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Party Girl

The Girl's Series, Book 1
Written by: Rachel Hollis
Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
5 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Landon Brinkley's dreams are all coming true. She's landed an internship with the fabulous Selah Smith, event planner for the Hollywood elite, taking her from small-town Texas to the bright lights of LA. Landon soon finds herself in a world in which spending a million dollars on an event - even a child's birthday party - is de rigueur and the whims of celebrity clients are life-and-death matters. At first, the thrill of working on A-list parties and celebrity weddings is enough to get Landon through the seventy-five-hour workweeks and endless abuse at the hands of her mercurial boss. But when the reality of the business reveals itself, she's forced to make a choice: do whatever it takes to get ahead, or stay true to herself.

Drawing on the author's real-life experiences as an event planner to the stars, Party Girl takes listeners on an adventure among Hollywood's most beautiful - and most outrageous - people, revealing the ugly side of Hollywood's prettiest parties.

©2014 Rachel Hollis (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Binge Worthy Emotional Roller Coaster

First of all, I was shocked when I got to the end and found out it was narrated by the author. I’ve tried to listen to a few audiobooks that where narrated by the author, and most were....painful. Consequently, I generally avoid them. If I’d realized this was the case here I would have likely passed over Party Girl. I’m sure glad I didn’t. Not only was it very well performed, it was an emotional roller coaster! I laughed out loud, I was pissed off, heartbroken and I cried. I listened to it all day and stayed up until 3:30AM just so I could finish it. Totally recommend it. In fact, I think I might pick up the book for my 14 year old daughter.

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loved it!!

I loved this story! Landon was a character that I would love to have as a friend!!

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Fun!

This was a great fun read. Kept me intrigued and invested with the characters. I also love Rachel Hollis.

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Such a fun listen !

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I fell in love with Landon and her Texas charm.

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Everything I wanted it to be ❤️

This book was EVERYTHING I wanted it to be. I found myself smiling in the best of parts, and feeling the sadness of the main character in her times of struggle. It’s a heart warming story of the value of maintaining who you are in any scenario. Rachel Hollis has developed a cast of characters that support one another so well and I can’t wait to read (listen to) the next book ❤️

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Loved it!!!

Everytime I had to stop listening for some reason or other, I could hardly wait till I got back to it.
Well written, loved the story and narrating. It's great listening on audio while getting things done at the same time.
Rachel Hollis is a fantastic author.

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  • Holly Helscher
  • 2016-07-13

Unexpectedly Good

I was looking for something light to listen to that wasn't a romance or even a boy-gets-girl-loses-girl-gets-her-back chick lit plot. That's when I stumbled across Party Girl by Rachel Hollis. It was one of Audible's suggestions based on my searches and purchases. It was exactly what I was looking for.

Twenty-three year old Landon, or Brinkley as she is called in the book, moves to California to become an event planner, her dream of dreams. A Texas girl raised to be polite, good natured and kind, she finds herself in a cut-throat event planning company run by the rather ruthless, yet successful Salah Smith. As Landon is thrown to the wolves she does learn and grow in the company where every event seems to be a multimillionaire dollar affair. And of course, she gets herself into, and out of, complicated situations.

She makes friends who really don't understand her, yet can't help but like her energy and positive outlook on life. Although she may seem a bit Pollyanna-ish, the reader can't help but like her, too.

Loosely based on the author's life, it's a fun read because the characters are so engaging. At the conclusion I immediately went back to Audible to buy the second in the three-book series.

At first the narration by the author seems a little rough with the Southern accent, but the reader can quickly adjust and soon associates the voice with Landon. The weakness is there is not much difference between in the voices of the characters, so listening carefully is essential.

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  • Heather
  • 2017-02-26

Really impressive!!

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I've been working my way through new-to-me authors who are going to be at this year's RT convention, and this book is the first from that list that I've really, really enjoyed. Total shocker, especially since the author narrates her own audiobooks.

Authors narrating their own audiobooks is a no-no, in my book, only because very few have the acting chops and vocal range to pull it off. While Rachel Hollis doesn't excel at male voices, she rocked out her female voices and gave great feeling to her characters. I was amazed at how much I loved the audio, and I'll totally spring for the rest of the series in audio format.

Party Girl is very "The Devil Wears Prada"-esk, but not in a bad way. It is clear where some of the influence comes from, but it stops short of ever feeling derivative. I was really surprised at how easily I fell in love with this story. The MC, Landon Brinkley, is a hard-working, spunky, high-hair, southern, nonjudgmental character, and I adored her. That is saying a lot, because female MCs have a tendency, for some reason, to cut other women down and come across as the lowest common denomenator. Landon doesn't. She was a total breath of fresh air, and I would read about her any day of the week.

I stop short of calling this book a romance, for all of my fellow traditional romance-lovers, because the focus of the book is really on Landon's personal development. While there is some romance, it takes a far backseat. There is also absolutely no sex (or any action) on page, which makes it more chick-lit-y, in my book.

If you want an interesting, engaging, story about a woman trying to make it in the cut-throat world of LA with lots of great side characters and some light romance, don't pass this one up. And the audio upgrade is totally worth it. Rock on, Rachel Hollis.

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  • Jamie
  • 2019-04-19

Couldn’t stop listening

This book was great! I couldn’t stop listening! Rachel really brings you a part of the story and sets the scene for you.

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  • Laura T
  • 2019-04-14

great story

Great story line and kept me engaged. Has a few cuss words but other than that, an awesome book.

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  • Steph
  • 2019-04-11

Fun and light great listen

Such a fun great listen! I got so into the characters and couldn’t stop wanting to hear more! So glad I found this great author!

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  • Kelsey Dunn
  • 2019-04-05

Loved it!

The best way I can describe this, is a Hallmark movie in a book! It’s sweet, and an easy listen. It instantly hooks you in the most lighthearted and relatable ways possible. I started it as an easy listen while doing chores around my house, but couldn’t stop listening. The type of book you want to curl up on your couch in your comfiest clothes while drinking hot cocoa and indulge. I absolutely loved it! Can’t wait to listen to the next two. I already miss my friend Brinx!

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  • kjohnson
  • 2019-04-04

Party Girl

I can’t wait to read the next book or to see how Landan is doing in her relationship with Brody. Great book.

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  • J. F. Turrentine
  • 2019-03-29

Such a cute story!

Loved the main character. Great story. Already bought the 2nd in the series to listen to. Narrated by the author and it was totally believable! She did a great job! (Listened on Audible!)

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  • jparrott42
  • 2019-03-28

I love this Author!

I love this book. I can't wait to read the next 2. I love love love this Author!!

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  • sean collins
  • 2019-03-27

Loved

Loved this book! Fell in love with the characters. So glad it is a series.