Thursday, June 21, 2012

Audiobook Review: Between You and Me

Goodreads Summary: 

From the authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Nanny Diaries comes a new novel that takes readers behind the scenes of stratospheric celebrity—what it means to be worshipped by millions and still feel loved by none.

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus have proven again and again that they are masters at exploring the nuances of family relationships—as they intersect with the current trends in the culture at large.

In Between You and Me, twenty-seven-year-old Logan Wade has built a life for herself in New York City, far from her unhappy childhood in Oklahoma. But when she gets the call that her famous cousin needs a new assistant, it’s an offer she can’t refuse. Logan hasn’t seen Kelsey since they were separated as kids; in the meantime, Kelsey Wade has become one ofFortune Magazine’s most powerful celebrities and carrion for the paparazzi. But the joy at their reunion is overshadowed by the toxic dynamic between Kelsey and her controlling parents. As Kelsey grasps desperately at a “real” life, Logan risks everything to try and give her cousin the one thing she has never known—happiness. As Kelsey unravels in the most horribly public way Logan finds that she will ultimately have to choose between saving her cousin and saving herself.

My Review: 

ReadingNook Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Audiobook Review:

I've just recently started getting into listening to audiobooks, now that I have a longer commute to work I have more time to be able to listen to them and this is only the third one i've listened too, but I really enjoyed it. The narrators voice was easy to listen too and easy to follow. If I don't like a narrators voice I sometimes feel it's that much harder to get into a story, but that wasn't the case with this audiobook at all.

Between You and Me was really good, and if one things for sure It made me never want to be famous (or in least not in the spotlight). Kelsey is a pop star, her cousin Logan is just an average girl, but devastating events tore them apart when they were younger, and only years later after a surprise phone call to Logan, from Kelsey's assitant Deliah, do they start to reconnect. Circumstances lead to Logan becoming Kelsey's new assistant and is taken on the ride of her life through the ups and downs of fame, fortune, and the perils of paparazzi.

This book sparked a lot of different emotions in me. At times I was laughing out loud, other times my jaw was hanging wide open in shock, other times i had tears in me eyes. Emotionally it had its highs and lows, but overall I really enjoyed the story. I liked the characters and although Kelsey wasn't super-relatable as far as her career goes, I felt personality wise she was easy to connect too, she wasn't a whiney, concieted, spoiled brat of a celebrity, but a normal girl wanting to find love and start a family of her own. If you like audiobooks or want to give them a try, I would definitly suggest this one to you guys, it's a fun, sometimes sad, othertimes down-right hilarious adventure of a book.

1 comment:

  1. I Loved this book! I need to listen to the audio sample and maybe get it later to listen to in the car