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  • Audio Download
  • Listening Length: 12 hours and 32 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 11 Nov. 2010
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004BUJM0O

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Format: Paperback
Having read Devil Wears Prada I was excited to read this book.....but very very very disappointing. I'm shocked that so few people have given this one star, I thought there would be lots. The plot is really lacking. Why should we care about the female lead character and her other half. They're super dull. I'm about 100 pages in and literally nothing has happened. The characters are really boring and shallow.

Also the endless descriptions of what each person is wearing, how their hair is done, the labels they're sporting and the places where they hung out bored me to death. Every other page features a full analysis of such things rather than where the story is going.

My main feeling about this one is 'cut to the chase'....but it never does so in short, I'm giving up 100 pages in.

A slow, boring, vacuous read.
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Brooke Alter has been married to Julian Alter for five years and their relationship is going great. Julian is a struggling musician, desperate to someday make it big in the music world, while Brooke works two jobs to make sure Julian can carry on making his music. When Julian finally gets the chance to make an album, neither Brooke nor Julian expect just how much their life will change when Julian's album gets the go-ahead, closely followed by trips to L.A and hotel stays in the Chateau Marmont, tours across America and more chat show appearances then you can shake a stick at. Suddenly, Brooke's world and everything she's known is turned upside down as the bad side of celebrity begins to show and Brooke and Julian are suddenly hounded by paparazzi and journalists. When a compromising photo surfaces, Brooke and Julian's marriage is put to the ultimate test, but will they be able to get over what happened that night at Chateau Marmont? And is this new lifestyle really the one Brooke wants?

Last Night at Chateau Marmont is a bit different to most celebrity/fame inspired stories you find in usual Chick Lit novels. For starters, it doesn't paint `celebrity' in the most inspiring light, giving a real and proper look into what fame can do to a couple and secondly, Brooke and Julian aren't people you would expect to become celebrities, not Brooke anyway, and the culture shock she experiences when it turns out that she and Julian are becoming celebrities makes for fascinating reading, because it's a fish out of water experience, as they both come to terms with the fact Julian has indeed made it as a musician after many many years of trying. I don't know how much research Weisberger put into the novel, but she manages to write the Alters' rise to fame very well.
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I've read all of Lauren Weisberger's previous books and this was definitely my least favourite. I like her other books for their wit and satire but this lacked both. The story was generally slow and revolved around Brooke being left at home while her husband became a pop star. Nothing much happened and there was no big confrontational event that it had been leading up to. However, if you take it out of the context of her other books, it contains more emotional depth and the characters are easier to identify with.
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i loved 'devil wears prada' and 'everyone worth knowing', so was very excited to get this and didn't even wait to the paperback, which i normally do to save some cash. big disappointment!! as pointed out by other reviewers, the heroine of this book is dull and self-centered, opposite to strong, career-focused, witty heroines in her past books. this character spends almost the whole book at home, being progressively annoyed/upset/angry at her husband for finally getting his own career and succeeding. also, every 5 pages she needs to have a drink to feel better/relax/comfort/console herself/etc, i didn't notice at the beginning but on the third half i realised she spends the whole book like this. not a very healthy role model, whiny boring lady. also boring message: it's hard to be famous. oh well. maybe famous people who read it will enjoy. us normal people.... don't think so. hope next book will be more like the previous.
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I now have the full collection of Lauren Weisberger books, and mightily impressive does the shoe collection look! Anyway, this book is a wonderful holiday read. I don't want to give anything away, but this book does not disappoint. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, could they make it work, could their relationship last the fame? Read it to find out. I promise you will not be disappointed!
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This is a nicely detailed, lovely account of a couple where one partner becomes a very successful musician. Obviously they hit their issues. The story takes some abrupt shortcuts which makes it an irritating read, especially towards the end. Yet, it's a good book for an afternoon of relaxation with tea and chocolate. Thanks
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I liked this book less than the revered 'Devil Wears Prada' but more than her 'Everyone We Know' and I can't even remember if I've read 'Chasing Harry Winston!'. Let's face it, her books aren't the most memorable - apart from 'Devil' but it seems that was a fluke because she hasn't come anywhere close to writing as good a book since. Having said that, this book kept my interest (just about) until the end, and yes - the situation was implausible, and yes - i spent a large part of the book wanting to kill the characters in it, including the main protagonist - but hey, it's chic lit not Dickens, so i took it for what it was. I could have done without the tabloid-esque digs at real stars, for example: how old does Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas look? I think she's better than that. But given the terrible reviews for 'Revenge', I'm glad i read this instead as it was undoubtedly more satisfying. I don't think i'm going to waste my time or money on 'Revenge' - shame though as 'Devil' really was up there with the first Bridget Jones for me. Ah well.
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