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Baby Proof | [Emily Giffin]

Baby Proof

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes...a baby carriage? Isn’t that what all women want? Not so for Claudia Parr. And just as she gives up on finding a man who feels the same way, she meets warm, wonderful Ben. Things seem too good to be true when they fall in love and agree to buck tradition with a satisfying, child-free marriage. Then the unexpected occurs: one of them has a change of heart.
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Publisher's Summary

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes...a baby carriage? Isn’t that what all women want? Not so for Claudia Parr. And just as she gives up on finding a man who feels the same way, she meets warm, wonderful Ben. Things seem too good to be true when they fall in love and agree to buck tradition with a satisfying, child-free marriage. Then the unexpected occurs: one of them has a change of heart. One of them wants children after all.

This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things. It’s about feeling that your life is set and then realizing that nothing is as you thought it was - and that there is no possible compromise. It’s about deciding what is most important in life, and taking chances to get it. But most of all, it’s about the things we will do - and won’t do - for love.

©2006 Emily Giffin (P)2006 Macmillan Audio

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    Jenna Binghamton, NY, United States 06-12-11
    Jenna Binghamton, NY, United States 06-12-11 Member Since 2014

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Try the version read by Cynthia Nixon"

    Characters seem overly trite and shallow due to the flat affect of the narrator. I'd like to hear the abridged version read by Cynthia Nixon because I have been a fan of Giffin's "Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue" as well as the audio version of "Heart of the Matter" read by Cynthia Nixon. Normally I prefer Unabridged audio books to abridged, but Cynthia Nixon is a talented actor and I bet it makes a big difference.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joanna 03-15-15
    Joanna 03-15-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Mediocre"

    I've liked others by this author much better. The over analysis of every single aspect of how this character is feeling about having a baby is exhausting. It's similar to disecting minute details with best friends but this character isn't your friend so you don't care as much....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Missy missouri city, TX, United States 04-26-12
    Missy missouri city, TX, United States 04-26-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Least fav of all her books, but still ok."

    Story was just not as good as her others, but it is not something you want to skip over.

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    Darlene SAINT CHARLES, MO, United States 02-07-12
    Darlene SAINT CHARLES, MO, United States 02-07-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Unlike me but had to stop listening"

    The reader's voice grated on my nerves........the story skipped around too much and did not make much sense. I LOVE my audio books so it is highly unusual for me to actually stop listening to one without finishing it but that is exactly what I did with this one. The cover of the book says narrated by Cynthia Nixon....NOT!!! She narrated Hear of the Matter and I loved it, this reader was awful!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn 06-15-11
    Kathryn 06-15-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Not my favorite, but still very good"

    I chose this book because I read "Something Borrowed" and liked the idea of the plot because I was in a similar situation to the main character. The book was good and brought up a few points about conflicting child-having views that I had never thought about before.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Holly Ann Hollis 05-12-15 Member Since 2013

    Louisiana Native, Attorney, Southern Lady.

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    "Love."

    I love all of Emily Giffin's books. So glad they are on audible. My only confusion is that the audible book cover says it is narrated by Cynthia Nixon- but the book starts and ends by telling you it was narrated by someone else? Although the girl reading it sounded like Cynthia Nixon? Who knows. Get the book anyway. :)

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    Krcbdavis 12-07-14
    Krcbdavis 12-07-14 Member Since 2014

    I love audible, because honestly I don't have the time or the attention span to sit and read! I love true crime, and romantic comedies most

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    "Not my favorite."
    What disappointed you about Baby Proof?

    I didn't finish this book, I love Giffin normally but this one just couldn't keep my attention.


    What was most disappointing about Emily Giffin’s story?

    The story was really slow.


    What three words best describe Christine Marshall’s voice?

    I thought she was fine.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Emily Giffin's writing is normally great. I will continue to buy her books, this one just wasn't for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jaime 10-10-13
    Jaime 10-10-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Good Read!"

    This book was exactly the type of book I was looking for and right on par with her other novels. I would definitely read this book again.

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    Sharon FRIENDSWOOD, TX, United States 08-31-13
    Sharon FRIENDSWOOD, TX, United States 08-31-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Predictable"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I probably would not recommend this book to anyone except others that read Emily Giffin's books. It was predictable and slow.


    If you’ve listened to books by Emily Giffin before, how does this one compare?

    This is not one of her best. But I liked the Darcy/Ethan update.


    What does Christine Marshall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like listening to Christine. She was good.


    Could you see Baby Proof being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


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    Brooke Conway, SC, United States 04-07-13
    Brooke Conway, SC, United States 04-07-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Claudia is a refreshing character!"

    I really enjoyed the fact that the main character was definite on her child free position. This is so refreshing. I surprisingly enjoyed this book and that may be the reason why. It was very real... very life-like. Not a traditional chick-lit, more melancholy. Being 30 years old, I am encompassing all the scenarios in this book, it really hit home. Glad I listened to it! Not sure about the ending, but overall... a good read!

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    "Brilliantly written."

    I really enjoyed Baby Proof. Fun and exciting, easy read/listen with a lovely ending. The characters are all so loveable and i could relate to them all in one way or another, especially the main character Claudia.
    I can't wait to listen to more books by Emily Giffin.

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