No. I loved the Devil Wears Prada and this book had none of it originality or wit.
The character development is non existent.
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.
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.
I worked in Fashion for years and I can definitely relate to alot of what this book has in it... entertaining and frustrating and really good listen!
When Andy's husband betrayed her! I felt so mad inside like as if it were me!
Andy of course
Well I didnt cry but I literally was all twisted up inside after listening to Andy learn her husband and best friend went behind her back... I came home mad for awhile haha
I read the reviews for this book and decided to read it anyway despite what other people said. I enjoyed it. But I can understand why some people might be disappointed.
If you are expecting that this sequel is exactly like the Devil Wears Prada, it's not. This book is really interesting to me because it is Andy's story post-Runway. In the book and the subsequent movie, Andy walks off and is seemingly living this happily ever after fairy-tale. But the consequences of that are actually much different and I respect Weisberger for attempting to realistically portray what happens to her character.
What happens to Andy isn't so unusual. Right after Runway she goes through a series of huge changes. Her relationship with Alex ends, her best friend moves away, and her career isn't what she thought it would be. So when she meets Emily again, she tries to cling to the familiar and bond with Emily by sharing this anti-Miranda thing they each have because it bonds them.
And like in the first book, Andy gets swept up in a Runway life again. Last time it was the clothes and this time it was creating a magazine similiar to Runway complete with a gorgeous husband. Last time, Andy was trying to get her foot in the door for her career and this time she attempted to reinvent herself after some of the most important people of her life leave her.
She succeeds to a point by using Miranda's contacts and her experiences at Runway. But from the very start of the book, she begins to experience unease, I think because she is not the Andy Sachs she's supposed to be.
Yes the book is slow and I really don't know if her marriage was even necessary. But it was a good story. And Andy does make decisions, just not ones we agree with. But she does at the end.
I think the only real problem with this book is that it isn't framed in the best way. Had it not started with her marriage and started with something like the early days of The Plunge, it might have been better suited.