Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns : The Devil Wears Prada

  • by Lauren Weisberger
  • Narrated by Laurel Lefkow
  • Series: The Devil Wears Prada
  • 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The hotly-anticipated sequel to The Devil Wears Prada – the million copy bestseller that took the world by storm.
Everything’s in place for the season’s hottest launch: Tall latte (with two raw sugars)? Check. Gucci trench (draped over desk)? Check. Outrageous, unreasonable demands? Check.
Andy has just turned thirty and is an incredibly successful magazine editor, working closely with her best friend Emily, another Runway survivor. She’s about to get married – life’s on track and she’s been careful to stay clear of Miranda Priestly, her dreadful first boss. But Andy’s luck is running out. Miranda Priestly isn’t the kind of woman who hides in the background. She’s back… and more devilish than ever.


What the Critics Say

Praise for Lauren Weisberger: ‘Another brilliant book’ (Sun)
‘This little gem mixes Sex and the City charm with dry New York wit’ (Real)
‘Sassy, insightful and sooo Sex and The City, you'll be rushing to the bookshop for your copy like it's a half price Prada sale’ (Company)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Please don't waste your money.

What would have made Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns better?

If the story actually had anything to do with the first book.

What could Lauren Weisberger have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

If the story had more substance and the characters had the same personalities they did in the first book. They lacked every quality that made the first book enjoyable.

How could the performance have been better?

The performance was done the best as the narrator possibly could given the lack of actual story.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None, whatsoever!!

Any additional comments?

This book actually made me fall asleep on occasions! The most boring book I'v ever read and I'v read a lot!!

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- Sam.miller88

A terrible first impression

Granted I have only listened to the first two chapters of this book before coming online to write this review but I think it at least says a lot that I was disappointed enough to do so. As a light and easy listen, Devil Wears Prada was a real hit with me- a funny and engaging story that I have returned to more than twice. I'm guessing that most people reading this will have thought the same (and if you haven't already listened to Devil...then navigate away from this page, and download that instead).

A key problem with this sequel is that it is written in the third person, rather than from Andy's perspective as in the first book. This leaves the listener feeling much further removed from the character this time around, and has made me wonder if I just never noticed that Andy was so irritating right from the start. Rather than seeming to be a fairly realistic young modern woman (career minded but still focused on friends, family and having a good time), this incarnation of Devil's central character seems to be almost entirely wrapped up in pink, girlish fairytales of knights, white horses, weddings and dresses (I'm serious- all of these get a mention in the first chapter).

It's fair to say that Devil...wasn't always consistent in the way Andy was portrayed (she apparently had no interest in fashion but for some reason her narration included a detailed description of every shoe, dress, nail polish she cast her eye over), but this is just ridiculous- I thought her dream was to write for The New Yorker..instead she's editing a bridal magazine called 'The Plunge'? Ok, so I haven't persisted far enough with this download to give a really fair assessment but I'm just glad that Audible allow returns- and, as it is pretty much crystal clear that this book was written to cash in on possible future movie rights, I just hope Meryl's got more sense.

(One last note- the only saving grace of this download as far as I can tell is the narrator Laurel Lefkow. I know a lot of people can find American accents a bit grating but Lefkow has a soft, emotive voice that I enjoy listening to. Unfortunately here, she just couldn't save the material- if you like her narration, and haven't heard 'The Time Traveller's Wife' (in which she plays Claire- the '..Wife") then do try that as the male narrator there is also great and the story far outranks its movie adaptation and anything by Lauren Weisberger...
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- Jules

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-06-2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited