• I Take You

  • A Novel
  • By: Eliza Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-05-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (310 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Brilliantly executed and endlessly funny, this pause-resistant debut showcases one of the most winning, irrepressible voices since Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones.
I'm getting married.
He's perfect!
It's a disaster.
Meet Lily Wilder - New Yorker, lawyer, and bride-to-be. She has a dream job, great friends, a family full of charismatic and loving women, and a total catch of a fiancé.
Also? She has no business getting married.
Lily's fiancé, Will, is a brilliant, handsome archaeologist. Lily is sassy, impulsive, fond of a good drink (or five), and completely incapable of being faithful to just one man. Lily likes Will, but does she love him? Will loves Lily, but does he really know her? As the wedding approaches, Lily's nights - and mornings, and afternoons - of booze, laughter, and questionable decisions become a growing reminder that the happiest day of her life might turn out to be her worst mistake yet.
Bridget Jones's Diary meets Where'd You Go, Bernadette in this joyous and ribald debut, introducing a self-assured protagonist whose choices raise fresh questions about gender, politics, monogamy, and the true meaning of fidelity.
©2015 Eliza Kennedy (P)2015 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"I have not laughed this hard or this much at a book since Bridget Jones's Diary. I Take You is wickedly smart, hilariously funny, sexy, clever, and stupidly accomplished for a first novel. In short, the most enjoyable read I have had in YEARS. I completely loved it." (Jane Green, New York Times best-selling author of Tempting Fate)
"HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I Take You is the funniest book I've read all year. I drank four bottles of chardonnay by myself because I couldn't get to a book club fast enough. Eliza Kennedy makes infidelity sexy again!" (Gary Shteyngart, New York Times best-selling author of Super Sad True Love Story)
" I Take You is sexy and smart in equal measure - Eliza Kennedy's heroine Lily Wilder is great fun to be around, even if she's not always sure who she's taking to bed. Kennedy's witty and brash voice will win you over by the end of the first page." (Emma Straub, New York Times best-selling author of The Vacationers)
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By mendolynne on 08-31-15

Sexy, provacative, well written, go for it!

This book is a joy. I'm a mere couple of hours into this novel, but it's stirred me to write a review now because it is THAT good. I Take You by Eliza Kennedy, is more arousing, irreverent, laugh out loud funny and engrossing in its first fifth than the entire poorly drawn porn novella 50 Shades of Grey. More importantly, it celebrates women—their wit, wisdom and winsomeness! A captivating slew of female characters are tossed in very quickly, all of whom draw you in with their quirky natures; even the brief encounter with an Ecuadorian seat mate was sparkling wit. The males in this book are also a compendium of guys you'd definitely love to sit next to on a 16 hour plane ride, so engaging is their banter and observations. To top it all off, Julia Whelan is a talented narrator with a myriad of voices, all lovely to the ear.

That's all I can write, as I must get back to washing dishes and de-stringing my runner beans, my excuses to keep listening!

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1 out of 5 stars
By MichelleO on 07-21-15

Terrible!

I'm not sure why I continued listening to this. The primary character was just awful - it seemed like the author was trying to make her seem cool & funny but nothing she said or did was funny - it just seemed like the author was trying too hard. I wasn't bothered by the main characters promiscuity, nor her alcohol & drug use but her behavior was more like a college student than an adult & it was pathetic & not funny. Don't waste your credits or time on this one.

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