I’ve lost it. :( The only thing in the world I wasn’t supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It’s been in Magnus’s family for three generations. And now the very same day his parents are coming, I’ve lost it. The very same day! Do not hyperventilate, Poppy. Stay positive :) !!
Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!
Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life.
What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other’s lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents... she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.
©2012 Sophie Kinsella (P)2012 Random House Audio
“[Kinsella] continues to tickle funny bones and touch hearts.” (USA Today, on Twenties Girl)
"Hilarious... a breezy blend of romantic comedy and cautionary fairy tale.” (New York Post, on Remember Me?)
“A fast, fun read that delves a little deeper.” (The Plain Dealer, on The Undomestic Goddess)
I couldn't get past the the narrator's voice. She simply didn't sound like a young woman about to get married; she sounded more like someone's grandmother. She also didn't do a very good job of varying her voice to help the listener follow the story - at times I couldn't tell the difference when Poppy was speaking aloud vs. words she was thinking in her head, and even some of the conversations between Poppy and other women were confusing/unclear who was saying what.
Normally I love Sophie Kinsella's books, but this one just seemed TOO far-fetched. Why didn't Poppy just get a new phone and transfer over her existing phone number? Who gets a new number whenever they get a new phone? The general premise just didn't fly with me, and combined with the (seeming) little old lady voice of the narrator it made for a so-so listening experience.
This was the first time I had listened to a book written by Sophie Kinsella. I downloaded the book looking for a listen that was Bridget Jones like. I was not dissapointed. This book is fun and very easy to listen to. The plot has many twists and turns which make it unpredictable. It was a very enjoyable listen.
I have markedly dichotomous taste in books, but sometimes you just need to lighten things up with a feel good romantic-comedy-type book. I love Kinsella's works because the dialogue is always witty and fun, and the narrator did a great job of delivering it. I often found myself laughing out loud listening to this book in my car. Kinsella's characters are charming and you want all their foibles to work out into a happy ending, to which the author always delivers. (I can't believe I just used the word foibles...) No, it's not some deep, literary masterpiece. But it was a lot of fun, and I'd recommend it for an enjoyable listen.
The narrator was actually awesome. I feel like I now am talking in my head in her adorable accent. She did voices amazingly and smoothly so it felt like different people were talking but not annoyingly like someone trying to put on a fake voice.
Such a fun story! I could totally relate to the main character.
At first I found the narrator's voice a bit annoying and squeaky. However, the longer I listened the more perfect I thought it was. I think it just took me awhile to warm up to her. In the end I thought she was the perfect match for the quirky character.
The ending is my only criticism of the book. It was a little over-the-top.
I liked the way she did the voice of the main character. It made her even more believable.
Opinionated redhead who uses audiobooks to make L.A. traffic bearable.
It's not the best book and it's not the worst book. It as exactly what I wanted to listen to in the moment. Yes, it's predictable and somewhat over-the-top in some places, but that's just what I expect from these types of novels. I enjoyed it.
I love romantic historical novels.
This book is fun and sweet. You never realy know what will happen.
I would say, Can you keep a Secret and Remember my. But Sophie Kinsella is my fav autor.
No, but i like the way she makes the book alive. She dos a great job.
When Poppy and Sam meet in the woods. That is so romantic and sweet. And you just know, that they are ment to be.
If you like Sophie Kinsellas many books, you will love this one to
Yes, I've already recommended it.
I loved the Scrabble game.
A great accent and the right young and slightly addled attitude for Poppy.
I agree with other reviewers who said Poppy was sometimes exasperating. There were a few holes in the plot, but I was impressed that the author eventually tied up all those loose strands that were bothering me. The plot really picked up steam in the last quarter or so of the book. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book and the narration too.
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