• Queen of Babble

  • By: Meg Cabot
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (184 ratings)

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Queen of Babble

By: Meg Cabot
Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
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Ilyana Kadushin ably animates the effervescent character of Lizzie Nichols, meddling fashion maven who embroils herself in a French chateau wedding fiasco. While Ilyana Kadushin admirably captures Lizzie's wry yet naïve worldview, her renditions of some of the accents - the British accent of Lizzie's low-life ex-boyfriend as well as the French and Texan voices of the chateau guests - can feel inauthentic. Also, when Lizzie talks with her best friend, Shari, or her love interest, Luke, it's hard to tell who is speaking. Still, Kadushin's chatty tones and reverent descriptions of vintage clothing competently evoke the reassuring optimism of Cabot's world.

Publisher's summary

From New York Times best-selling author Meg Cabot comes the hilarious story of a lovable blabbermouth who can't seem to stay out of trouble.

What's an American girl with a big mouth but an equally big heart to do?

Lizzie Nichols has a problem, and it isn't that she doesn't have the slightest idea what she's going to do with her life or that she's blowing what should be her down payment on a cute little Manhattan apartment on a trip to London to visit her long-distance boyfriend, Andrew. But what's the point of planning for the future when she's done it again? See, Lizzie can't keep her mouth shut. And it's not just that she can't keep her own secrets, she can't keep anything to herself.

This time when she opens her big mouth, her good intentions get Andrew in major hot water. So now Lizzie's stuck in London with no boyfriend and no place to stay until the departure date on her nonrefundable airline ticket.

Fortunately, there's Shari, Lizzie's best friend and college roommate, who's spending her summer in southern France, catering weddings with her boyfriend, Chaz, in a 16th-century chateau. One call and Lizzie's on a train to Souillae. Who cares if she's never traveled alone in her life and only speaks rudimentary French? One glimpse of gorgeous Chateau Mirac, not to mention the gorgeous Luke, the son of Chateau Mirac's owner, and she's smitten.

But while most caterers can be trusted to keep a secret, Lizzie's the exception. And no sooner has the first cork been popped than Luke hates her, the bride is in tears, and it looks like Chateau Mirac is in danger of becoming a lipo-recovery spa. As if things aren't bad enough, her ex-boyfriend Andrew shows up looking for "closure" (or at least a loan), threatening to ruin everything, including Lizzie's chance at finding real love...unless she can figure out a way to use that big mouth of hers to save the day.

©2006 Meg Cabot, LLC (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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Portions of the book are not included in recording

Having read this book several time, I knew what to expect. Ilyana Kadishin was a great narrator. I was disappointed to hear that the "thesis" portion of the book was left out, which renders a plot point towards the end of the book ineffective since it comes out of nowhere.

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This an abridged version and is not exactly like the book

Although the performance was okay, this title did not meet my expectations. I have read this book many times previously to buying the audio book. Within the first few minutes I noticed some differences… one in particular that makes me laugh every time. To be sure i pulled out my copy of the book and followed along. The audio version is still entertaining but not my favorite.

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Fun listen...

Well this book was a fun listen. It wasn't earth shattering, or totally riveting... but it was entertaining. There were several parts that were unbelievable - reminded me of a lot of the teen/college romantic movies with the unbelievable plot lines. But if you ignore those few intances, it's a light, fun listen. Good narration as well.

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It was not my favorite

I love the Queen of Babble series and Meg Cabot in general. The narrator did a great job bringing the characters to life for me - but I wish I had read the reviews first before purchase. This is an abridged version and there is a LOT of plot removed which makes the story move too quickly and much of the underlying plot which motivates character is missing. It was abruptly ended also with none of the smooth resolution and lead up to the next book i'd expect.

5 star story from Meg when you read the whole thing. A light easy read. 3 stars for whoever edited the plot for this version.

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Amusing read

I very much enjoyed this book. The characters are unique but believable. This book made me smile and laugh. Love that part of this is set in a French Chateau with a winery/vineyard. Lovely setting.

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Good Story

Loved the story. Didn't love the narration or random music. I would still recommend it.

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Funny book

A funny book :)) I bought the book because I love the narrator. I enjoyed this read. I laughed outloud ...This is a light and relaxing read for a Sunday afternoon!

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Funny Ramblings

I loved this audiobook! Our main charachter is quirky, witty, and goes off on the most humerous tangents in her inner monologue. I laughed out loud!

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it is all about the narrator

I love the narrator and plan to listen to all books narrated by her. Can she please narrate more books - i am running out!

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