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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (375 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Belle Narrator: Renée Raudman Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN: 9781400174423
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Since she was thirteen, one of the few things New York novelist Rebekah Kettle has been able to count on is the thrill of seeing a new movie by world-renowned filmmaker Arthur Weeman every fall. Now thirty-three, the humor and poignancy of Weeman’s singular movies have inextricably merged with her own memories—to the point that she has begun writing him letters under the guise of her thirteen-year-old self—and her teenage admiration has become fullblown obsession. So when Rebekah steps back and takes stock of her own life, she isn’t happy with what she finds: She’s unlucky in love, hopelessly stalled in her work, and unable to get over the past.

It’s time for Rebekah to take action. She starts a relationship with Isaac Myman, a quirky paparazzo with whom she’s suspiciously compatible. And she befriends Mrs. Williams, an eccentric older woman who needs her companionship. It seems things are looking up. But just as unexpectedly, Rebekah discovers that Mrs. Williams’s apartment has the most coveted view on the Upper East Side—straight into Arthur Weeman’s town house—where she can watch the object of her obsession’s life displayed like a silent movie. Weeman has always been a fixture on the rumor mill, but Rebekah has been his staunchest defender—until she sees the evidence for herself and has to ask herself some questions. Does she give her new love a chance at the scoop of a lifetime—a photo of the compromised Weeman—or does she remain loyal to the man whose films have defined her life?

Riotously funny and astonishingly moving, Little Stalker is a bold, daring, twisted, and lovable novel that could have come only from a literary voice as sharp and original as Jennifer Belle’s.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “At age thirty-three, in search of a man, a second novel, and a life, Manhattan writer Rebekah Kettle occupies the singleton’s circle of hell…[Belleis] in fine form, and her sensibility sparkles with offbeat humor.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Read with an engaging detachment by Renée Raudman, Rebekah’s voice is, by turns, earnestly confiding and coolly distant, encouraging the listener to like her without really knowing why.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 lysa | 2/20/2014

    " so... this book was a little sexy, although the scenes moved the plot along and weren't titillating. It also dealt with issues of pedophilia and adultery. All in all, a good read. The author dealt with major issues without weighing down the plot or characters. Gives me something to think about without feeling burdened by the character. I think Belle does this by giving her main character, Rebekah, some personality flaws. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 2/6/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book, it is very funny. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Casey | 1/25/2014

    " I hated this (sorry Sara). I ended up bailing on it, which I hate doing, but I thought it was terrible. I thought the main character was immature and lacking in integrity. I wasn't rooting for her, so I stopped reading the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marsha | 1/25/2014

    " The titular character is a woman with an obsession for Arthur Weeman, a director who seems to be nothing more than a thinly veiled stand-in for Woody Allen. Filled with characters that are either annoying, pushy, forgetful or just plain sleazy, I found it tedious in the extreme wading through it. Even the sex scenes made me want to cringe or yawn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hoan | 1/23/2014

    " This was very absurd. Interesting and definitely odd. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steven Salaita | 1/22/2014

    " Bought it off the $2 shelf at the former Books-a-Million in Blacksburg (which used to have wonderful paperbacks for $3 or less). This novel is so terrible I don't even know where to begin. I wish I had my $2 back. I'd happily trade this piece of shit book for a large sweet tea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Btang | 1/15/2014

    " hilarious, contemporary, relevant and SO entertaining "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ayana | 1/2/2014

    " i like this book because it like me with johnny depp not that im a stalker just that i really really like him "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 12/24/2013

    " This was one of the most bizarre books I have ever read, but it was unique and brilliant and reminiscent of a Woody Allen type plot. Love it! :) Now I have to read this author's other books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisy | 12/22/2013

    " Like chick lit, but much smarter. About a single woman in NYC who is smart and a little crazy. This book was equal parts hilarious and touching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deena | 12/22/2013

    " Strange, a little dark and funny. A complicated character for sure. . . A good short read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachelle | 12/17/2013

    " It started off slow but by the third chapter I couldn't put it down. I wish the ending wouldn't have stopped where it did, but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 11/16/2013

    " This was just creepy. Someone that obsessed with Woody Allen, I mean "Arthur Weeman", needs help and even though there were amusing moments the mainstreaming of pedophilia just creeped me out. Plus the narrator is more obnoxious than Bella Swan "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen Eigenbrode | 10/20/2013

    " A bit odd and quirky. I enjoyed it and will look for other books by Jennifer Belle. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara Jane | 8/13/2013

    " Pretty lame overall with a handful of good lines "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 6/10/2013

    " The best Belle "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 5/28/2013

    " If you like New York and Woody Allen you'll like this book. The premise was interesting and the writing good, but at times annoying, which I also find to be true in some Woody Allen films. I loved the last couple of chapters and how events reconciled themselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoe | 5/24/2013

    " love this author, shes grown into a wonderful writer & this is her best so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherie | 10/21/2012

    " A- Good novel, but honestly, not up to par with her other stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alvin | 8/20/2012

    " Woody Allen lover/haters (and aren't we all?) will adore this hilarious, sex-in-the-cityish evisceration of modern anomie. I couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 7/31/2012

    " This might not be the best book ever written, but I will tell you that it is a direct reflection of my life--minus some details. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah Arlen | 7/5/2012

    " What a narcissistic mess. I haven't read a book with this horrible a heroine or pathetic a love story in years and years. And if you're going to write about Woody Allen, just do it already... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ellie | 1/6/2012

    " This book was really weird and I didn't really like the writing style. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Very | 9/19/2011

    " Jennifer Belle, it's all over between us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachelle | 2/25/2011

    " It started off slow but by the third chapter I couldn't put it down. I wish the ending wouldn't have stopped where it did, but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kyoto | 11/23/2010

    " I wanted to like this book, but it was just..... strange. It tried to be funny, but failed miserably. It also made me feel uncomfortable. Not what I expected at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 11/13/2010

    " Very inspirational. A woman doing things for others while expecting nothing in return. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 8/26/2010

    " This was one of the most bizarre books I have ever read, but it was unique and brilliant and reminiscent of a Woody Allen type plot. Love it! :) Now I have to read this author's other books! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 8/17/2010

    " What a narcissistic mess. I haven't read a book with this horrible a heroine or pathetic a love story in years and years. And if you're going to write about Woody Allen, just do it already... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 7/14/2010

    " This was just creepy. Someone that obsessed with Woody Allen, I mean "Arthur Weeman", needs help and even though there were amusing moments the mainstreaming of pedophilia just creeped me out. Plus the narrator is more obnoxious than Bella Swan "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen | 3/14/2010

    " Quirky and hilarious. I have found a new favorite author! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoe | 3/13/2010

    " love this author, shes grown into a wonderful writer & this is her best so far. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara Jane | 2/9/2010

    " Pretty lame overall with a handful of good lines "

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About the Author
Author Jennifer Belle

Jennifer Belle is the author of two critically acclaimed, widely translated novels: Going Down, for which she was named best debut novelist of the year by Entertainment Weekly, and High Maintenance, a national bestseller. Her stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Independent Magazine, Ms., Harper’s Bazaar, Black Book, and many anthologies. She lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Renée Raudman is an actor and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. She has performed on film, television, radio, and on stage and can also be heard in several video games and hundreds of television and radio voice-overs.