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Revenge Wears Prada

Revenge Wears Prada

Escrito por Lauren Weisberger

Narrado por Megan Hilty


Revenge Wears Prada

Escrito por Lauren Weisberger

Narrado por Megan Hilty

valoraciones:
3.5/5 (46 valoraciones)
Longitud:
12 horas
Publicado:
Jun 4, 2013
ISBN:
9780743583831
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descripción

The sequel you've been waiting for: the follow-up to the sensational #1 bestseller The Devil Wears Prada.

Eight years have passed since Andrea "Andy" Sachs quit the job "a million girls would die for" working for Miranda Priestly at Runway Magazine-a dream that turned out to be a nightmare. Now Andy's on the top of the world: she's writing and reporting to her heart's content; running The Plunge, her wildly successful high fashion bridal magazine with Miranda's other ex-assistant, Emily; and most importantly, getting married to the scion of a storied media family and the love of her life.

But the night before her wedding, Andy can't sleep. As happy as she is-as happy as she should be-she's still haunted by the specter of her former boss. Maybe it's survivor syndrome? Or maybe it's justifiable, self-inflicted, paranoia. From the start, Andy and Emily have felt entitled to use their rolodex of contacts-Miranda's contacts-from Runway as they make their way in the magazine world. As The Plunge succeeds, Andy and Emily realize they'll soon come face to face with their former tormenter at industry functions, award ceremonies, and even weddings. Still, Andy can hardly anticipate the horrifying reality that's approaching-a reversal so profound that she will be squarely in Miranda's crosshairs once more.

Karma's a bitch. And Andy's efforts to build a bright new life have led her directly to the one she fled-and into the path of the Devil herself.
Publicado:
Jun 4, 2013
ISBN:
9780743583831
Formato:
Audiolibro

Sobre el autor

Lauren Weisberger is the author of The Devil Wears Prada, which spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists, and become a huge success as a film. Her other novels have also been bestsellers. She lives in Connecticut with her family.


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  • (5/5)
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I never read the first but saw the movie, so I have a feeling some things were changed from book to movie! Nevertheless, throughout the book I pictured Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt and Adam(?) Grenier - and of course Meryl Streep! - as I read the book.I liked it so much that I had a 1/3 of the way to go and didn't want to take it on a cross country plane ride so I went to my LIbraries Online and downloaded the audio book (there was no ebook available) so I could finish it! Didn't have to as I had my nose in the book from CT to Boston heading to the airport.It was a fun book to read!
  • (2/5)
    This book did not live up to The Devil Wears Prada. It was a so-so book. I don't find it realistic that Emily and Andy became best friends and started a magazine, I thought from the title that Miranda was going to be a huge part of the book, and I feel like I've read this book before. I kept looking to see when it was published because the storyline felt too familiar, even the conclusion. It was just okay for me.
  • (1/5)
    I am abandoning this book, something i NEVER do unless a book is truly atrocious..... I have way too many books on my "to read" list to waste any more time with this snoozefest! I enjoyed the first book but i had to "force" myself to try and read this and in the end i gave up.
  • (1/5)
    I was so excited to see this book on the shelf at Tesco last month. I hadn't even known a sequel was being written, much less already published. That said, it was incredibly disappointing. Part of the allure of The Devil Wears Prada was the peek into the world of high fashion that it offered. Another was Miranda, the sort of character you love to hate. The only bit of the former this book offers is the occasional rundown of designer names in outfits, and the latter doesn't actually show up until you're a good part of the way through the book. Even then, she's hardly a main factor in the storyline. The plot is pretty much all about the trials and tribulations of Andy's life. Ten years have passed since the end of the first book, and she's still agonizing over Miranda and having flashbacks to her days as a junior assistant. She's in her thirties now, but is as angsty as an overdramatic teenager. "OMG, I just found this note from Max's mom right before I'm supposed to walk down the aisle. It couldn't POSSIBLY be foreshadowing, so here I go!" And later: "Omg omg omg, I can't stop thinking about this note. Sorry, buddy. You aren't getting laid, because ANGST. I know it would make sense to just ask you about it, but that would make this book way too short." You get the picture. All in all, I had such high hopes for this book and the potential for some awesome plotlines, but they just didn't pan out. It's a shame.
  • (1/5)
    I was very disappointed by this sequel. I really felt like Andy was not being true to herself throughout the whole book, or at least, until the very end. I just... didn't like it. ... so much disappointment for what could have been great.
  • (3/5)
    I liked the book, but it was not as good as her other books.
  • (2/5)
    I got this book for free from the publisher - I'm not sure how or why. I freely admit it's not a book I would have bought, having read the author's previous work by borrowing from the library. I liked "The Devil Wears Prada" and one other, something about the Chateau Marmont(?) well enough, but this was just padded within an inch of its life, nearly to the point of suffocation. SPOILER ALERTS: First, I figured out that Andy was enciente almost instantly because why make such a big deal out of flu or food poisoning. Second, the ongoing disagreement between Emily and Andy over the contract - holy cow, how long did that drag on. We already know Miranda Priestly is a horrible person so the scenes involving her didn't actually add anything to her character. She's still as nasty as the day is long and who needs to spend time with someone that unpleasant - she could have been left entirely offstage and it would not have made the book any worse and might have improved it.This was a largely pathetic excuse for a sequel made tolerable only by the author's ability to write acceptable sentences which is remarkable for her age group. That, or she has an amazing editor. No matter what, this is definitely not worth the money that you would spend on it if you are not on some Simon & Schuster mailing list.
  • (3/5)
    I LOVED The Devil Wears Prada. Seriously my love for that book was something fierce. I may have loved it so much that I spend a few lunch periods my junior year reading it instead of socializing. Although that was true of many lunch periods that year. When I discovered that Weisberger was writing a sequel I could hardly contain my excitement. I really had enjoyed everything she had written thus far and went into my read with high expectations which were crushed almost immediately as Andy began her narration.

    Who is this chick? She freaks out about the smallest things and is beyond passive-aggressive when it comes to any and every issue in her life. I wanted to literally smack her. . . until she suddenly grew a pair three chapters from the end of the novel. Let's spend a few moments discussing some of the issues she faces in this novel.

    Issue number 1: Her mother-in-law doesn't like her and she discovers this fact and the fact that her husband-to-be ran into his ex in Bermuda in a note on her wedding day. How does she handle this? She walks down the aisle, is tested for STDs and avoids her new husband, because clearly that is what a sane, rational person does. Come to find out there is something else going on that is affecting her emotions but seriously been there, done that. This girl needs some major counseling.

    Issue number 2: She works with Emily and they establish a magazine which gets an offer from Elias-Clark a.k.a. Miranda Priestly's office. Emily wants to sell, Andy doesn't. Instead of facing the issue head on she spends the majority of the novel skirting around and avoiding the issue. So you have some PTSD. Get yourself a counselor or something and deal with your issues.

    I think I would have enjoyed this book so much more if Andy would have grown a pair much earlier on. Instead I spent my time growing my dislike for her and finding myself suddenly enjoying every moment with Miranda.

    With that said I should probably explain why I'm still giving this a 3 out of 5 stars. There is a beautifully written twist that I kind of saw coming. I appreciate all the foreshadowing to this twist found throughout the novel and have to give Weisberger some major props.

    However, I may just pretend this book never happened.
  • (3/5)
    The book was somewhere between good and ok. I did read from chapter 7 to the end in one session because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. However, Andy seemed ....mousey? compared to the last time we saw her. When reading this I interpreted the recurring characters (Andy, Emily, Nigel, and Miranda) as their on screen versions from the movie. So with Andy this time around, she didn't come off as confident, she came off as more like Mia from Princess Diaries (movie) with all the worry and creating drama where there wasn't really any. I found her annoying at times. I was proud of how she stood up for herself at the end despite the fact that I saw that situation coming from 100+ pages ahead.Either way, I've read all of Lauren Weisberger's mainstream hits and I'll continue to do so!
  • (3/5)
    I quite liked The Devil Wears Prada so was interested in the follow-up, but it really didn't replicate any of the fun of the original and Andy was just, well, whiny. As for the story, there really wasn't one. The whole thing was quite flat.
  • (4/5)
    Review originally published on my blog: AWordsWorth.blogspot.comI loved this book so much more than I thought I would. It's better than The Devil Wears Prada, by a long shot. (You should know: I bailed on Devil because it was getting on my nerves. I love-love-love the movie, but the book got to be too much. I also bailed on Everyone Worth Knowing, because it felt like a repeat of Devil, just a different industry). But Revenge Wears Prada, now there's a story!Revenge picks up about ten years after the events of Devil. Andy and Emily are now best friends and business partners (there's a shocker!), running the super hot wedding magazine The Plunge. As the book opens, it's Andy's wedding day - marrying investment golden boy and heartthrob son of one of New York's leading familes, Max Harrison. Everything is a fairy tale, better than a fairy tale because this is real life. Then Andy finds a letter to Max from his mother, and her world rattles on its axis. She pushes through, makes the wedding happen, and decides she can handle this. She must. So why is she so sick over things that may mean nothing at all? (Who doesn't see where this is going?) As if all these huge - and a little unexpected - life changes weren't enough to handle, Miranda Priestly waltzes back into Andy's life. While Emily is ecstatic that Miranda wants to buy their magazine, Andy is distraught. It's as if her worst nightmare came true, and nobody understands why she doesn't want to be back in Miranda's control again. Not even Max. Especially not Max, who views it as the ultimate sign of success. As the drama and tension builds, Andy is forced to make some really big, really tough decisions.I really feel like Revenge is a more balanced story than Devil, and I love the way Andy really grows and matures. She's human and perhaps a little dramatic at times, but she's real. She's growing. She knows what she wants, and what she doesn't want, and when the time comes she makes the tough decisions that make her happiest. And of course, all things work out as they should in the long run.
  • (4/5)
    didn't read the first of the series but LOVED this book. a page turner that kept me going from the getgo. totally excellent.
  • (1/5)
    Predictable, characters are weak, not a good read. What was the revenge? Spoiler alert... I guess it was Miranda's when she took over Andy and Emily's magazine. What a dope Andy turned out to be.
  • (3/5)
    Besides all the critics I like it more this book than the first one. We see how Andy is more mature and stood up for herself, we see how she has a stronger character. The story can be shorter, that is for sure. There are many chapters that can be shorter or just deleted, but still is a nice chick li to read. You know in advance that is not the best book you will ever read and for sure it will not change your life, but for sure it will entertain you as long as it last.
  • (2/5)
    Well, this was about what I expected. A beach read. Nothing more, nothing less.

    ***************Warning: Spoilers Ahead*******************************

    The Good: Andy's transition from writer back into fashion/bridal magazines is well explained and realistic - freelancing is a bitch, and it's a hard way to make a living. She falls back on writing for a wedding blog, which eventually leads to the bridal magazine.

    The evolution of Andy's and Emily's friendship is also pretty well detailed in some flashbacks and is believable.

    Miranda also remains pretty true to form, being evil-bording-on-psychotic. We do see a "nice" or "gentler" side to her here, though of course it is only in the service of pursing what she wants.

    The meh: Emily and Andy are both suffering various mental and emotional problems because of their previous association with Miranda. Andy deals with near-PTSD-like symptoms which, when Miranda re-enters their lives, greatly magnifies her fears and panics. Elias-Clark, Runway's publisher, wants to buy Andy and Emily's magazine, and since Miranda now runs the entire magazine division there, that would make her their boss again. Emily, meanwhile, goes from hating Miranda to wanting, again, to try and please her, no matter what. It reminded me of an abusive relationship in a way - where the abused party keeps returning to his or her abuser. It's not unrealistic, but Weisberger isn't a strong enough writer to really make these kinds of overwhelming emotions and mental issues come alive on the page, so readers are annoyed, rather than sympathetic.

    The bad: Meet Max (Andy's husband), Barbara (Andy's MIL), and Miles (Emily's husband), straight from the cardboard-cutout-character department. Max is Andy's wealthy, former playboy husband (of course, he claims Andy has reformed him) from a wealthy media family, and his mother is a society woman who disapproves of Andy and wishes he would marry someone "more appropriate." Max is under pressure because his recently-deceased father made some poor business decisions, leaving both his family and his company in an uncomfortable financial position. Max ultimately goes behind Andy's back with Emily to sell The Plunge to Elias-Clark, leading Andy to resign from the magazine and divorce Max. Of course, Emily and the rest of the staff are fired by Miranda shortly after the acquisition. The book ends with the biggest cliche possible - Andy (and her daughter Clementine (really? CLEMENTINE?)) getting back together with Alex, Andy's boyfriend who dumped her at the end of the first book.

    Speaking of Alex, there's a side plot throughout the novel of Andy being somewhat obsessed with and unable to give the thought of Alex up, even though they broke up 10 YEARS AGO. Of course, Alex reappears in her life just as she and Max are about to fall apart. It turns out Alex has been dating a girl in Andy's moms' support group (the girl isn't a mom but an aunt, who attends the group with her neice, whom she babysits, because her sister-in-law is under the mistaken impression that the group is a play group, not a support group (WTF?)). Anyway, Andy has no idea that the boyfriend is Alex, since the girlfriend calls him "Xander" - until he shows up at a group brunch that the husbands/boyfriends are invited to. The whole thing is so convoluted and stupid, it's hardly worth talking about (though I do seem to have just wasted an entire paragraph doing just that).

    Then there's the unbelievability of the main plot -the sale of The Plunge to Elias-Clark. The Plunge is doing well, but not well enough to warrant maximum interest from E-C. In the "real world," a giant like Elias-Clark does not put up with stalling from a minor publication that poses no great threat to any of their existing properties. When the first sale is refused, the price isn't magically upped, the deal goes away and the giant pursues another prize.

  • (3/5)
    It was good, though there were sections that could have been taken out, descriptions that just, in all honesty, did not matter to the plot of the book. I never read the first one (only saw the movie) so I don't know how this compares but it was a decent book. I will admit however, after reading through half of it, I knew she wouldn't stay with Max. He was too perfect.. Overall, I enjoyed the book.
  • (3/5)
    ** spoiler alert ** The Devil Wears Prada is one of my favorite books/movies of all times. So obviously when I heard that Lauren Weisberger was making a sequel I was beyond estatic. I did like the premise of this story, but I didn't like Andy in this book at all, which made me not love it as much as I wanted too. I felt she was all over the place and whiney, and don't even get me started on Emily, I couldn't stand her caddy, bossiness either, they both drove me nuts.I did like the story but hated the decisions that Andy made, which made it very hard for me to root for her. My biggest problem with her was her marrying Max, I couldn't fathom why she had so many resolutions and second thoughts, but still went through with it, so obviously I couldn't really feel compassion towards her in regards to her divorce. I did love Miranda though and she was just as cold and heartless as she was in the first book, but I wish there was more of her in the story, and honestly with the title of this book, I thought that Andy would seek revenge towards Miranda, and take her down and give her a taste of her own medicine, but Miranda won in the end, so this book was definitely not what I had thought it would be.I was happy to revisit these characters, but the story did fall a bit flat for me, and I expected a lot more, seeing this book was second to a book that many readers know and love. If you liked The Devil Wears Prada, I would still give this book a chance, just maybe not have high expectations that it's going to be like the first book.
  • (2/5)
    Like many sequels, this one falls a little short. Andy Sachs is now almost a decade out of her job with Miranda Priestly. She is writing for a wedding blog, doing some freelancing and, except for night terrors, has recovered from her year at "The Runway." Then she and her now best friend/ former enemy, Emily, start a glossy, high end wedding magazine called, "The Plunge." Coincidentally, Andy is, herself taking the plunge, not with Alex but with high society, Max. She also discovers that she is prematurely pregnant, so the first year of her marriage is not what she expected. Nor is starting a magazine when Miranda Priestly comes back into her life looking to acquire Andy and Emily's "baby" for millions. Lots of Upper East Side young married material, but not as intrinsically interesting as the original. Still, there could be a movie sequel and for a not-so-challenging read, this is fine. BTW, my mother-in-law told my husband to his face that he shouldn't have married me on our wedding day (37 years ago). That little piece is NOT fiction. :(
  • (1/5)
    It’s the first time that I was so disappointed in a book and I’ve read many. This is the Kindle UK edition I’m talking about. Whoever edited this book to check for errors has not done his/her job. Sentences are left unfinished and that’s only the start of it, this was *for the whole book*. And I spotted a double-obligation, namely ‘must have to’, which grated against my reading and tainted my reading. With unfinished sentences in dialogues and such mistakes (there are too many to name but a few), this was the first time I saw such a writing style. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve read the first novel, but it’s as if someone else wrote the second one, because it is *that* different. This purchase was a waste of money. I won’t be reading any book by Weisberger again.
  • (1/5)
    More than 10 years after Andy threw her cell phone into the fountain in Paris and told Miranda Priestly to **** off, she is back and publishing her own magazine. Even more surprising is that her arch-nemesis Emily has become her best friend and business partner. Things are going swimmingly for Andy … after a few hiccups she is married … although unexpected, she has a baby on the way and the magazine is doing well. Until – dumm-da-dumm – Miranda Priestly steps back into the picture.

    This could have been such a good sequel to The Devil Wears Prada. All the elements were available to make this a wonderful story but Ms. Weisberger changed Andy’s “voice” so much that I could feel no happiness, compassion or outrage for her as she was going through her life in this book. Andy just seemed beaten down by the most mundane everyday things and whined throughout the whole book. I kept turning the pages and reading on in hopes of finding the strong independent young woman from the first book, but unfortunately never did. I’m sure the planned movie version will be great (if they reassemble the original cast) but, for me, the book fell short.