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Twenties Girl

A Novel
Lu par : Rosalyn Landor
Durée : 15 h et 5 min
5 out of 5 stars (10 notations)

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Description

Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional 20-something young women don't get visited by ghosts. Or do they?

When the spirit of Lara's great-aunt Sadie - a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance - mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie's possession for more than 75 years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Lara, on the other hand, has a number of ongoing distractions. Her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, her start-up company is floundering, and she's just been dumped by the perfect man.

Sadie, however, could care less.

Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and at first it seems as though they have nothing in common. But as the mission to find Sadie's necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different "twenties" girls learn some surprising truths from each other along the way.

Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella's books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family.

©2009 Sophie Kinsella (P)2009 Random House

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Global

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful story... Funny, witty, delighful !

I often laughed and smiled at Sadie and Lara's dialogues... I cried at the end... Only Sophie Kinsella can tell stories with this talent

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Marie
  • 03/05/2013

My first Kinsella

What made the experience of listening to Twenties Girl the most enjoyable?

I bought the book based on reviews. The quirky and witty way of the authors writing made the book charming and enjoyable. However, the story was not very believable, but getting the book on sale is worth it.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the persistence of the ghost - but I DID NOT FALL IN LOVE with the main character. She was not a very honest person and that bugged me. She had other good qualities, but overall leans to become annoying.

Which scene was your favorite?

There are several funny scenes, I don't want to spoil the book.

If you could rename Twenties Girl, what would you call it?

The Dragonfly necklace

Any additional comments?

Did not like the bad language, was uncalled for. Needed a bit more character development It is a "light read" nothing that makes you think or change your ways. I might give the author another try based on reviews.
Narration was ok -- male voices were just ok.

9 sur 9 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Njm
  • 10/10/2009

All the Same, but good for a laugh

This is a silly SK book - like all of them. I love the reader and have moments of laughing out loud. This isnt for you if you're not looking for silliness.

5 sur 5 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Melanie
  • 31/03/2013

I Love Aunt Sadie! And,You Will Too!

It took me a little bit to get into Twenties Girl, but once I did ... I was all the way in. I found myself loving Aunt Sadie. I loved the story of her life, her love affair with the neighbor and her missing necklace. Of course, I also really enjoyed Lara's story. I was happy to read about supportive parents as I found them very familiar and the charm of this story was just a total joy. I am a Sophie Kinsella fan, and this book was totally satisfying. Two thumbs up!

3 sur 3 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Rachel
  • 04/03/2013

Deeper than most Kinsella

I adore Sophie Kinsella, but I had put off Twenties Girl because it sounded like a more complex story than the sweet chick lit I'm looking for when I read her. I'm glad I finally did listen to this one; having a second heroine necessarily made the plot more complex than most of the meet-cute, happily-ever-afters I like. I did get--and stay--annoyed at the main character for not coming up with a way to talk to her aunt inconspicuously. If you're going to write a ghost, give the living a way to communicate with her without looking silly!

3 sur 3 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amber
  • 06/07/2012

Silly, but fun

It is necessary to turn off your brain for this book, but sometimes that's ok! Very fun, silly, and a great beach listen.I'm glad the cost was dropped down to one credit- it was worth one, but not two.

7 sur 8 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Linda
  • 21/06/2012

I Absolutely Loved It!!!!!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! There was never a dull moment throughout. It will make you laugh and make you cry. I have never read or listened to this type of plot ever.

What did you like best about this story?

That it was able to keep my attention.

What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

That she was able to perform all the different charaters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!!!

Any additional comments?

Even though I know a book has to have an end I wished it was able to keep going and going. I am a fan of Sophie Kinsella!!!

3 sur 3 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • LC
  • 15/09/2011

Very enjoyable and much better than expected!!!

I am a huge fan of Sophie Kinsella novels and have listed to all her audiobooks. I left this one for last because the title never really captured my attention. I have to tell you that I was VERY pleasantly surprised as I enjoyed this audiobook immensely. Like one of the other reviewers mentioned, you have to set aside the fact that Lara is in touch with the spirit of her Great Aunt Sadie. Lara really develops a believable relationship with her aunt and the story line involves mystery, romance, and above all, family values. A winner for sure! I highly recommend this novel!

6 sur 7 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • K.
  • 13/09/2013

Great Aunt Sadie

Not sure this is my favorite Kinsella, but it was very enjoyable. I love her intricate plots. This one requires a complete suspension of disbelief, even without the presence of the ghost. But it's always fun to see how masterfully this author wraps up all the plot lines. After getting her characters into impossible situations, she magically gets them out. I enjoyed these characters and the period details. A yummy hero too. Landor does a good job with a rather difficult challenge, since Aunt Sadie was probably not easy to portray.

2 sur 2 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 13/09/2013

Not one of my favorite Kinsella novels

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It did have its moments but all in all I could have missed this one.

If you’ve listened to books by Sophie Kinsella before, how does this one compare?

Below par.

Which scene was your favorite?

Any scene in public and she is talking to her Aunt Sadie and everyone thinks she is crazy. Smart to use the phone to cover up.

Do you think Twenties Girl needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, I just didn't love the characters.

2 sur 2 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Grifgirl
  • 17/07/2013

Joyful!

Where does Twenties Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is just a fun light read/listen! The scenes are hilarious...the characters are so much fun...the ending is satisfying. Great listen!

2 sur 2 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • 1st_Julimouse
  • 21/09/2009

Oops, she did it again...

and she did well - was mich besonders gefreut hat, nach dem mich S. K. nach "Can You Keep a Secret?" mit ihren Nachfolgern "Remember Me?" und "The Undomestic Goddess" nicht so recht überzeugen konnte. Das Strickmuster ist, wenn man bereits Bücher der Autorin kennt, altbekannt und -bewährt, kommt aber von der Geistererscheinung abgesehen einigermaßen plausibel daher. Sadie, der umtriebige Geist, stößt zuweilen endlich einmal die Gedanken an, die der (wieder mal) nicht so superschlauen Heroine selbst nicht kommen, von denen die geneigte Hörerschaft jedoch andauernd geplagt wird. Am Ende ist alles gut, und zwar in jeglicher Hinsicht, und alles andere hätte man sowieso weder erwartet noch gutgeheißen. ;) Man beendet das Hörbuch also mit wohligem Seufzer, und ich könnte mir vorstellen, daß der ein oder andere dabei sogar eine Träne im Knopfloch hat. :) Leicht, heiter, kurzweilig - und gelesen von Rosalyn Landor sowieso wieder ein Vergnügen.

2 sur 2 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • I.K.S.
  • 15/05/2014

nette Story, toll gesprochen

Ich fand die Story wirklich amüsant, sie plätschert eher vor sich hin ohne große dramatische Wendungen, ist aber dennoch spannend und abwechslungsreich! Die Figuren bzw. ihre Entwicklung ist typisch für Chick-Lit! Die Hauptfiguren sind (meist) sympatisch und etwas problembeladen, ihre Entwicklung etwas vorhersehbar! Aber es geht hier ja auch nicht um epische Werke, sondern das Buch soll unterhalten und das tut es auch!
Etwas nervig ist manchmal Sadie, wenn sie versucht die lebenden Menschen dazu zu bringen das zu tun was sie will! Aber ich konnte mich letztlich damit arangieren!

Rosalyn Landor ist zweifelsfrei eine herausragende Sprecherin! Sie schafft es, jeder Figur Charakter zu verleihen und Leben einzuhauchen!

Ich kann dieses Hörbuch jedem Liebhaber von Chick-Lit nur ans Herz legen, es sind 15 Stunden wunderbare Unterhaltung! Außerdem ist es eine gute Möglichkeit sein Hörverstehen in Englisch zu verbessern, denn es ist nicht sehr schwer zu verstehen!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • viktualia
  • 06/07/2013

Rundum wunderbares Hörbuch

Die Geschichte ist mit Pfiff und Herz und einfach wunderbar! Rosalyn Landor's wandelbare Stimme und ihre großartige Art zu lesen, sind die perfekte Umsetzung für dieses Hörbuch. Ich habe es bestimmt schon über fünf Mal gehört und liebe es immer wieder!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • alicecpo
  • 28/05/2011

great chick lit!

Toll gesprochen, abwechslungsreiche Story -> ein absolut zu empfehlendes H?rvergn?gen

  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Claudia Weller
  • 22/05/2010

Mehr erwartet

Ich bin eigentlich ein Fan der Sophie Kinsella - Geschichten vor allem alle Shopaholic Folgen. Was mir am Ende nicht gefiel, war die Tatsache dass Emily Gray bei Shopaholic nicht mehr sprach. Bei Twenties Girl gefällt mir weder die Geschichte noch die Sprecherin. Schade um die Zeit

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Bea
  • 05/04/2010

Super!

Endlich! Lange nach "Can you keep a secret" ist dieses Buch von Sophie Kinsella wieder ganz nach meinem Geschmack geraten. Die englische Hörbuch-Version ist sehr gut gesprochen und die Charaktere werden durch die unterschiedlichen Stimmlagen im Laufe der Geschichte zu vertrauten Personen. Eine wunderbare, bezaubernde Geschichte, die einen in ihren Bann zieht und über die gesamten 15 Stunden dieses Hörbuches nicht mehr loslässt.

1 sur 2 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • D. Schneider
  • 28/12/2009

Cool!

Lustiges Girly Hörbuch, toll gesprochen, Kinsella hat sich mit dieser Story selbst übertroffen. Die Botschaft, daß man als Mensch. selbst wenn man 100 Jahre alt ist, innen drin immer jung bleibt, ist sehr schön.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • hairsprayfan
  • 08/09/2009

Klasse Unterhaltung!

Tolles, unterhaltsames H?rbuch, vorgelesen von einer hervorragenden Sprecherin!