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Tiffany A. Harkleroad

Tiffanys Bookshelf

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  • Wendy and the Lost Boys: A Wendy Darlin Comedy Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Barbara Silkstone
    • Narrated By Nicole Colburn
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    When a deathbed promise to a friend leaves Wendy Darlin, feisty Miami real estate broker for billionaires, trapped on a super-yacht with Ponzi-king, Charlie Hook, she's forced to join him on a quest to recover his hidden treasure. Along for the danger-filled adventure are an undercover SEC investigator, who kindles a spark in Wendy with his "Johnny Depp" eyes and Hook's young female helicopter pilot who befriends Wendy as they sail the high seas, one step ahead of modern-day ruthless pirates.

    Tiffany A. Harkleroad says: "Wendy is Wonderful"
    "Wendy is Wonderful"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Wendy Darlin, real estate agent, independent woman, modern day pirate? Not really the life Wendy envisioned for herself when she promised to look after the criminal miscreant Charlie Hook. When Hook basically holds Wendy, her friend, and an investigator hostage, they have no choice but to help him recover his ill gotten treasure.

    Remember the old Rocky and Bullwinkle show, how there was a segment called fractured fairy tales? That was my favorite part of the show. So, to me, it is absolutely no surprise how much I adore Barbara Silkstone's "fractured fairy tale for adults" re-imagining of Peter Pan. I found this book to be, in short, a hoot. The writing is clever, and had me doing that really unattractive giggle-snort combination many times throughout my listen. I love the way the characters embody the essence of the original classic characters, with snarky modern twists.

    Be aware, this is not the Peter Pan story you want your kids reading, it is clearly intended for adult readers. Yet it appeals to the childlike part of us that loved the classic original stories. Combine that childlike love with modern politics and technology, and you get this smart, snarky, hilarious mystery. The story is richly developed and leaves you guessing until the very end. I am liking this grown up version of Peter Pan even more than the original.


    I received a review copy of the book courtesy of the author.


    What other book might you compare Wendy and the Lost Boys to and why?

    I am honestly not sure there is anything else quite like it, but it falls within the genre of revisionist literature.


    What aspect of Nicole Colburn’s performance would you have changed?

    Personally I felt like the narrative was a slightly robotic, I personally would have liked more emotion. The writing is so fantastic, and I was not sure this narrator did it justice,


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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