I don't say this very often, but I enjoyed the movie more than the book. There was unnecessary detail. If you listen, get the abridged version.
I used this book to start off my exercise regime over xmas. As I hate to exercise, I would only allow myself to listen to the book when I did so, which made me get up and go, just to find out what Miranda had done next! I loved it, and it made time fly by. I highly recommend it!
This was a fun book to listen to. It had a good story line, the characters were consistent and well developed. And there was a moral to be learned at the end. It is not Pulitzer or Nobel prize winning material, but it certainly satisfies.
While the story was positive, the narrator was not as much. Overall I liked her voice, but she did not have much "range." All her male characters had a raspy voice. This was distracting, at best. I have heard many narrations where there was little voice change between characters. So don't try to make a change if it can't be done naturally.
Overall, I would very much recommend this. I ordered it after listening to a number of "heavy" books and this was a much needed lighter fare.
This was my first listen. The language was a surprise at first, since my daughter is in the car frequently, but we both enjoyed it in the text and situation it was intended. I found myself looking forward to my driving time to be able to listen to the OUTRAGEOUS story. I was looking for entertainment and found just that. I didn't have to try to believe the story line, but could imagine people like these characters; not a world I am or will be familiar with, but entertaining.
I found myself almost enjoying this vapid book (I did finish listening) but mostly due to the excellent quality of the reading. A good performance with iffy material. If you are going to the beach and would consider picking up a "junk food book" this might be fun.
The inside look at the fashion world was mildly interesting, but for me was not enough to sustain the entire book. By midpoint, I was tired of the whining tone of the book and was beginning to feel disdain for the main character. I chose this story because others stated it was funny, however I did not laugh out loud even once. Interesting in a voyeuristic sense, but in the end, not worth my time.
This is one of the best books I've gotten from Audible.
The political sub-text of the refrain "it's a job a million girls would DIE for," is subtle but undeniable but appropos.
As a guy whose usual taste runs to Sci-Fi, this was quite a change for me. It's about a world I have no involvement with and no desire to have any. I loved every minute of it. Miranda is a character you can really love to hate.
Bernadette Dunne does a wonderful job reading this book and lends an edge to Miranada's voice that makes you cringe everytime you hear, "Annnndrea, Annndrea." She embues other characters, male and female alike, with their own uniqueness as well.
This book is the 'junk food' of books. It goes down easily, sits on the soul with comfort and leaves you wanting more. Anyone who has had Satan or one of his minions for a manager understands the anxiety and frustration of the main character Andrea. Then you feel better that at least your manager wasn't this bad. There are a lot of stereotypes played to the hilt but I don't believe that they are really that out of line. The characters are somewhat flat and some are just plain unnecessary. This book also made me understand that yes, some people do pay $40,000 for a dress. Ouch! If you want a tome to soothe the soul, this is not it. If you are in the mood for a great light read, download this; you won't regret it!
The things I know for sure I am are: Christian, Wife, Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter, Sister, American, Patriot, Friend, Teacher, Student, Seeker, and Thinker. I am far from perfect but I do try to be kind, honest, honorable, trusting and trustworthy. Lover of sunshine, books, southern food, vacations in national parks, singing in my car, cookie dough and icing, and cucumber margaritas.
I listened to The Devil Wears Prada on a roadtrip this weekend and it really made the time fly by. It gave me a glimpse into a world I NEVER want any part of. It shows you just how far some people will and will not go to get the things that they think they want in life. And even then, are those things really what they want afterall? Rachael Leigh Cook reads the book and she did a FANTASTIC job. I think her voice made the book even better. There is some foul language in the book so it is not a good listen if you have young ones with you. I had to wait until they were sleeping. :)
Overall, its a really good listen. If you like "chic" lit you should really enjoy The Devil Wears Prada.