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Publisher's Summary

Nervous flyer Emma is sitting on a turbulent plane. She really thinks that this could be her last moment. So she starts telling the man sitting next to her all her innermost secrets: How she scans the backs of intellectual books and pretends she's read them. How she's not sure if she has a G-Spot. How she feels like a fraud at work. How she once threw a troublesome client file in the bin. If ever there was a bare soul, it's hers. She survives the flight, of course, and the next morning the famous boss of the whole mega corporation she works for is coming for a look at the UK branch. As he walks around, Emma looks up and realises ­ it's the man from the plane.
©2004 Sophie Kinsella; (P)2007 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Fluently written, extremely entertaining, Can You Keep A Secret? is an impressive follow up to Kinsella's previous bestsellers." (Marie Claire)
"An insightful and funny take on the pitfalls and pleasures of telling the truth." (Cosmopolitan)

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  • Eve
  • Liverpool, Australia
  • 12-12-07

An enjoyable listen

This is my first taste of Sophie Kinsella's writing and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sure it will never be a classic fiction piece, but for light, fun listening it's well worth the effort. Mind you, I did want to shake the central character Emma sometimes, especially near the end when things got scary for her with something her friend was doing against her wishes, but I suppose the author needed to wring it out for a dramatic ending.

If you can forgive that, you'll be fine.

The narrator did a great job too!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Heidi
  • CENTURION, South Africa
  • 01-02-10

Pathetic

WHAT A WASTE OF TIME!! A holiday read? Truly no one can be THIS desperate?

The story line is worse than any Mills and Boons paperback I've ever read.

I truly thought I could do with an easy listen whilst on holiday - I couldn't even get past chapter 5 and that's after fast forwarding!!

This doesn't even deserve 1 star, but I had to put down a rating.

I also don't like the narrator her voice is not "listeanable".

Oh the absolute worst ever - Don't waster your credits or your megs to download.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Much better than Shopaholic

I enjoyed this book a lot more than Shopaholic it was a great laugh and brilliant light listening. Great holiday listening

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  • Maxine
  • Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • 03-27-07

Fun listening

Fun, frivolous, sophie kinsella is never a serious writer.

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  • Dona
  • Hamilton, Australia
  • 11-03-13

Emma isn't as lovable as Becky

Although I enjoyed the book, I didn't fall in love with Emma, like I did with Becky in the Shopaholic series.
I finished the book this morning and already I can't remember the name of Emma's boyfriend. I didn't like him and can't understand why he acted the way he did.

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  • Timothy
  • oscodo, Michigan
  • 03-07-11

Good Fun

I don't often laugh aloud when reading books, but this one had me smiling and laughing the whole way through. It was cute, romantic and an enjoyable fluffy read. I was disappointed that the ending seemed a bit rushed and the Connor character was not exactly believable the whole way through, but I still would recommend this book for light reading.

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  • Suzann
  • 06-06-08

Shame it's over.

I haven't been a fan of the shopaholic series but thought I'd give it a try. The hours flew by! The story was addictive and funny. A fantastic book.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • Symone
  • 05-14-08

Can You Keep a Secret?

OMG this book is laugh out loud funny and i was unable to turn my ipod off, it is adictive!
Fantastic story as ever, typical excellent writing from Sophie Kinsel

25 of 26 people found this review helpful

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  • Cornish Jan
  • 08-09-08

Keeps you awake

Warning. Don't listen to this book in bed before going to sleep. It makes you laugh so much that you will still be awake hours later. It is so funny it is not just for women - my husband wanted to know what I found so funny and he loved it as well.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Matthew
  • 08-10-08

This book is very funny

I needed an easy to listen to book, my last was heavy going. This was perfect. Quick flowing and laugh out loud. I couldn't wait to get back to it. I found myself wondering what she was up to! It's the sort of book my wife would give me to read on holiday after she had finished reading it. I enjoyed this very much.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • Tess
  • 03-18-11

much better than expected!

This was the first book I had read/listened to by this author and was expecting the usual light hearted, easy and somewhat predictable book that I get every now and again to pass away a long car journey or help me sleep at night, in that it doesn't matter if i miss a bit. But i was hooked straight away and really pulled by the emotions of the story. I really got involved in the story and feel a bit lost now as i kept listening to bits through the day/evening not just in the car!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Jessica
  • 03-20-09

Laugh out loud funny

Excellent story. Listened to it on my journey to work and must have disturbed other passengers with my giggling!! Constantly wanted to come back for more listening.

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  • Kirstine
  • 11-30-09

A delightfully funny book

I bought this book as an antidote to all the crime fiction I've been listening to recently and it made a nice change as I walked the hills. It was lucky I was on my own as at times I laughed out loud at the hilarious situations that the heroine, Emma, got into and how she extricated herself. The book is a delightful mix of romantic fiction, situation comedy and a satire of the incomprehensible business-speak of product-marketing departments. Some of the scenes have special appeal to women as the author describes our anguish over men, our bodies and clothes. But I'm sure many men would also enjoy the book as they recognize what intrigues and bewilders them in their relationships with us.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-25-09

Narrator

I found the narrators voices very poor and they grated on my nerves. Other than that a jolly but predictable romp.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-02-17

disappointing

I was a bit disappointed with this book I just didn't really enjoy it at all & I normally love Sophie kinsella books but I just found Emma irritating and the story quite slow.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-27-17

very good

I finished it in one day. it was hilarious and very entertaining. I would recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-17-17

Can YOU keep a secret?

This book had me on the edge of my seat with tears in my eyes as I laughed at her antics. Sophie writes amazing books and this is another definate go to in my collection.

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  • Mark
  • 12-31-16

Easy listening

This book is very easy to listen too. It was a easy to follow story with good humour throughout. Although a predictable story it was compelling to listen too. A lighthearted book that is amusing and fun. Would recommend it to anyone wanting a feel good factor with some laughs.

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  • TasTan
  • 10-04-16

Loved it and couldn't stop listening

The narrator was perfect as Emma. One of Sophie's best stories. Funny, romantic, all the feels!



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  • kiara.fay
  • 11-23-15

NOT unabridged (still great book)

I love this book and completely recommend it; I've read it heaps of times, which is why I could tell some parts were missing in this audiobook version. For example: all references to the former office assistant whose role Emma fears she is assuming, and the conversation between Sven and Emma where Sven tries to convince her to change her mind about Jack. It has been a few years since I last read it, so there are probablt a few more missing items that I didn't notice.

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  • Ashlea
  • 09-10-15

Funny and romantic

A really good mix of humour and romance and a little revenge. An entertaining read.