Not that the Devil wears Prada was the best book ever written but I thought it to be a good listen (read). Boy howdy am I disappointed with Revenge Wears Prada. Andy grew as a character and in strength at the end of the last book but now where did she go? This book just is a long, wimpy tirade by Andy and I grew to not like her - and in turn the narrator. This book lost the innocence and the struggle with the antagonist Miranda. I found myself skipping ahead especially during the trivial details of living with a baby and not sure I will bother to finish it.
if you are thirteen. The first book was a fun read but this one is full contrived angst. It features a navel-gazing "heroine?" who consistently avoids dealing with her problems. When she finally gets around to taking action, the author serves up a jump in time--eg. she has a huge fight with her husband and best friend and suddenly it is a year later. No insights about dealing with the conflict, only the results. I kept envisioning Meryl Streep in the movie and hoping for a follow up. It is a good bet that we will not see Ms. Streep in the sequel because hopefully, Hollywood will overlook this bit of nonsense as should most readers.
I believe a reviewer should finish a book before submitting a review. What do you think?
When I heard that Lauren Weisberger released another "Wears Prada" book I was psyched. But sadly this one just didn't hit the mark. The quick witted and darling Andy Sachs returns. She becomes "besties" with Emily, her former nemesis from the "Runway".office. Andy is in a relationship with darling, handsome, patient and kind Max (who later in the book completely violates Andy's trust pretty much out of the blue with no real explanation). Andy and Emily start their own upscale bridal magazine called "The Plunge". Once they become successful, near the middle of the book finally Miranda appears. I had been wondering where is Miranda, that devil in Prada? Miranda is alternately sweet, kind and then her old predictable horrible self. Overall her interactions with the girls are fairly limited leaving the reader/listener wishing for more.
This could have made for a fun quick paced story like the last one but it falls somewhat short.This story lacks cohesion. I'm not sure it's because this is a sequel or some other reason. However I'm still glad I listened... but wished for more.
It would have been better to have not bothered to write this at all.
A good writer, good prose, great story, something I normally do. This was an extremely bad choice. I have no doubt that the original movie, The Devil Wears Prada, was far superior to the written word.
The narrator was fine, however, a lesson or two in pronunciation would have been a good idea.
None I didn't even bother to finish it. It was too painful to listen to.
Don't waste money buying it.
I loved The Devil Wears Prada and really hoped this would be as good. It wasn't. The narrator was so-so, but the writing was just awful. The endless descriptions of the baby's skin, hair, smell, etc. were nauseating.
The narrator emoted a bit too much, especially when describing Andi's thoughts about her husband or baby. It was annoying.
This book was a major disappointment.
I was so excited to start this immediately after The Devil Wears Prada and was a bit let down. The story is slow moving and there were some stark inconsistencies from the first book. It was difficult to relate the characters from one book to the next. I'm trying to enjoy this book independent from the first but it is a challenge. I'm on Chapter 11 and will give it some more time to win me over. The Devil Wears Prada was absolutely gripping so again, this one is a let down.
Story line moved too slowly. I kept waiting for something to happen. It wasn't a bad story line; it just could have been told in a short story.
No one particular character but Megan Hilty did a great job. Created great visuals.
So much discussion and thoughts throughout about husband's possible infidelity before marriage. It became an unhealthy obsession but turned out she couldn't trust him. Should have gone with her gut to start with and not gotten married to him.
Anglophile. Prefer only British fiction and mysteries. Good translations of Italian, too.
As I am legally blind, I am unable to read a print version. Ergo, Audible.
I think the Devil Wears Prada was very good. The reader was superb. At the time, it was cutting edge and also very funny while at the same time with serious undertones about real problems.
I cannot answer this question. The sequel was different. What did annoy me a bit was that Andy seemed so incapable of speaking for herself or acting - when she is protrayed as an intelligent, feminist woman. When the reader can "see" what is going on and Andy cannot see this, it is unbelievable.
I don't know. The title is misleading.
I thought the character development was lacking in this sequel. I wanted to know more about Lily and found Emily's character not liking. Also, I thought Max was one-dimensional. I would have enjoyed a fun scene with Christian. Also, too much baby-icky details.
It's kinda good if you want to know what happened with Andy post-Runway. I personally need more Miranda. Miranda is just a ghost in this sequel. Haunted, no more, no less. Nothing fabulous, nothing glamorous.
And, Damn! It's too long for just Andy story. Just like what Miranda said about Andy's wedding article: "It was a stretch!"
In this book, she is TOTALLY UNRELATABLE. I couldn't even handle the whininess of how her perfect, handsome, rich didn't love her enough or to her standards. She has a successful business in NYC and is pregnant at 30... I'm sorry, but that sounds like a pretty great life. She just seemed like an ungrateful spoiled brat.
In the first book, she was a great character because she was facing real adversity. People could relate to her because we have all had that awful boss who made our lives miserable, and we all like to think that we grew from that experience.
Loved the narrator, awful book.