Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Josephine Bailey (Narrator), Helen Fielding At the close of the last millennium, Helen Fielding debuted the irrepressible (and blockbuster-bestselling) Bridget Jones. Now, Fielding gives us a sensational new heroine for a new era... Move over 007, a stunning, sexy -- and decidedly female -- new player has entered the world of international espionage. Her name is Olivia Joules (that's ... more »"J.O.U.L.E.S., the unit of kinetic energy") and she's ready to take America by storm with charm, style, and her infamous Overactive Imagination.
How could a girl not be drawn to the alluring, powerful Pierre Ferramo -- he of the hooded eyes, impeccable taste, unimaginable wealth, exotic international homes, and dubious French accent? Could Ferramo really be a major terrorist bent on the Western world's destruction, hiding behind a smokescreen of fine wines, yachts, and actresses slash models? Or is it all just a product of Olivia Joules's overactive imagination?
Join Olivia in her heart-stopping, hilarious, nerve-frazzling quest from hip hotel to eco-lodge to underwater cave, by light aircraft, speedboat, helicopter, and horse, in this witty, contemporary, and utterly unputdownable novel deluxe.
Unabridged, 9 CDs, 9 hours. Read by Josephine Bailey.« less
lisita reviewed Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on
Helpful Score: 1
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.
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!
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.