Humorous, unexpected and delightful. Almost impossible to walk away from the car radio where I listen to the story. Fun... and I want more. The reader brings the story alive with the diferent voices of the characters. Cudos.
Cute story- perfect for an audiobook for me.
I did think the narrator did a good job. My only real critique may have been in the editing? Quite often throughout this book I'd hear the narrator swallow, pages turn etc. I've never heard this on any other book I've listened to and I am a frequent listener. Definitely distracting and unappealing.
A writer may once in a while overdue or bend the logic as long as it helps the story, particularly in a romantic novel. But the story of Ivy Ames is simply silly and contrived past belief. I cannot recommend this book.
Narration was also not top.
I laughed out loud many times and really enjoyed the narrator's range of character voices. This was a fly on the wall view of the craziness associated with NYC private kindergarten admissions. It's light and a good beach "book".
Too many self absorbed, one dimensional characters ruin what could have been a good listen. The plot is weak and the ending is ridiculous, not one I would recommend.
The Nanny Diaries was good, this is just dumb. The characters are not credible. I lost sympathy very early on when the lady was going through her household budget. I listened longer, but ultimately gave up half way through, and I usually make it through even bad books. The whole thing is just silly. Don't waste your time.
I do not think this book was meant to be "real". I think it was meant to make fun of the ridiculous way the super rich live. At first you are sort of envious but by the end even Ivy can see how unreal that life really is. I truly enjoyed the surprises and as over the top they were it added humor to it. If you want to read something that is fun and humorous read this book.
How can anybody have even published this thing? The Ivy Chronicles is so low on the writing scale and so poorly edited that it can not be called a real book. Very often the main character Ivy will make a statement that will be totally contraindicated by the action. For instance, she says that she goes on a diet, proceeds to eat steak and cookies very soon thereafter, and then she is thin and gorgeous. Also she decides that public schools are good for her daughters, but then is thrilled when the gift of private school for life is given to her children. Many other instances. It is so poorly crafted it seems like it was written with a crayon. The narrator tries but her voice, combined with the constant whining that is considered conversation makes it trying to listen to. All in all, not worth the time or money.