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Cocaine Blues Audiobook

Cocaine Blues

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Publisher's Summary

Unforgettable characters and a fascinating 1920s setting.

It's the end of the roaring twenties, and the exuberant and Honourable Phryne Fisher is dancing and gaming with gay abandon. But she becomes bored with London and the endless round of parties. In search of excitement, she sets her sights on a spot of detective work in Melbourne, Australia. And so mystery and the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse, appear in her life. From then on it's all cocaine and communism until her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.

©2006 Kerry Greenwood (P)2006 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

“A delicious bon-bon of a book that will have readers eagerly looking forward to the sequel." (The Weekend Australian)

"A scintillating start to the series." (The Advertiser)

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    Susie Buggs Wisconsin 10-22-10
    Susie Buggs Wisconsin 10-22-10 Member Since 2016

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    "Not Impressed"

    Phryne Fisher is the female version of a pompous ass. I so disliked the lead character that it spoiled what could have been a quite enjoyable story. The plot was a bit questionable. How did she magically drop into just the right places and meet just the right people to further her investigation? But beyond that I just did not find her supposedly free spirited and bold personality at all appealing. She's too much like one of those popular and nasty high school girls who rule the social roost and pass judgement on the peasants around her. I won't be buying the next one in the series.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Pat Gassville, AR 09-23-16
    Pat Gassville, AR 09-23-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Phone moves to Australia. "

    love the TV series imported from Australia and when I saw this book listed audible just knew I had to have it. little different from the TV series but still enjoyable. love the characters of Phryne and Dot!!

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    ccclarsen 09-07-16
    ccclarsen 09-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "it was entertaining..."
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    it was good but didnt hit a home run for me I was about to quit but then finished listining until the end. Over well i enjoyed it but would have wanted to pay full price for it...

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    CaraN Maryland, United States 09-05-16
    CaraN Maryland, United States 09-05-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Phryne is fabulous and this story is a delight"

    The narrator is an excellent voice actor which makes it easy to distinguish the characters, but there are definitely some moments where her voice distractingly moist and/or she pauses for an extended length.
    The story is such fun. Phryne is smart, fashionable, confident, funny, and compassionate. That she's totally comfortable with who she is and where she's from is fantastic.

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    Amazon Customer 08-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "love the Phryne stories
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    The time period, the music. the characters, all perfect. .easy enjoyable story..loved it!
    want more , will have to see what is available

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    Jamz! 08-26-16
    Jamz! 08-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story!"

    Great book. Took a little bit to get use to the language and accents, but very much enjoyed!

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    Joihelene Chattanooga, TN, United States 08-25-16
    Joihelene Chattanooga, TN, United States 08-25-16 Member Since 2009

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    "A wonderful jaunt back to the roaring 20s!"

    I love Miss Fisher! Her independence, her Bohemian ways and fun attitude toward her rags to riches life. She's fair and fun, with loads of humor and intelligence. Well done narration, very enjoyable!

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    J. C. Marcus 08-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "PLEASANT ENOUGH..."

    this story was entertaining, but not funny, sad, heartbreaking, nor was it a thriller nor mysterious. it mostly kept me interested, but probably because I needed something mindless.

    the narrator was quite good; characters not at all fully developed. I wouldn't recommend it to a friend.

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    Kelly A. Rodgers Pennsauken, NJ USA 08-16-16
    Kelly A. Rodgers Pennsauken, NJ USA 08-16-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Phryne fan"
    If you could sum up Cocaine Blues in three words, what would they be?

    Enchanting entertaining detective


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    As a fan of the tv series I found myself comparing this first book in the series to the first episode of the tv series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries on PBS in the U.S. there are actually 2 mysteries to be solved in this book, the first being who is "the king of snow"? Second can butcher George, a back ally abortionist be caught?


    Have you listened to any of Stephanie Daniel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    After this book, I listened to the second in the series. Though some of the dialogue was cliche, especially the character of Sasha the Russian dancer/ lover, I really enjoyed it.


    If you could rename Cocaine Blues, what would you call it?

    Introducing Phryne Fisher


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a huge fan of the tv series that is based on the books. I found myself comparing the book and the show in my head and imagine the actors from the show as it was being read. I liked it and it was a great introduction to a fantastic character and the world of 1920's Melborne, Australia. I'm interested in reading more, mostly to see what changes were made to the plot (nothing major, except the book changes Dot's last name with no real explanation). When they first meet its Dorothy Bryant, but later she's introduced as Dorothy Williams. I had to go back into the text to see if I wasn't hearing things wrong. I had downloaded the book onto my Kindle first then added the audio book after I started reading so I could listen on a driving trip.

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    judith 08-11-16
    judith 08-11-16 Member Since 2004
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    "Great fun!"
    If you could sum up Cocaine Blues in three words, what would they be?

    A breezy, fresh story main character is a great gal with lots of suprises. Easy to listen too as I do most of my listening while driving this is fun and a doesn't distract you from traffic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cocaine Blues?

    Not sure I as I read this one several weeks ago and just finished the second book in the series.


    If you could take any character from Cocaine Blues out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Phyrene Fisher....a no non-sense girl with lots of spunk - especially if we could have dinner in a 20's speakeasy....fun, fun!


    Any additional comments?

    This is definitely a 1920's 'Stephanie Plum' type of gal!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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