Rosie Maldonne is outspoken and sexy. She's also unemployed, and, with three children and a cat, life is a little tough. The four of them - well, five, if you count the cat - live in the South of France, in a run-down trailer near a vacant lot. They make do, living off her part-time waitressing job and a little help from the state.
Rosie thinks things are finally turning around when she meets handsome police officer Jérôme - until she realizes that his appearance coincides with her friend Véro's disappearance. Then, something even stranger happens: Rosie finds a package with a crazy amount of money in the trash can of a fast-food joint. With so much going on, Rosie has some big questions: Where is Véro? Is Jérôme too good to be true? Who put all that cash in the trash? And what happens when they want it back?
©2013 Alice Quinn (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Translation © 2015 Alexandra Maldwyn-Davies, from Pimienta.com.
What was the point of setting the story in the South of France, it may as well have been Detroit, for all the Frenchness observed? The translation into 'American' rather than English was a struggle for me, particularly the weird references to the British Monarchy, British culture and the misinterpretation of song lyrics. And there was no trailer park. I was hoping for Stephanie Plum on the Cote d'Azur with loads of French atmosphere alongside the quirky characters and humour, no such luck. The characters here were just annoying, all of them, particularly the lisping daughter.
No, Janet Evanovich is ace
Way too strident for me
The ridiculous section about the Queen
Could have been good, maybe it came across better in the original French version? I some how doubt it though.
"Rose Is A Different Type of Character"
I'd give this book a solid C, it wasn't great nor was it horrible. I don't regret the time it took to listen to it, but I do not believe I will carry on with the series if another book is published.
I'm not exactly sure of the book's audience. Is it for adults? teens? I checked the audible path and it wasn't listed under teens or young adults, so I'm going to assume it was for adults. The dialogue in the book frequently became childish (and i'm not referring to when the children are speaking). Maybe something was lost in translation.
I guess my favorite character would be the main character Rose aka Cre-Cre. The narrator did a fabulous job! The character Rose is the personification of the phrase "Nobody puts Baby in the corner." She's definitely a force that you cannot ignore.
It was a fun listen! I can suspend realities for books, but these many of these scenarios were so unrealistic that I couldn't help but roll my eyes sometimes.
"Weird and left me shaking my head"
Not sure if it was the narrator or the story, but it was weird. wasnt believable and i strygglednto finish. ifnit werent the book club selection, i wouldnt have finished it
"Narrator was fine, story was a little lagging"
It was hard to keep my interest with the storyline. Hard to stay engaged with the story, although it got better toward the end.
"What the heck is the plotline????"
If you like hormonal, batsh*t crazy characters, you'll love this book. If you like books where the characters make actual sense, the plotline makes sense, and there is a flow of storyline...DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK!
Anything not written by Alice Quinn
The part where it says "This is Audible..."
The narrator is good.
This book should be free. It's not worth 1.99 I paid when I got the kindle version of the book.
"A fun book"
With all the men and kids in her life it makes for a fun read. bUsy girl with 4 kids bad guys and good guys . Which is which??
Craze girl friends. What is going on???
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