Can You Keep a Secret?

Narrated by: Kate Reading
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3,316 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Emma Corrigan is young, sweet, and has a long list of secrets; the kind of innocent secrets everyone has, one of which is that she is afraid of flying. Coming back from a thoroughly ruinous sales trip to Glasgow, she is seized by mortal terror when the plane she is on encounters some air turbulence, and ends up spilling her guts to the handsome American sitting next to her. He gets to hear that she sleeps beneath a Barbie bedspread, that she fibbed to get her current job, and that she has never been able to satisfactorily find her G-spot. Then, the plane lands...and rather than disappearing into anonymity, the American turns up in her life again. He's the CEO of her company, and remembers her quite well....
©2004 Sophie Kinsella (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.

Critic Reviews

  • Romantic Times Award Winner - Best Chick Lit Novel, 2004

"Too good to pass up." (USA Today)

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  • 02-04-08

Enjoyable Chick Lit

This is chick-lit -- in the vein of Bridget Jones, the everyday girl in various humorous situations of getting ahead in her career, dealing with her too-blah boyfriend, fashion faux-pas, and family dysfunction. Certainly not ground-breaking literature, but lots of fun with giggle-aloud moments. If you like BJones, you will enjoy this book, it is much of the same (the characters, both male and female lead, are very similar in tone).
As for the narrator, she did a FABULOUS job with this book. In fact she pushes the 3-3.5 story to a 4 stars, just for her excellent delivery.

23 people found this helpful

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Not Just for Women

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. The story is entertaining and the narration keeps your interest. I would recommend this selection for both men and women. The only warning is that it isn't for the puritanical. It is more PG-13 in my opinion but the main character is very open about her life.

18 people found this helpful

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Disappointed

All I can say is, ugh. What a disappointment! The only positive thing I can say is that the narration was wonderful. However, the story itself annoyed me. The whole book I was thinking, "you idiot." If there is a wrong decision to make, she makes it. Honestly, I don't understand why Jack even likes Emma. She lies all of the time and treats him like crap.

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Entertaining!

I found the story more silly than funny, but do agree that Emma reminded me of Bridget Jones in some of her roles.

"Can You Keep A Secret?" was my first Sophie Kinsella audio book, and although I may not buy another, I found this one entertaining. It was easy and light to listen to, and the time passed quickly.

Kate Reading gave an excellent performance.

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Cross Bridget Jones and Shopaholic books

This book was so much fun! I couldn't wait to find excuses to listen to it. It's got all the humor of the Bridget Jones and Shopaholic books, but in this story, the main character begins the story in a happy relationship. There are so many unexpected twists and turns and lots of wacky characters that you won't get bored. I'm sorry that it's over!

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SO MUCH FUN

My first book with this author, but it is easy to see why her books are all best sellers. I laughed so hard listening to this hillarious book. Who would have thought that a few little secrets could weave such a tale.

I listen to books while on the treadmill and put in extra hours each day because I could not bear to turn it off. A must listen for anyone who enjoys a good laugh.

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Pretty ok

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I enjoyed this book on my drives to and from work. There were funny parts of the book, but all around it's a story that been told and retold.

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I couldn't stop listening!

This book was great! I listened to the whole thing in one day. If you liked the Shopaholic books then you'll love this one. The main character is much more down to earth and likeable than Becky Bloomwood. Although I liked that character a lot too. I laughed out loud so many times. It's a good thing I wasn't on the bus.

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Light Hearted and Fun!

I loved loved this story! It was so funny and light hearted. At times I felt like I was listening to Bridget Jones Diary. I loved the British accent, I felt it made the story really come to life! A perfect book to listen while cleaning the house or for a long car ride. I have listened to it twice now and still find myself laughing out loud!

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this treasure shouldn't be kept secret!

This is my favorite audible listen of all time, and I've listened to many. Of course, I'm not a "classic literature" kind of gal. But there isn't another story in Audible's library that comes close to the wit, romance and charm of "Can You Keep a Secret." I've listened to it twice already. Kinsella's "Undomestic Goddess" doesn't even come close to this, even though I bought it with such optimism after hearing "...Secret." Unless you are looking for intensity/drama/mystery/mayhem - I can't imagine how anyone couldn't thoroughly enjoy the wonderful humorous characters and loveable heroine in this story.

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