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Big Girl Audiobook

Big Girl

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Publisher's Summary

A chubby little girl with blond hair, blue eyes, and ordinary looks, Victoria Dawson has always felt out of place in her family, especially in body conscious Los Angeles. Her parents are disappointed by their daughter's looks.

Later in life, the one thing Victoria knows is that she has to get as far away from home as possible and, after college in Chicago (which her parents disapprove of), she moves to New York City. Landing her dream job as a high school teacher, Victoria finds joy and excitement working with her students by day--and by night continues to wage war on her weight among the sleek and buff at Manhattan's fitness clubs. Victoria keeps a lifeline open to her family through her close relationship with her sister Gracie. For though they can't be more different the two sisters love each other unconditionally. By contrast her parents, though across the country, still have an emotional hold on Victoria and instinctively seem to know just what to say to bring her down. Victoria knows she has been a disappointment to them all her life. No matter what she does, she can never win their approval.

When Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their handsome, materialistic, narcissistic father Victoria cannot help but feel even more ostracized, and like a failure once again. Ahead is a challenge and a risk: to accept herself as she is, celebrate it, and win the victories she has fought so hard for and deserves. Big girl or not, she is a gem!

©2010 Danielle Steel (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Kim Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom 10/06/2010
    Kim Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom 10/06/2010
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    "Big Girl"

    Excellent book,would listen to this one again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kate Westoning, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom 26/04/2011
    Kate Westoning, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom 26/04/2011
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    "FABULOUS"

    Fantastic and gripping... couldn't turn my ipod off

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Abigail 06/10/2015
    Abigail 06/10/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "not a fan if this one. The story wasn't very good"

    not the best story. not my favourite by far. I've read so much better by DS

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria Browne 15/07/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "A very lovely story"

    I loved the way the story was narrated and the fluidity of the story line. It is a story that follows a young girl from baby to woman. Her happy times and sadness through out life. If you are like me and like well written books your love this. The narrator has a lovely voice and reads the story and characters parts very well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Evalynda
    corona, CA, USA
    19/05/10
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    "Please do not waste your time...."

    This is my first and probably last Danielle Steel book. It was extremely repetitive and lacked character and story development. I had to make myself finish this book.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    Elizabethtown, KY, United States
    07/05/10
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    "Are you Kidding?"

    I listened 10 hours waiting for a plot to develop, shame on me.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Beth
    Menominee, MI, USA
    08/04/10
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    "So much repetition!"

    Repeat, repeat, repeat! This book could've been much shorter if not for all the repeating! A pretty good story line but just not terrific. Reminds me why I quit reading Danielle Steele a long time ago.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Leonadi Ward
    07/06/10
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    "Beyond pathetic"

    Worst book I've encountered, can't imagine who writes this trash. Would give it zero stars if I could.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy
    Las Vegas, NV, USA
    25/03/10
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    "Boring"

    This book was too repetitive and the idea that the main character was "a big girl" was just beat into the listener. The story was thin on plot and the author seems to be create this tale of woe about this big girl and how she overcomes her problems. Throughout the story she is less than 20 lbs overweight but is characterized as a big girl and she has major drama over her weight. The last half hour she overcomes all her problems in a way that just seems ridiculous. This book is just silly and overdramatizes the main characters issues. I just don't think 20 lbs qualifies as a big girl and I found it insulting. 20 lbs is not ideal but it does not cause major psychological issues either IMHO and that is the whole basis of this book.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine
    Talco, TX, USA
    26/05/10
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    "25 pounds overweight is NOT fat"

    I was all excited that Danielle Steel had finally written a book that didn't feature a wraithlike heroine. I was very disappointed that she was such a whiny, depressed individual. I realize that for some people a weight problem of 25 pounds seems like a lot, but I can't believe that they would be depressed all the time like this character.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Kimberly Clark
    27/03/13
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    "COULD have been a decent story…"
    Any additional comments?

    EXCEPT for the fact that Danielle Steel makes a size 12 seem MORBIDLY OBESE!!! She really needs to come back to earth and realize that a size 14 is the AVERAGE size for women in the US.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    North Ogden, UT, United States
    24/06/11
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    "Do not waste your time"

    I could not believe how repetitive this book was. It seemed as if 3/4 of the book was the character whining about her weight, berating herself for eating, and constantly starting a diet. It wasn't until the last few chapters that the author actually gave the character some substance.
    If you want a book that is repetitive and lulls you to sleep, buy this book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer
    Petawawa, Ontario, Canada
    09/07/10
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    "A disapointment"

    Not as good as many previous Danielle Steel books. Pass this one up and try Southern Lights or A Good Woman instead.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel
    Cardiff, NSW, Australia
    09/03/10
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    "Just OK"

    This is the first Danielle Steel novel I have read/heard. The didn't seem to be much of a story or plot development, and it was repetative a lot of the time, but it was an enjoyable listen.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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