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"The Nanny Diaries is diabolically funny...vastly entertaining...perfectly pitched social satire." (The New York Times)
I was enthralled through most of the book. Definitely interesting to hear how the rich live in NY, but the ending I found to be cornball.
This was a fun and entertaining audiobook to listen to. The reader was great, I felt like a good friend was telling me the story. I laughed a lot, but I was just so sad for "Grover". The ending was perfect. Recommended!
The depiction of the X family in the upper east side in Manhattan is very realistic, sometimes sad, but the story telling is fast and always entertaining. I recommend the unabridged version; the abridged recording is cutting out lots of poignant observations to make place for the storytelling. Go for the unabridged version, you'll get the story with its fuller picture, and the reader, Kathe Mazur, is also much better storyteller than Julia Roberts for this particular book, making all the characters come alive.
I think this book is a nice story, half invented and half true probably, but the value of this audiobook is absolutely the reader! Miss or Mrs Mazur do a fantastic work, with voices and musicality, giving each word a meaning. I think I'll buy other books read buy Kate Mazur.
My advice is you have to listen to this one just for have some hours of fun without getting involved in strong themes, even if at the end of this read you are leaved to think to a lot of things! Thats absolutely my advice!
I found the main character quite pathetic and could not get over her weakness in the face of the monstrous personalities she invited into her life. This character flaw was too overwhelming and it prevented me from enjoying the great narration by Kate Mazur.
This book is similar to The Devil Wears Prada. So if you enjoyed that this one is worth listening to. The narration is well done.
I throughly disliked this book. While it tried to come off as funny, in reality it showed us what pathetic parenting is out there.
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