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lisita reviewed Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on
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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.
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.
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.
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.