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I found this book quite disappointing. From the the description it seemed as if it would be quite entertaining. Unfortunately, it wasn't one of those books you can't put down and I had trouble paying attention while listening.
I was hesitant to buy this book after reading some negative reviews on Amazon, but I gave it a go and I have to say it was kind of fun and hard to stop listening to. I think this one is even better than The Devil Wears Prada and recommend this book if you want something light to read.
"A fun listen"
So this isn't the most intellectual work of fiction, but it is a fun listen. The setting is vibrant and amusingly shallow. If you like a 'sex in the city' / harlequin style read then you'll enjoy this book. It could have been edited more and at times leaves built up events too quickly. However, overall I enjoyed this book and didn't want it to end.
"Everything worth listening to"
I loved this tale of glitz an glamour.For those of you who downloaded 'The Devil Wears Prada' this is a must.Not being in the celebrity party planning business myself I'm not sure how accurate the accounts of what goes on are.However as the ex- girlfriend of proffessional musician and someone who has rubbed shoulders with quite a few well known names for the 6 years we dated , I can only say I can't imagine any of this to be too far fetched.
"Not for me!"
I'm afraid I didn't get past the first section of this audiobook - it was so hard to follow and I lost track of who was who. The narrator has a very fast paced American accent - which fits with the setting and that's great - but I found I was being left behind as I tried to understand the nuances of what was being said.
It's a promising idea but it is actually too detailed.
I didn't find that I was engaged with any of the characters - and I truly wanted to be - even the heroine seems to change between being 'normal' and an airhead!
Sorry - not enough depth for me.
I really enjoyed this. Having previously purchased 'The Devil Wears Prada' I was both interested and nervous to see this new offering. Interested, as I really enjoyed the style of the previous novel and hoped for good things. Nervous, as so often a second novel doesn't live up to a great first one.
I wasn't dissappointed though and my nerves proved to be misplaced. It's quirky, funny, entertaining and involving. At times I found myself grinning, laughing out loud or cringing. It's well written and well read and I would not hesitate to recommend it.
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