This is my first time reading Sophie Kinsella and listening to Kate Reading. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Just as some of the other readers said. You find yourself laughing out loud at one of the scenes in the book. A good story, believable (although some scenes were overboard--not many) and the narrator made it even better. I found myself not wanting to stop listening until I got through the whole book. I will most definitely listen to it again and will also purchase another SK book through Audible. I will also look for Kate Reading in the future.
Loved it! This book was the audio equivalent of a page turner for me…couldn't wait to hear what happened next. It motivated me to get out of bed and do early morning housework and garage organizing for 2 weeks straight!
I love this character Emma Corrigan, she is so real and relatable, I was rooting for her through all the hilarious obstacles she encounters in this book. And I love that Sophie Kinsella introduces you to whole character in her books - you get to know her friends, roommates, coworkers, family, love life….all slightly dysfunctional in a way I'm sure we all relate to.
Light-hearted and lots of laughs!
So funnny, you dont want to stop listening.
Kate is perfect, she keeps you engaged, and i love the accent
I like the title like it is
I will continue to follow sophie
This was a surprise to me since I usually don't come across this kind of literature. The lead character clumsiness was really funny. The narrator's UK accent (which I generally don't enjoy) in this particular case made sense and perfectly complemented the character.
I really enjoy Sophie Kinsella books. The characters are entertaining and the description of Emma's life is almost certainly easy to relate to.
EveLynn in Kissimmee
This story was not particularly memorable although when I hear the title I remember it with a smile. So I enjoyed it but it's a playful book for in the moment - a light and fun way to pass a few hours on the road.
Predictable, Cinderella story. Okay if you're in the mood for a simple love story without much meat.,
The narrator is slightly lisping (just a tad!). The story and the characters remind you of those in Bridget Jones books. If none of the above bothers you, you'll enjoy the book AND the narration enormously! I am adding Kate Reading (a.k.a. Johanna Ward, real name: Jennifer Mendenhall) to my favourite narrators list, after Rosalyn Landor! Buy this book if you want to take your mind away from any gloomy thoughts you may have in your head - it will work better than any yoga class! Great fun!
The narrator sounded way too old in her portrayal of 25-year-old Emma, and her voice for Jemima was even worse - she sounds like a wizened grandma. I thought Jack sounded a little like John Wayne and in general, I didn't like her attempts at male voices.
The odd narration wasn't enough to turn me off from this story, but it did knock my rating down from a 5 to a 4. Chick lit is my favorite genre - the flufflier, the better. They don't come much fluffier than this! Kinsella is definitely one of the best authors in the genre, and this book proves why. Emma is a likeable, relatable character, and I found myself really rooting for her to succeed.
I would love a sequel, but I would only listen to it if there's a new narrator.