teacher & book lover
The multiple narrators help bring the story to life! Each character has a unique voice.
This book is really funny! The "wedding night" was such a comedy of errors!
I love Sophie Kinsella's wit and originality. Neither made anything more than cameo appearances in this situational comedy that would have been better told in a half-hour episode of The King Of Queens or (insert name of really contrived sitcom TV show with characters so stupid thatyou want to throw your slippers at the television).
I say it would have been better told in that format because that is the level of entertainment available in the story, and also because then it would have been over faster. .
Excellent performances couldn't save it. Sorry, Sophie. This was not your finest hour.
If I can keep anyone from wasting an Audible credit on this, I will feel that the hours I invested in listening to this babble are slightly redeemed. (Couldn't finish it. Just too painful.)
I've always enjoyed Sophie Kensella's entertaining writing style. This was right up there with the rest of her work. Easy / laugh out loud funny and great story line. I enjoyed the narrative as well - she did a great job of changing her dialect to help differentiate between characters. I feel that often an audible book is only as good as the narrator. This presentation doesn't disappoint.
Lotus Flower Muse
I normally like a Kinsella novel. This one missed the mark though. I didn't really like the characters and it felt absolutely manipulative throughout. There are some funny lines but not enough humor to make it good. I recommend her other books like "Twenties Girl" and "Can You Keep A Secret".