The story line is trite and very difficult to get through; I found myself skipping ahead and then finally just opting out of listening to completion. It felt like one of those books that was written to ride on the coattails of a previous hit; but the author didn't try very hard!
We spent our book club talking about the numerous and frequent eye rolling moments of this book. I didn't connect with the characters and Andy was incredibly self-absorbed and whiney. Would not recommend.
Love books, reading or listening, wine and quiet evenings by the fire. Mystery's, paranormal, history and biographies.
the story was not the riveting story of the first the characters seem to have lost their color. the performance was bland and uninspired.
Yes. I loved The Devil Wears Prada, so I had high hopes for this book.
The main character Andy was very whiney and self absorbed.
For me, this type of book is unrealistic and fun. I try not to have "expectations" other than to be entertained. Lauren Weisberger is a writer who does a good job of entertaining.
Andy is back with THE Emily as her best friend and co-creator of a bridal magazine. They're both married, with no children yet, and enjoying their success. Enter Miranda, who wants a piece of the pie/magazine that Andy and Emily have worked so hard to create and make a success. As usual, Miranda turns everything upside down for Andy. But Emily has a lack of memory as to what it was like working for Miranda. While Em is having selective memory and trying to look at everything on the positive side, Andy remembers everything. The thought of working with Miranda again is Andy's absolute worst nightmare.
I am probably one of the few male listeners of this book and it's predecessor, but I loved Devil Wears Prada. I related to Andy in the first book and can appreciate coming in to a very difficult job with an overbearing, under appreciative boss that has no regards to you as a person. She also was considered an outsider that didn't deserve or appreciate the job she had. And while almost losing her soul, found a way to work through it and find herself. Great stuff! So, I was excited when I saw Revenge Wears Prada pop up.
This book was a huge disappointment. The story line was 95% a romance story (kind of, since she couldn't make up her mind about anything) and a tale of pregnancy. I'm guessing that Miranda was on a total of 3 pages in this book. I couldn't believe it took so many hours to tell so little about Miranda, the Plunge, and Runway magazine. And there was virtually no interaction between Miranda and Andy.
This could have been such a better book if Lauren would have stuck to what made the first book so popular.
I understand if you just HAVE to download this to see for yourself, I did. But make sure you have extra credits that you don't know what to do with first.
Yes. Because Devil Wears Prada was so well done.
Her performance was good. I thought she did Andy, Emily, and all of the male characters just fine. The problem with the book wasn't in her performance.
I have NO time to read so Audible is perfect! I listen while commuting and even at the gym. My interests vary from month to month.
If you liked Andy in the first you cant not like this book. Same ol Andy just a little older. I loved the glimpse into her life to see what she is up to now and how people from her past show up throughout. It was well written and I was sad when it ended.
The reader did a great job. Overall, the story felt even shallower than the clackers at Runway.
Not really. It is a sequel designed to make money based on the success of the first, much more enjoyable, novel.
She did a good job capturing the personality of the various characters through her performance.
Um, no. If there was another sequel and it was any more shallow or predictable, it would probably encourage me to not even recommend The Devil Wears Prada. The story was very predictable with the exception of the character Max who was given short shrift in terms of character development (and in a book about fashion, that's saying something). I felt like I was channeling the movie Clueless and just felt whelmed. While I disliked how Andy's character seemed to deviate from who she was in the first book, I stuck with it and finished it. I guess if you have a credit to burn and time to listen, it's not horrible...but it's just not that great. That's all.
Felt like the story was forced and conflict just thrown in out of nowhere.
The old boyfriend from the first book, not Alex, but the other. Serves no real purpose.
Felt like the cussing was excessive. Let us use real words, please.
The Devil Wears Prada was a fun look at the underbelly of high-end fashion publishing. I wanted the idealistic and capable characters to triumph. This book is a boring look at the world of mediocre niche publishing and the tired and glamourless new mom who settled for a bland spouse that runs it. There wasn't a second of fantasy that I could aspire to inhabit in this book.