©2002 Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus; (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.
"The Nanny Diaries is diabolically funny...vastly entertaining...perfectly pitched social satire." (The New York Times)
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 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.
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 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.
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.
I throughly disliked this book. While it tried to come off as funny, in reality it showed us what pathetic parenting is out there.
The Nanny Diaries start promising: joking about rich families and their habits of wanting to be involved with their children's but not wanting to be the one's actually spending time with their kids. The story included some interesting threads, but did not work on it.
I found the end rather disappointing. Also the Nanny shows the textbook example of good and controlled behaviour (unrealistic). It would be more realistic if the author had really let her freak out from time to time.
No, it did not explore its full potential.
The main character
I did not throw the book away, but I am also not sad to start a new book.
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