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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (617 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diane Johnson Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781440797064
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Critics hail Diane Johnson as a cross between Jane Austen and Henry James. In this best-selling comedy of Americans abroad and Parisians at home, she celebrates the mores and manners of contemporary marriage. Struggling American writer Tim Nolinger pursues his journalism career in Paris while proper Frenchwoman Anne Sophie plans their wedding. When Tim covers the theft of a valuable manuscript, the story leads the couple to the local home of a reclusive American film director and his actress wife. Once there, Tim and Anne Sophie find themselves in the midst of a murder investigation, a French-American feud, and a reckless love affair that threatens to destroy their marriage even before it begins. Diane Johnson weaves acerbic humor and refreshing observations into this thoroughly modern tale of love and marriage. With her dramatic performance, Suzanne Toren brings out the moral complexities that shimmer just beneath the surface. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valeri | 2/13/2014

    " Not worth reading. I just couldn't stop once I started it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/1/2014

    " A good summer read. Le Mariage and the inevitable Le Divorce and L'Affaire were lighthearted enough, also a clue as to understanding some of the cultural differences one encounters along the way "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 1/28/2014

    " What I like about Diane Johnson's amusing comedies of manners are her extremely apt yet remarkably detached observations on cultural life, French and American. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paulah | 1/24/2014

    " one of the best beach books i've read in a long while. delightful! I'll read more by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Germain | 1/22/2014

    " Enjoyable, light read, but the ending was dull and unsatisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 1/21/2014

    " I love Diane Johnson. She has a style like no one else. When you give yourself over to her, it is a wonderful reading experience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 1/17/2014

    " i liked Le Divorce better. i did not like any of the characters in this book. and the murder mystery was such an afterthought making this reader wonder why she needs it, as if she could not carry the novel on social/national stereotypes alone. her books do that: a little mystery, little love and angst, little social commentary and always americans in France, usually Paris. i like the way she writes, she is smart and witty, but i didn't feel like hoping for any of the characters and i need that in a novel. also i think she hates marriage. it seemed that way in Le Divorce, too. like she (the author) doesn't believe in it or something. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 1/13/2014

    " This was a fun break to read. I got out my French dictionary and read it in short bursts. She isn't much on realistic plot, but her characters' views on French/American attitudes is really delightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/6/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this, I like Diane Johnson's style, however this book had a really disappointing ending that I felt didn't really wrap up anything. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirsten | 11/8/2013

    " Fun Paris setting, characters not believable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Hollister | 10/26/2013

    " I loved this story as tragic as it became about getting married. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa Currier | 10/17/2013

    " Waste of time! Too many characters, disjointed storylines, lame ending. It was hard to get through, but thought I should finish it case it got better........never did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shemsi | 9/30/2013

    " I liked the beginning and middle, but not the end. The characters were all well-written. I just wish the ending were better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tristy | 7/17/2013

    " All these characters are totally dead inside and self-obsessed to boot. Is it a mystery? Is it a sad commentary on marriage? Is it the story of "Americans in Paris?" It is all of these things and yet none. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Natasha | 6/4/2013

    " Shockingly bad! Wooden and poorly paced. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J | 12/26/2012

    " Diane Johnson really drags this story out. I found myself wanting to get to the end just to see how she tied it all together. I did enjoy the continuity and references of characters from her other books and I always enjoy a good story about France. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karey Owens | 10/12/2012

    " It probably isn't fair to write a review since I didn't finish the book. Howener, if after 75 pages I don't give a crap about anyone or anything in a book, it's not worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 10/5/2012

    " Such an enjoyable read. The characters were good, the plot fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Courtney Milford | 8/7/2012

    " Not as good as Le Divorce. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elanor | 2/3/2012

    " I can't even remember actually reading it. . . That's what an impression it made on me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/9/2011

    " These books are enjoyable, though they do make me hate French people a bit, which may not be the intention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 11/1/2011

    " Good pool-side read. When you're done, you can leave it on the chair for the next sun-dazed reader. (Can't see a straight man enjoying this, pool or not!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 9/8/2011

    " I love Diane Johnson's way of making a mountain out of a molehill, and stretching the story lines to conclusions one would never have come to on their own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 7/15/2011

    " A good summer read. A bit cynical ont he subject of marriage, but I always enjoy Johnson's Americans in Paris. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Evelyn | 7/2/2011

    " pretentious crap, silly underdeveloped characters, interesting plot twists that unfortunately by the end went nowhere... i was annoyed reading the book at the shallowness of the characters and not even the final shootout could save it for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 1/5/2011

    " I love Diane Johnson. She has a style like no one else. When you give yourself over to her, it is a wonderful reading experience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 11/8/2010

    " The spouse picked this up for me and at first, I had some difficulty getting into it. There are several entertaining plot twists and I ended up enjoying it immensely. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edna | 10/31/2010

    " I had to stop reading it..UGH! What fluff!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valeri | 7/20/2010

    " Not worth reading. I just couldn't stop once I started it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Evelyn | 3/5/2010

    " pretentious crap, silly underdeveloped characters, interesting plot twists that unfortunately by the end went nowhere... i was annoyed reading the book at the shallowness of the characters and not even the final shootout could save it for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 1/28/2010

    " This was a fun break to read. I got out my French dictionary and read it in short bursts. She isn't much on realistic plot, but her characters' views on French/American attitudes is really delightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 1/10/2010

    " A good summer read. A bit cynical ont he subject of marriage, but I always enjoy Johnson's Americans in Paris. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/7/2010

    " Such an enjoyable read. The characters were good, the plot fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 8/26/2009

    " I thought this would be very light, but it has deep moments for such a quick read. The writing is easy on the eyes... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anika | 8/24/2009

    " Just recently re-read this one as it was sitting on my bookshelf at a moment when I needed something lighter. Did the trick. I had forgotten how enjoyable this one was. Remarkably similar to Peter Mayle's fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 8/17/2009

    " I loved this story as tragic as it became about getting married. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 8/10/2009

    " Waste of time! Too many characters, disjointed storylines, lame ending. It was hard to get through, but thought I should finish it case it got better........never did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Curious Squid | 8/9/2009

    " Not at all what I expected. Not very satisfying either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 3/30/2009

    " A good time killer for the francophile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 2/22/2009

    " What I like about Diane Johnson's amusing comedies of manners are her extremely apt yet remarkably detached observations on cultural life, French and American. "

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About the Author
Author Diane Johnson

Diane Johnson is an American-born novelist and essayist. A two-time finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in three different genres—essay, biography, and fiction—she is the author of a dozen novels, including Le DivorceLe Mariage, and L’Affaire. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and splits her time between San Francisco and Paris.

About the Narrator

Suzanne Toren has recorded over nine hundred audiobooks. She has performed on Broadway and in regional theaters in works penned by Shakespeare, Molière, and Arthur Miller. She has also appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas. She was awarded the Narrator of the Year Award for her audiobook recordings for the Library of Congress and has earned more than two dozen Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine.