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The Nanny Diaries Audiobook

The Nanny Diaries

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Publisher's Summary

What do you do when you are a nanny to an obscenely rich Park Avenue matron named X? Mrs. X refuses to do anything for herself, including cook, clean, or take care of her 4-year-old son. You are expected to do everything, including maintaining the mental health of said 4-year-old, even while Mrs. X decides that it is time for a divorce. You'll have to bear up under the strain with wit and panache, even as the boundaries between your working life and your so-called private life blur, merge, and disappear. The symbiotic relationship between parent and nanny ensures that your life will be spent anticipating and fulfilling the needs of your charge and your employer. Have fun! The readers of this book certainly will.

©2002 Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus; (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Romantic Times Award Winner - Best Chick Lit Novel, 2002

"The Nanny Diaries is diabolically funny...vastly entertaining...perfectly pitched social satire." (The New York Times)

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    Emmy Mandeville, LA, USA 06-14-05
    Emmy Mandeville, LA, USA 06-14-05
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    "Very good."

    The attitudes of adults in this book may offend more sensitive listeners. I think they're a necessary evil, though. It's an interesting glimpse into the world of people who name their children for comparative adjectives (Grayer!?) or goegraphic locations. I enjoyed the sarcastic humor and situational jokes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jemi Norwalk, CT, USA 01-31-05
    Jemi Norwalk, CT, USA 01-31-05
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    "Read it First"

    I read this book when it was a new release. I loved it and thought it would be a fun listen. This book is fantastic. The reader is captivating and fun. She gets the book and the makes you want more! A definite listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shanna Oakland, NJ, USA 11-12-04
    Shanna Oakland, NJ, USA 11-12-04
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    "I'll Miss You Nanny!"

    Very entertaining! When I finished this book, I was already missing the charachters. Anyone who ever babysat can understand some of what Nanny has been through. A Must Read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beth 12-29-04
    Beth 12-29-04 Member Since 2012
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    "Nanny Abuse"

    While I found the book enjoyable, my frustration grew as the level of abuse endured by Nanny increased throughout. The problem is, she was so abused by the Xs that it was no longer funny, and toward the end, I went from finding her to be a loving, amusing character to a downright pathetic individual who could really benefit from some counseling. In fact, her evident self-loathing-- who else would put up with this kind of abuse?-- got in the way of my enjoyment of what was otherwise a fun "listen."

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel Atascadero, CA, United States 01-10-11
    Rachel Atascadero, CA, United States 01-10-11 Member Since 2016

    I own a small shop selling custom/costume Jewelry. I love to listen to audio books while I create jewelry. I love all animals and get very upset when they aren't treated well, even in fiction.

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    "Not what I expected"

    Well written, I have the feeling I'd really like the authors. It just wasn't the light, "airplane" book I'd been looking for. I know it is fiction, but it read like it was real...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    tracy thatcher, AZ, United States 02-25-09
    tracy thatcher, AZ, United States 02-25-09 Member Since 2006
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    "It ended short"

    This book made me want to take my kids on date and just let them know how much I, as their mother, love them. I hope that there really aren't people like Mr. and Mrs. X in the world. Money and things are very cold companions if that is all you have.I would have given this four stars but there were way too many "f" words in it for me. I also would like to know more of what happened to Nanny and HH

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    Sonya Triangle, VA, USA 03-08-08
    Sonya Triangle, VA, USA 03-08-08
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    "Loved it"

    I really liked this book. I decided to read it after hearing about the movie. I like books that are written in first person. Makes it feel like they are talking directly to me as a friend.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Canby, OR, USA 01-15-08
    Mary Canby, OR, USA 01-15-08 Member Since 2016
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    "good insight"

    I really like the way this read. . . but I am afraid to watch the movie. Having a daughter that was a nanny in the boston area I can totally relate to the stories and struggles.
    Good read

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Costa Mesa, CA, United States 11-21-07
    Lori Costa Mesa, CA, United States 11-21-07

    I like to listen to books while doing long runs during marathon training!

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    "Totally bored!"

    This was the most boring book I have ever listened to. Ugh. If you like listening to baby talk and whining you might like it...otherwise, find something else.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Liz 11-07-07
    Liz 11-07-07 Member Since 2015
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    "i laughed out loud"

    Be careful listening to this book in public because people will look at you funny when you laugh out loud. Great narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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