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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of Something Borrowed comes a novel that shows how someone with a "perfect life" can lose it all—and then find everything.

Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind karma. But Darcy’s neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the plain-Jane “good girl”, steals her fiancé, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life…with a baby on the way.

Darcy tries to recover, fleeing to her childhood friend living in London and resorting to her tried-and-true methods for getting what she wants. But as she attempts to recreate her glamorous life on a new continent, Darcy finds that her rules no longer apply. It is only then that Darcy can begin her journey toward self-awareness, forgiveness, and motherhood.

Something Blue is a novel about one woman’s surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship, love, and happily-ever-after. It’s a novel for anyone who has ever, even secretly, wondered if the last thing you want is really the one thing you need.

©2005 Emily Giffin (P)2005 Macmillan Audio

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Predictable

It was ok better than something borrowed. The ending was predictable. Are there plans for a movie? I hope not.

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Not as good as the first book

The story is not as great as the first book. I just am so appalled that a character like Darcy who is so shamelessly arrogant still gets her way and ends up with a good man despite her God-awful character. Though she somewhat changes for the better, it's so disappointing that she does not find a true revelation within herself and that she still needs a man to fulfill her needs. The book is ok, but I think it could have been written better with a much more compelling plot.

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Unlikeable main character, annoying narrator

What disappointed you about Something Blue?

The main character, Darcy, is a vapid, narcissistic New Yorker -- we get that. She's hard enough to like, never mind tolerate. But the narrator's over-dramatization of the whining, and the gloating and the self-important tone are almost unbearable and detract from whatever depth the character might have if the reader could just let her actions speak louder than words.

Would you be willing to try another book from Emily Giffin? Why or why not?

I really enjoyed "Where We Belong," Giffin's most recent book--it had more depth. I would never have guessed the same author wrote both these books/

Would you be willing to try another one of Christine Marshall’s performances?

No.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Two-thirds of the way through the book I began to enjoy the story, once Darcy became a better, more tolerable character.

Any additional comments?

It's amazing how much a narrator can affect your perception of a book. I often wonder if I would feel differently if I were reading and deducing the character's voice for myself. I could see this book being a fun but mindless beach read, but the narrator really ruined it for me. A stupid thing that grated me was she would pronounce the word "lived" like "l-y-ved" as if it sounded more pretentious or something. I'm going to listen to the sample from now on!!!

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  • cj
  • Ann Arbor, MI, United States
  • 09-15-13

Light and fun

Any additional comments?

First Emily Giffin. Light and fun as expected. Surprisingly moving at the end. Overall enjoyed this book.

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Love the Book but was disappointed by the narrator

Would you try another book from Emily Giffin and/or Christine Marshall?

I have to say I have read, listened to and enjoyed most if not all of Emily Giffin's books. However, I found it difficult to listen to the whiny voice of Christine Marshall. It was annoying to say the least and extremely irritating to put it exactly how I felt listening to her read the book.
So I would try another book from the author only if she did not use Christine Marshall to narrate.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I'm going by memory since I still haven't finished listening to the book as it is narrated by Christine Marshall.
But if memory serves correct my favorite character in the book was Ethan.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I know Darcy had a very high opinion of herself and I know she could seem like a brat but in other narrations of the book I empathized with Darcy and in this one I felt nothing .

Was Something Blue worth the listening time?

Not this one, the first one yes with a different narrator.

Any additional comments?

Waste of money.

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  • Lena
  • Smyrna, TN, United States
  • 07-29-13

OMG... Difficult to continue at times

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, especially if they read the first book.

What other book might you compare Something Blue to and why?

Only the first book. This was recommended to me by a friend and I enjoyed it.

Which character – as performed by Christine Marshall – was your favorite?

I enjoyed her performance of all of the characters. She did a good job.

Did Something Blue inspire you to do anything?

no

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Okay story!

What did you like best about Something Blue? What did you like least?

That Darcy and Ethan ended up together. I think he was the best person for her and could handle the spoiled brat. I didn't see that actually coming until the middle of the book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Emily Giffin again?

Yes, I loved Something Borrowed

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes, because I went to see Something Borrowed and I always check out the sequel.

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Better Than Expected

If you could sum up Something Blue in three words, what would they be?

I normally like series of books but was hesitant to listen to this one as the person I thought was the main character in the first book was not the main character in this book.

I was pleasantly surprised with the book even though you knew the ending almost right from the start.

Wouldn't be a book to read again but it was a nice listen.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I wouldn't make this a film.

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  • Bee
  • Martinez, CA, United States
  • 11-08-12

Better than Borrowed

Where does Something Blue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

For light and fun listening, good audiobook.

Would you recommend Something Blue to your friends? Why or why not?

If you liked Something Borrowed, you'll enjoy the continuing drama of Darcy. But the narrator's voice is really irritating because its so whiney.

Which scene was your favorite?

The end (don't want to spoil the ending).

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The Drama Queen goes on. . .

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  • Terri
  • Pollock Pines, CA, United States
  • 10-28-12

Good Story, but the reader is terrible!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The reader uses a sing-song voice for the chacter Darcy. I get that she is supposed to be spoiled, etc. but the way it is read is very distracting from the story.

What did you like best about this story?

I like Emily Giffin as an author, and the follow-up to Something Borrowed was something I looked forward to. I won't listen to it again, I'll just buy the book and read it!

How could the performance have been better?

Get someone else to read it!