Each month, three staffers of The Londoner gather at a nearby lounge for an evening of cocktails and gossip. One April evening, Maggie relishes her last weeks of normalcy before the birth of her first child, while Roxanne breezes through between glamorous foreign assignments. But Candice's chance encounter with a girl from her past reveals secret depths in the clean-scrubbed reporter, and the events that follow have permanent repercussions for the trio.
With the graceful storytelling and dark humor that have made her books beloved international best sellers, Wickham introduces a trio of irrepressibly charming women whose adventures will keep listeners riveted through the very last word.
©2000 Madeleine Wickham; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio
Cocktails for Three is a great story about 3 women working at the Londoner magazine who meet in a great bar each week to talk over their lives. In comparison to Sex and the City (which, really, sets the bar for all of these books), Roxanne's life is much like Samantha's and Maggie is Charlotte WITH a baby. The most compelling story, though, centers around Candice and an old acquaintance she runs into in the bar near the beginning of the book. All of the characters are well-developed, some more likable than others. The narration is tops - the reader has an authentic accent and gives this book a great voice!
Book was easy to listen too. Started a little slow but in the end turned out to be good. However, not one of my favorites by this author. Don't let that discourage you, it's still good for a summer beach type book.
I was disappointed since I'd been through the shopaholic series which I loved. This was a fairly boring, predictable story. If you need something really light and fast while your 11 year-old is listening to his Chipmunks CD as you drive through endless southern back roads for 5 hours, this is somewhat entertaining.
I felt that the characters were unrealistic. I don't think they would actually be friends in real life and the story line was lacking. SPOILER ALERT: One of the characters is a lush and having an affair with a married man and we are supposed to root for her. I didn't like her character at all. Also, the book was REALLY short.
Yes only because I love Sophie Kinsella Books, which is also Madeleine Wickham.
The reader was great.
Addicted to audiobooks and "chick lit"
Haven't read the print version
To be honest, I don't remember much about the end except that it was pretty predictable
Maggie - she felt the most honest and natural.
Nah. Katherine Kellgren is my favorite audio narrator, but this book is not Madeleine Wickham's best. That could be attributed to only having the abridged version available on Audible.com
This book was okay, but not anything like Sophie Kinsella's other books, to which I have enjoyed. I thought this was slightly boring and almost couldn't wait until it was over. Sorry, Madeleine, but Sophie is better!
The narrator was quite awful. Sorry. I had a hard time listening she was so bad. The story was just okay, you can tell how far Sophie Kinsella has come. I think this was her first book. So eh it was just ok.
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