I love the Phyrne Fisher mysteries, though very Australian they are good fun and entertaining stories. Phyrne is such a lady of character, charm and has a determination that is unstoppable. Her wealth is also something that provides her with opportunities not usually given to the common classes and this gives us a glimpse into the varied roles that many people had in those days.
I am sorry to say Please Stephanie don't sing....by the end of the book I was cringing - when Stephanie is not reciting a sung poem she is actually very entertaining to listen to!
As I had read the book already it was something that I didn't mind putting down and coming back to...had it been my first time maybe I wouldn't have put it down.
Delightful period fluff
This was an easy listen, with a fun plot involving richly described locations and characters you can actually like as well as enough plot twists to keep you on your toes.
I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling.
Someone who is interested in the past antics of the incredibly rich English might find this more enthralling than I did.
The genre is mystery, which I enjoy, but I'll avoid this author in future.
it has a bit of entertainment value
Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
Well I liked Stephanie's singing !
The ditties are reflective of many a home of the late 20's ( in Australia) and not everyone had the best melodious voice. Most people did sing. While later generations may like to think they discovered feminism and sexual freedom they are wrong. While this is light listening it does attempt to describe what some people did do for fun and pleasure.
The people concerned may have been rich and infamous as in this story, and even to this day there are the odd references to similar events.
These days the 3 or 4 day festivals are annual events, and some people in the 'olden days' also had their fun over a few days. The story is about a time before The Great Depression and set between Christmas and New Year.
This is not my favourite Kerry Greenwood story even though I thought Stephanie Daniel did a great job reading it.
perverts perhaps although they would just as likely rent an adult movie.
no not ever. The story was not at all interesting. There was no mystery. The gratuitous sex was neither shocking nor believable.
all of it- sorry it just was not at all good.
Couldn't stand all the singing. Too much sexual content. Not really a mystery.
I have listened to almost all the other stories in the series. I didn't do them in order. If i had listened to this one first i would not have gone on. Really not to my taste at all.
The singing and sex scenes. I'm not a prude, but i don't like soft porn.
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I listened to this on a long road trip and it made the boring driving trip pass quickly and almost painlessly - the pain came from the singing - as stated by another reviewer I couldn't turn the volume down quickly enough to ease my pain. I cannot state enough how much I hated the singing.
I love all of the Phryne Fisher books - they are great fun - and prove to be a good listen too.
Stephanie generally does a good job at voicing the characters, as I have already stated I'd be happier without the singing.