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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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    "The time just flew"

    This is a new series for me. I was reluctant to purchase. I am so happy that I took a chance. I was so enthralled that the story was over before I knew it. I will be purchasing the rest of the series and look forward to many hours of listening pleasure.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Cape Cod, MA 02-20-12
    Ruth Cape Cod, MA 02-20-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Fabulous Series"

    The series is a lot of fun with a throughly modern herorine and her cast of helpers and household members. Stefanie Daniels narration is top notch, if only she didn't try to sing the songs! Start at book one, this one, and read right through to the end! And they are soon to be a TV series on ABC, although I don't think the TV series can do justice to the books - the clothing, scenery, and automobiles should be splendid!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Susie Buggs Wisconsin 10-22-10
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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.

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    Nanatj 11-15-17
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    "Phryne Fisher is So Entertaining!"

    Just discovered Phryne Fisher on PBS. Great Television and the books that the TV stories
    are based on are just as entertaining, especially with such rich narration. I have purchased several of these books on audible and do recommend them and the stories from down under.

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    "Fun Listen"

    I really enjoyed this book. The heroine is spunky, fiesty and a little flawed. The story was good, and the setting of Austrailia was unique. Just enough steamy passion to give it some romantic flavor.
    I do wish the reader would have spoken in an Australian accent for those characters. Everyone, British and Australian spoke with a British accent, which was a bit of a bummer. Her reading other than that was really good.

    I recommend this book if you like light, fun, fast-paced and a bit of sexy intrigue.

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    A quick easy listen with a little excitement .A nice feel of the era. It has an engaging heroine and secondary characters.

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    Michael P. 09-23-17
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    Greenwood created wonderful characters. I enjoyed the fine narration and cant wait to listen to the whole series.

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    Enjoyed this snappy, stylish 20's lady. The narrator was difficult at time to listen to because she seemed to be needing to take a breath or drink some water. Still, her accents were very good.

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    I really loved it and am off to download another one. The narrator was perfect.

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    "Love Miss Fisher!"

    I loved the series on Netflix and an enjoying all of the books! On to book two!

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