Book Reviews of Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination (Audio CD) (Unabridged)

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination - Audio CD - Unabridged
Author: Josephine Bailey (Narrator), Helen Fielding
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ISBN-13: 9780142800768
ISBN-10: 0142800767
Publication Date: 2004
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
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reviewed Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on
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Great book for summer reading. Bridget Jones crossed with James Bond. I giggled out loud in places, but was caught up enough in the storyline to read it was past my bedtime.
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On more than one occasion, Olivia's imagination gets the best of her and she finds evil dwelling behind the scenes of every fashion story she encounters. She's about to get sacked if she can't pull in a real story. So what happens when her over-the-top suspicions are true?
It's a fun listen. Light and laughable. The woman actually does have good instincts and some smarts to get her through numerous sticky situations. I enjoyed it!
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The title does not do this book justice. I expected a book about a woman who was hyper imaginative and flighty. Instead, what I got was an entertaining spy thriller with a very compelling plot. I read it because it was from the same author of Bridget Jones Diary, which I enjoyed, it was actually much better than that book.
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Not as good as the Bridget Jones books, but a light read that is set in very current times.
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I loved it! I couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen to it. I wish there where more adventures with Miss Joules
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Story of a dizzy reporter with a wild imagination that sends her all over the world chasing stories. Her latest imagining is that a hollywood head hunter she has met is actually a terrorist in disguise. It was an all right read, but not really my kind of book.
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Although the reviews for this one were not that good, I thought the story was cute. It was a nice one to listen to while knitting or ironing, or whatever!
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Very good story!
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This is a humourous read/listed. This version relates to the audio CDs. Well read by Josephine Bailey. Laugh out loud. Highly recommend
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This romance/thriller/spy novel is a fast, breezy read. Despite some of the most unlikely plot twists, the action moves forward in an enjoyable manner and the reader comes to really care for Olivia. Recommended as a quick, fun novel.
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The book was written around the time that the United States was looking for Osama Bin Laden, so this is a thread that ties the book together. The character is not as well developed as I would have hoped. It was difficult to see how she gained the skills necessary to complete the missions assigned to her. You definitely need to suspend belief while reading this book.
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After reading both Briget Jones books, I expected this to be funnier. It took me a few chapters to get into the story line but I liked it nonetheless.
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Great fun! I read it in one day and thought it was a perfect summer read. Fun, travel, intrigue...I really liked it.
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I read maybe the first 100 pages of this book, and could go no further. It just seemed silly.
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Book dragged in the middle.
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Great book, not too long, not too short, lots of great plot twists
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not as funny as Bridget Jones Diary but gets better as the book goes along
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By the author of Bridget Jones Diary, this is another fun romp. Not as good as Bridget but worth a read.
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from back of book:
"If Bridget Jones shaped and named a certain kind of life in the 1990's, it looks as if Olivia Joules, Helen Fieldig's new heroine, may do the same for the new decade." - The Times (London)
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Olivia Joules, a lovable character with a James Bond alter-ego is always getting herself in trouble.
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From front cover:
Move over, 007: a stunning, sexy-and decidedly female-new player has entered the world of international espionage armed with her own pocket survival kit, her Rules for Living, her infamous overactive imagination, and a very special underwire bra.
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Another funny heroine-and a good read-from the author of Bridget Jone's Diary
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Seems lightweight at first, but overall a fun read. Olivia is NOT Bridget Jones.
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I'm a huge fan of Helen Fielding and the Bridget Jones books, but this is one is great because it's got some action and mystery added to the fun and romance. Great book - read it almost in one sitting (on a transcontinental flight).
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Wonderful book, lots of fun. If you are a Bridget Jones fan, you must read this book.
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Excellent book, very funny. Liked it as much, if not more than Bridget Jones, hoping for a sequel.
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My expectations were high due to the author's previous work (Bridget Jones Diary, for one), but this book was a disappointment to me.
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Olivia Joules, similar to Bridget Jones, is always getting herself in trouble. You really find yourself wondering what far fetched scheme her imagination is going to come up with next. But is it really her imagination...or is it reality? You be the judge.

Very entertaining and easy read.
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Helen Fielding 1st Mystery with a dash of romance and her usally all to human female hero. This book was very well written for a 1st time jaunt from romance chick lit to Mystery and well done. I am wanting more of Olivia Joule adventures and to date none have been done, which makes me said as this book was soo good and the people were well written and plot was great. Ms. Fielding should write more about Olivia Joules and be done with Bridget Jones.
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From the author of Bridget Jones's Diary, another heroine thas fun, adventurous and a little bit like all women.
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Quick and easy read. Olivia is a lovable character in much the same way as Bridget Jones.
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If Bridget Jones married James Bond and they had a daughter, she would be Olivia Joules. Fabulous. Fashionable. Fearless? Well ... definitely fun.
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engaging, entertaining, & funny - a perfect driving audio book
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I love this book. I love it so much I've read it about 5 times. Olivia is by far my all time favorite Helen Fielding charecter. She is adorable, spunky, vivacious and silly. It is a goofy story that is predictable but it such a fun read. Seeing the world through Olivias eyes is a riot. I first "read" this book as a CD narrated by Josephine Bailey. It was the only version I'd recommend listening to.
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cute mystery
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This is night and day from Bridget Jones, but it is entertaining - sort of a "chicventure".
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This was funny. Hard to initially get into but once I understood the style it became more enjoyable. Generally don't care for female narrators but really enjoyed Helen Fielding. The kick of it is many of the things about her "overactive imagination" are things I'd say many people think but don't actually act upon. Recommended.
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I love this book. I love it so much I've read it about 5 times. Olivia is by far my all time favorite Helen Fielding charecter. She is adorable, spunky, vivacious and silly. It is a goofy story that is predictable but it such a fun read. Seeing the world through Olivias eyes is a riot. I first "read" this book as a CD narrated by Josephine Bailey. It was the only version I'd recommend listening to. She is one of the best narrators I e had and I will actively seek out Audio books just because of her. She makes Olivia leap off the page and really lends a great image of how Helen Feilding would have wanted her to be seen.
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Unabriged on 6 cassettes.