The legendary mastermind criminal and mummy thief, Kyzer Saucy, strikes again. Part-time tomb raider and full-time real estate broker, Wendy Darlin joins her lover, archaeologist Roger Jolley as they struggle to save a rare Miami mummy from the clutches of this evil genius. Can Saucy be stopped before he kills again? Meanwhile can Wendy keep her promise to Alfred Hiccup as he attempts to transmigrate from the afterlife? Or has Wendy finally made one promise too many?
This book is an homage to the great Alfred Hitchcock... who is probably turning over in his grave.
©2014 Barbara Silkstone (P)2014 Barbara Silkstone
Barbara Silkstones stories are so much fun!! She has a way of putting such a little spin on things that make you giggle. I really enjoy her books, and the audio version is GREAT!!
Wendy Darlin with her partner Roger Jolley and best friend Kit, find themselves in all sorts of kooky mischief. Trouble seems to follow Wendy wherever she goes. Looking forward to book 5 in this series.
The plot is silly. The character names are punny. The heroine AND the characters are truly beyond nutty.
In other words, this is the perfect read for reversing a totally karp day! NOTHING can keep you down during this farce, and will keep you giggling deep into the next day.
The audio performer is just perfect. The way that she gives voice to each character makes this enjoyable novel even better!
Where was this audio book when I came home from working the ER?
Another great Wendy Darlin book. In a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock, this story weaves themes from his movies with Wendy's latest adventure that will keep you chuckling and laughing all the way through it. Wendy's colorful cast of friends are back to add to the comedy and sleuthing. The narration was very well done. Laura Jennings voice was perfect for Wendy, adding just the right touch of comedy to the story.
"You know you're having a bad week when the 911 operator recognizes your voice"
Wendy Darlin once again deals with bodies dropping around her and bad guys committing out there crimes - in this case a mummy in Florida. I absolutely love Barbara Silkstone's humor in naming her characters, giving them quirks, and in the dialogue she provides them.
Wendy is a great character who triumphs over shenanigans around her despite her intense fear of holes (mostly those in fabric, not in the ground.) Roger Jolly, her love interest, provides a great foil and comes across as a charming guy.
Recommended for those with a slightly warped, snarky sense of humor. Have a good time!
Yes, I would listen to this book again, it was very funny and enjoyable.
I loved Wendy, she is awesome!
Very enjoyable, Laugh Out Loud!
I am a big fan of this author, I really enjoyed this book and listening to it.
I love Barbara Silkstone's sense of humor and the little references to old movies. Her characters are quirky and very relatable. The narration was just icing on the cake. I had a lot of fun listening to this book. The narrator really seemed to have a lot of fun with the characters and brought the humor, action, and characters to life.
I absolutely loved the scene that involved Wendy getting into and having a caper in the catsuit. It was laugh out loud funny.
I'm already a big fan of Barbara Silkatone and have read her other books. This is my first audio book of her works but won't be the last one I purchase. I had a great time listening to the story!
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
Yes!! this book was hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wendy and her wet clothes!!! lol
She brings it to life, and I was laughing the whole way through!
The end when Wendy finds out she is preggers!!!!
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
I Honestly LOVE Wendy....this series makes me literally LOL! In this crazy adventure...Wendy is doing a few different things....Helping a friend Transcend...and Finding a Mummy thief...love the whole cast of characters....especially Kit...and Wendy's snarky commentary is super awesome...I love love love these books and cant wait to listen to all of them!!! Highly recommend!!!!
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As I haven't read the print version of this book I can tell you that they humor of this story will keep you laughing.
No, not on the edge of my seat but I was interested to see what was going to happen next. The scenes at the airfield and dig site especially.
Ms. Jennings did a wonderful job with the narration of this book. She has the right amount of lightness needed to keep the story moving. She brings a lot emotion with her narration and draws you right in. I'll be on the look out for more of her work.
While I didn't have an extreme reaction to the book, Ms. Silkstone's writing is a laugh a minute. With the play on words and names to keep you on your toes, you can't help but have a good time listening to this book.
Miami Mummies: A Wendy Darlin Comedy Mystery is one play on words after another. With characters like Roger Jolly and Alfred Hiccup how can you not laugh. Ms. Silkstone has a wonderful gift for comedy and I look forward to reading more of her work.
I received this book for free from Audioblast in exchange for an honest review.
I review books and audiobooks, mostly mystery, police procedurals, That's about it!
Four hours and twenty three minutes of sheer, feel good entertainment. If you like your crime stories po-faced, well push off somewhere else, this book is funny.
The story has two crazy and outrageous main themes, the first begins with spoiled little heiress Tippy, she wants to build a high rise, she wants to do it now and doesn't see why she should go to all the time and trouble to deal with petty little hurdles such as searches and permissions. Despite being Tippy Henman she discovers that no, she is not entitled to skip formalities, so when remains are discovered on the site, work has to stop and the archeologists move in. What they find ensures the start of a crazy, action packed adventure. Roger Jolley returns from his quest to foil the evil mummy thief Kyzer Saucy (who doesn't like Roger one little bit) to help Wendy sort it all out. Good luck with that Roger.
The second theme involves poor Wendys' attempts to fulfil a promise, and that is to assist friend and mentor Alfred Hiccup with his (wait for it) transmigratory plan, and a very good plan it is too.
Hitchcock fans will note the references to his work, after all, it is a tribute to him! It's so clever though, how they are woven in to the story.
Barbara Silkstone takes the reader on a well written wonderful, boisterous and hilarity filled adventure. Do not listen in public places!
Although I listened to this as a stand alone work, I do wish I had read the previous books in the series.
The narration is the cream on the cake, Laura Jennings does a superb job, she has a certain way with characterisation and gender voicing that I've heard in other top notch narrators. I'm not sure if it's a learned technique, but, for example, when changing to a male voice, Laura doesn't seem to attempt an overtly masculine voice, yet there is a change, a subtle shift. Whatever it is that she does, she leaves the listener in no doubt whatsoever that they are listening to a man. It's very clever.
Story: 5 stars
Narrator: 5 stars
I received this audiobook in return for this, my honest opinion.
Anyone who can talk more slowly. My wife and I are both Yankees and we're used to fast-talking, chatty people. But this was unbearable. We shut it off after about an hour.
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