Source: Public Library
Audiobook, 12 discs
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Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella, narrated by Rosalyn Landor, is a wonderful breath of fresh air in which readers are introduced to Lara Lington and her great aunt Sadie Lancaster. Part ghost story and party mystery, at its heart this is a story about respect, family tradition, and history. Unlike Kinsella’s hilarious Shopaholic series, there is a great deal more heart and emotion in this one. Lara is struggling in her new line of work as a head hunter, after her business partner left her in a lurch, but once she’s accosted during a funeral by a ghost, she has little choice but to look beyond her own plans and go on an adventure she’ll never forget.
Sadie and Lara make a fantastic team as they try to locate her great aunt’s favorite necklace, and in the meantime, Sadie’s whispers are making their way through many lives with some hilarious results. Lara has spent a lot of time hoping for the best and pining away for her ex-boyfriend, pretending that all is well. But when Sadie enters her life, she’s forced to really reassess where she’s been and what she’s been doing with her life. Sadie, who didn’t think she amounted to much in 105 years and lost the one true love of her life, spent a great many years having fun and barely committing to anything or anyone. They are opposites in many ways, but they teach each other how to truly live. Rosalyn Landor is a terrific narrator who does excellent voices for male and female characters, as well as a stellar British accent.
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella, narrated by Rosalyn Landor, is utterly enjoyable from start to finish, and Kinsella’s characters will have readers itching to break out flapper dresses and dance the Charleston.
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