The sequel you’ve been waiting for: the follow-up to the sensational number-one best seller The Devil Wears Prada.
Eight years have passed since Andrea "Andy" Sachs quit the job "a million girls would die for" working for Miranda Priestly at Runway magazine - a dream that turned out to be a nightmare. Now Andy’s on the top of the world: She’s writing and reporting to her heart’s content; running The Plunge, her wildly successful high-fashion bridal magazine with Miranda’s other ex-assistant, Emily; and most importantly, getting married to the scion of a storied media family and the love of her life.
But the night before her wedding, Andy can’t sleep. As happy as she is - as happy as she should be - she’s still haunted by the specter of her former boss. Maybe it’s survivor syndrome? Or maybe it’s justifiable, self-inflicted, paranoia. From the start, Andy and Emily have felt entitled to use their rolodex of contacts - Miranda’s contacts - from Runway as they make their way in the magazine world. As The Plunge succeeds, Andy and Emily realize they’ll soon come face to face with their former tormenter at industry functions, award ceremonies, and even weddings. Still, Andy can hardly anticipate the horrifying reality that’s approaching - a reversal so profound that she will be squarely in Miranda’s crosshairs once more.
Karma’s a bitch. And Andy’s efforts to build a bright new life have led her directly to the one she fled - and into the path of the Devil herself.
©2013 Lauren Weisberger (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
No. I loved the Devil Wears Prada and this book had none of it originality or wit.
The character development is non existent.
12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!
Perhaps, because I really enjoyed a devil wears Prada. Unfortunately this audio is nothing like its prequel. It is sad follow-up and Andrea is so annoying. All she does is complain and whine about anything and everything.
She is the only redeeming part of this audio.
The first hour was good and then it derailed from there. The next three hours are about how she didn't quite trust her boyfriend but still marries him. Meanwhile there is no back story about their history. She complains so much about Max which would have been fine within context and had it been central to the plot of the story. the main problem is that throughout most of the book she questions if he is the one; if he is honest; her soul mate? And at the same time she also declares how perfect he is at least 20 times. Make up your mind! It was all very juvenile.
Be warned, this is a bad story! I won't even bother going into the various story lines that are neither developed or interesting. It is really the complete opposite of a devil wears Prada. Not an enjoyable listen, in fact I couldn't finish it.
Not that the Devil wears Prada was the best book ever written but I thought it to be a good listen (read). Boy howdy am I disappointed with Revenge Wears Prada. Andy grew as a character and in strength at the end of the last book but now where did she go? This book just is a long, wimpy tirade by Andy and I grew to not like her - and in turn the narrator. This book lost the innocence and the struggle with the antagonist Miranda. I found myself skipping ahead especially during the trivial details of living with a baby and not sure I will bother to finish it.
It would have been better to have not bothered to write this at all.
A good writer, good prose, great story, something I normally do. This was an extremely bad choice. I have no doubt that the original movie, The Devil Wears Prada, was far superior to the written word.
The narrator was fine, however, a lesson or two in pronunciation would have been a good idea.
None I didn't even bother to finish it. It was too painful to listen to.
Don't waste money buying it.
I loved The Devil Wears Prada and really hoped this would be as good. It wasn't. The narrator was so-so, but the writing was just awful. The endless descriptions of the baby's skin, hair, smell, etc. were nauseating.
The narrator emoted a bit too much, especially when describing Andi's thoughts about her husband or baby. It was annoying.
This book was a major disappointment.
I was so excited to start this immediately after The Devil Wears Prada and was a bit let down. The story is slow moving and there were some stark inconsistencies from the first book. It was difficult to relate the characters from one book to the next. I'm trying to enjoy this book independent from the first but it is a challenge. I'm on Chapter 11 and will give it some more time to win me over. The Devil Wears Prada was absolutely gripping so again, this one is a let down.
Story line moved too slowly. I kept waiting for something to happen. It wasn't a bad story line; it just could have been told in a short story.
No one particular character but Megan Hilty did a great job. Created great visuals.
So much discussion and thoughts throughout about husband's possible infidelity before marriage. It became an unhealthy obsession but turned out she couldn't trust him. Should have gone with her gut to start with and not gotten married to him.
Anglophile. Prefer only British fiction and mysteries. Good translations of Italian, too.
As I am legally blind, I am unable to read a print version. Ergo, Audible.
I think the Devil Wears Prada was very good. The reader was superb. At the time, it was cutting edge and also very funny while at the same time with serious undertones about real problems.
I cannot answer this question. The sequel was different. What did annoy me a bit was that Andy seemed so incapable of speaking for herself or acting - when she is protrayed as an intelligent, feminist woman. When the reader can "see" what is going on and Andy cannot see this, it is unbelievable.
I don't know. The title is misleading.
I thought the character development was lacking in this sequel. I wanted to know more about Lily and found Emily's character not liking. Also, I thought Max was one-dimensional. I would have enjoyed a fun scene with Christian. Also, too much baby-icky details.
Say something about yourself!
Meghan Hilty is a great narrator; however, the story was definitely lacking. The book seemed to drag and I lost interest quite a bit. I still don't get where the "Revenge" comes from in the title. I don't see this being adapted to screenplay without a dramatic rewrite!
What a fun book to read, um, listen to. I enjoyed it except for all the doubt the main character has- its like What aren't you part of this story
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