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At Home with Madame Chic Audiobook

At Home with Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life

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Publisher's Summary

When Jennifer arrived at Madame Chic's Parisian apartment as a foreign exchange student, Madame Chic took her under her wing and tutored her in the secrets of how the French elevate the little things in life to the art of living. Years later Jennifer was back in California with a husband, two young daughters, a dog, and her first home. She began to think about Madame Chic's home - how the breakfast table was set beautifully the night before, the music that always played in the background, and the calm of Madame and Monsieur Chic's ritual cocktail hour together. Jennifer wanted that life. She decided to see what would happen if she didn't perform her chores impatiently or mindlessly...and could live like Madame Chic.

At Home with Madame Chic reveals the secrets to having a happy, fulfilling, and passionate life at home. Jennifer explains the morning send-off need not be chaotic, it's possible to look stylish with minimal time and effort, a little forethought makes it possible to serve a home-cooked dinner every night, and details like music and scented candles can set the tone for the whole family's evening.

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©2014 Jennifer L. Scott (P)2015 Tantor

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    Jo 08-25-15
    Jo 08-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Sounds like a robot."
    What did you like best about At Home with Madame Chic? What did you like least?

    I really like the points that this author was making. A more formal, European lifestyle with more attention paid to good food, an organized home and planning are things I would love to here more about. But 3 hrs in to this 4 hr book I can not listen to this narration anymore. I'm pretty sure it's just a computer generated version of Siri reading. It's comically bad.


    Would you recommend At Home with Madame Chic to your friends? Why or why not?

    I can not recommend the audio version.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I've heard the author speak on her youtube videos. She could have narrated this herself 1000 times better.


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Nia 10-04-16
    Nia 10-04-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Reminds you of things you already know"
    Would you consider the audio edition of At Home with Madame Chic to be better than the print version?

    The audio is really terrible, honestly. I cannot STAND the narrator's voice at all. It's obnoxious and ridiculously slow. And there are things to go hunt for on a site which I always prefer to avoid.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jennifer L. Scott? Why or why not?

    The content of the book is fine. It's nothing earth-shattering and really mostly things we all know but don't always do. I would hope that since she has several other books, some of them are at least more informative or useful. This book was benign and didn't really leave me feeling strongly one way or another about the author.


    What didn’t you like about Amy Rubinate’s performance?

    The narrator's voice is horrible. Absolutely horrible. This is not a suitable voice for narrating a book. Too slow. There's just something about her voice that's obnoxious and painful to listen to. I think she's trying to sound sultry and sophisticated but she just sounds strange and annoying and pretentious. Her voice really is so terrible that even if she were the most wonderful person in the world and we were friends, she would be the last person I'd want to get together with for a chat over coffee. I really don't buy that this is anyone's real, everyday voice.


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

    A film would be a total waste of time. Maybe a series of YouTube videos: "How to be more pretentious than all the other mom's in the drop-off line"


    Any additional comments?

    I'd probably have a more positive view of the book and the author if the narrator weren't so grating and intolerable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 07-21-16
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    "Tres chic"

    At Home with Madame Chic is full of great practical tips to create a home that you love, your children love, and that is intentional and filled with peace and class. I would recommend this book to any mom who is looking to have a less frenzied life and the ability to enjoy each moment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christina t 09-14-15
    Christina t 09-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "life-changing!!"

    Jennifer Scott, writes in such a way, that, although the information given may require major transformations ( at least in the way I personally live). The rhetoric is not overwhelming. Nor, is the information given in a way that is degrading to the person you are right now. She is inspiring! I have listened to this audio-book 3 times! I am excited to use her tips and am trying to develop my own "je ne sais quois". The people around me have already noticed a difference in me! This is my most favorite self-help book ever!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    k Sweden 06-10-15
    k Sweden 06-10-15
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    "Good book, lazy narrator."

    Would be better if the narrator could pronounce the foreign words she uses. Unfortunately, she didn't take the time to do her homework and find out. I laugh out loud sometimes at her ridiculous pronunciation.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    MO4 Austin, TX United States 04-27-17
    MO4 Austin, TX United States 04-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good to remember"

    Jennifer has a sweet heart. She puts lots of things in perspective. As she grows in her homemaking, it would be nice to read how she reaches out to the community.

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    Kether Foisel Lancaster, CA 04-02-17
    Kether Foisel Lancaster, CA 04-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I like the content, but the narration is awful."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It is hard to listen to this book. I'm listening to it while walking, and I am enjoying the content, but yikes! The narration sounds more robotic than my Alexa. I swear, I thought it was an AI narration and I was glad to see that I wasn't the only one that thought so. It is really off-putting.
    The content is really reminding me to slow down and be intentional about my life...and I'm trying to push past the fact that it sounds like Alexa is reading to me.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jennifer L. Scott? Why or why not?

    Yes, but I don't think I'd listen to it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Amy Rubinate’s performances?

    No. It is driving me mad. She sounds like a robot. I feel so badly for saying this, but yikes...


    Did At Home with Madame Chic inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, I am trying to be more intentional with my days.


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    Christena 02-22-17
    Christena 02-22-17
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    "Great information!"

    Great info, but the narrators voice draws out the last syllable of each sentence, which was a little annoying.

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    Jennette Minera 01-31-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I really love the complete seres of madame chic books"

    I enjoyed this book because it captures the details to living the chic life as a mother!

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    Jennifer Moore 10-07-16
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    "Trite, Shallow and Shitty"

    This book is a profit-stretching spin off of the author's slightly less terrible original, and not the good kind of spin off like "The Jeffersons." This book is "Saved by the Bell: the College Years." The only thing that could make this book worse is if it had been narrated by Screech, rather than the live-action, vocal fried, Siri wannabe that was chosen instead.

    Were you hoping to enjoy a humorous, insightful, yet fluffy novel about an expatriate living in Europe? One in which the protagonist is both enriched and comically puzzled by the customs of their new home?

    Skip "Madame Shit" and buy "The Year of Living Danishly" by Helen Russel (which even has a great narrator to boot!).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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