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A Devil Wears Prada Novel
Written by: Lauren Weisberger
Narrated by: Laura Benanti
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (79 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Lauren Weisberger returns with a novel starring one of her favorite characters from The Devil Wears Prada - Emily Charlton, first assistant to Miranda Priestly, now a highly successful image consultant who's just landed the client of a lifetime.

Welcome to Greenwich, CT, where the lawns are manicured, the Long Island iced teas are extra strong, and heads turn when an infamous new neighbor arrives for an extended long weekend.

After Emily Charlton left Miranda Priestly and Runway magazine, she migrated to Los Angeles with her husband, working most recently as an image consultant to the stars. But recently Emily's lost a few clients. She's struggling. When the opportunity arrives to reinvent and relaunch a gorgeous former model whose mugshot graces the cover of the New York Post, Emily jumps at the chance. Relaunching Karolina is the big leagues.

Until eight weeks ago, Karolina was also the wife of an up-and-coming hotshot senator from New York. On the heels of her husband's very public philandering, Karolina finds herself arrested for drunk driving - with a Suburban full of other people's children. Her only true friend is Miriam, a hotshot New York City attorney turned stay-at-home-mom who lives in tiny Greenwich - conveniently close to Karolina and Graham's summer "cottage".

Miriam, Emily, and Karolina make an unlikely trio, but they need each other. Badly. Together, they'll navigate the social landmines of the suburbs on the path to reinvention - unearthing truths that were stirring below the surface all along, and getting a bit of revenge along the way. With her signature biting, dazzling style, Lauren Weisberger offers a glittering look into a sexy, over-the-top world like no one else can.

©2018 Lauren Weisberger (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Good

Exactly what I needed during this difficult time in my life. A nice light "read".

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Good listen

Well worth a listen. I could have done without the narrator trying to do a bunch of accents and voice changes, I understand why she did it, I just found it annoying. However, good story and characters. If you liked the Devil Wears Prada, you’ll appreciate this update into Emily’s life.

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Great read!

If you're a fan of Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada, then you will surely love this book. Weisberger always creates characters you can't help but be attracted to. Being that this book is from The Devil Wears Prada series, it does have some known characters in it, but also many new ones to fall in love with. Definitely recommend!

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Light, Fun listen ... perfect pocket companion

I listened to this book on the treadmill, as an exercise motivator. Lost 20lbs. I just didn't want to stop!

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loved it

loved this book. listened to it all the time in my vehicle and the narrator was great.

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Great performance

The performance was really great! I plan to look for more book read by her

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cute and an easy listen

A cute and easy to listen to audiobook. the voices were a great fit for the roles. if you're a fan if the devil wears Prada you'll enjoy this audiobook

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-06-18

Great reader! The acting was the best I've heard!

Interesting culturally but at times it got a bit much for me with the drugs, sex, etc. I like to know what's going on but could people really this shallow? I understand the humor and still gave it a "4" overall!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-06-30

one big product placement saga.. brand after brand

brand after brand promoted in the narrative..I got tired of hearing the brand names.. although I should have known from the title! I had loved The Devil Wears Prada movie.. had not read that book.. brands pay for such product placement ..I prefer compelling stories that are not peppered with brand name dropping ..

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  • Jackie
  • 2018-09-24

holy body shaming!

first of all the author body shames SO bad through the whole book. way to uplift women, especially suburbans moms (said in serious sarcasm). the author also does the worst voices for characters. she made it hard to listen to the book. blah. skip this one.

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  • Tasha
  • salt Lake City, UT, United States
  • 2018-07-08

So Entertaining!

Long road trip? This book will keep you laughing and cheering the entire drive! I loved it!

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  • Haley S
  • 2018-07-06

Meh

Just meh. I actually wish I read the book rather than listening - since it’s a novel, I’d rather imagine the voices. The narrator has to do women, men, and children - and I hate to say it, but it gets annoying.

Also, it drives me crazy that the Senator from New York lives in Connecticut. Maybe he has a residence in the city. Overall, the plot is blah...even for a beach read.

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  • Toni R.
  • 2018-06-30

Not as good a The Devil Wears Prada but much better than second book.

It is slow getting started but hang in there. The original characters return with enough new ones to keep it interesting. Narration was good except when reader tried to do voices. I really hate that.

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  • Rachael D.
  • 2018-06-25

Great beach read

Fun. Obvious but fun. I love that following Emily’s life continues. Perfect summer read. The new characters Were good as well

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  • Carol Anne Pagliotti
  • Sewell, NJ, US
  • 2018-08-07

An Audio Soap Opera

This was a great, fun listen. It's The Real Housewives meets The Devil Wears Prada in one chick lit listen.

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  • Suzannah McLellan
  • 2018-08-06

One of Weisberger's more charming offerings

Revisiting Emily from The Devil Wears Prada never disappoints. As one of the most original and memorable characters Weisberger has created, Emily knows how to show you a good time. That said, this story falls into a number of old traps for Weisberger. The will-they-won't-they cheating, the magic fixes only Miranda can provide, the secret sadnesses of the rich and lovely, the neat bow of an ending, etc. That said, this book made me feel as though Weisberger is finally hitting her stride. After weathering disasters like "Chasing Harry Winston", it's good to see the old sparkle come back. Finally, and perhaps most importantly for an audio book, the narration is excellent. A worthy investment of your listening time.

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  • Harvey's
  • 2018-07-06

Her best book yet!

I really enjoyed this book. Andthe narrator did a fantastic job! I'll definitely seek out the other books she's narrated.

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