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In this fifth book in the Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider series, you are cordially invited to the destination wedding of Wendy Darlin, tomb raider, and Dr. Roger Jolley, world-renowned archaeologist. The wedding is to be held at the Van Helsing Resort and Spa in Loutish, Vulgaria. In lieu of wedding gifts please bring whole garlic heads. The ceremony will begin once the 40 bloodless monks are contained in Carfax Abbey.

Until last year Wendy Darlin was a full-time real-estate agent for Miami Beach millionaires. Then she met Roger Jolley, world-famous archaeologist, Johnny Depp lookalike, and at times the most irritating person on the planet. Join her as she travels the globe in search of lost treasures and antiquities. She's been told her life is like the movie Romancing the Stone, but at times she feels more like Indiana Jones with boobs.

©2014 Barbara Silkstone (P)2015 Barbara Silkstone

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  • anne
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 07-07-15

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE WENDY!!!!!!!!!!!

What did you love best about Vulgarian Vamp?

Well I am listening to these out of order...I noticed I have 4 in my library too, so I guess I am just gonna have to break down and buy 1-3 too...I love this story...I love Wendy!

What other book might you compare Vulgarian Vamp to and why?

Ok she is totally Snarky,,,like a character from a Molly Harper book...humorous..and fun!!!

What about Laura Jennings’s performance did you like?

Laura Nailed It! Enough said...she rocked!!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yup....and I almost did!

Any additional comments?

** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **<br/><br/>I HONESTLY LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOHOOOO! NEW SERIES FOR ME!!!<br/><br/>Wendy is trying to get married, but all sorts of hi-jinks prevail and she ends up having to help! This little book is laugh out loud funny, quirky, and very satire-ish....I enjoyed i even though I have not listened to 1-4....and YES I will be buying them all, good thing I already have 4...you can ease right into this story with no background info...and you will LOVE Wendy!!!<br/><br/>HIGHLY RECOMMEND! GREAT NARRATION, STORY, ALL OF IT! <br/><br/>Thank you Audiobookblast(dot)com<br/>

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  • Mary
  • Centerville, OH, United States
  • 07-18-15

Amusing Vampire Satire

What did you like best about Vulgarian Vamp? What did you like least?

I liked the humor, and play on words.<br/><br/>Sometimes the book got a bit too silly.

Would you be willing to try another book from Barbara Silkstone? Why or why not?

yes, the book was fun, light and amusing. If I'm in the mood for a lighthearted book I would try another book by this author.

What three words best describe Laura Jennings’s performance?

A GOOD JOB

Do you think Vulgarian Vamp needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes the series needs to continue. The story has not concluded regarding the hero and heroine. There is definitely room for more hilarious adventures for the heroes

Any additional comments?

“I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot come”<br/><br/>If you are in the mood for a humorous, lighthearted, not at all serious vampire satire, then this book fits the bill.

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  • Jan
  • United States
  • 07-04-15

Silkstone stakes a winner!

Think Transylvania 6-5000, Airplane, and Young Frankenstein and you may have a clue about how coffee-snorting funny this book is! Wendy Darlin and her hunk of an archaeologist, Roger Jolley are 7 months pregnant and Roger has chosen the Van Helsing Resort and Spa in Vulgaria for their wedding. But there is no clergy, Roger has an ulterior motive, and Renfield, Bram, Squirl are part of the cast. There is a plot, and old movie references abound. Do not listen to this book unless you are prepared to laugh yourself silly.
Laura Jennings is a terrific audio performer, and gives voice to all these characters. And there is no evidence that she cracked up helplessly while performing this farce!
I received this book as a free gift courtesy of AudioBook Blast

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I love vampires

What did you love best about Vulgarian Vamp?

Vulgarian Vamp (Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider Book 5) by Barbara Silkstone is a wonderfully funny paranormal romp for all ages to enjoy.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Wendy, She has a way with words she is funny and knows just what she is doing most of the time

What does Laura Jennings bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

her narration brings the character's to life

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes if I could have listened faster I would have

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own. I was under no obligation to post a review or give positive feedback.<br/><br/>(this is my first ever book review on audible sorry is so short I will keep the questions in mind listening to the next book)

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hilarious

If you could sum up Vulgarian Vamp in three words, what would they be?

Funny, crazy, hilarious

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Vulgarian Vamp (Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider #5) by Barbara Silkstone is another book in the series! I love this series, they are all hilarious. In this novel, they are going to get married and Roger picked the place. It is so funny, I giggled the whole time. Crazy!

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  • Gaele
  • Atlanta, GA
  • 04-28-16

Wendy Darlin is off again - like nothing else

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First off – you don’t have to have read / listened to the earlier titles in this series (although for pure fun – you’ll want to). You don’t want to approach this title like anything out there: it’s a mystery of sorts, a romance in the snarkiest sense of the word, and always over the top in humor. Be warned – if you haven’t a sense of humor – this is not the series for you.

Wendy and her new husband are finally taking their honeymoon trip in Vulgaria. Of course, Wendy needs for Roger to understand that seven months pregnant is NOT a time when she wants to deal with murders, mobsters or weirdness. Perhaps they shouldn’t have checked into the Van Helsing Resort and Spa?

Oh – the hits just keep on coming! Both Wendy and Roger are attempting to clean up their language so as not to barrage or disturb ‘Little Roger”, but when the actual reasons for choosing that particular resort come to light- all bets are off. Toss in a BFF in the form of Kit, vampires, a dead ex-husband, mobsters and a Vatican investigations team and the plot just spins out in ever widening circles to encompass the multiple characters and their competing agendas.

Narration by Laura Jennings is spectacular – I can’t imagine keeping all of the characters and voices straight, let alone not burst into giggles with the sheer absurdity of the many elements of the plot. Silkstone never loses the joy that Wendy brings – with her offbeat attempts at optimism and courage against formidable odds, and Jennings keeps that tone fresh and new. Even in Wendy’s less “charitable’ or ‘friendly’ hormone-infused moments. A truly fun installment in a wonderfully quirky series.

I received an audiobook copy of the title from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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good book

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

enjoyed listening

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