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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)

What Members Say

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    Ursula 06-09-12
    Ursula 06-09-12
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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
    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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    Jazzy 04-21-17
    Jazzy 04-21-17 Member Since 2010

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    "Love Miss Fisher!"

    I watch the shows on PBS and see that the show stay pretty close to the book. It was an enjoyable read! will purchase more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Uvrs53 Winston-Salem, NC 04-06-17
    Uvrs53 Winston-Salem, NC 04-06-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Very Slow!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Faster pace in the story and the narration.


    What was most disappointing about Kerry Greenwood’s story?

    Slow beginning....and I didn't have the patience.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I didn't expect an accent.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I love the cover.....I think that was why I got it.


    Any additional comments?

    It irritated me because it was sooooo slowwww. Zzzzzzz.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K. O'Sullivan Savannah, GA 03-22-17
    K. O'Sullivan Savannah, GA 03-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun Romp!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely - this fits into my "style" of reading. I like to read something light & fun then something serious. Reading "The Handmaid's Tale" now.


    What other book might you compare Cocaine Blues to and why?

    I liked the mystery aspect, and I usually don't choose that genre. I think the fun, historical novel was the overwhelming theme.


    What does Stephanie Daniel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her accents were fun and engaging. I like hearing the difference between the proper British and the Aussie accents.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. That would never be something I could do. But this book was easy to pick up and put down on my commute.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm excited to have a series I can revisit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diane 03-15-17
    Diane 03-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Light fun"

    Very light fast book. Great reading of the book. Chose this after watching the television series.

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    Elizabeth Fralick 03-10-17
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    "Delightful story!"

    I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to Cocaine Blues as much as I've enjoyed the series on PBS. The narration, by Stephanie Daniel, was excellent. I would recommend this rendition to anyone who enjoys delightful and spunky female protagonists in old fashion mysteries.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Constance Shepardson 03-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Show Is Better"

    This is an okay book. The story is approachable and the characters mostly believable. I do enjoy the author's details on Phryne's clothes. However, overall, the Miss Fisher TV show (available on Netflix) is much richer, better characters, and more fashion and music.
    Performance is a little flat, but enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle M Brown 03-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "My review of this book"

    I loved this book I will listen to another Miss Fishers book next month .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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