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!!!!
When I started listening I thought it was going to be a little far fetched even though it is meant to be humorous and I didn't think it would hold my interst. But a little way in I found I really enjoyed it and would have been happy if it continued on and just didn't end. It was fun in parts, and touching in others.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
I absolutely loved this story. Totally different, and I loved the paranormal aspect of the book. I can understand the remorse she felt for not visiting her aunt in her seniors home, however I think that was the fault of her parents, because they didn’t encourage familial closeness. It is what we have done in today’s society, get so caught up in our lil lives we forget about the elderly. It was wonderful that Lara got to know her aunt Sadie and had a glimpse of how she lived her life. This was a joy to listen to and the narrator did an excellent job.
I do not listen to any book twice,
The characters were believable. I LOL on my way to and from work.
Absolutely! There was never a dull moment throughout. It will make you laugh and make you cry. I have never read or listened to this type of plot ever.
That it was able to keep my attention.
That she was able to perform all the different charaters.
Even though I know a book has to have an end I wished it was able to keep going and going. I am a fan of Sophie Kinsella!!!
Twenties Girl was a lot of fun. Of course parts of the story was make believe but that made it even more fun. Don't listen to the readers who wrote negative feedback. I almost listened to them, but thought I will try it. There is no screaming. I wanted the book to continue, maybe a return of the Twenties girl???
It took me a couple hours to get into this story, but I really enjoyed it in the end. LOVE the narrator! I was kind of sad at the end! I would recommend it. A different type of story but very enjoyable!
I don't like books featuring ghosts, but I am a Sophie Kinsella fan, so I gave this book a try. I loved it!
I don't think the Publisher's Summary does it justice. It's not so much about a search for a necklace as it is about a career girl, recovering from a break up, who strikes up an unlikely friendship and gets a fresh perspective from an outsider on her own life. It's fun to see Lara grow and learn from this perspective, but the best part, as always with Kinsella, is the humor. What would you do if you had a friend who had special "powers"? Perform bar tricks, spy on your ex-boyfriend, find out what goes on in business meetings behind closed doors…awesome!
Also, I see some reviewers that were annoyed by the ghost's voice, but there were only 2-3 short scenes where the voice was screechy, and I found it funny, not annoying at all. Narrator is great!
Absolutely! Very entertaining. I love the author and the narrator.
It was lighthearted, funny, touching, and had some good twists.
She does great character voices. Her intonations were fun and sometimes unexpected. I especially liked how she did Sadie's voice!
I want her to write a part 2 to Twenties Girl like she did with the Shopaholic books!