Something Blue - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Jennifer Wiltsie (Narrator), Emily Giffin Her belief in the power of beauty shattered when her fiance dumps her for a plain woman, a pregnant Darcy flees to London and struggles to rebuild her glamorous life before realizing that her past methods no longer work. — Audio Review: — Darcy Rhone gets anything she wants, especially men. Blessed with unusual beauty, but a self-centered personal... more »ity, she's convinced the world revolves around her -- until she loses her fiancé to her best friend at the age of 29. Jennifer Wiltsie depicts the playful tension of sexual banter when Darcy's retaliatory affair begins. Wiltsie's portrayal of Darcy as petulant and self-absorbed is so realistic that she becomes a character you love to hate until an unwanted pregnancy produces more than a baby. Wiltsie's frank and funny characterizations give the impression of a cast of narrators as she glides seamlessly between masculine and feminine roles in this engaging story. -- AudioFile
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I really enjoyed this book. It was better than the first book (Somthing Borrowed) but should definitely be read only after that one. It not only adds depth to the first book (The first few chapters "flashback" to the events in the first book, but from the perspective of a different character) but then moves on to become a great book in its own right. This book will make you laugh, cry, and never want it to end.
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Helpful Score: 10
This sequel to Something Borrowed is every bit as good, if not better, than the first book. This story covers the shallow, narcissistic Darcy Rhone, the best friend of the heroine in Something Borrowed. Something Blue is a quick read, well-written, and quite believable. The dialog and situations are realistic. The reader also learns more about Dexter and Rachel as a couple and what they were like as individuals.
LOVED IT! I actually liked it even more than I liked Something Borrowed. Sure, it's frustrating to hear it from Darcy's point of view because she is annoying at times. But the fact that she bothered me so much just means I was really into the book. I felt like I knew her! And it was fun to read about her adventures after Something Borrowed. I don't want to say too much in the review and give away anything, but I highly recommend this book. But make sure you read Something Borrowed first :) GREAT summer reading by the pool!
I actually hated this book. Too linear, too perfect -- you knew it would all work out in the end, with a nice little bow on top. Absurd and ridiculous. Characters you could care less about, living a life that is patently unrealistic, and her redemption at the end -- if you even want to call it that -- smacked of obvious prose and reading-for-dummies. She explained it all, never allowing the reader to truly care, to truly wonder. Ludicrous. I am sorry I went to the time and trouble to read it.