London Is the Best City in America

  • by Laura Dave
  • Narrated by Renée Raudman
  • 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Three years ago, Emmy Everett made the painful decision to call off her engagement and leave New York City behind. Since then she has been hiding out in Rhode Island working at a bait and tackle shop and haphazardly shooting a documentary about fishermen's wives. July 4th weekend has rolled around again and Emmy is mustering up the courage to return home to New York (the site of her own failed romance) to celebrate her brother Josh's wedding.En route to his bachelor party, Emmy is shocked when her typically resolute brother confesses that he is having serious doubts about getting married - and he may even be in love with another woman.Emmy is determined to help her brother face up to this decision - the one she fled from herself. With less than 24 hours to go before the wedding, she takes Josh on a road trip to find this mystery woman. Along the way, Emmy embraces her own hard-earned lessons about romance, commitment and what happens when we refuse to let go of the past.


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What would have made London Is the Best City in America better?

I think the author needs to study Hallmark movies. In my head, the synopsis seemed like it was good, but the execution was just WRONG.

What was most disappointing about Laura Dave’s story?

In the reading process, the execution of the plot was painful and predictable. Living in the main heroine Emmy's head was tiresome. More often than not, I found myself rolling my eyes at what she was thinking.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from London Is the Best City in America?

Had I been this author's editor, I'd tell her to add more texture to the story by creating more 1st person narratives. It would have been great to know exactly what Josh was thinking. It would have been great to know what Berringer was thinking! It would have awesome if a short narrative was written from the mother of the grooms, telling us how she'd known this secret all along. Even a short whimsical narrative from the bride's mountain living sociology professors could have been a comical outlet with great insight.

Any additional comments?

Overall, I didn't find it to be a pleasant read. On the bright side, as a lover of all things chic lit/chic flic I know for a fact, Hallmark script writers could revision and make this a great television 2 hour movie.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-17-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio