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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (4,819 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus Narrator: Susan Bennett Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9781442304048
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New from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries, the highly anticipated sequel that picks up ten years later.

More than four million people fell in love with Nan, the smart, spirited, and sympathetic heroine of The Nanny Diaries —now she’s back. After living abroad for twelve years, she and her husband, Ryan, aka H.H., have returned to New York to make a life for themselves. In the midst of getting her new business off the ground and renovating their fixer-upper, Ryan announces his sudden desire to start a family. His timing simply couldn’t be worse.

To compound the mounting construction and marital chaos, her former charge, Grayer X, now sixteen years old, makes a drunken, late-night visit, wanting to know why she abandoned him all those years ago. But how can she explain to Grayer what she still hasn’t come to terms with herself? In an attempt to assuage her guilt, yet against every instinct, Nan tries to help Grayer and his younger brother, Stilton, through their parents’ brutal divorce, drawing her back into the ever-bizarre life of Mrs. X and her Upper East Side enclave of power and privilege.

After putting miles and years between herself and this world, Nan find she’s once again on the front line of the battle with the couture-clad elite for their children’s well-being.

With its whip-smart dialogue and keen observations of modern life, Nanny Returns gives a firsthand tour of what happens when a community that chose money over love finds themselves with neither.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The many readers who loved the first entry will be thrilled to revisit Nan, Grayer, and the Xs. Booklist
  • “As bitingly funny as its predecessor, this Nanny also makes serious points about the pitfalls of modern parenting. It does chick lit proud.”

    People

  • “Eminently readable...a surprisingly affecting portrayal of childhood hurts.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Another deliciously addictive glimpse into the lives of the ultra-rich and their children.”

    New York Post

  • “A fast-moving tale...fun to read.”

    Associated Press

  • “Bennett’s narration is excellent: she draws the listener into the story, revealing the characters’ emotions and flaws and keeping the pacing brisk and entertaining.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The many readers who loved the first entry will be thrilled to revisit Nan, Grayer, and the Xs.” 

    Booklist

  • “Once again, the wealthy New York crowd serves as an addictive backdrop, and the story’s contrast between shallowness and compassion is fascinating. Nanny Diaries fans will snap up this sequel.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claudia | 2/16/2014

    " I was looking forward to reading what new adventures Nan would get herself into. I was grandly disappointed. I was only able to make it half way before I decided I just had to put it down. It was difficult to try and put myself in Nans shoes and even more difficult to sympathize with her. I found myself getting very annoyed with her decisions and actions. Not only that, there was no comic relief that I enjoyed so much in Nanny Diaries. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taryn | 2/16/2014

    " I started this book months ago and finally picked it back up to finish this month. I think I've learned about myself that I don't enjoy reading books about disfunctional families. Here we go again with the X family as Nan returns to New York a decade after she nannied for Grayer X and it seems as though little has changed in the family dynamic. Again, the authors paint a very unfavorable picture of well to do parents in New York as they deal with their children and the caretakers of their children, which I found incredibly frustrating. Meanwhile, Nan has married Harvard Hottie, who wants to start a family and Nan is dragging her feet. How it is that the most level-headed, caring, rational person in the book doesn't want to think about being a parent when she has been a better parent to the children around her than their own parents?! It was just frustrating to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Isha | 2/15/2014

    " Not as good as the original, but nice closure if you read the first one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Starr | 2/11/2014

    " Every now and then I divulge my inner "chick" and pick up some chick lit to read...and usually regret the choice. I regretted the time I spent listening to this book. There were some good one liners but that was about it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clare | 1/22/2014

    " Many plots...good to listen to as we are traveling. A few chapters too long. "

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

    " not as decadent as the first one, but still a good read. anyone who works with other people's children really should read these. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendela | 1/11/2014

    " completely implausible, and great escapism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joie | 1/7/2014

    " Not nearly as good as Nanny Diaries. This ends sort of abruptly and there are a lot of unanswered questions. Maybe they are setting up for a sequel? If not, it was a weird ending... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 12/28/2013

    " Not nearly as good as Nanny Diaries, but it has some good moments. I don't know those outweigh the bad ones, though, so I will not be recommending this book., unless you are a die-hard Nan fan and have nothing else to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Osmond | 12/25/2013

    " after reading the other reviews, i seem to be alone in this, but i LOVED this book!!! i may have even loved it a little more than the original. it was awesome to get to know an older grayer, and stilton is the sweetest thing ever! im hoping for a 3rd! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faith | 12/15/2013

    " This book kept me really entertained, but was not as funny as the first and a little depressing. Overall really good, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Perez | 12/11/2013

    " Even though the narrator is moronic at times and some of the plot points are contrived, it was great to catch up with this character and see what had happened to her since "The Nanny Diaries." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristina | 11/24/2013

    " Not as good as Nanny Diaries. I was excited to read it and it kept me engaged and had its moments, but overall it was not as good as the first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 10/21/2013

    " Better than the 1st nanny diaries book. It was fun to listen to as an audio book. I imagine it'd be a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Quiana Vidal | 8/31/2013

    " Interesting story line with familiar characters. The school issues frustrated me but, hey, it's a story and the author believes wants us to believe that the story is written how it really is, so who am I to argue. Not bad. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chelsea Heath | 2/9/2013

    " Depressing, unrealistic and stupid. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 11/25/2012

    " I didn't read the first book - just happened on this one in a discount bin, and thought, "Why not?" I enjoyed the story, though I was frequently impatient with the characters and their fascination with themselves. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carly | 7/27/2012

    " Not as good as the first. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katy Shover | 7/25/2012

    " This book was very disappointing after the first. Not at all what I expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle Pener | 7/1/2012

    " not as good as the first one, but a quick and funny light "beach" read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer (NorthernLghts) | 7/28/2011

    " Very disapointing sequel. The plot was uninteresting and it was difficult to keep up with all the characters "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly Brennan | 5/24/2011

    " Glad this was a bargain book and i didn't pay full price for it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessie | 5/1/2011

    " the first one was so much better. this sequel was horrible and had weird and confusing new characters. it actually wasn't worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 4/25/2011

    " Picked this book up on whim since the first book was fun. And, yes, it was a quick read with an interesting plot line-although the way that the upper class is portrayed as taking care of their children is rather disturbing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylee | 4/18/2011

    " Still reading but just as good as the first :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 4/14/2011

    " Really enjoyed the first "Nanny" book on audiobooks, but this one falls short. Good "background" when you're driving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Slone | 4/12/2011

    " A fitting end to Nan's story. But again, I found myself appalled by the greed, entitlement and denial of the most of the people Krauss and McLaughlin were writing about. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marisa | 4/10/2011

    " So sad - I really liked The Nanny Diaries (don't judge me) so I picked up this sequel out of sheer curiosity. Disappointing, the characters really lacked the humanity that made the first book great. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 3/28/2011

    " Horrible language, and complicated plot that felt like nothing was ever resolved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/27/2011

    " Dystopia hits New York again. Nanny meets Grayer/Grover again after twelve years. The plot twists and turns played out in stressful, but page-turning ways. Nan and Grayer both grow. And the whole shebang makes me thankful I'm not living among Manhattan's moneyed crazy people. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 3/20/2011

    " i just had to find out what happened to nan-neh! eh. glad i did but felt like the writing was just a bit off this time. adored the first one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 3/19/2011

    " This book was pretty good and is a sequel to the Nanny Diaries. I found myself laughing out loud at some of her comments. Very witty. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 3/17/2011

    " Definitely nowhere near as good as the original... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerrie | 3/9/2011

    " I liked this book because it was a sequal to The Nanny Diaries. I loved the first book and thought I would enjoy this. While I did enjoy reading, and I didn't want to stop, much of it was not believable. It seemed a bit far-fetched. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spencer | 3/3/2011

    " Started slow and was a bit all over the place, but once Nan and I got reacquainted, I was happily (?) right back with her and the Xes. "

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About the Author
Author Emma McLaughlin

Emma McLaughlin is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Dedication, Citizen Girl, and Nanny Returns. The Nanny Diaries, the longest-running New York Times bestseller for 2002, was made into a major motion picture in 2007 starring Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, and Alicia Keys. She has made guest appearances on a number of television shows, including the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, and The View. She has contributed to the New York Times and the London Times. In addition to writing for television and film, McLaughlin travels the country speaking to young women about gender issues in American corporate culture.

About the Narrator

Susan Bennett has enjoyed an extensive career as a vocal artist. She has worked with major agencies on such accounts as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, AT&T, Blue Cross, Goodyear, and Club Med. Among her audiobook narrations are Full of Grace, Replay, and Tiger, Tiger, for which she won an AudioFile Earphones Award.