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Surrounded by secrets, great and small, the formidable Miss Phryne Fisher returns to vanquish injustice.

When a mysterious invitation arrives for Miss Phryne Fisher from an unknown Captain Herbert Spencer, Phryne's curiosity is excited. Spencer runs a retreat in Victoria's spa country for shell-shocked soldiers of the First World War. It's a cause after Phryne's own heart but what could Spencer want from her?

Phryne and the faithful Dot view their spa sojourn as a short holiday but are quickly thrown in the midst of disturbing Highland gatherings, disappearing women, murder and the mystery of the Temperance Hotel.

Meanwhile, Cec, Bert and Tinker find a young woman floating face down in the harbour, dead. Tinker and Phryne's resilient adopted daughters, Jane and Ruth, decide to solve what appears to be a heinous crime.

Disappearances, murder, bombs, booby-traps and strange goings-on land Miss Phryne Fisher right in the middle of her most exciting adventure.

©2020 Kerry Greenwood (P)2020 W F Howes

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good story, terrible reader

i would like this book so much more if i could understand what the reader was saying. Awkward accent, halting, pecking pace, strange pronounciations and all over abysmal. Buy the book.

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Aaargh! The narrator!!

I LOVE Phryne Fisher. I was so excited to get this story on audible & eagerly awaited my trip away to listen to it. WHAT A NIGHTMARE! The narrator is DEAD. SET. AWFUL. Everyone, even those who have a quote “proper upper class Australian accent” have a NZ accent apart from Phryne. It drove me nuts. The story is good. The narrator is horrendous.

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Narrator's performance terrible

I downloaded this with the sad knowledge that the narrator of the previous 20 Miss Fisher novels (described by the author as THE voice of Phryne Fisher) passed away in 2013. I was prepared to accept a new voice. However, most of the characters sound like they have migrated to New Zealand. The narrator has a pleasant voice but completely unsuitable for reading this novel. The reading lacks the emotion & hint of playfulness that Miss Fisher novels demand, and some of the character's voices sound the same. The narrator's emphasis on the second syllable of Phryne's name is especially grating. I cannot finish listening to this- hence I can't rate the story. Read the book instead!

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I've been waiting for another Phryne mystery

I always enjoy the Phryne stories and this was fun as we had Dot and Phryne in Dalesford investigating one set of murders and then Tinker, Hugh, Jane and Ruth in Melbourne with another. It was interesting to have a new narrator, her voicing of Phryne was enjoyable but some of the working class Australian accents seemed to have all turned into Kiwis. The vowel sounds, far more clipped NZ than drawling Oz, that was very disconcerting. But I think I might prefer her to the previous narrator with her awful singing.

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I am devastated!

I am devastated that u had to stop this book. I have every single other in the series and kisten to them many times each. But this one - I just couldn't get past chapter 3 as the voice and shockingly over done New Zealand accents just frustrated me. I didn't even have a chance to take in the story.. let alone hear enough to rate it. Do people really not know that Australia and New Zealand are different countries with very different language patterns??

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So glad to have a new Kerry Greenwood

So glad that we have another Phryne Fisher mystery.But where is Stephanie Daniels? Narrator is not good.

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Another great Phryne mystery - terrible narration

I was eagerly looking forward to the release of this audio book. I have all the previous books and often re-listen. Although the story is great the narration is not. Well done Kerry Greenwood on another great book.

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An assault on the ears!

OMG, So very hard to listen to, she would do well to read out advertising jingles. Definitely not a story teller. Once again enjoyed Phryne's adventure but hard to follow.

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Great story but not so great accents

The new Phrynne Fisher tale is a joy as always. However, the new narrator, while good for Phrynne and the prose generally, did a terrible Australian accent, with everyone sounding like Kiwis. This detracted quite a bit from the listening pleasure.

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Why isn’t Stephanie Daniel narrating? I don’t much care for this version she’s not a patch on Stephanie.

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