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.
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.
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.
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.
This book was the funniest (laugh out LOUD funny), sweetest, most memorable listen I've ever found in the Audible library. Bought it years ago - have listened to it many times. Shared it with several friends. MUCH BETTER than the shopaholic series, I've never understood why this book didn't get more attention for Sophie Kinsella. The characters are quirky, the romantic hero has a wonderful touch of the "prince charming" - and the humor is just wonderful. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen - pure entertainment!
“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.
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.
Too bad; it was an entertaining story and the narrator was funny! But just so many F-bombs that I couldn't get past the third or fourth chapter. I kept hoping it would get better, but it only got worse. Not worth the credit.