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Maneater

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Gigi Levangie Grazer

Narrated By: Uma Thurman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: June 2003

Duration: 5 hours 40 minutes

Summary:

Clarissa Alpert is gorgeous, 28 (31), funny, charming, and...single by choice. A "manipulator savant," she is the go-to girl in certain Hollywood circles. She's always on the town, in the know, wearing the right thing and dating the right actor/director/producer. She and her girlfriends, known as the Star Chamber, have cut a swath through Beverly Hills and beyond, and bear no scars from the battles. Everything Clarissa wants, Clarissa gets. But the truth is that usually, Clarissa doesn't want what she gets for long. Until she sees Aaron Mason.

Aaron Mason is wealthy, powerful, funny, good-looking, and best of all - the new hot producer in town. From the moment Clarissa lays her eyes on him, she begins planning her wedding. And if anyone can plan a wedding without a groom (yet) it's Clarissa Alpert. No matter that she, like her mother before her, has never exactly been lucky in love. Clarissa's mother is still dating Clarissa's father, who happens to be an ex-convict (white collar) who was unfaithful for 23 of their 27 years of marriage. But no matter, Clarissa is ready for commitment, now, whether Aaron is aware she exists or not. And her splendid ex-beau, the British-accented Simon, be damned.

With the eager help of her Star-Chamber friends, the most divine gay waiter in Hollywood, her aerobicized Latina mother and her (yes) ex-con, philandering (though loving) father, Clarissa finds herself planning the biggest wedding the town has seen in years - or at least since Brad and Jennifer. Now the trick will be actually landing the groom....

An hilarious romp through Hollywood with more than a few winks from a celebrated screenwriter in the know.

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  • Shane

    We are talking Uma people. YES -- Chick flick. Yes - less funny than advertised. Good enough plot, as chick flicks go, but this is all about narrator. From a 3 to a four just because of Uma!

  • JK

    Not exactly a classic literary masterpiece, but a reasonably entertaining, light-hearted chick-flick. Very well-read by Uma Thurman.

  • Anonymous

    I enjoyed this - Uma Thurman did a fantastic job reading it, and the character of Clarissa is fun to hate. I enjoyed the first half more than the second half, but the "twist" part was interesting.

  • DW

    It was a fun book, light reading and ok. I am a little past this age group though so I would say someone younger would enjoy this more. It wasn't funny like I expected. If you are under 30 you will enjoy this.

  • Anonymous

    Very entertaining...definitely "chick lit" material. Uma Thurman was an excellent reader...she kept you interested in the story and represented the characters well.

  • Rosa Meza

    So very boring. Seriously! I kept listening hoping it would get good and never did.

  • Anonymous

    the equivalent of a 'chick flick' in a book. A real trashy novel. It is what it sayes it is, pure trashy escape. Beautifully read. Loads of fun!

  • Virgilia Goodwin

    What a great book! Witty, well narrated and simply hilarious! I recommend it wholeheartedly!

  • Anonymous

    The characters were so bored with life and they bored me.

  • Anonymous

    Don't judge by the beginning, this shapes up to be an entertaining story. Good chick lit.