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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,124 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Madeleine Wickham Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781427204769
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If you like Sophie Kinsella, you'll love Cocktails for Three. Madeleine Wickham, whose Sophie Kinsella books are international bestsellers, has written an irresistibly dishy and entertaining novel about three savvy young women and the secrets they share over monthly drinks.

Each month, three staffers of The Londoner gather at a nearby lounge for an evening of cocktails and gossip. One April evening, Maggie relishes her last weeks of normalcy before the birth of her first child, while Roxanne breezes through between glamorous foreign assignments. But Candice's chance encounter with a girl from her past reveals secret depths in the clean-scrubbed reporter, and the events that follow have permanent repercussions for the trio.

With the graceful storytelling and dark humor that have made her books beloved international bestsellers, Wickham introduces a trio of irrepressibly charming women whose adventures will keep listeners riveted through the very last word.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wickham serves up a healthy dose of good-natured witticisms mixed with biting retorts. Publishers Weekly

  • Deliciously funny...witty and wicked. Kirkus Reviews
  • [Wickham]...provides a wickedly insightful look at the choices women make between career, children, and relationships. Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/14/2014

    " This book was predictable but funny. However at times it was almost painful to read because it was obvious what was going to happen. Overall it was alright. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan | 2/7/2014

    " It took a while to get into the book and relate to the characters, but once that happened, I couldn't put the book down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Georgiana | 2/4/2014

    " Funny,light,contemporary. I was pleasantly surprised with this book,o.k. not the most amazing book i've read but enjoyable and pleasant. This book came in a set of three and after reading the first two books I was fed-up with the lack of depth,the storyline didn't pick up for me and the end should have ended three chapters ago. Therefore the third one i thought was a write-off- but it wasn't! It was about friends,each holding a personal secret that threatens to overpower them, it was like i said,light and pleasant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Darry | 2/1/2014

    " I was really impressed with how good this book was, despite it being quite short. Great story overall and not too predictable. Also would be a perfect summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/26/2014

    " A easy read when you don't want to think. Of course you will have to stop your mind from wondering off to the stress in life so maybe not such an easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 1/25/2014

    " Easy read. Good plot and very entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alissa | 1/22/2014

    " I felt as though nothing truly exciting happened till the last 50pgs of the book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mia | 1/20/2014

    " Nice book. Really enjoyed it, even though it was frustrating at some points, but the ending made it better. I really wish there was an epilogue though, to see how the baby grew up, or well other spoilers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle Watton | 1/19/2014

    " This is a Sophie Kinsella under her pen name...so if you like SK books- this is yet another funny read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 1/11/2014

    " This was a very enjoyable and easy read. I read it in two sittings. Fun, likeable characters and interesting story line around three best friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha Yates | 12/14/2013

    " This book was super easy & fun to read! I couldn't put it down & it was very relatable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melaglr | 12/8/2013

    " Its cute, but confusing - it keeps switching back and forth between the three ladies' lives w/out a transition. But, it is pretty good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandy | 11/10/2013

    " meh, I didn't connect with this book at all. I didn't really like any of the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 11/5/2013

    " Loved the Shopaholic books ... it was kind of weird to find out that Sophie Kinsella is Madeleine Wickham's penname! If you like the Shopaholic series, or any of SK's other books, you'll like this one. Fast, easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mirjam | 10/30/2013

    " Average chick lit . Nice book to read on a Holliday. It's about the live of three woman who has to deal with their own problems and how this effects their friendship. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 10/29/2013

    " It's amazing how one author can write under two different names and the books can be so different. I find her Madeleine Wickham books to be quite boring compared to the Sophie Kinsella ones. Its finny that Madeleine Wickham is her real name. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 10/2/2013

    " Fantastic, funny, quick read. Loved it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bzak2 | 7/27/2013

    " Sorry, Madeleine, but you phoned this one in ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonya | 7/12/2013

    " This is a wonderful story of lasting friendship and secrets! Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 7/5/2013

    " Totally frivolous, easy, shameful Summer book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 5/28/2013

    " Although this is by the same author as Sophie Kinsella, I felt like the style was a bit different and didn't like it as much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Barta | 11/17/2012

    " The book is about 3 friends who meet monthly for cocktails to catch up on each others lives. Very familar to me! Quick, fun, poolside read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 10/31/2012

    " A fun read for anyone who likes chick lit, esp british chick lit, but nothing inspired. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caitlin | 8/22/2012

    " Not even close to as good as any of the Shopaholic books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daisy | 12/31/2011

    " I was excited to read this when I learned that Madeleine Wickham and Sophie Kinsella are actually one and the same. This book was just okay. I guess I was expecting Madeleine's books to include the the same lighthearted humor Sophie's books do. It was, however, a decent story that was well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samra Muslim | 12/26/2011

    " Nice chilled out read about girl friends .... kind of book which doesn't require you to think too much !!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsay | 12/8/2011

    " Didn't expect it to be a great read... just was looking for a little chick lit. Even with those expectations, still not that good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 11/4/2011

    " This book was a fun read. The more I read of Wickham, the better the books are and the more I like them! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 7/14/2011

    " I don't love Madeleine Wickham. I really wish she would just stick to writing as Sophie Kinsella, those books are much more fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 7/10/2011

    " I liked it! Very fast read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michela | 5/18/2011

    " carino.... un pò scontato ma ottimo per passare una giornata a casa..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadine | 4/29/2011

    " An easy read from which I didn't expect much but which was so entertaining I read it in one day! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 4/14/2011

    " After reading the Shopaholic series i was a little aprehensive going into this one. I must say I was pleasantly surprised! It was still pretty superficial, but deeper than the Shopaholic series. It was a great light read for the beach! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anh | 4/11/2011

    " Fun book about friendship, but the plot is weak and the ending was predicted by chapter 2. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chantale | 4/7/2011

    " Drivel. 1/2 star. Candice is naive & gullible. Maggie, Roxanne and Candice the three friends of the "Cocktail Club" fail to come across as believable strong, and smart women. This book is an insult to female intelligence and it's predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristy | 4/7/2011

    " Eh - definitely not great, but not completely horrible. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 3/14/2011

    " Quick read. Not particularly funny or interesting. Kind of predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 3/13/2011

    " Different style to the other Sophie Kinsella books, dont get me wrong I did enjoy this book however it sometimes is a bit confusing having to follow 3 sepatare story lines at once, also this book didnt have a very good ending it was a bit of a let down in a way.. but i did enjoy the story overall. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cortneygshipe | 3/8/2011

    " This really was just ok. It took a while to get into, got a little bit better in the middle, and then I just wanted it to end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 3/8/2011

    " Not crazy about this one, had a hard time finishing it. Little boring to me. "

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

    " A mostly-funny story of three best friends with very different lives who meet regularly for their common love -- cocktails. I read this on a cross-country plane trip and it was a perfect, quick-moving, light read for that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 2/22/2011

    " Sophie writes these books under Wickham (or maybe its the other way around). The Wickham stories tend to be r rated where the Sophie books are pg. These are cute but are usually more chick lit than stories. "

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About the Author
Author Madeleine Wickham

Madeleine Wickham is the author of several acclaimed novels, including A Desirable Residence, Sleeping Arrangements, and The Wedding Girl. As Sophie Kinsella, she has written a number of bestsellers including the Shopaholic series, Twenties Girl, Remember Me?, The Undomestic Goddess, and Can You Keep a Secret? Confessions of a Shopaholic was made into a major motion picture starring Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy. Born in London, she studied at New College, Oxford. She lives in London with her husband and family.

About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award and forty-two AudioFile Earphone Awards.