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Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable edition of Sophie Kinsella's new title.

©2018 Sophie Kinsella (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Cliente Kindle
  • 2018/03/21

Fun (maybe), but awful

For a story that now and then shoehorns the word "feminism" into the plot and tries so hard to be all about the empowering journey of self-discovery of a strong female character, this is actually the LEAST feminist book I've read (well, listened to) in a while.

Here's the thing: it's not enough to take a classically cliché formula and paint it "feminist". For it to actually BE feminist, you have to redesign the roots of the formula. Surprise Me is entirely about Sylvie being oblivious to the Amazing, Wonderful, Heroic husband she has, and then finding out just how much she should've appreciated him from the start, because he was right all along!

All of Kinsella's leading couples fall into the same tone to be honest - airhead woman x down to earth man - but this was the first one that made me cringe and feel anything BUT feminist. Zero chemistry between Dan and Sylvie, by the way, so I couldn't even go "eh at least it's a nice love story". Overall, I think maybe Sophie does a better job at spreading a feminist message when she's not actively trying to address gender issues. Becky Bloom, with her fucking SHOPPING addiction, is still so much more feminist than Sylvie. God, I'm just very disappointed.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Olivia Chapé
  • 2020/12/08

My least favourite book from Kinsella

The performance was brilliant, but the story was a little boring. Not what I was expecting.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sarah Vaulbert
  • 2019/04/10

Very enjoyable

As usual a great book by Sophie kinsella . Great story and well read. I loved it.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Leisha
  • 2018/04/26

l liked it but it seemed to never reach the climax

good story and enjoyable and even made me bring up a fun conversation with my husband about the concept of 65 more years of marriage but i felt the story went in a different and less exciting path than it could have

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Dima
  • 2018/04/02

Soooo frustrating!!!

Sophie Kinsella is great but this book was not one of her best efforts. Although humorous at times; the overall impression is that of exasperation with many useless hair splitting details mixed in.
In no way could I empathize with the main heroine Sylvie hard as I tried, she's just not real!! So many unrealistic, long and frustrating conversations that had me at times want to pull my hair out.
I could recommend this story ONLY if the Abridged version is available, and only if you are an avid Sophie Kinsella fan.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Athena
  • 2018/03/30

Oops, she did it again

Sophie Kinsella and Fiona Hardingham just compliment each other yet again! I have no words for this novel, it made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me sad and happy and optimistic about life. It made me look into myself and make my revelations too..
thank you Sophie, for yet another beautifully crafted story. Thank you, Fiona, for breathing life into it with your acting.
It was a pleasure listening to this book!

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  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Sophie Anderson
  • 2018/03/13

Not the norm

Was not the usual Kinsella light hearted rom com, much more serious. I missed the romance and comedy for the dating of her previous books.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Mrs Michelle
  • 2018/03/15

Disappointed

Was really looking forward to listening to this book. But it was drab. Whilst there’s a story, a twist, it was boring. As for the word incredulous, it was so over used. There were funny bits but few and far between sadly.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • lynsay g
  • 2018/02/23

Struggled

Really disappointed in this as I've enjoyed previous by this author. The story was patchy & poor. I had to force myself to listen to more just to try to get it finished & in the end had to admit defeat. Not good. Narrater was good so that's the silver lining in a very thick cloud.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Chloe Trott
  • 2018/05/07

Surprisingly boring for a Kinsella book.

I found this book dull and not the usual humour that a Kinsella book has. wouldn't recommend

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • B Yorke
  • 2018/03/10

Boring

What was most disappointing about Sophie Kinsella’s story?

Much to long seemed to lose the theme of the story and droned on and on

Would you be willing to try another one of Fiona Hardingham’s performances?

Yes

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

Very boring struggled to get to the end.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • LokiDragon
  • 2018/03/05

I really enjoyed it

I love Sophie Kinsellas work and this is a really nice story from a great author, bit slow to start with but a more grown up story than the other books and great characters. Worth listening to.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018/02/26

Not as good as previous books

Slow to start .... incredulous (a word used a lot ) developed into an Ok plot. But you need to plough through 4/5 chapters of just ramblings
Not the best of Sophie’s novels at all

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Zoe
  • 2018/08/06

very enjoyable

have listened to this book a few times and always enjoy it. good original story beautifully read.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Rachel
  • 2018/05/08

This book DID Surprise Me.

I spent half of the book getting frustrated, not knowing where it was going. There are aspects of Kinsella’s characters that are just downright silly and that certainly rings true here. However, she’s a clever writer. She brings together all the tiny nuances and little clues that you miss into a satisfying and enjoyable story. She does take the scenic route in getting there but it makes the ending very enjoyable and I’m sad it’s over. Wasn’t a huge fan of the narration, the voices for the children were at times extremely irritating. But a good listen overall.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018/04/02

One of those stories that just doesn’t come off.

Narration very polished. Reading this I felt like the author just couldn’t bring the strands of the sub stories all together in a way that flowed. It seemed like she was struggling to express it all in an harmonious, believable story line. I found I was just having to wade through the book . Also some of the sexy stuff I found a bit tacky, not subtle enough. Too much information. I like Kinsella’s books for being a bit more of an easy going read - this seemed like too much hard work.

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018/02/25

I loved this Sophie Kinsella novel

Narrator was clear and the story interesting with a moral attached. I almost didn’t get it due to other reviews but was pleasantly surprised

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Rowena Buchanan
  • 2019/10/30

What fun.

I was really pleased to have the audible narration of this book, along with the e-book version. The narrator, Fiona Hardingham, was really good. As a NZer I really appreciate listening to a story in it's own accent.
I recommend this book to most people, only not to those who are going through a marriage breakup or the death of a father.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019/08/19

A bit boring, not a good Sophie Kinsella book

Sophie Kinsella was my favourite author for a long time, but this book was boring and also got a bit heavy halfway through. Definitely not as enjoyable as I expected. I re-read her books many times, but this one I doubt I will ever read again.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Wendy Macdougall
  • 2019/05/14

Brilliant on Every Level

The combination of Sophie Kinsella’s clever story line, beautifully penned, along with the velvet and artful tones of Fiona Hardingham makes for delightful listening. I want to re-read Surprise Me immediately.