Portsmouth, NH, United States | Member Since 2010
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.
Yes, I would. I do not care for the term "chick lit" but if we must put it into an elevated grouping, this book would suit nicely. The plot and characterizations are beyond excellent.
The pace, the exquisite prose, the tensions, the little moments. Quite simply, everything. I did not want this book to end.
As I cannot read print due to partial blindness, I cannot say. I did think this reader was exemplary and did a fantastic job with pacing and voices.
I would not rename it as the title is perfect. Why would I want to rename it? This is a bit of a silly question, isn't it?
Probably a one off kind of book as I cannot think of any others that come close. Such a really fine read - meaty yet whimsical. Quite simply, perfect.
How would I know? I am visually impaired and can only listen to books.
The gentle humor and compassion for animals and human beings. I also loved the details about living in rural France.
Yes. I have listened to his first book, a La Mod ... that is also very good. I suppose I would say this may be a tad bit better, but again -- who can say? Because I've read the first book and read his blog posts, I feel as if I almost know him and his family.
I do not answer these type of questions as I find it irrelevant. I also almost never, ever go to see a film of a book I have read. They are never good.
Ian Moore's reading of this book lends it a very special touch. Not many authors can read their own books well. Perhaps because he is a comic, he can do it. It is such an easy and natural reading, that I feel as if I am there with him, nodding and laughing or crying a bit. I love his gently humanity. An intelligent humorist.
No doubt partly it is because I have read every book in this series. This new one is even better than I had expected. A sure page turner.
I liked Grace's pre-wedding dream and then the wedding itself.
Also liked the inner conversations of Red.
If it is the same as earlier Peter James books, then yes. Very good.
I was spell bound and could not figure out what would happen next always, so this is good as in most the plot is too simplistic. Not the case with how James presents the work.
I especially like that it is set in Brighton. The descriptive prose lives up to my expectations. You do want to get to know these characters more and more.
Yes. For any fan of the classic Golden Age mystery, this is great. I am actually rereading them. Witty, clever plot and likable and despicable characters.
I suppose all of hers are similar in that they follow traditional mystery lines and I like this.
A wonderful reader. Just perfect. Brings the story to life.
It made me laugh as I enjoy truly witty dialogue and plot twists. This book has both.
A most delightful read. If only the good Ms. Heyer had written more mysteries and less romances. Those are okay, but the mystery books are far superior.
I love most all things in the Wentworth mysteries. Miss Silver, most certainly!
Cannot define just one. Love the interactions between the lovers/friends. Wentworth is an expert at dialogue. A master.
Yes. I have listened to Ms. Bishop many times. She is good in that she does not over-act and keep raising her voice. Who wants to hear shouting in an audible book?
Mostly. I read all of Wentworth long ago when I was still able to read a proper, print book, before my eyes went wonky.
I'd say Wentworth is one of those amazing ladies of the Cozy Mystery/Tea Cake Ladies genre. I wish we had some NOW.
No, I think not. Yet, I did like the reader. I feel as if McNamara might grow up a bit.
No. I finished it because I was hoping for a twist. It is pretty darn shallow.
The reader was pretty good. It is not her fault she was given such lines.
The premise led one to believe the book would have some depth, but it did not. This would be okay if the book held some huge humor or sardonic commentary or even a message. God forbid! The only reason I finished this book is that I was ill and in bed and had no other options. I thought the characters were beyond believable. Some, in fact, were simply as boring as if I were watching some lame tv show. Which I never do.
I cannot rank all the books I have listened to, as it would be comparing apples to oranges. In the genre of cozy mysteries, I would rank this quite high.
As I lived in NYC, in close proximity to the sight of Jocelyn's apartment, this was much about nostalgia. I can attest that her descriptions and sense of place are spot on. Also, I love that Jocelyn is a smart character, not some lame stereotypical woman.
I think she reads her own prose very well. I was engaged and have since purchased two more in the series.
No, not that sort of book. It was a gentle, sweet read. I read it in two days. `
I am very happy that Audible has made this series from the 80s/early 90s available on audible format. Now, get me Barbara Pym!
I think that this Jane Dentinger series is pretty much timeless. The author's wit and dry humor resonate. She is a compelling character and good read. Bravo!
I mostly enjoyed this book, but having read all of her previous Shopaholic and other novels was a bit let down by the ending. Not much was resolved and this may have been intentional. Still, it could have been done so with a bit more information.
Becky, I suppose. I would have enjoyed ore of Sooz and the other other characters. Shopaholic and Sister was so ripe with rich characters. This may have spoiled me. However, as satire of Hollywood and american shallowness, this is pretty right on as the characters are exactly that.
No. I had been overly anticipating the new one. I think this book could have been much better if it had gone on for a few more chapters, "to sort things out a bit more."
The character of Eleanor was ripe for expanding and this did not happen. Also, Minnie was a bit stereotypical and not particularly lovable. I also felt the reader/presenter was too gushy and the variations in sound level annoying.
Yes, I would. There were many aspects of the book that I enjoyed. Overall, however, I felt there was too much confessional info and it was not even that interesting. I read it as I know of him as a personality. The religion bit left me cold.
I already knew how it would end.
Erudite, fast-paced, listenable.
In retrospect, no. I read it to the end to see if would improve. Some of the prose was lovely, but I wanted more dialogue and meaningful interactions.`
I suppose this captures an era, but I didn't feel it went deep enough. It wasn't Joe Orton. Also, the conversion stuff was not terribly believable or interesting. The best bits were about the BBC and his travels.
If the friend had read the earlier three in the series, I might give a cautionary warning. It is simply not as good as the three earlier books.
The least enjoyable of the earlier three books.
I thought his reading was good, but sometimes his various accents and shrieks were just too much.
I am visually impaired. I do not go to movies.
I was so looking forward to the next in the series. Perhaps the next one will restore my adoration. I love the main characters, but the monastery and the nuns and guests were basically one big bore. One-dimensional characters. Get Max back to the village!
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