Murder on the Ballarat Train by Kerry Greenwood, Narrated by Stephanie Daniel
Genre: Crime Fiction
Series: #3 in the Phryne Fisher series
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Publication Date: 1991 for the book, 2012 for this audio edition
Length: 4 hours, 48 minutes
Read by: Stephanie Daniel
From the publisher:
In Phryne’s third adventure, Phryne is off to Ballarat for a week of fabulousness, but the sedate journey by train turns out to be far from the restful trip she was planning. What was planned as a restful country sojourn turns into the stuff of nightmares: a young girl who can’t remember anything, rumours of vile white slavery, and the body of an old woman missing her emerald rings. And Phryne is at the centre, working through the clues to arrive at the incredible truth before another murder is committed. Fortunately, Phryne can still find a little time for a discreet dalliance and the delicious diversion of that rowing team of young men.
Solve another case with Phryne Fisher.
I just enjoy the heck out of this series set in 1920’s Australia. Phryne Fisher is a fun character. She’s smart and unconventional and well off enough to be adventurous with plenty of style.
I am a bit concerned that the recurring supporting cast is growing with each book and the danger of this is too many stories to keep going, I’m not worried enough to stop listening to the series but I’m curious to see where Greenwood takes things in the next book.
The books are fairly short and they are fun romps through an interesting time and place.
Stephanie Daniel does a great job of narration. She’s easy to listen to and her voice characterizations are distinct and consistent.
There is also a television series based on the books but I haven’t watched any of it yet. One of these days I’ll give it a try on Netflix.
Rating 4/5 for the narration