Chasing Harry Winston

Lauren Weisberger, Author, Lily Rabe, Read by
Lauren Weisberger, Author, Lily Rabe, Read by , read by Lily Rabe. Simon & Schuster Audio $29.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7435-6829-6
Reviewed on: 08/25/2008
Release date: 05/01/2008

Lily Rabe throws herself enthusiastically into her narration; she sounds like she’s having a ball, and listeners will, too. Rabe especially has fun with over-the-top Brazilian sexpot Adriana, making melodramatic pronouncements and calling everyone “querida” in a sexy, throaty exotic accent. She’s also great as Emmy, the marriage-and-family–obsessed member of the trio: Rabe’s sobbing, outraged delivery of Emmy’s rant about her boyfriend dumping her for his personal trainer is simultaneously touching and hilarious. Leigh is the “straight man” of the group, but Rabe’s performance conveys her doubts about her engagement realistically and sympathetically. This fun audio brings out the best in the novel. A Simon & Schuster hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 7). (June)

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