A Christmas Caroline: A Novel

by Kyle Smith | Romance |
ISBN: 0061119873 Global Overview for this book
Registered by needmorezoloft of Detroit, Texas USA on 12/4/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by needmorezoloft from Detroit, Texas USA on Monday, December 4, 2006
Program Type: Audiobook (Fiction); Unabridged
Narrator: Nanette Savard
Publisher: Harper Audio, 2006
Length: 8 hours and 20 min.

What the Critics Say
"Caroline's comeuppance comes with sprigs of wit and plenty of designer name-dropping." (Publishers Weekly)

Publisher's Summary
Every day is like Christmas for Caroline, a young, blond editor at Presents, the shopping magazine. Every day brings more free Guccis and Pradas for her magazine and her closet. But the actual Christmas is a drag: everyone gets presents. And Caroline is feeling the loss of her mysterious father more than ever. Her fabulous designer mother is in dumpy Branson, Missouri; her redheaded assistant Ursula Heep is scheming behind her back; that creepy receptionist, Mrs. Defarge, won't stop with the knitting; and a 6'7" football player named Tiny Tim is obsessed with her.

On Christmas Eve, the ghost of Caroline's dead roommate, Carly, returns to warn that three more spirits are coming. Caroline begins a trip to Christmases past, present, and future, but though she has nine closets, she doesn't have a thing to wear.

©2006 Kyle Smith; (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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Journal Entry 2 by needmorezoloft from Detroit, Texas USA on Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Snatched by Lizzi!

Thanks girl!!


sendign on

Journal Entry 4 by lizziwhizz from Fairfield, Maine USA on Friday, May 4, 2007
received this rabck safe in the mail today, thanks so much nmz!

Journal Entry 5 by lizziwhizz from Fairfield, Maine USA on Tuesday, December 4, 2007
This book was just ridiculous. I almost stopped listening during the first disc because Caroline was so freaking obnoxious; I had to talk myself into believing "She's the Scrooge, she'll be rehabilitated, wait and see..." Well, I guess it sort of came true. While Dicken's Scrooge begins to realize his shortcomings while being visited by the three ghosts, Caroline seems to dismiss them all like they're nothing...until the last few moments of the last ghost's visit. It shows her a future where she is doing nails at a dinky salon in Akron, Ohio; this is, apparently, the worst thing she can imagine and what drives her to change. Still, her changing doesn't occur until after she has begun to go through the motions of being a real person.
The story is littered with silly Dickensian references; Caroline's secretary is Ursula Heap (instead of Uriah, a la David Copperfield), her love interest is Philip (who ends up owning Pip's Donuts), and her mother is Lady Havisham. There is even a receptionist, Mrs. Defarge, who knits. (PS I hate A Tale of Two Cities). Overall the story is just...well... silly!
The narrator does a good job of creating Caroline's obnoxious voice...which means she did a good job of irritating me. I'm a little surprised that I got all the way through this one.

Journal Entry 6 by lizziwhizz from Fairfield, Maine USA on Thursday, July 17, 2008
mailing 7/18 to KathyB from the bookobsessed.com virtual audio book box

Journal Entry 7 by KathyB25 from Arlington, Texas USA on Wednesday, July 23, 2008
This one looks like fun! Thanks -- KathyB

Journal Entry 8 by KathyB25 at Arlington, Texas USA on Wednesday, July 18, 2012
On it's way to Alsgal

Journal Entry 9 by alsgal at Lewes, Delaware USA on Friday, July 27, 2012
Received yesterday

Journal Entry 10 by alsgal at Lewes, Delaware USA on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I agree that the character was terribly obnoxious. It was a sort of fun listen but wasn't great.

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