Monday, July 1, 2013

Audio Review: Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

The sequel you’ve been waiting for: the follow-up to the sensational #1 bestseller The Devil Wears Prada.Almost a decade has passed since Andy Sachs quit the job “a million girls would die for” working for Miranda Priestly at Runway magazine—a dream that turned out to be a nightmare. Andy and Emily, her former nemesis and co-assistant, have since joined forces to start a highend bridal magazine. The Plunge has quickly become required reading for the young and stylish. Now they get to call all the shots: Andy writes and travels to her heart’s content; Emily plans parties and secures advertising like a seasoned pro. Even better, Andy has met the love of her life. Max Harrison, scion of a storied media family, is confident, successful, and drop-dead gorgeous. Their wedding will be splashed across all the society pages as their friends and family gather to toast the glowing couple. Andy Sachs is on top of the world. But karma’s a bitch. The morning of her wedding, Andy can’t shake the past. And when she discovers a secret letter with crushing implications, her wedding-day jitters turn to cold dread. Andy realizes that nothing—not her husband, nor her beloved career—is as it seems. She never suspected that her efforts to build a bright new life would lead her back to the darkness she barely escaped ten years ago—and directly into the path of the devil herself...(Goodreads)

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. 

Author Website:
Lauren Weisberger

Publisher and Ordering Information:
Simon and Schuster

Happy reading and/or listening, and as always thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Tales of Whimsy said...

O fun. I love how great you said the narrator was. Great review sugar.

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I'm so glad to hear you liked it. I too loved the first book, but was a bit skeptical about this one. It will definitely be a must read for me.

Great review, Michelle!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The reviews were not very positive so I was happy to see you enjoyed this. Does seem like a nice summer choice.

Gina said...

Yay! I was hoping to see more about this one because I've been dying to add it to my wish list. Adored the movie, have yet to read the book (*ahem*) but definitely gonna add this one stat. Thanks for the share!

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I've seen very mixed reviews on this one. I liked the first book, but I loved the film and felt like the film adaptation was actually better than the book. I may look for this one at my library. The audio sounds great.

Lisa said...

I've never actually read the book The Devil Wears Prada but I love the movie. I do have that book - time to read it so I can enjoy this one as well.