This is my favorite audible listen of all time, and I've listened to many. Of course, I'm not a "classic literature" kind of gal. But there isn't another story in Audible's library that comes close to the wit, romance and charm of "Can You Keep a Secret." I've listened to it twice already. Kinsella's "Undomestic Goddess" doesn't even come close to this, even though I bought it with such optimism after hearing "...Secret." Unless you are looking for intensity/drama/mystery/mayhem - I can't imagine how anyone couldn't thoroughly enjoy the wonderful humorous characters and loveable heroine in this story.
I enjoyed this book on my drives to and from work. There were funny parts of the book, but all around it's a story that been told and retold.
I liked "Bridget Jones' Diary" so I enjoyed this novel. Believe it or not, my husband enjoyed listening to parts of it as well. He's not in any way a girly-man, but has a sense of humor, especially the kind of self-deprecatory sense of humor that Emma Corrigan has. She's a "self-made career girl" and a future marketing executive. All in her head of course. So it's no wonder she gets herself into such tangles. She LIVES in her head! I think everyone knows people like this and can't help laughing at them when they get into trouble. I love the fact that, like Bridget Jones, she gets herself into constant binds, but good things invariably end up happening to her in the end. I think we all like a lovable loser, don't we? Emma is exactly that and we all want her to turn out well, get her man AND the promotion in the end. I'm not saying that's what happens, only that's what we WANT to happen.
Kate Reading is worth the five star rating. She's great with dialects and it's obvious she really enjoys her work. She does a great job bringing Emma to life.
I gave the story only four stars because it's quite a lot like "BJD". That's not bad, only kind of unoriginal. And there were places where it was a bit over-the-top and I wanted to just get on with it.
This is not my usual read but as it turned out, it was a glorious romp and I enjoyed every minute of it. Kate Reading is one of my favorite narrators and as usual, her impeccable timing and gift for making each character memorable, added immeasurably to the story.
I found this book dull -- it drones on and on. The whole perspective is from one shallow, uninteresting character. Wasted credit
All I can say is, ugh. What a disappointment! The only positive thing I can say is that the narration was wonderful. However, the story itself annoyed me. The whole book I was thinking, "you idiot." If there is a wrong decision to make, she makes it. Honestly, I don't understand why Jack even likes Emma. She lies all of the time and treats him like crap.
This is very light reading. I liked the fact that while most of the book was predictable, some important outcomes were not so obvious. It is definitely worth a try.
I think I would have really liked the book if it had not used the "f" word practically in every other sentence. I just wanted to wash her mouth out with soap.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges
I was very embarrassed listening to this book. It made me laugh out loud many times in a packed New York subway. People thought I was crazy and still I kept listening , and laughing. Kate Reading is excellent reader. Enough said. Buy it.
Yes, I would recommend this book because the narrator is brilliant. The story is strong, keeps you guessing until the end. The characters are charming.
All of Sophie Kinsella's books are good but this one is one of the best. I would consider it similar to the first few shopaholic books in terms of drawing one into the characters and the humour in general.
I don't judge books by any particular scene.