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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Wonderful, entertaining, witty. Reminds me of Rules of Civility, very easy listening and insightful into the Upper East Side WASP world, and yet relevant to all. Some great phrases worth remembering.
What other book might you compare Laura & Emma to and why?
Rules of Civility, also witty and similar social set.
What does Madeleine Maby bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Perfect intonations of the characters in that milieu
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...and I loved the prose, but I didn't like any of the characters, though some were at least interesting and/or amusing.
Laura was a weird combo. Socially inept, asexual, sort of Aspergery, but would sometimes have insightful observations.
Emma was so whiney I could barely stand it. The audio performer made it worse. In the end (as an older teenager), I could relate to her. But by then it was too late.
And the ending? An unsatisfying ending can ruin a book you like. A book you only think is ok? I just shook my head. I don't mind ambiguous (which it was), but this ending was just plain...stupid.