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Vinegar Girl Audio CD – Audiobook, 21 Jun 2016

3.7 out of 5 stars 95 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group; Unabridged edition (21 Jun. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451483944
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451483942
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.8 x 15 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,261,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"It's knockabout comedy at its best, genuinely laugh-out-loud funny and, indeed, may be her funniest book to date" (John Harding Daily Mail)

"The worst wedding in history ... vintage Anne Tyler" (Ann Treneman The Times)

"It's every subtle shade of funny, heart-breaking and ultimately life-affirming" (Grazia)

"Funny, thought-provoking, essential" (The Sunday Telegraph (Stella))

"Delightful, ingenious and convincing… Anyone who values good writing and the intelligent observation and depiction of how people feel, think and speak will enjoy it too" (Allan Massie Scotsman) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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No one does family like Anne Tyler - and the Battistas might be her most appealing yet…the new novel from the bestselling author of A Spool of Blue Thread --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I really don't understand why so many reviewers are lukewarm about this book. Yes I felt the author's constraints at having to write to someone else's plot at times but overall I think she handles it beautifully. One of the things I love most about Anne Tyler is her wry and sensitive understanding of her male characters and this is much in evidence here. Kate is quite a complex woman with some issues which are explored with the author's usual deft skill. And this novel is funny! Crossing my fingers that this isn't her last novel - the world will be a duller place without a new Anne Tyler novel to look forward to.
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Disappointing. I love the play and was so looking forward to reading an intelligent modern version. Apart from Kate's final speech which presents a nice twist, I thought the story was ridiculous and unfunny. It's hard to believe an author with such a good reputation would produce something so unsubtle for this brilliant project.
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I haven't read taming of the shrew, yes really!!! So this was a new story for me, and it worked. I suppose if you were comparing with the original story you may not like this book, ( judging by some comments), I however read it as a typical Anne Tyler, and enjoyed it. I like all of her books except digging to America. Vinegar girl was funny, and as usually a few select characters, that blend to make a good story.
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I am really enjoying making my way through the Shakespeare's retold. Taming of the Shrew is one of my favourite Shakespeare comedies and Anne Tyler uses the plot wisely but I felt that the story was a bit lack-lustre. I liked the characterization of the man characters but felt not enough was done with the plot line to truly make it a great story. It was enjoyable, but the way reading a romance novel is enjoyable.
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I haven't raced through a book with such enjoyment and pleasure in a long, long time. A highly recommended feel-good re-telling of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew.
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Of course I knew the basic story, but it was updated in an intelligent and amusing way. The characters, including the mad scientist father, were believable and likeable. Even the irritating younger sister, an updated Bianca, was not as annoying as I was expecting.. Hence the fairly good score.
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I can't believe that Anne Tyler could have written this! Its so dull and lacks her usual humour and wit. Its is like a reading a soap opera in novel form.
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Anything by this lady is bound to be great and she is once again superb at subtle nuances! Amazing writing.
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