OMG...this was such a cute book! Could not wait to get back in my car and commute to listen to it. Did not want it to end...
I couldn't get past the the narrator's voice. She simply didn't sound like a young woman about to get married; she sounded more like someone's grandmother. She also didn't do a very good job of varying her voice to help the listener follow the story - at times I couldn't tell the difference when Poppy was speaking aloud vs. words she was thinking in her head, and even some of the conversations between Poppy and other women were confusing/unclear who was saying what.
Normally I love Sophie Kinsella's books, but this one just seemed TOO far-fetched. Why didn't Poppy just get a new phone and transfer over her existing phone number? Who gets a new number whenever they get a new phone? The general premise just didn't fly with me, and combined with the (seeming) little old lady voice of the narrator it made for a so-so listening experience.
I would not recommend this book.
It went on too long and the narration is irritating.
I have enjoyed reading many Sophie Kinsella books-- but this one put me off.
I didn't care for the main character and I just wanted it to be over already.
I wish knew what happened at the end, but I didn't care anymore and couldn't finish it!
Duly warned by numerous reviews of Jayne Entwistle-- I went in knowing that her voice could be grating. Eventually: I had enough of hearing the high pitched bubble gum delivery. It just was too much for me.
No- I really wanted to shake the main character and tell her to stop being such a fool for a good part of the book.
The story dragged on -- I think the editor was a bit too indulgent on this one. I could not finish the story.
This was the first time I had listened to a book written by Sophie Kinsella. I downloaded the book looking for a listen that was Bridget Jones like. I was not dissapointed. This book is fun and very easy to listen to. The plot has many twists and turns which make it unpredictable. It was a very enjoyable listen.
I have markedly dichotomous taste in books, but sometimes you just need to lighten things up with a feel good romantic-comedy-type book. I love Kinsella's works because the dialogue is always witty and fun, and the narrator did a great job of delivering it. I often found myself laughing out loud listening to this book in my car. Kinsella's characters are charming and you want all their foibles to work out into a happy ending, to which the author always delivers. (I can't believe I just used the word foibles...) No, it's not some deep, literary masterpiece. But it was a lot of fun, and I'd recommend it for an enjoyable listen.
The narrator was actually awesome. I feel like I now am talking in my head in her adorable accent. She did voices amazingly and smoothly so it felt like different people were talking but not annoyingly like someone trying to put on a fake voice.
Such a fun story! I could totally relate to the main character.
At first I found the narrator's voice a bit annoying and squeaky. However, the longer I listened the more perfect I thought it was. I think it just took me awhile to warm up to her. In the end I thought she was the perfect match for the quirky character.
The ending is my only criticism of the book. It was a little over-the-top.
I liked the way she did the voice of the main character. It made her even more believable.
Opinionated redhead who uses audiobooks to make L.A. traffic bearable.
It's not the best book and it's not the worst book. It as exactly what I wanted to listen to in the moment. Yes, it's predictable and somewhat over-the-top in some places, but that's just what I expect from these types of novels. I enjoyed it.