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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anita Loos Narrator: Lorelei King Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2005 ISBN:
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In one of the great American comic novels, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes features the life of Lorelei Lee and her stunning progress from small-town girl to metropolitan socialite. The follow-up, But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, recounts the romantic misadventures of Lorelei's girlfriend Dorothy in her quest to enter Manhattan society. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 2/16/2014

    " XD Silly, blonde, classic. That's really all there is to say. Also, I love Dorothy :3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue Pit | 2/8/2014

    " This is a most amusing read by Anita Loos. Loos is a clever writer of women in the 1920s. The main characters herein are of the flapper sort who are not enervated but energized by class and gender distinctions. Their independent and calculating self serving ways are both bold and hilarious. They can talk their way into and out of anything they perceive as necessary/desirable and the men never see what is coming (or going). The book is written in first person (of a flapper) who tries (in vain) to speak properly (grammatically, etc) so much so that her speech itself is worth many a chuckle out loud! (also she is the queen of euphemisms). A very fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theacrob | 2/5/2014

    " Funny because it's true. The ridiculosity abounds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordon Hubbs | 1/12/2014

    " Not bad. Different take on Modernism than you get with something like The Sound and The Fury, that's for sure. Reminded me of breakfast at Tiffany's "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Mayer | 12/21/2013

    " This is an excellent antidote for too much Hemingway! One of the funniest stories I have ever read. I especially love the part where Lorelei meets Freud (Dr. Froyd) and they discuss the topic of inhibitions and dreams. I think this book captures the American spirit quite nicely. Not a bad movie either by the way! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 12/19/2013

    " I think I read this before I even knew there was a Marilyn Monroe movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 12/11/2013

    " Wickedly funny. Anita Loos attacks all manner of high society and artistic pretentiousness with her satirical two-volume diary of a flapper. Crisp, smart writing. Also, this edition reprints Ralph Barton's gorgeous line drawings from the original printings of the books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fiona | 11/29/2013

    " From beginning to end i have laughed out loud! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 11/10/2013

    " A window into the 'flapper' days of the 1920s and decadent but strangely innocent lifestyles. Quirky, lively and funny, especially the element of satire/gentle mockery in the diary of the 'flapper'. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shirl | 10/2/2013

    " I read this because it was mentioned in Edith Whartosn"s biography by R.B. Lewis. It may have been the rage in 1925, but I couldn't finish this narrative by a bimbo (the character not the novelist-she did a great job of presenting the personification of the "dumb blond") "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine Simmons | 9/14/2013

    " I got this book when my family was in England in 1983. It is pure delight to read. Loreli and Dorothy were feminists and they didn't even know it. I wish I had never lost my copy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krystn | 8/11/2013

    " This book is my I Ching. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 8/7/2013

    " I remember starting this book while I was in college, but I cannot remember a THING about it. So, yeah, I probably wouldn't recommend a thoroughly unmemorable book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 6/24/2013

    " Hilarious. Written in possibly the most entertaining "voice" I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 6/24/2013

    " As Always - do not just judge this book by the movie that was based on it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 9/20/2012

    " A spirited romp and study of manners. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia | 7/18/2012

    " Cute, and I can see why they made a movie out of it, but not a keeper for me. A VERY light read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber Anderson | 7/16/2012

    " Kind of silly. Very stylized in a good way. I grew to love Lorelei's occasional misspellings and grammatical errors. Make no mistake: she's cunning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 5/29/2012

    " I know this is supposed to be a great satirical work that says a lot about the times, but I mostly just found the protagonists to be ignorant and annoying and the men to be flat and completely unappealing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irene | 1/26/2012

    " This is just a really really fun read. Inspired the Marilyn Monroe film. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 12/31/2011

    " A funny book about what men want out of women and vice versa. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 9/11/2011

    " Great satire and comedy on how shallow, gold-digging women can manipulate dopey men. From whence the phrase "diamonds are a girl's best friend" originated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 eb | 5/18/2011

    " A charming, bloggy novel narrated by a cheerfully moronic sociopath.

    It takes a lot of balls--or an already-well-established career--to write in the first-person voice of such a dumb dame. Loos was brave. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby | 3/3/2011

    " Nothing but the truth about Gentlemen!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 2/16/2011

    " I found this book to be very entertaining and extremely silly. Although i its short I had to read it in chunks because it started to grate on me after too much time, so it took a while. That said, the voice of the protagonist was endearing and funny and it was a great fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emjy | 12/23/2010

    " L'un des romans les plus drôles que j'ai lus de ma vie. L'ironie d'Anita Loos est dévastatrice ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik | 11/24/2010

    " A really fascinating book. I can't say that I really loved it, because I had a hard time sympathizing with any of the characters presented in the book, but it was a really brilliant look at its own time period. For that I would recommend it to anybody. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krisette | 8/3/2010

    " This book was so much fun to read. I did not agree with the heroine's mercenary way of life, but it was very cleverly written. The bad grammar was often distracting, but it added to the charm of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 7/26/2010

    " Hilarious! Some things never change. Everyone is familiar with the concept of the gold-digger, but the way this is told would make even the "victims" smile. Lorelei would be a great name for a hurricane. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne Thomsen | 12/29/2009

    " I wanted to like this one but didn't. I had to force myself to finish it. I know Loos is mocking Lorelei, but I would have preferred if she did it through a narration so we could have heard another voice besides her vapid heroine. "

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