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Something Blue | [Emily Giffin]

Something Blue

Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind karma.But Darcy’s neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the plain-Jane “good girl,” steals her fiancé, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life… with a baby on the way.
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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of Something Borrowed comes a novel that shows how someone with a "perfect life" can lose it all—and then find everything.

Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind karma. But Darcy’s neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the plain-Jane “good girl”, steals her fiancé, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life…with a baby on the way.

Darcy tries to recover, fleeing to her childhood friend living in London and resorting to her tried-and-true methods for getting what she wants. But as she attempts to recreate her glamorous life on a new continent, Darcy finds that her rules no longer apply. It is only then that Darcy can begin her journey toward self-awareness, forgiveness, and motherhood.

Something Blue is a novel about one woman’s surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship, love, and happily-ever-after. It’s a novel for anyone who has ever, even secretly, wondered if the last thing you want is really the one thing you need.

©2005 Emily Giffin (P)2005 Macmillan Audio

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    Rachel Atascadero, CA, United States 04-13-12
    Rachel Atascadero, CA, United States 04-13-12 Member Since 2010

    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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    "If you liked the Heartbreak Kid..."
    Where does Something Blue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My absolute favorite! It is wonderful dark comedy, almost gallows humor.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Darcy at the beginning--- don't we all know a Darcy? Her sense of entitlement, and delusions of grandeur are hysterical!


    Have you listened to any of Christine Marshall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, and I love her narration skills. This is the best one I've heard!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    To laughter, when she is giving Markus a hard time on her birthday...


    Any additional comments?

    I have probably listened to this book a dozen times since I bought it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Los Angeles, United States Minor Outlying Islands 12-10-11
    Amanda Los Angeles, United States Minor Outlying Islands 12-10-11
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    "A good sequel, but Something Borrowed was better"
    Where does Something Blue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Somewhere in the middle. It wasn't the worst thing, but there were parts that were dull or annoying.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was good. A nice ending to the plot line.


    What about Christine Marshall’s performance did you like?

    She didn't try too hard, it was a nice balance for each of the characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No - it was your standard chick-flick.


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    Jenny San Antonio, TX, United States 10-24-11
    Jenny San Antonio, TX, United States 10-24-11 Member Since 2001
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    "Entertaining sequel"

    Not the great American classic novel but an entertaining sequel nonetheless
    I did enjoy that the author switched points of view in this novel and did a good job doing so.

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    anmaree bendigo, Australia 08-07-11
    anmaree bendigo, Australia 08-07-11
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    "Totally engaging!"

    Emily Griffin is such a good author and she truly shows her understanding of differing personalities.
    I got through the first half of the book with a great dislike for Darcy, being so superficial and self absorbed, but as the book goes on you cant help but route for her.
    There were moments where I caught weird looks in public, as i realized i was laughing out loud. Thankfully, I was at home when the book evoked moments of tears. I couldn't put the book down, so to speak. and as much as i was uplifted by the ending, i didnt want it the end to come.

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    Annie Seattle, WA, United States 07-16-11
    Annie Seattle, WA, United States 07-16-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Protagonist made even more annoying by narrator"

    Book Review: Incredibly whiny in the first half of the book, the protagonist, Darcy, does go through a metamorphosis halfway through, making the listen bearable. If I hadn't read reviews stating this, I don't think I could have finished it. If Emily Giffin only made the first half of the book more like the first 20% of the book, I would have enjoyed this much more.

    Narrator Review: The narrator reminded me of a character from Mad Men - overly affected voice used by film actresses of that era. Somehow, she made the whiny Darcy even whinier. It took awhile for me to get used to her voice and I would have preferred someone who spoke more naturally.

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    Jennifer Yonkers, NY, United States 05-16-11
    Jennifer Yonkers, NY, United States 05-16-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Not as good as Something Borrowed"

    I loved Something Borrowed and was so excited to "read" the follow up. I was disappointed in the narrator and the book started out very whiny and I found myself annoyed with Darcy's character. However, in the end I enjoyed it and thought the author tied up all the loose ends in the end.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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