Friday, August 23, 2013

Review: Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella (audio)

Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
Read by Rosalyn Landor
Random House Audio
March 2008
Length: 13 hours
Source: Library

When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she’s in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident—in a Mercedes no less—Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she’s about to find out just how much things have changed. 

Somehow Lexi went from a twenty-five-year-old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, a personal assistant, a carb-free diet, and a set of glamorous new friends. And who is this gorgeous husband—who also happens to be a multimillionaire? With her mind still stuck three years in reverse, Lexi greets this brave new world determined to be the person she…well, seems to be. That is, until an adorably disheveled architect drops the biggest bombshell of all. 

Suddenly Lexi is scrambling to catch her balance. Her new life, it turns out, comes complete with secrets, schemes, and intrigue. How on earth did all this happen? Will she ever remember? And what will happen when she does?

My thoughts:  Sophie Kinsella has a way of sucking you into her books and making you laugh along the way. I first started reading her when her Shopaholic series came out and since finishing those books, I've gone back and read or listened to her stand alone books. These books definitely fall into the category of Chick Lit - they are light, fun reads with some romance thrown in. 

In Remember Me? we meet Lexi who finds herself missing a major chunk of time in her life after being in a car accident. It's a bit far-fetched at times, but definitely a fun read. The premise is one that really makes you think: What if you suddenly had everything you wanted? Would it really make you as happy as you thought it would? I'm sure we all think about it and wonder...but is it really a case of the grass is always greener? 

The characters in this book are great. There are likeable characters and there are some that are just weird and completely unlikeable. I had a really hard time believing that Lexi's husband was sincere. I mean, come on - the marriage manual? Was that created to really help Lexi or for purely selfish reasons? I love when authors give us a little of both - it just makes for a more exciting read!

How about you? Do you like when authors create unlikeable characters?

Audio thoughts: I've listened to Rosalyn Landor narrate a few other books and just love her voice. She's able to create unique personalities for all the characters. I definitely hope to listen to more of her work.


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8 comments

  1. R. Landor is one of my favorite narrators :) I just like how she tells the story!

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  2. This sounds very enjoyable! I do "like" unlikeable characters, when they are well drawn.

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    1. Same here - makes the story that much better I think!

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  3. I enjoyed the abridged version of this book. I am not that fond of unlikeable characters. My least likeable most recently would be in the book, The Bookstore.

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    1. I haven't read that one yet...but have a copy of it.

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  4. I've read the Shopaholic series when my kids were babies and I needed a good laugh. I tried reading this one and did not like it. I never finished it.

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  5. I'm not sure that I like having unlikable characters, unless they're obviously the bad guys. Unlikeable friends or family often just make me feel annoyed at the unlikeable characters for not being better and annoyed at the main character for putting up with them!

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