I giggled my way through this book - a funny Bridget Jones-like heroine, toe-curling situations that just make you want to shudder and laugh out loud at the same time, and a lovely, implausible love story too. The ending was a bit abrupt though - almost a "Deus Ex Macchina" type sudden solution for everything. Kate Reading is a magnificent narrator and made the book come alive.
This story was so funny and so far fetched that I could actually imagine it happening to me. I will never, EVER again spill my guts to a perfect stranger on an airplane no matter where I am going or under what circumstances. This cured me from blabbering just because I'm in a situation where I probably will never see someone again. Ha!
Was it Kahlil Gibran who said 'it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt'? Wise man. Very wise.....
Lissy because she always saw both sides of a story and remained calm but you wanted her in your corner when it came time for it.
Jamaya - she made her sound like the "rich kid" she was.
So far everything I've listed to from Sophie Kinsella I have enjoyed, haven't been let down yet.
This book may have turned me off of all movies in that 'romantic comedy' genre forever! It gripped me and kept me engaged from the beginning to the end, taking me through a whole range of emotions, more than any movie has ever done. Sure, it was sometimes predictable. Some of it was a little over-the-top; why would a CEO be taking magazines to the archive room himself? But you just KNEW that he'd walk in the door right then. And other times, there was an unpredictable turn of events. Quite a rollercoaster ride. I can't wait for my next one!
You will laugh out loud and people will try to have you committed. I am so very glad that I listened to this in my car because I laughed at this way too hard!! The performance was amazing, the inflection was spot on, I felt like I was in the actual story. I love Sophie Kinsella and will continue to read and listen to her books.
Although I like Kate Reading as a narrator- she did not do it for me in this book. She was annoying as the main character. However, it is a fun listen. I would discourage one from listening to Kinsella books back to back though- it becomes a little too much of a good thing!
Yes, it was a great book.
The little mystery in the book was great.
The end when Jack come back for Emma.
Yes and no. The story was a good one and it was very funny. But, I am not one who uses the words you can't say on tv and there were many instances of the word starting with
The plane ride with the brain dump, very funny.
As an American, it is exhausting to try to keep up mental English accent. I love the performance aspect of the reading as she makes the character her own.
Probably not, movies seldom live up to the book (except in the case of The Help which was phenomenal) and they would probably cut all the parts that showed the real personality.
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!