Meet Tali, Schuyler, and Kim. Best friends since college, each 20-something (okay, almost 30) has seen her share of career foils and romantic foibles in the world's greatest city, New York. Having been friends for more than a decade, they know that they all need a change. On Valentine's Day, they are each alone for one reason or another. At dinner together, the trio makes a pact. Within one year, each woman will change the thing that most challenges her.
For Tali, good Tali, whose boyfriend of five years just left her for a personal trainer, it will be to find romance - or a fling - in every foreign country she visits (and given her job as a secret shopper for high-end resorts, she goes to a lot of foreign countries). For Schuyler, a book editor, her goal is to get on the other side of the typewriter and write her own book - much to the dismay of her boyfriend, who is a Very Public Figure. And for commitment-phobic, Daddy's little rich-girl, Kim (she can't hold a job, or a boyfriend, unless he's married and therefore erratic and unattainable) , her goal is to have an engagement ring and a house in Scarsdale.
Each woman starts the first day of the year of reckoning with the best of intentions - which is exactly why the pact goes immediately, and exceptionally, awry.
Filled with the delicious insider details (of a celebrity-level (or celebrity-wannabe) lifestyle), Chasing Harry Winston brings listeners once again into the heart of an elite world, where friendships will be tested to the point of breaking.
Let the games begin.
©2008 Harry Winston (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
No. It was average.
I could hear Charlotte Parry swallow, or moisten her mouth while narrating. This happens all through the narration of this book. The first few times I heard it I thought, "I can't believe they didn't dub that out." There are a few times that it's loud enough to be distracting.
I thought that Charlotte Parry was a good narrator. Whomever was responsible for preparing this audiobook for market did the book and the narrator a disservice by not dubbing the unnecessary, distracting noise from the audio. For the amount I paid for this audio book, I expected better quality.
I collect spores, molds, and fungus.
This book should actually be found under "fantasy" on audible. Three women fall completely backwards into fame, fortune, and amazing jobs. One woman actually breaks up with her celebrity fiance because another celebrity is pursuing her. Another woman has a famous movie director falling all over himself to date her. The story is basically three women who do absolutely nothing and find unbelievable success. It is disappointing because it really was well written and kept my interest so it had great potential. I will probably read other books from this author. But the story was just BAD.
Anyway perhaps one of the reasons it was so pleasant to listen to is that the narrator was AMAZING. She did a great Brazilian accent and hit the emotions of the women perfectly. I will probably look for other books with this narrator.
The narrator's giant audible gulps were beyond annoying and completely ruined any saving of this frivolous story!
I felt there wasn't any real storyline and the entire book was just three women going on and on. It's Much ado about nothing for the digital age.
Glam, Ridiculous, Funny
the three different women kept the story interesting.
Audriana, in terms of performance. Charlotte's Brazilian accent is amazing.
Not as good as the Devil Wears Prada, but I did like this and I really liked the voices Charlotte Parry does. I'm a narration snob, so that's a lot coming from me.
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