The Devil Wears Prada

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Lauren Weisberger

Narrated By: Rachael Leigh Cook

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: April 2003

Duration: 4 hours 54 minutes

Summary:

A delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses.

Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job “a million girls would die for.” Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor of Runway magazine, Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn, a world populated by impossibly thin, heart-wrenchingly stylish women and beautiful men clad in fine-ribbed turtlenecks and tight leather pants that show off their lifelong dedication to the gym. With breathtaking ease, Miranda can turn each and every one of these hip sophisticates into a scared, whimpering child.

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA gives a rich and hilarious new meaning to complaints about “The Boss from Hell.” Narrated in Andrea’s smart, refreshingly disarming voice, it traces a deep, dark, devilish view of life at the top only hinted at in gossip columns and over Cosmopolitans at the trendiest cocktail parties. From sending the latest, not-yet-in-stores Harry Potter to Miranda’s children in Paris by private jet, to locating an unnamed antique store where Miranda had at some point admired a vintage dresser, to serving lattes to Miranda at precisely the piping hot temperature she prefers, Andrea is sorely tested each and every day—and often late into the night with orders barked over the phone. She puts up with it all by keeping her eyes on the prize: a recommendation from Miranda that will get Andrea a top job at any magazine of her choosing. As things escalate from the merely unacceptable to the downright outrageous, however, Andrea begins to realize that the job a million girls would die for may just kill her. And even if she survives, she has to decide whether or not the job is worth the price of her soul.


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  • Katrnea

    This book is definetly different from the movie, which I liked... The only big problem that I had with it was the narrator. She sounded really dull and monotonous and was putting me to sleep. However, once I got past her narration I was able to enjoy the story... Also, the ending could have been better... I liked the movie ending tons better...

  • Anonymous

    Saw the movie first, maybe influenced how i felt about the book but I was expecting more excitement from the book, both in context and in the narrator's voice that I didn't get. Liked the storyline overall, just didn't have enough umph for me.

  • Anonymous

    This book was okay, much better than the movie. I think it would have been better with a more exciting narrator!

  • Peggy Stortz

    I couldn't quit listening to this book. The characters and situations are so realistic. I think this one is more a memoir than fiction. I do recommend it.

  • Anonymous

    Really enjoyed this book - it was funny & gave a great insight into the shallow world of high fashion. Good escape from one's everyday life in small cities not consumed with the latest Prada outfit or next haute fashion party. Hilliarious.

  • Anonymous

    This book was ok. The readers voice was very monotone. I watched the movie first. I must say the movie was 10 times better.

  • Anonymous

    Very disappointing! I thought it was to be funny & I saw nothing funny about the poor girl who had to put up with all of that. Waste of time. find something else.

  • Anonymous

    Disappointed in the reading, all of the characters had the same bored, monotone voice.

  • Kathy Monacelli

    In this book, many derogatory remarks about individuals with low incomes and high incomes. Really, no balance for positive remarks is able with the inferiority between the classes. I am a business student; I was not satisfied with how either the protagonist or the antagonist acted within the book. Truly, women are not slaves for $32,000 a year or for the ability of progression to a better job. No person is a master of another individual in how Miranda continued daily to antagonize Andrea. However, Miranda worked for her position but needs to keep herself in prospective. Truly, the situation relayed in the contents of the book happens on a daily basis with many organizations. The facts are based on low paying wages almost enslave the employee just like Andrea. I had to wonder with the signification of the author having the name Miranda with "m" as in manager. Otherwise, the book has everything true about today's society.

  • Wendy Largey

    The book is definitely better than the movie. The narrator made it worth listening to. not the most believable storyline. Why would this inexperienced girl EVER be hired to do this job? And would anyone work for such a witch? I guess maybe there are some people out there hungry enough to do it. But all I kept thinking was "Why are you still working there?" No amount of money could make me run my personal life into the ground. I guess it was entertaining. But the movie was even more unbelievable.