You have to use your imagination on this one. It is a ridiculous premise and Sadie can be annoying, but it's still better than most of what's out there in this genre. Once you just "go with it" there are some laugh out loud funny parts and it's a sweet story. This isn't my favorite narrator either, I agree with another reviewer that I might have enjoyed reading this one more than listening. But overall it's a good, fun choice.
Yes and I have read/listened to several Sophie Kinsella and Madeleine Wickham books that I really enjoyed.
I found that this book was not nearly as clever as other Sophia Kinsella books. I don't like it when intelligent characters do stupid, out-of-character things. I found the beginning of this story to be frustrating but it definitely got better in the latter portion of the book. Rosalyn Landor's performance was good and I have enjoyed all of the narrators of Sophie Kinsella's books.
Not sure this is my favorite Kinsella, but it was very enjoyable. I love her intricate plots. This one requires a complete suspension of disbelief, even without the presence of the ghost. But it's always fun to see how masterfully this author wraps up all the plot lines. After getting her characters into impossible situations, she magically gets them out. I enjoyed these characters and the period details. A yummy hero too. Landor does a good job with a rather difficult challenge, since Aunt Sadie was probably not easy to portray.
It did have its moments but all in all I could have missed this one.
Any scene in public and she is talking to her Aunt Sadie and everyone thinks she is crazy. Smart to use the phone to cover up.
No, I just didn't love the characters.
teacher & book lover
This is just a fun light read/listen! The scenes are hilarious...the characters are so much fun...the ending is satisfying. Great listen!
Glad to be part of the audible community and I hope that my reviews help to choose the right book and share my love of reading.
I bought the book based on reviews. The quirky and witty way of the authors writing made the book charming and enjoyable. However, the story was not very believable, but getting the book on sale is worth it.
I like the persistence of the ghost - but I DID NOT FALL IN LOVE with the main character. She was not a very honest person and that bugged me. She had other good qualities, but overall leans to become annoying.
There are several funny scenes, I don't want to spoil the book.
The Dragonfly necklace
Did not like the bad language, was uncalled for. Needed a bit more character development It is a "light read" nothing that makes you think or change your ways. I might give the author another try based on reviews.
Narration was ok -- male voices were just ok.
It took me a little bit to get into Twenties Girl, but once I did ... I was all the way in. I found myself loving Aunt Sadie. I loved the story of her life, her love affair with the neighbor and her missing necklace. Of course, I also really enjoyed Lara's story. I was happy to read about supportive parents as I found them very familiar and the charm of this story was just a total joy. I am a Sophie Kinsella fan, and this book was totally satisfying. Two thumbs up!
This was my first "chic lit" so I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised! I felt like I was right there with them. This is definitely a book I could listen to again.
Lifelong voracious reader/listener. British humor: Austen, EF Benson, Wodehouse, Gaiman, Holt, Pratchett. Courtroom crime and chick lit.
I adore Sophie Kinsella, but I had put off Twenties Girl because it sounded like a more complex story than the sweet chick lit I'm looking for when I read her. I'm glad I finally did listen to this one; having a second heroine necessarily made the plot more complex than most of the meet-cute, happily-ever-afters I like. I did get--and stay--annoyed at the main character for not coming up with a way to talk to her aunt inconspicuously. If you're going to write a ghost, give the living a way to communicate with her without looking silly!
Loved this book and the performance! This story is very entertaining, I couldn't stop listening!
I'm not sure but I think this book would make a great movie!!!!