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Review: Can You Keep a Secret (Audiobook)

By Bookaholic @BookReflections
Review: Can You Keep a Secret (Audiobook)
Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Chick-Lit
Length: 10 hours and 38 minutes
Source: eLibrary
Narrator: Kate Reading
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Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets:
Secrets from her boyfriend:
I've always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken.
Secrets from her mother:
I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur.
Secrets she wouldn't share with anyone in the world:
I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is.
Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger. Until Emma comes face-to-face with Jack Harper, the company's elusive CEO, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her...

My Rating: Review: Can You Keep a Secret (Audiobook) My Review: The description kinds of sum it up pretty well.  When her airplane experiences major turbulence, Emma thinks she is going to die so she shares all of her secrets with a stranger on a plane.  But the stranger turns out to be the CEO of her company, Jack Harper, and she sees him again and again.  At first Emma is nervous that someone could know so much about her but she soon relaxes as his knowledge seems to be more helpful than harmful.  But just when Emma lets her guard down, disaster strikes.
On the story... This is my second Sophie Kinsella novel and audiobook and I have to admit that I'm hooked.  I'm starting to think that the description doesn't matter because you really have no idea what you are getting into.  The plot twists are unexpected and fun.  The characters are quirky and endearing.  Plus, all the fun comes from the thoughts and mishaps of Emma.  I loved Emma and her best friend, she seems like a person I would want to be friends with.  I even enjoyed her snooty flatmate. 
I'm not even a huge fan of chick-lit but I'm constantly amazed at how Ms. Kinsella thoroughly entertains.  Granted, I've actually never read one of her books, I've only listened.  I feel that I've finally found books that might be more fun to listen to than read.  The voices and accents are awesome and I truly have so much fun.
I always say that I only listen to audiobooks when I can't read, like when I'm driving.  But with this one, I took it out of my car and listened in my room because I couldn't bare to stop listening. I laugh out loud, cover my face, and make all these crazy faces.  It's kind of like girls night but...with me and an audiobook (okay maybe that sounds sad but it is really fun...I promise!).
On the narrator... Kate Reading did a fantastic job.  I could easily discern the voices of the different characters.  She was dramatic but not over the top.  I really feel as if this was a performance and not just a reading.
Overall... This is a light and fun read where the listener gets to sit back and listen to a great performance.  Even if you aren't a fan of chick-lit, you might still give this one a chance because... I can't really imagine not liking it at all.  Oh now I'm gushing.  I hate when that happens.

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