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Nanny Returns Audio CD – Audiobook, 15 Dec 2009

2.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (15 Dec. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442304030
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442304031
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3 x 14.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 598,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`Nan is back in town, but she's about to get thrown into battle. A gripping sequel to The Nanny Diaries' 4 stars
--Heat Magazine, 10 April, 2010

About the Author

Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin are the bestselling authors of THE NANNY DIARIES and CITIZEN GIRL. They live and work in New York City. Visit www.EmmaAndNicola.com


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Format: Hardcover
The Nanny Returns picks up around 10 years after The Nanny Diaries ended. Nan is now married to the Harvard Hottie (Ryan) and after some time living overseas, has moved to Brooklyn. One day her former charge Grayer (now aged 16) turns up on her doorstep and she gets sucked back into the lives of the X family, which now also includes a 7 year old son called Stilton. The X's marriage is still unhappy and when Mr X hooks up with a Hollywood star, Nan gets caught up in the middle trying to protect the children.

I really enjoyed The Nanny Diaries but I'm sorry to say this book is nowhere near as good. It's a convoluted mess with a massive number of sub-plots, all of which are confusing and none of which are interesting. While there are some amusing snippets about how the Manhattan elite live, they are few and far between, and the froth is tempered this time around with drunken binges and drug overdoses which feel out of place. The writing also gets bogged down with elaborate descriptions, to the point where I wondered if the authors were paid by the adjective. Nan is also such a passive and indecisive character, which seemed appropriate in the first book but far less so in this one, now that she's married and ten years older.

The book starts slowly and you wonder where it's going. While it does pick up, it was a struggle to stay the distance. I don't recommend it.
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By Jill Meyer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 April 2010
Format: Hardcover
I like - not love - chick-lit. "The Nanny Diaries" was cute, somewhat clever, and fun reading. "Nanny Returns" is none of those things. The authors try to cram 10lbs of "stuff" in a 5lb bag. There are way too many characters - mostly similar in type and only distinguishable by their names - and way too many plot lines. I think the book could have done with some judicious editing.

"Nanny Returns" is a sort of continuation of the "X Family", "Mr" and "Mrs", "Grayer", and now, "Stilton". "Stilton" is only one in a collection of stupid names in this book, given, I think, to connote "Upper Class status". Twelve years has passed since "Nanny" was sacked by the family during a visit to the family home on Nantucket. Nanny has graduated college, married the very wealthy Ryan Hutchinson, lived abroad for ten years or so, and has now returned to Manhattan to settle down. One of the plot-lines is the on-going restoration of an old house in Harlem that the Hutchinsons will live in. Some other plot-lines involve babies - those already born, those conceived, and those still in the planning stage. Others include grown up "mean girls" and their husbands, mostly Nanny's classmates from Chapin, and other elite Manhattan private schools. Oh, and those elite schools also are involved in a plot-line. The problem with all these plot-lines is that they basically go nowhere. Not only don't the plots or the characters go anywhere - other than to the Hamptons - most of the characters are mere caricatures.

I finished the book because I had to - being a Viner and all - but I wasn't particularly interested. I might have been more satisfied with the book had the plots actually gelled into something, anything, but, for the most part, they didn't. I would normally say that if you enjoyed the first book in a series, you'd probably enjoy the sequel, but I really don't think so in this case. It just isn't very good. I think/hope the authors can do better.
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Format: Hardcover
After the first book, I eagerly awaited this long overdue sequel. But perhaps it took so long because it is so bad? None of the wit, none of the clever castic insight, non of the wry humour of the first book. Nan has become some sort of spineless yuppie with a few throw away lines to try and convince the reader she is not shallow. I struggled right to the end, but only because I was on holidays and this was the only book I took, stupidly thinking it would be great and a perfect holiday read. Thank God I now have a Kindle. Never again! I'd sell it, but it is currently trading at 0.01. No wonder. It reads like it had no editor. Or the authors were pre-paid and just had to reach a word limit. So, so bad.
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Format: Kindle Edition
I was a bit disappointed by this - it is of course readable and you'll want to know how it ends but it was all a bit far fetched for me. I don't want to give too much away but how Nan behaves in situations in the book (set ten years on) actually made me like the character a lot less. The Nan you could forgive in the original for being young,naive and scared is now just silly
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By Tasha VINE VOICE on 26 Mar. 2010
Format: Hardcover
It's ten years after Nan was fired from her Nanny position with the Xs and she's returning to New York. A late-night drunken visit from Grayer X - now fifteen - draws Nan back into the lives of the family. Feeling guilty for abandoning Grayer all those years ago, Nan finds herself agreeing to help him and his seven-year-old brother, Stilton, through their parents divorce.

I'm not usually a chick lit fan but as I'd read the Nanny Diaries I figured I'd give it a shot.

Generally my thoughts were that this book was ok. Some bits were good, some a little dull, in my opinion. There seemed to be too much filler information for my liking and it took me about half of the book to figure out what Nan was doing as a job. The general plot was ok but I'm not sure I really connected to any of the characters.

If you liked the first book and the genre then you might enjoy it.
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