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The Bette Davis Club

The Bette Davis Club

Написано Jane Lotter

Озвучено Sue Pitkin и Tessa Marts


The Bette Davis Club

Написано Jane Lotter

Озвучено Sue Pitkin и Tessa Marts

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4.5/5 (5 оценки)
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11 hours
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Издано:
Aug 30, 2016
ISBN:
9781531866051
Формат:
Аудиокнига

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The morning of her niece's wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she's made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.

When the young bride flees-taking with her a family heirloom and leaving behind six hundred bewildered guests-her mother offers Margo fifty grand to retrieve her spoiled brat of a daughter and the invaluable property she stole. So, together with the bride's jilted and justifiably crabby fiancé, Margo sets out in a borrowed 1955 red MG on a cross-country chase. Along the way, none of what she discovers will be quite what she expected. But it might be exactly what she's been seeking all along.

From acclaimed humor writer Jane Lotter comes this madcap, laugh-out-loud adventure, The Bette Davis Club.

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Aug 30, 2016
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  • (4/5)
    A good natured screwball-comedy combined with road-story and Hollywood satire.Got this as the Audible Daily Deal Jan. 11, 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Probably it tied things up too neatly and quickly at the end but that can be forgiven in a first-time novel. The voice performance by Sue Pitkin was excellent.
  • (4/5)
    At first glance, this appears to be a fairly predictable novel. And in some ways, it is predictable. In other ways, it's a mess of a book—but in the best, most organic way. Sweet and quirky—with a flawed but endearing main character in Margo Just. It's a humorous, screwball comedy reminiscent of Bringing Up Baby (1938) or It Happened One Night (1934).

    For an added bonus, to further endear this book to you, read the Foreword by the author's daughter, Tessa Marts. Or, if you're listening to the audiobook—don't skip it...Tessa reads it herself.

    Audiobook, as read by Sue Pitkin: Pitkin did a lovely job of capturing Margo's voice. She breathed life into every character, but most especially Margo. I thought she handled the male voices really well, nobody sounded drugged or tired just to sound male, and the young, female voices were sometimes affected with a specific type of accent and breathiness that put me in mind of Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes—a perfect Old Hollywood affectation befitting the thrum of the novel.
  • (5/5)
    Margo, the unloved child grown into an unloved adult, tells us the story of her life of falsehoods. Martini in one hand, cigarette in the other, she takes a cynics perspective on her own life. How did she arrive where she did? The occasion for her musing is an impromptu chase from Malibu to Manhattan as she and Tully search for her niece and his fiancee who left him at the altar.Margo belongs to what her friend Dottie calls the Bette Davis Club — a club many of us have encountered as we cling to something we can’t have and probably doesn’t even exist. It’s not a club for people who want an authentic life, but its miseries provide their own dysfunctional comfort.Eventually, Margo leaves the club in favor of her own life.Lotter voices Margo’s story with a ring of experiential truth — which may be why so many readers find it laugh-out-loud hilarious. The wry humor is self-deprecating and true to life.