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Murder in the Dark Audiobook

Murder in the Dark: A Phryne Fisher Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

The delectable Phryne Fisher has been invited to the Last Best party of 1928. When three of the guests are kidnapped, Phryne finds she must puzzle her way through the scavenger hunt clues to retrieve the hostages. This is another sparkling mystery from Australia's Queen of Crime, Kerry Greenwood.

©2006 Kerry Greenwood; (P)2007 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"Brimming with glamour, high life, and a hint of debauchery, Greenwood's series delivers a literary glass of champagne, lifting readers' spirits while tickling their fancies." (Booklist US)

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    Tarja Layliainen, Finland 07-19-15
    Tarja Layliainen, Finland 07-19-15 Member Since 2004
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    "Very entertaining"

    I'm so in love with Phryne and her world of easy interaction between any age, social status, character and sex. A oure joy.

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    Sylvia CULLMAN, AL, United States 07-10-15
    Sylvia CULLMAN, AL, United States 07-10-15 Member Since 2016

    Armchair traveler

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    "Rather more risqué than usual, but a great mystery!"

    Wonderful narration-as always!
    This one was a very clever mystery with extremely unusual characters. Much more risqué than many previous ones. But I like it that Phryne expresses that her morals are her morals and the books can still be enjoyed without one being made to feel that it is necessary to agree with her lifestyle choices. There is always the sense that Phryne is Phryne and lives by her own code, but the reader does not have to identify with her in every aspect. For instance, I identify with her ethics but not with her morals. And Phryne does not subscribe to Dot's lifestyle, yet profoundly respects Dot. I like this about these books.
    If you are even a bit knowledgeable about the ancient Greeks and Romans and have familiarity with classical literature and music, you will especially enjoy this selection.
    Lots of very interesting characters!

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    sara Canton, GA, United States 02-17-14
    sara Canton, GA, United States 02-17-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book!!!!!"

    I love this series! I listen to these books over and over again, havent completed the whole series but I will!

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    Helen Pinchen Moruya, N.S.W., AU 02-13-14
    Helen Pinchen Moruya, N.S.W., AU 02-13-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Love this crazy story."
    Would you listen to Murder in the Dark again? Why?

    I wouldn't listen again as I found the pace of the narration and the character accents not to my taste. I'm very familiar with the book and enjoy the tv series too so I found a disconnect between those and this reader.


    How could the performance have been better?

    More variety in the pace and if someone is going to sing lyrics I'd prefer them to be more polished. I realise from other reviews that this is a popular reader so I'm in the minority but I will stick to reading the books I think as I have to work quite hard to prevent the reader spoiling my enjoyment of the story.


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    M. A. Gilbert 09-12-13

    Miqqi Alicia

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    "I'm in love"

    Do you know that game about who you would most like to have dinner with? Well, Phrynnie Fisher is definitely on my list. Clever, witty and urbane, her avant garde outlook is a refreshing as it is progressive. Not only that but Greenwood makes her seems fabulously sexy!

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    Dandylion 06-15-13
    Dandylion 06-15-13

    rambunctiously soft spoken.

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    "maybe its me"

    Maybe its me but this particular tale of Miss Fisher saying goodbye to the thirties by way of a very extravagant party left me felling a little well board, believe me it kills me to say this,there wasn't a whole lot action in this tale and it was all just a bit bah .Lots of parlor games painfully explained and god help me our narrator Stephanie Daniel as always doing a bang up job but the singing just drives me batty.If your a fan maybe it will be for you but if this is your fist Miss fisher start somewhere else or I fear you'll be put of forever.That would be a shame.

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    Carol D. Florida 06-03-13
    Carol D. Florida 06-03-13 Member Since 2012

    Audible started me reading fiction again. What a treat to have professional actors narrating a book I may not have had the time to "read".

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    "Tedious and the narration was irriating."

    Not my cup of tea! My first and last Kerry Greenwood novel. To sum it it up, "Much ado about nothing".

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    helen melbourne, Australia 05-12-13
    helen melbourne, Australia 05-12-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Phryne is sublime!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    How could the performance have been better?

    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!


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

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura San Jose, CA, United States 05-06-13
    Laura San Jose, CA, United States 05-06-13 Member Since 2013

    Business woman, creative with music and fabric/leather arts, avid listener (I can sew while I listen!).

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    "Delightful Fluff"
    If you could sum up Murder in the Dark in three words, what would they be?

    Delightful period fluff


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


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

    No


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    Megan Holt, Australia 01-02-12
    Megan Holt, Australia 01-02-12
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    "Phryne is great company"
    What made the experience of listening to Murder in the Dark the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Murder in the Dark to and why?

    I love all of the Phryne Fisher books - they are great fun - and prove to be a good listen too.


    Which character – as performed by Stephanie Daniel – was your favorite?

    Stephanie generally does a good job at voicing the characters, as I have already stated I'd be happier without the singing.


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  • Lynne
    Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
    10/2/09
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    "Wodehouse meets Christie"

    I do not say this lightly, I have only so far had this book but I will be getting all the others by her, but it was wonderful, it kept me guessing, but with the lightness of PG Wodehouse and set in the 1920's, so for fan's of old time murder mystery with very good cocktail recipes this is the book for you, ENJOY!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • r
    maghera, United Kingdom
    11/10/08
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    "Again a fantastic period murder mystery"

    I just love this series of audiobooks.What can I say,fantastic period characters combined with a killer plot.
    It is so addictive and has so many twists and turns with plenty of spice.
    The 1920s at its best with a feelgood factor.
    It certainly has me gripped.
    Highly recommended listening,fantastic.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rosemary
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    8/1/12
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    "Not up to the usual standard"

    I was disappointed with this,although the narration by Stephanie Daniels is superb the storyline made me feel horrible.Even in today's world it would be extreme to encounter such a party,one cannot imagine it set in 1928/9 !!!

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