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2.49 out of 52.49 out of 52.49 out of 52.49 out of 52.49 out of 5 2.49 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kyle Smith Narrator: Nanette Savard Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9780061230585
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Every day is like Christmas for Caroline, a young blond editor at Presents, the shopping magazine. Every day brings more free Guccis and Pradas for her magazine and her closet. But the actual Christmas is a drag: everyone gets presents. And Caroline is feeling the loss of her mysterious father more than ever. Her fabulous designer mother is in dumpy Branson, Missouri, her redheaded assistant Ursula Heep is scheming behind her back, that creepy receptionist Mrs. Defarge won't stop with the knitting, and a 6' 7" football player named Tiny Tim is obsessed with her.

On Christmas Eve, the ghost of Caroline's dead roommate, Carly, returns to warn that three more spirits are coming. Caroline begins a trip to Christmases past, present, and future, but though she has nine closets, she doesn't have a thing to wear.

Performed by Nanette Savard

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It's Christmas Eve in uptown Manhattan; self-serving fashionista Caroline is a rude and spoiled narcissist who tramples on everyone's feelings…Caroline's comeuppance comes with sprigs of wit and plenty of designer name-dropping.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A chick-lit tweak of the Dickens classic.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacey | 2/18/2014

    " What I learned from this book was that you should never mess with a classic like the Christmas Carol. This book showed promise I thought, and kept me interested until the last quarter of the book. It then seemed that the author just gave up. I won't be reading this again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sadie | 2/12/2014

    " This book was awful. The writing was strange, the characters were the most unlikable characters ever, which I suppose was the point, but I think the author went to far especially with the mother character La. The take on the Christmas carol was a good effort but it didn't fully work and many of the story lines were just random. Like the roommate story on the black box huh was that suppose to be funny? Seriously, it was just bad. I wanted to give up but since I read fast it was really only a waste of a few hours so I just finished. Not worth the time to read it though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marcie | 2/2/2014

    " Couldn't even finish it. This book was STU.PID. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/9/2014

    " For those who love chick literature and the song, "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 1/6/2014

    " Really just OK. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tina | 1/3/2014

    " I was not very impressed with the author's take on the visit's of the "ghosts of christmas." I was not very enjoyable reading about someone who was so obviously thinking only of herself. Would not recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 12/31/2013

    " An interesting take on the classic Christmas time story by Dickens. Set in a fashion magazine, Caroline is used to gifts from every fashion house and designer. She treats every worker and service person very badly. Caroline is forced to meet her demons on Christmas Eve. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ashley | 12/18/2013

    " Two words: vapid drivel. Three more words: Waste of time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 11/10/2013

    " This was a cute modern day retelling of a Christmas Carol. It took a little while to get into it, but it redeemed itself in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gigi | 11/8/2013

    " I know this book didn't get the greatest reviews, but I actually enjoyed it for the most part. I found it to be humorous and a fun little twist on the storyline from A Christmas Carol. Maybe it was just that I appreciated the Christmas storyline because of the time of year, but I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kasey | 11/6/2013

    " could not get into this book at first...wanted to finish it and by the end it turned out to be an okay book. fun for a girl to read at christmas time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 8/18/2013

    " A quick holiday read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittney | 8/16/2013

    " updated scrooge story with minalos. very cute and fast read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 5/22/2013

    " The title character reminds you why certain types of people carry stereotypes, right or wrong. The writing made you want to hate her and the book. Truthfully, the only reason I finished the book is because I was hopeful that Caroline didn't have a happy ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aprillee | 5/24/2012

    " I didn't really start liking this book till I was at least 1/2 way through. Once I made it to that point it started to get enjoyable. Definitely a different take on the typical Christmas Carol story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl | 5/3/2012

    " Devil Meets Prada meets Dicken's classic 'Christmas Carol', it was alright. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gaurett | 2/20/2012

    " This book was cute and easy to read. It's a chick lit take on A Christmas Carol "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristan Anne | 11/6/2011

    " The description says the magazine the main character works for is GIMMEE, but on the CD set I have it's called PRESENTS. Also, that description forgot the "e" on plane and it's driving me nuts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 9/1/2011

    " Fun spoof on Dickens tale - love themed books at Christmas - I also tivo all the lifetime Christmas "made for tv" movies - this was one of my very favorites "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 6/16/2011

    " Modern retelling of Dickens classic, with enough twists and updates to make it not completely predictable. A whole lot of modern day Christmas-isms as well as references to other Dickens' stories. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 6/7/2011

    " Painful, couldn't get past the first 75 pages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 6/2/2011

    " A modern day take on A Christmas Carol. Predictable and silly. The main character is over-the-top phoney. I wouldn't recommend. Red Bird Christmas by Fannie Flagg is a much better Christmas read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 caroline | 2/26/2011

    " hilariously awesome!! i recommend it to anyone (: its great xxD i liike romantic comedies a loot <3 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 2/24/2011

    " It was a bit slow for me in the beginning. I think her attitude was a bit over done. But I liked how the ending came together. It was a pretty quick read was I got past the beginning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frankieharley | 1/12/2011

    " Dickensian chick lit. Fun Christmas reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 12/29/2010

    " An interesting take on the classic Christmas time story by Dickens. Set in a fashion magazine, Caroline is used to gifts from every fashion house and designer. She treats every worker and service person very badly. Caroline is forced to meet her demons on Christmas Eve. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 12/15/2010

    " This was a cute modern day retelling of a Christmas Carol. It took a little while to get into it, but it redeemed itself in the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 12/12/2010

    " It's been done a million times over...a modern day (and female) Scrooge...I lost interest halfway through. Too familiar to hold my attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 caroline | 12/8/2010

    " hilariously awesome!! i recommend it to anyone (: its great xxD i liike romantic comedies a loot <3 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/2/2010

    " For those who love chick literature and the song, "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 9/6/2010

    " It was a bit slow for me in the beginning. I think her attitude was a bit over done. But I liked how the ending came together. It was a pretty quick read was I got past the beginning. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 2/9/2010

    " Painful, couldn't get past the first 75 pages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aprillee | 7/16/2009

    " I didn't really start liking this book till I was at least 1/2 way through. Once I made it to that point it started to get enjoyable. Definitely a different take on the typical Christmas Carol story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittney | 12/30/2008

    " updated scrooge story with minalos. very cute and fast read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacey | 12/18/2008

    " What I learned from this book was that you should never mess with a classic like the Christmas Carol. This book showed promise I thought, and kept me interested until the last quarter of the book. It then seemed that the author just gave up. I won't be reading this again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristan Anne | 11/20/2008

    " The description says the magazine the main character works for is GIMMEE, but on the CD set I have it's called PRESENTS. Also, that description forgot the "e" on plane and it's driving me nuts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gaurett | 11/15/2008

    " This book was cute and easy to read. It's a chick lit take on A Christmas Carol "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marcie | 8/8/2008

    " Couldn't even finish it. This book was STU.PID. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 3/9/2008

    " A quick holiday read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kasey | 1/18/2008

    " could not get into this book at first...wanted to finish it and by the end it turned out to be an okay book. fun for a girl to read at christmas time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 1/17/2008

    " Modern retelling of Dickens classic, with enough twists and updates to make it not completely predictable. A whole lot of modern day Christmas-isms as well as references to other Dickens' stories.
    "

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About the Author

Kyle Smith is the author of Love Monkey, the hit novel that was adapted into a CBS television series starring Tom Cavanagh and Jason Priestley. He is also a movie critic for the New York Post, which posts his reviews online each week at nypost.com. He lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Nanette Savard is an accomplished stage and film actress. She is an active voice-over performer who has narrated hundreds of audiobooks in every genre, garnering much critical acclaim.