The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland

  • by Barbara Silkstone
  • Narrated by Karen Krause
  • 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Alice Harte's life is falling apart. Her boss at the real estate firm where she works is a litigious and murderous man with ties to the Mafia in Florida. She knows he has literally beheaded someone in the past.
Her whole life she has dreamed of living in England and meeting a man similar to John Cleese. In an attempt to start breaking away from her boss who is threatening her with a lawsuit, she flies to England to meet Nigel Channing, who has been charming her through e-mails and phone calls.
As her life in Miami falls apart, with mobsters and a pending fraud lawsuit, her romantic savior in England looks more and more tarnished by the hour. And then she stumbles across a beheaded mob boss. How will she ever keep her head and win the lawsuit? And what about love?
Books in the Fractured Fairy Tales by Silkstone series: The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters; Wendy and the Lost Boys; London Broil; Zo White and the Seven Morphs; Criminally Funny Fables - Boxed Set. Wendy and the Lost Boys topped the charts in comedy, climbing over Tina Fey, Sophie Kinsella, and Ellen DeGeneres. The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters has been a consistent best seller in comedy. Both Wendy and Alice have been in the top 20 Amazon comedies at the same time.
Praise for The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters: "This wacky book is a delight. The author does a great job in providing cutting edge entertainment, weaving it all in a tall tale and at the same time making the farcical plausible. The fun, the play on words, the punastic delights run wild and the story hops on down the bloody, fishy, and stinky bunny trail. Well done and well worth your time to read this book." (The Shadow)
"This book was a fun, fast paced read and almost as strange as the original AIW, in a good way. The climactic scenes in the courtroom were fascinating. The many threads of the story pulled together at the end came together smoothly and I really enjoyed it. I loved watching the courtroom scenes play out. Ohhh...the dirty little secrets all coming to light and taking out the bad guys one by one... great!" (Red Adept Reviews)
"I love this story as much for the comedy as I do for the perfect characterization. These characters are just as mad and scary as the original Lewis Carroll characters. The humor is clean and perfectly in context with the characters delivering it, for example, Nigel Channing's British humor is very John Cleese and Kit the Drag Queen's take down of one of the corrupt lawyers is hilarious, a perfect 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' moment. This is a highly polished story and the author's writing style is very easy to read and enjoy, which makes this the perfect book to curl up with on a rainy afternoon." (Mandy Ward, Author)
About the author:
Barbara Silkstone is the best-selling author of The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters; Wendy and the Lost Boys; London Broil; The Adventures of a Love Investigator; 527 Naked Men and One Woman; and Zo White and the Seven Morphs. Silkstone's writing has been described as ";perfectly paced and pitched - shades of Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen without seeming remotely derivative. Fast moving action that shoots from the hip with bullet-proof characterization."
This book contains a bonus excerpt from Wendy and the Lost Boys, the second book in the "Fractured Fairy Tales" series by Silkstone.


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Fun Action Packed Read!!!

"I am loving the audio books by Barbara Silkstone.
Alice Hart finds herself in all sorts of trouble, after she thinks she is meeting the man of her dreams online.
She is so unhappy with her job, and wants so badly to get away from her awful boss, but he has no intentions of letting her go. He has all kinds of thugs around to do his dirty work. From judges to crazy, obnoxious women.
Alice thinks she is going to England to meet Nigal, and thats where the craziness begins. They are in and out of hotels
every day, like someone is following them, and it turns out there is....
Then upon returning home it does not get any better. Alice is being sued by her boss. There are people getting killed,
bad men showing up at her door, corrupt lawyers, and even worse judges. Alice ends up being her own lawyer. Will she figure out whats going on before it's too late???
This book was so much fun.
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- Yvonne


If you could sum up The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland in three words, what would they be?

I love listening to audiobooks! This story is just my cup of tea... my workouts went by too fast! Barbara Silkstone has a knack for placing the most normal, lovable characters in the most bizarre situations.

There are levels to Barbara's humor; if you've read Lewis Carroll's work than 'even better', you will grasp some of the nuances meant to turn a smile. If not, no matter! You are sure to relate to what it would be like trying to represent yourself in a court of law, when the link on your chain bracelet becomes stuck in your pantyhose and it's time to approach the bench. I almost peed my pants!

What other book might you compare The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland to and why?

I find her humor in each story she writes. Always a bright spot in my life, when a new one is published!

Have you listened to any of Karen Krause’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

As a part-time narrator, I learn so much from others in the profession and especially enjoyed Karen's sense of timing. Good job!

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- Mallory "Author, publisher and narrator."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-27-2013
  • Publisher: Barbara Silkstone