I was so excited to see this one on an upcoming release list. This author fell off my radar even though I LOVED Devil Wears Prada. It was chick lit at its best. And the movie is one of my favorites, one I can watch over and over again and never grow bored.
I chose to listen to this one this time and I'm glad I did. Actress Megan Hilty, from the TV show Smash (which I don't watch) is the narrator. She is absolutely fabulous! You can really tell in audio, when a narrator is a skilled actor. It comes across in the nuances of the characters and the range of emotion. She didn't over act the male parts or annoyingly talk in a baby voice for children. Every character was subtle yet defined.
The story line is just as juicy and engrossing as Devil Wears Prada. This one was a bit more relatable considering Andy becomes a mother. But it's still filled with fashion, drama, money, New York and romance. I loved it. The way Hilty narrated Miranda Priestly was spot on and her character still makes me feel like I'm hearing nails on a chalkboard.
Since Devil Wears Prada is so engrained in our heads because of the movie with Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, I would say it would be fine to just pick this one up. But if you want to do a back to back fun summer beach reading pair, these books would be perfect!
Because Hilty was so amazing in her narration, I think I may have to check her out on Smash.
Publisher and Ordering Information:
Simon and Schuster
Happy reading and/or listening, and as always thanks for stopping by!
red headed book child