The peripheral characters are well drawn and the plots clever. This one celebrates Gilbert & Sullivan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna | 2/7/2011

    " Too much irrelevant description of the play that Phryne was watching. Also, on the audiobook, entirely too much singing on the part of the narrator. She's a great reader, but I could go without her singing voice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 12/10/2010

    " This one was a little too predictable to be as good as earlier books, but I the Gilbert and Sullivan setting was fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lemonitsa | 7/2/2010

    " Oh! This was much fun to read! Thanks Phryne for keeping things interesting. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 WK | 5/15/2010

    " This is a fun series with very enjoyable characters. Wish the audio version were a little easier to come by.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MB | 2/22/2010

    " I think if I were tall, dark, sylph-like and green-eyed, I would be tempted to get a haircut and attempt to dress like Phryne. The descriptions always sound so lush! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 12/8/2009

    " My new mystery series - I will be reading more by Ms. Greenwood. The book is fun and well written with characters that are uique. Also provides a look at Australia during the 1920s - something new and yet a bit familiar. Besides Phryne likes my favorite things - theater, food, and intelligent men. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 M | 8/26/2009

    " not my fav PF story so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 6/8/2009

    " Love the vivacious, flirtatious, Phryne Fisher. Go girl power!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 4/15/2009

    " Our Phryne meets Lin Chung and tackles mysterious goings on in the theater, which may include a ghost and definitely include murder. Not one of my favorites in the series, but entertaining enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 1/11/2009

    " This is the second Phryne Fisher book I've listened to so far. They're a fun throwback to another time. I love the saucy amateur detective who is an independent lady far ahead of her time in 1930s Melbourne. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sallie | 12/10/2008

    " audio book -- the Jazz Age Aussie slang is a hoot. Fun mystery series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenne | 9/26/2008

    " This one is all based around a Gilbert & Sullivan opera company, which was fun. Reminds me of college. "

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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.