I downloaded this book before viewing the movie. The two are considerably different. The book is entertaining, and the narrator has an intense voice. This intensity is not necessary, but doesn't detract from the book.
This was a dark, but well written novella. The main character, Mirabelle, leads a sad and lonely life that is punctuated with bad relationships. Martin really hones in on the dark motivations of the men in Mirabelle's life. Martin's celebrity, however, leaves you wondering if he is merely transcribing his own fantasies - leaving the listener a bit unsettled in their perception of this comedic actor.
This book was too contrived. The main love interest seems like he is straight out of a Harlequin romance novel and the exchanges between him and the main character were over the top. I selected this book after listening to Match Me If You Can - another by the same author. I would recommend skipping this one and listening to Match Me If You Can.
This narrator is excellent, and the book is one of the best I have read in a long time. It is by no means a serious piece of literature, but it is entertaining, and if you have ever worked for a tyrant, you will be able to relate.
I enjoyed this audiobook. It provides an interesting perspective on historical events. The book is credible and well-narrated. You may find it a bit long, but power through and you will find the main character endearing. If you are not into women's literature or women's studies, this book is not for you.
Everyone Worth Knowing starts out slow, but becomes entertaining after the first half hour. Unfortunately, the narrator's voice is scratchy and her inflection is overdone. Don't expect this audiobook to live up to its predecessor, the Devil Wears Prada.
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