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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (28,338 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marian Keyes Narrator: Caitriona Keyes Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2004 ISBN: 9780060797980
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Prada-wearing magazine editor Lisa Edwards thinks her life is over when her 'fabulous' new job turns out to be deportation to Dublin, launching Colleen magazine. No more jet-setting to the Fall Collections? No more fabulous parties and photos in the society pages? The only saving grace is that her friends aren't there to witness her downward spiral. Might her new boss, the disheveled and moody Jack Devine, save her from a fate worse than hell?

Ashling Kennedy, Colleen's assistant editor, is an award–winning worrier, increasingly aware that something fundamental is missing from her life -- apart from a boyfriend and a waistline. And then there's her closest, oldest friend Clodagh 'Princess' Kelly, who is apparently living the domestic dream in a suburban castle. So why, lately, has Clodagh had a recurring urge to kiss a frog -- sleep with a frog, if truth be told?

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

    " Chick lit at its best, but a good story nontheless. I love that her novels have Irish protagonists (protagonistas? After all, they are women...). This is my favorite of her books. Easy read, total reading candy--lots of fluff and sweetness, not much total nutrition. Take it to the beach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/19/2014

    " I just finished reading this book for the third or fourth time. While there are some plot points I would like to change, it is still one of my go-to books whenever I am in need of some lighthearted office romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MaryAnn | 2/15/2014

    " funny light "chic lit" by author similar to Sophie Kinsella "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meaghan | 2/15/2014

    " Love Marian Keyes. This is one of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 2/14/2014

    " It was a fun, easy read. Nothing spectacular, but fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dani | 2/13/2014

    " It's fluff, but it was entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janel | 2/11/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book and still think about the characters even though I read it over a month ago. At first I wasn't sure I would like it because I just hated Lisa so much! But I'm so happy I stuck with it....The characters were so well developed and interesting and there were twists that I never saw coming. I think Marian Keys is an amazing writer and I'm looking forward to reading more of her in the future. Not your average chick-lit! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillian | 2/10/2014

    " A littke slow to start but very enjoyable. I liked that it wasn't as fluffy as some chick lit out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Therese Gilardi | 2/8/2014

    " love aisling "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brett | 1/30/2014

    " I couldn't finish this book. I had to bring it back to the library and I could have renewed it, but I didn't want to. It just didn't grab me... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/30/2014

    " Read this while visiting relatives in Canada when I should have been reading homework. This was my first Marian Keyes and I was pleased that I didn't figure out the entire plot right away. Not as good as Jennifer Weiner but better than a lot of the other stuff out there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Smita | 1/20/2014

    " This is the most perfect chick-lit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 1/19/2014

    " Love this freaken book! It's my go-to book when I need something to read and to take my mind off of chaos in my life. It's a good lengthy story but you don't realize how long it is while you are reading it. Well written and probably the only book by Marian Keyes that I actually like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/10/2014

    " Anything by Marian Keyes is always a fun and light read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 shannon parrish | 12/28/2013

    " Chick book! Very entertaining "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiina | 12/26/2013

    " An easy read. Thick enough to keep me entertained for a longer time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anjuli | 12/24/2013

    " I had a hard time getting into this book, which is surprising for me. I ususally try to get at least 1/2 way through before I "give up" on a book, but had a difficult time with the first few chapters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathryn Ferrara | 12/24/2013

    " This is my favorite Keyes title with her trademark everyone gets what they deserve ending, I really enjoyed this one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dani | 12/24/2013

    " This is my least favourite out of the three books I've read so far by Marian Keyes. I can't really relate to any of the characters and oddly most things have been predictable, something the other books haven't been which I love. It's not a bad book at all, I enjoyed it but it wasn't her best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/18/2013

    " LOVED this book. Very light, easy read with great characters and an enchanting story. More unique than your average "chick lit" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ktloufriend | 12/13/2013

    " I LOVE Marian Keyes. She is vulgar, hilarious and honest. I would recommend any of her books. She is a great pick when you are at the airport or need a pick-me-up! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/10/2013

    " I just loved this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 12/10/2013

    " Good but long. I really got into it though in the last 100 pages. The first few hundred where a little slow for me. But I am glad I finally finished it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 12/8/2013

    " karma's a bitch "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lani Young | 12/1/2013

    " Always funny, always enjoyable, always insightful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 11/30/2013

    " Not my type of book at all !! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 11/16/2013

    " funny chick-lit "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carrie | 11/11/2013

    " totally sucked! i do not like this author at all. i probably wont read any more of her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ro | 10/1/2013

    " One of my favorite chick lit novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 9/13/2013

    " I was a bit disappointed with this book. I knew what to expect but I didn't think it lived up to the hype that some people had given it. It's an easy enough read but not as good as other books by the same author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Barnen | 8/16/2013

    " I'm always impressed by Keyes's many layers of texture, landscape, roars and trickles of the vividly portrayed characters. Shushi's stories point to the extraordinary of everyday lives and reminds us to savor! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pattie | 7/29/2013

    " I stuck it out till the bitter end...the only redeeming quality of this book is the characters. Otherwise, didn't love it at all. I think I'd give it 1.5 stars if I could... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aedin | 7/15/2013

    " Marian Keyes is a class act , such a good story teller , can't fault her at all "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 4/30/2013

    " This book is an easy to read fun book that includes all of the typical chic lit features. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marieke | 2/16/2013

    " Certainly no literature, but as a first introduction to the chick-lit genre very entertaining!! I never tried any CL before but was laughing outloud and had to admit that some scenes were very familiar haha. Ideal for the beach. And who can beat the quote: "one swallow doesn't make a marriage". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra Steel | 1/30/2013

    " Loved it so much, we named our daughter after one of the main characters! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristan | 1/24/2013

    " Good light read - a little slow at the start "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 10/16/2012

    " It's a great beach read as are all of Marian Keyes' books. "

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

    " Fun, cute story, but somewhat predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay Murphy | 10/10/2012

    " I probably would have given this book 3.5 stars. It was a nice spring break read and I was surprised that there was not a fairy tale ending for every character. It took me 200 or so pages to get into the book and really care about the characters. It would make a nice beach read but it is very long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Offbalance | 8/28/2012

    " One of those really great romantic comedies, Sushi had a platter of great characters, great writing, and absorbing plotlines that were neither too light nor too heavy. Totally satisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn | 5/3/2012

    " Fun, beach book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 5/2/2012

    " Super cheezy yet fabulous. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nayth | 4/12/2012

    " this one was a bit of a miss for me couldn't get into it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jandra | 3/12/2012

    " This is the first novel I have read by M.Keyes. I thoroughly enjoyed it to read her other works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina | 2/9/2012

    " it's an ok chick-lit read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faith Barrett | 12/27/2011

    " The Irish setting threw me a bit at first and it was a bit hard to get into, but once I did I really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 11/19/2011

    " One of Marian Keyes better novels. I like that her characters are so well formed, especially for the chick lit genre which tends to have one dimensional characters. I like that Keyes lets us see the flaws. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber | 11/1/2011

    " Good beach read, but not good reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 10/24/2011

    " This author is great- all of her books are good. Just read them in order. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Louise H | 9/26/2011

    " An easy read but very predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrieuoregon | 7/13/2011

    " Regular chic lit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karien van Emmenes | 7/8/2011

    " My first Marian Keyes book. It was love at first sight "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie (S. J.) Pajonas | 7/4/2011

    " Just re-read this and, sigh, I love Marian Keyes. She's such a great storyteller, often surprising me with twists I didn't see coming. Her books in general are snarky, witty, and sexy, and this one hits all of those notes and more. I'm glad I took the time to re-read it. "

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

    " This wasn't a bad book to read--I had heard of marian keyes before and got it from bookmooch.com. Not sure that I'd read another Marian Keyes book, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 5/18/2011

    " Just like the rest of her books: funny, charming, cute and well-developed. I'd want to be friends with the characters and loved the story line "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sanjana | 5/3/2011

    " I couldnt go through with it! It's not often I come across a book i dislike so completely. Names I cant pronounce, characters that seem interchangable and wanting of depth, and a storyline that just refused to pick up. Ugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 4/19/2011

    " I read this book years ago, it was fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sam | 2/24/2011

    " Not one of her best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margy | 2/10/2011

    " Anyone who likes fun Irish books with hilarious witty characters will like this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 2/8/2011

    " Loved it! And then read every one of her books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gayle | 1/24/2011

    " Every girl likes reading a bit of chick lit trash every now and then, don't they?!!
    "

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About the Author
Author Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes was born in Ireland and graduated with a law degree from University College in Dublin. Considered to be one of the original progenitors of the “chick lit” genre, she is the author of eight novels and two essay collections, and her works have sold more than twenty-two million copies in thirty languages. She lives with her husband in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.