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Publisher's Summary

Kate Klein, the protagonist in the latest novel by New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Weiner, is a desperate housewife who overcomes her suburban boredom by solving a murder mystery (while the kids are at school, of course).
©2005 Jennifer Weiner (P)2005 Simon and Schuster Inc. All Rights Reserved. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon and Schuster Audio Division, Simon and Schuster Inc.

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"Readers will root for Kate, whose humor and warmth amidst her struggles to transcend the roles of mom and wife make her a loveable, fully realized character." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Margaret
  • University Place, WA, United States
  • 12-30-07

Great fun!

This book was alot of fun and Emily Skinner is a terrific narrator. I wish it was unabridged -- I'd gladly spend more time with these characters. And Jennifer Weiner's descriptions of parenthood in suburbia are just hilarius. Well worth reading!

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  • Karen
  • SAN JOSE, CA, United States
  • 10-27-10

Great Mom read

I enjoyed the character because I am a stay at home mother and I could identify with a lot of what the character struggled with. I like the mystery aspect as well. I could have done without the detailed sexual parts.. not that I'm skiddish about sex- but the reader's voice made it sound very unsexy. The reader's voice was just a little too much like Bonnie Hunt for me- which is great.. just not in a sexual orientation. I kept hearing her as the female role in the movie 'Cars'. All in all: I enjoyed the book and will now be picking out another Jennifer Weiner to entertain this 'bored housewife' :) ha! right!

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  • Claire
  • 03-29-10

Easy listening

Nice easy enjoyable book