Everyone Worth Knowing

Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
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When 27-year-old Bette Robinson quits her Manhattan banking job, she knows she won't miss the 80-hour workweeks, her claustrophobic cubicle or her revolting boss's Quotes of the Day.

Then Bette meets Kelly, head of Manhattan's hottest PR and events planning firm, and suddenly she has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen.

The work at Kelly & Company takes Bette inside the VIP rooms of the city's most exclusive nightclubs, to parties crowded with celebrities and socialites. Soon she's dating an infamous playboy who's great for her career but bad for her sanity - and scaring off the one decent guy she meets. As her coworkers repeatedly point out, how can you complain about a job that pays you to party? Bette has to agree - until she begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column. That's when Bette's life on paper takes on a whole new meaning - and she learns the line between her personal and professional lives is...invisible.

©2004 Lauren Weisberger (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"Deliciously entertaining." ( Lifemagazine)
"Packed with celebrity mentions and insider takes on exclusive Manhattan hot spots.... Weisberger's fans...are sure to enjoy the dishy details." ( Booklist)
"Ever dream about swapping your humdrum office gig for a thrilling new career? Then don't miss this spirited novel." ( Marie Claire)

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Wonderful novel and audiobook!

This is one of my favorite books. It's funny, entertaining, and romantic. The reader did a great job and kept me interested.

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Entertaining

A good book to pass the time. Narrator was great and the characters were interesting although the story line was average.

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“I don’t want you to respect me. I want you to want me.”

Those are lines spoken by the protagonist of this book to her love interest. I chose this book for a fun summer listen but was so disappointed by the plot and the female lead. The character development of Bette was terrible; she has no backbone, allows people to walk all over her, and is so obsessed with her love interest that it seems her whole world revolves around him by the end of the book. I ended up feeling very embarrassed and irritated with the main character. This book is the opposite of female empowerment and left me cringing. The narrator did a good job of bringing life into the book, but the storyline itself was not at all what I had hoped for.

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Love the story, but PLEASE drink some water!

This is one of my favorite books! I never get sick of listening to this story. The one thing that drives me CRAZY is the saliva sounds the author keeps making. I just want to offer her some water.

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Agonizing Performance

Of the hundreds of books I've listened to, this is in my Top 3 worst performance - or maybe it's the editing. The pauses between thoughts, the gasps for breath, the lack of real inflection made me wonder why people say it's a good performance. The book could have been shortened by 25% (it's overly long) if the editing had reduced these crazy gaps and gasps.

The story was average, by far the weakest of Lauren Weisberger's books. None is really stellar but they offer mindless relief from the more serious news of the day. The story would have gained strength if it were more listen-able. (Actually I'd have switched to print but didn't want to spend more money on a weak book.)

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Not the best

While I enjoyed the performance, it wasn't my favourite as I found Bette spineless and wishy-washy. I got that she was caught in between, but about half way through, her whole "I'm sorry, I have no choice, it's my job" routine was getting old. I felt compelled to yell "own your choices girl!" at my iPhone. To be fair, this feeling is undoubtedly exacerbated by the fact that this is my fourth consecutive Weisberger read, and this is a definite common trait with her heroines. Even so, I found Bette just a little bit worse than the others, so many aspects of her life were a farce.
That aside, the performance was great and the story isn't bad, my main issue is just that I couldn't identify with the main character.

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Lauren Weisberger...Where are you!?

Everyone Worth Knowing was just another in her long line of A+ novels! The hot social scenes and big lights ,mixed in with the Ms. & Mr. anyone characters interacting in that world. How fun! And Lauren fills that with so many surprising twists and turns....a new, great, Winner!,
We need more from Lauren now! She’s the best!

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Bad

A math book is less boring. I think she got a ghost writer. it's that bad.

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Predictable but enjoyable.

Light hearted, you know the end within a few chapters of the beginning. Easy, fun and enjoyable.

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good book too long to get to no points at all

too long of a book with too many famous names dropped and really no point to the book at all