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Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jessica Knoll

Narrated By: Madeleine Maby

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: May 2015

Duration: 11 hours 50 minutes

Summary:

HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE.Ani FaNelli seems to have it all: a glamorous job at a glossy magazine; an enviable figure with the wardrobe to match; and a handsome fiancé from a distinguished blue blood family. But Ani FaNelli is an invention, that veneer of perfection carefully assembled in an attempt to distance herself from a shocking, sordid past. As her wedding draws near, a documentary producer invites Ani to speak about the chilling incident that took place when she was a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School. Determined once and for all to silence the whispers of suspicion and blame, Ani must weigh her options carefully, when telling the whole truth could destroy the picture-perfect life she's worked so hard to create. With a singular voice and a twist you won't see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the deep-seated desire to fit in and the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to "have it all." Ani FaNelli is a complex and vulnerable heroine-one whose sharp edges protect a truth that will move, scandalize, and surprise you.

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  • Elina S

    This book was a very easy listen. I wasn't crazy about the book but it was light and easy.

  • Melissa Berger

    Wonderful narration and gripping story! This was packed with emotions, creatively written and intensely moving... many roads to explore here.

  • Katie Reed

    Not a middle school appropriate book. Great story it was a page turner for sure

  • Nancy Krehlik

    I thought the narrator did a great job. The book, while it had a twist, was overall not enjoyable. I didn't like the characters. I didn't like the coarse language. Spoiler alert: The story was somewhat timely with all the cases of sexual assault on drunk/ passed out young women, with little or no accountability by the men who assaulted them. It is also timely because it also portrays bullying and the horrific acts of school violence that sometimes results.

  • Chassady Ralston

    The first four or so chapters were incredibly hard to listen to due to my loathing of the vapid main character, but I'm glad I stuck with it. Excellent twist. Just wish there was more meat tacked on to the ending.

  • Margaret Schell

    I didn't like the main character Anny at first and almost stopped listening to the book after the first couple chapters. I am glad I kept listening. The plot twists and turns a lot. Keeps you guessing until the end. Loved it.

  • Katherine Robinson

    Loved the book. Knoll really knows how to relate to her audience.

  • Grace May

    Great book!I liked the story line and the narration, would recommend this to everyone!

  • Andre Green

    Did not like the main character at all or any of the other characters. The story was very forgettable and not worth the hype it's been getting. There was no flow to the narrative and there is a such thing as to many antagonist.

  • Jane Davis

    The book would have been a page-turner had I been reading it rather than listening to it. The entertaining story made my very long car ride feel like it went by in no time at all. I found the narrator annoying in the beginning, but she grew on me, and I appreciated that I was able to tell the difference in her voice between the 28 year-old and the 14 year-old version of the protagonist.