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Tamam Shud: A Phryne Fisher Mystery  By  cover art

Tamam Shud: A Phryne Fisher Mystery

By: Kerry Greenwood
Narrated by: Kirsty Gillmore
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1948. After serving with the French Resistance during the Second World War, codenamed La Chatte Noire, Phryne Fisher escaped to Australia in search of sunshine, butter and peace. So she’s furious when tragedy intrudes upon her newfound tranquillity and she discovers a dead man on Somerton Beach - well-dressed, good-looking and with a secret smile on his lips. The police are baffled as to his identity and cause of death - not to mention the scrap of paper bearing the words TAMAM SHUD found upon him, and the coded message in the book from which it was torn. But WPC Hammond knows Phryne’s fame as a detective. And Phryne telephones her old friend Bernard Cooper, who spent the war at a place called Bletchley, doing something awfully top secret involving codes....

©2012 Kerry Greenwood (P)2021 Aurora Audio Books

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Horrible narrator, not Phrynie in any sense.

The narrator sounds like Burt and Ces, NOT Phrynie. I really tried. I really did. I don't know the story except the beginning has Phrynie old and wrinkled and depressed. With an EXTREME AUSSIE truck driver accent which she did not have before.

If the reader would have just toned down the accent it might be listenable.

Let us hope the usual Phrynie in the upcoming book is her regular reader.I hope she's well and hasn't overpriced herself. But please, Kerry, get someone with a similar accent. Its a fun accent, but not Phrynie.

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The narrator's accent distracts

I enjoyed the content and flow of this short story. I found myself wondering about the whereabouts of Hugh and Dot, Jack and his family, as well as Cec and Bert and the Butlers. I want to know about Jane and Ruth. Perhaps in future works. (Blatant HINT!)
I found the narrator's accent to be rough and lack the polish I have come to expect from Phrynne, who could adapt to all occasions; especially given the excellent German and French the narrator displayed.
This leads me to wonder if the accent is the result of accent or characterization and to hope the characterization of Phrynne improves.

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Really missed Stephanie Daniel’s Narration

A good story, but it lacked some of the sparkle and fun of the novels. The narrator left a lot to be desired.

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disappointed

Love the Phryne Fisher series, but not this one. too short, wrong voice, and odd ending.

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Not bad, but I missed the old characters

It was nice to meet an older Phryne but to me, these stories are not only about her but about the marvelous cast of characters that were slowly introduced in the early novels, and they weren't there. Does Dot have children? Where are Bert and Cec? Where are Phryne adopted daughters? What happened to Lin Chung and Camellia? There's no trace of them and it was sad. Please Miss Greenwood, revisit this time and let us know!

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Ended Too Abruptly

WHY isn't "Death in Daylesford" available on Audible???!!! Dying for more Phryne!
Anyway, this book started great, Phryne finds a body on the beach, and it stirs memories of her wartime experiences, in particular the death of a young German soldier. A young female police officer (whose male supervisors want to keep her down) has heard of Phryne's crime-solving abilities and is savy enough to ask Phryne to help her on the case. Phryne's investigation involves contacting folks from her wartime past. There's a romantic interlude. Phryne asks a former wartime contact to help the police officer advance, and when he "borrows" her from her glad-to-be-rid-of-her sergeant, the woman impresses him with her memory and other skills. The book ends rather too abruptly, but of course I didn't want it to be over!

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Very disappointing.

I was delighted to see a new title that wasn’t a collection of short stories and I didn’t look at the length. This is not a book. It’s barely a novelette. It feels more like an intro to a novel that was born prematurely. No character development, no building suspense, just an introduction and an abrupt, disappointing conclusion. The mature Phryne appears to be too much for the author.

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Love Phryne at any age!

Phryne is middle aged, has seen too much violence in the war but still spunky and sharp. I've missed her. Looking forward to the short story collection coming soon. Yum!

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  • Abigail W.
  • 02-22-21

Awful narration

Not in keeping with previous narration in this series. Every character sounds the same, Phryne especially is meant to have an English accent. Ruins the story.

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  • craftytigger
  • 09-30-21

Enter the world of Miss Fisher

I’ve always enjoyed the Miss Fisher books and was intrigued to listen to one set after WW2.
Miss Fisher’s aged description was written beautifully and I could picture how she’d changed.
The story was good although I felt it was a bit rushed to tie up all the threads. I also wasn’t so keen on the narrator. I much prefer Stephanie Daniel who had narrated previous Miss Fisher mysteries.

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  • Carl T.
  • 07-04-21

Phryne in the 1940s

interesting story set 2 decades after the original mysteries, no mention of what became of Dot sadly but a good tale none the less

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-17-21

Phrynnes accent

It felt like phrynnes accent was too Aussie. Needed to be more refined, a more international accent.

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  • Megan
  • 12-11-21

not the Phryne I know and love

I am struggling with this book, both the story and the narrator. Like so many I have held an interest in the mystery of the Somerton man but I struggle with Phryne living in Adelaide, I can imagine her visiting but not residing there. So far she lacks the Phryne sparkle and spunk, I hope the story will improve. Like others I am missing the usual cast of characters. Then there is the narrator. I would consider listening to other books narrated by her but the voice for Phryne is too Collingwood, we all miss her more plumby tones of previous narrators and on tv. I really like a narrator who performs different voices - in this Phryne and a male friend were having a conversation and they both had the same working class Australian voice, same pitch. Plus it is a short story - what a waste of a credit. I had been looking forward to a long story with Phryne and this left me sad