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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (28,565 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Meg Cabot Narrator: Kadushin Ilyana, Ilyana Kadushin Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Queen of Babble Series Release Date: June 2006 ISBN: 9780061135286
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What's an American girl with a big mouth, but an equally big heart, to do?

Lizzie Nichols has a problem, and it isn't that she doesn't have the slightest idea what she's going to do with her life, or that she's blowing what should be her down payment on a cute little Manhattan apartment on a trip to London to visit her long-distance boyfriend, Andrew. What's the point of planning for the future when she's done it again? See, Lizzie can't keep her mouth shut. And it's not just that she can't keep her own secrets, she can't keep anything to herself.

This time when she opens her big mouth, her good intentions get Andrew in major hot water. Now Lizzie's stuck in London with no boyfriend and no place to stay until the departure date written on her non-changeable airline ticket.

Fortunately, Lizzie's best friend and college roommate is spending her summer in the south of France, catering weddings in a chateau. One call and Lizzie's on a train to Paris. Who cares if she speaks only rudimentary French? One glimpse of gorgeous Chateau Mirac -- not to mention gorgeous Luke, Chateau Mirac's owner -- and she's smitten.

But while most caterers can be trusted to keep a secret, Lizzie's the exception. And no sooner has the first cork been popped than Luke hates her, the bride is in tears, and it looks like Chateau Mirac is in danger of becoming a lipo-recovery spa. As if things aren't bad enough, ex-boyfriend Andy shows up looking for "closure" (or at least a loan), threatening to ruin everything, especially Lizzie's chance at ever finding real love -- unless she can figure out a way to use that big mouth of hers to save the day.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cabot, author of the wildly popular Princess Diaries, delivers another charmer.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Ilyana Kadushin ably animates the effervescent character of Lizzie Nichols, meddling fashion maven who embroils herself in a French chateau wedding fiasco…Kadushin’s chatty tones and reverent descriptions of vintage clothing competently evoke the reassuring optimism of Cabot's world.”

    AudioFile

  • “Cabot, best known for the young adult series The Princess Diaries, writes adult fiction that is just as playful, irreverent, and entertaining.”

    Booklist

  • “Chipper European romp for adult girls who have graduated from The Princess Diaries.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mercy Koireng | 2/9/2014

    " One of the best books by Meg Cabot. Way to go, Meg! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Missie | 2/5/2014

    " Loved this silly book. It was soo funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim D | 1/26/2014

    " A cute, easy summer read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate S. | 1/22/2014

    " Meg Cabot does good again in the writing of Queen Of Babble! Lizzie Nichols, a quirky, quick witted, and smart 22 year old sure has had a lot of things going on with her life! I think that Meg Cabot does a good job of creating each of her main characters in all her books very different, yet the same, in the way that they are all fun-loving girls that you would want to be best friends with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Enid | 1/17/2014

    " Thoroughly endearing heroine and delightful story--but you have to skip parts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moe | 1/16/2014

    " I just love, and adore the Queen Of Babbles Series. They are fun. I heard they were making them a movie. Can't wait. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maddi | 1/13/2014

    " A young lady who cannot seem to keep her mouth shut. ;) I know somebody like that. A story that is very similar to lifes ups and downs, but there is still a happy ending! "

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

    " Another book series by Meg Cabot. This one is a little more risque and has casual attitudes about sex. But despite that it was delightful and so funny. Of the three books, this one was the best. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wende | 1/2/2014

    " started but didnt read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelina | 12/30/2013

    " So funny! Adult novel, but very clean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haley | 12/12/2013

    " Total chick-lit. If you love those totally predictable, easy to read girly books (as I do) this book is for you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Cole | 12/3/2013

    " cute book, great for a fun, non-serious escape. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J Wynia | 10/25/2013

    " made me laugh out loud "

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

    " LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele Costigan | 12/26/2012

    " I really like Meg Cabot. She is definitely "chick lit." But I enjoy a no brainer, easy read. Looking forward to the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn Heuser | 12/19/2012

    " Chick Lit - Book Bingo "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie Maskus | 10/30/2012

    " A book for a slow reader, nothing redeeming "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny Thomas | 8/13/2012

    " A little bit more risque than I was expecting based on her other books. But I liked the story line and am willing to read the next ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherina | 6/11/2012

    " This book is so hilarious and a really delicious page-turner. I want this to be a movie. Where can i make the petition?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 4/10/2012

    " I enjoyed this book. It had a little less traditional story arc from the typical chick lit book and it was kind of funny too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corinne Wilson | 3/11/2012

    " Meg Cabot is ridiculous--but she does make my plane rides so much shorter... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 10/10/2011

    " Very funny! Quick easy read. Just what I was looking for. Sophie Kinsella"esqe". :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alyssa | 6/3/2011

    " So between this book and Insatiable, I am cured of Meg Cabot. I liked The Boy Next Door, but her books keep getting racier and racier, and this crossed the line. Plus I strongly disliked the main characters inner monologue - she truly was the queen of babble, and it was not likeable. "

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

    " Fun little story, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 5/8/2011

    " Easy guilty pleasure read. I found myself wanting to get to the end like a fluffy romantic comedy movie. "

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

    " At some points in this book it made me think "now I know why I have been avoiding this book for so long" due to the fluffiness of it that makes you feel like the book is making you stupider as you read it. With that said, it really wasn't bad. I may pick up the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/4/2011

    " Entertaining albeit predictable read. Nothing mind bending but a good, fluffy summer book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 5/3/2011

    " Keeps you wanting to read mor..definitely a good chic lit book..must read series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisamarie | 4/25/2011

    " I absolutely LOVE the Queen of Babble books....I highly recommend these!!!
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonja | 4/22/2011

    " Good bubble gum read. Very predictable. There are 2 others in the series, but I can't say I want to read them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabetta | 4/19/2011

    " 2.5 stars at best...it left me with a smile, but the main character was annoying 3/4 of the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 4/16/2011

    " Lizzie is just soooo amazing :D Luke is just so ... mmmmm :D Great read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 4/14/2011

    " This was perfect for a flight with lots of turbulence. Frothy, funny, didn't require too much thinking and kept my mind off the fact I was bouncing around 30,000 feet up in the sky. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 4/12/2011

    " The only bad thing about this series is that you might not want to put it down, and you will end up rereading it again and again. I love these books. They are the ultimate happy-go-lucky romance books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 4/6/2011

    " Typical chick lit fare, but entertaining and enjoyable all the same. Meg Cabot has a great sense for scene, which made reading this very similar to watching a romantic comedy. Great timing, witty dialogue. Recommended to readers looking for a light, fun read. "

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About the Author
Author Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for both adults and teens. She received her BA from Indiana University and worked as an assistant residence hall director at New York University. Her Princess Diaries series has sold over sixteen million copies and was made into two hit movies by Disney. A number of her books have also been made into movies for television, including Avalon High and Vanished, which was the basis for a Lifetime series called Missing. Her numerous other works include the Mediator series, the Heather Wells mysteries, Queen of Babble series, Boy Series, All-American Girl Series, Insatiable series, and Abandon trilogy, as well as stand-alone novels.

About the Narrator

Ilyana Kadushin was born in Miami and raised in the rural cornfields of Maryland. She attended the Tisch School of Arts in New York City and has performed in many theater productions. Kadushin wrote and performed a one woman multimedia musical called Devour the Apple. Her narration of In the Age of Love and Chocolate won an AudioFile Earphones Award.