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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13,473 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Green Narrator: Geraldine Somerville Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Meet Julia, a wildly successful television producer who appears to have the picture-perfect life. But beneath the surface, things are not as perfect as they seem. Stuck in a loveless relationship with her boyfriend, Mark, Julia thinks a baby is the answer . . . but she may want a baby more than she wants her boyfriend. Will a trip to New York City with a jet-setting friend—and all the glittering energy and eligible men the city brings—help her discover what she really needs? 
Maeve, on the other hand, is allergic to commitment. A feisty, red-haired, high-power career girl, she cherishes her ability to do just as she pleases and breaks out in a rash every time she passes a stroller. But when her no-strings-attached nightlife leads to an unexpected pregnancy, her reaction may be just as unexpected.And then there’s Samantha—happily married and eager to be the perfect June Cleaveresque mother. But baby George brings only exhaustion, extra pounds, and marital strife to her once tidy life. Is having an affair with a friend’s incredibly sexy husband the answer? 

By turns witty, rollicking, and tender, Babyville isn’t really a story about babies—it’s about three friends whose lives are suddenly turned upside-down by that life-changing event that hangs over the head of every girl: motherhood.

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Quotes & Awards

  • In this, possibly the first baby bonkbuster, Green has delved amusingly into the rich comic seam of Osh-Kosh-obsessed thirtysomething parenthood. Daily Mail
  • “Once you pick up Babyville, it’s unlikely you’ll put it down. Mirror
  • You’ll be hooked—even if babies are the last thing on your mind. Company
  • Warm, lively, wise, and distinctly unputdownable. Hello!

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Riffa Sancati | 2/20/2014

    " I love this book so much! It's very inspiring and entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Adele Goetz | 2/18/2014

    " I don't know why, but I always end up reading Jane Green, even though I think her books are often dumb and insulting to women. They are like cheetos - I can't put the book down and then when I have polished off the whole thing, I feel sort of nauseous and regretful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maura | 2/6/2014

    " This book reminded me a lot of Little Earthquakes (which I loved.) It was a very varied and balanced look at getting pregnant and having babies. So much fun to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by B | 2/5/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It showed all the different sides to motherhood (please note: I am not a mother). It didn't just glorify the bond between mother and child; it pointed out that things are not always perfect. That its tough. Not only on the mom but on the marriage/relationship involved. "

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