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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (63,559 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emily Giffin Narrator: Christine Marshall Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781427212177
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Baby Proof

Emily Griffin

A novel that explores the question: Is there ever a deal-breaker when it comes to true love?

Claudia Parr has everything going for her. A successful editor at a publishing house in Manhattan, she's also a devoted sister, aunt, and friend. Yet she's never wanted to become a mother--which she discovers is a major hurdle to marriage, something she desperately wants. Then she meets her soul mate Ben who, miraculously, feels the same way about parenthood. The two fall in love and marry, committed to one another and their life of adventure and discovery. All's well until one of them has a change of heart. Someone wants a baby after all.

This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things and there is no compromise. It's about deciding what is most important in life and wagering everything to get it. And most of all, it's about the things we will--and won't--do for love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The youthful voice of Cynthia Nixon, an Emmy winner for her role in Sex and the City, effortlessly conveys complex emotions. Her character voices are easy to follow. Because the themes invite discussion, this is a ‘chick' book that both hens and roosters might enjoy together. The Dallas Morning News

  • Smart, snappy chicklit that's sure to provoke discussion. People

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanessa | 2/18/2014

    " Fun book, but I didn't love it as much as Something Borrowed and Something Blue. Entertaining and a good story nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey taylor | 2/13/2014

    " I liked this book. I had previously read her books Something Borrowed and Something Blue I liked both of those very much so I decided to pick this one up. I liked this book alot, it did seem to drag a little in the middle but overall i enjoyed it. there was one character that I didn't like very much and that was Richard he just rubbed me the wrong way but other that the characters were ok. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa Macomber | 2/12/2014

    " This was my least favorite of the Emily Giffin novels I have read so far. The narrator annoyed me and there wasn't a resolution at the end. It was just o.k. In my opinion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/18/2014

    " I would have liked this book better if it didn't seem, at every turn, as though the author was judging the protagonist. I was bothered by the way Ben was able to change his mind so swiftly and issue ultimatums; I was even more bothered by the fact that no one seemed to understand Claudia's unwillingness to change her mind as quickly as Ben changed his. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 1/13/2014

    " Loved it! Hit home in many ways for me. Loved the character and the writing style. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristine | 1/10/2014

    " Very predictable and if they would only of commumnicated and opened their traps this whole mess could of been avoided, but then there would be no book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mocha+♥ | 12/29/2013

    " This wasn't my favorite Emily Giffin book, but it was still not the worst. Somewhere around the middle of the book, the author lost me. I felt a bit bored while reading. Not recommending to friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 12/28/2013

    " I loved this book and had trouble putting it down. The ending let me down though. I do not care for full fairy tale endings. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mimi | 12/12/2013

    " predictable and light. a good switch after something dark and heavy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma Grey | 11/26/2013

    " Baby Proof is a great book! I thas a great and smootly written body a magnificient story-line! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristell Stegman | 11/21/2013

    " Loved this book! Had a hard time putting it down. Emily Giffin is an amazing author and very funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 9/13/2013

    " This was a decent book. Could have been shorter, a little drawn out and predictable, but fairly enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen Ross | 9/9/2013

    " Not my favourite Emily Giffin. Looks at an interesting relationship problem of how a couple can weather a drastic change in a partners expectaitons in a relationship and how far the idea of compromise can go in a relationship "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel Macdonald | 5/26/2013

    " Couldn't get into it. Disappointed "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Whitney | 3/29/2013

    " Another quick, enjoyable read from Emily Giffin. I love that her books are chick lit without being too frivolous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate Ramsey | 2/3/2013

    " I feel like this was written to become one of the next "chick flicks." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 12/9/2012

    " Not the best of Emily's works. Still fun for losing yourself in a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 11/23/2012

    " Really like Giffin's writing. Read this one in two days and enjoyed every minute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linnea Otterstedt | 7/23/2012

    " I thought it was enjoyable but a little predictable I enjoyed something blue and something borrowed more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Wiens | 5/6/2012

    " I really enjoy this author's writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacie | 4/4/2012

    " Easy read, but good story! Makes your really think about, what you would do in the characters situation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Omgperson | 2/9/2012

    " I love this author but this book wasn't very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kathi | 5/27/2011

    " I love this author's books....just simple chick lit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 5/20/2011

    " I was really expecting this one to go along with Something Borrowed and Something Blue. Although it ties in somewhat, this is not a story about Darcy or Rachel. While reading this I kept asking myself, where is this book going. I didn't have a guess as to what was going to happen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 5/19/2011

    " I had a hard time relating to the main character. Her self-reflection was mediocre, at best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rose | 5/9/2011

    " Definitely not as good as Something Borrowed and Something Blue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 5/8/2011

    " Good book that's somehow easily relatable. I enjoyed seeing how much having a child can really effect a couple and how it can either break one apart or completely bring one together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ransom | 5/7/2011

    " Claudia has it all, until her husband wants a baby. The book takes her through a lot of highs and lows, and one of the interesting parts is how she stays true to her thoughts about having kids through the book despite the people who seem driven to change her mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 5/7/2011

    " Cute chick lit. I liked that it took on the topic of being childless by choice.

    I thought Claudia's friend Jess was hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olivia | 5/6/2011

    " More feel good-really liking this author. Starting on the next few from her as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 5/5/2011

    " Surprised by the ending...still left wondering. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 5/5/2011

    " Reading on my kindle, I enjoy this author. Good Book liked the ending I feel satisfied "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joceline | 5/3/2011

    " This isn't usually my type of book, but I read it on the recommendation of a friend. If you like chick-lit, it is decently well written, but if it isn't your favorite genre, don't bother! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/1/2011

    " This was my choice to read on the beach - it is a great beach read because of the unusual topic. Is it okay to not want to have a baby. Interesting topic but in the end a fluffy light book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerri | 4/27/2011

    " Predictible but a fun, quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 4/20/2011

    " Interesting and difficult topic. I was glad to see something like this in the Chick Lit world. "

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About the Author
Author Emily Giffin

Emily Giffin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing litigation at a Manhattan firm for several years, she moved to London to write full time. The author of several New York Times bestselling novels, including Baby Proof, Love the One You’re With, Heart of the Matter, and Something Borrowed, Something Blue, she now lives in Atlanta with her husband and three young children.

About the Narrator

Christine Marshall is an actress, director, and designer living in Portland, Maine. She teaches for the Maine State Ballet and produces plays with her theater company, Mad Horse. In addition to audiobooks, she records the online version of the New Yorker.