In Her Shoes

Version: Abridged
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Narrator: Karen Ziemba
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: September 2002
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Overview

Meet Rose Feller. She's thirty years old and a high-powered attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses, gaze into her eyes, and tell her that she's beautiful. She also dreams of getting her fantastically screwed-up little sister to get her life together.

Meet Rose's sister, Maggie. Twenty-eight years old, drop-dead gorgeous and only occasionally employed. Although her dreams of big-screen stardom haven't progressed, Maggie dreams of fame and fortune -- and of getting her dowdy big sister to stick to a skin-care regime.

These two women with nothing in common but a childhood tragedy, shared DNA, and the same size feet, are about to learn that their family is more different than they ever imagined, and that they're more alike than they'd ever believe. In Her Shoes observes Rose and Maggie, the brain and the beauty, as they make journeys of discovery. Along the way, they'll encounter a wild cast of characters and they'll borrow shoes and clothes and boyfriends, and make peace with their most intimate enemies -- each other.

Funny and poignant, In Her Shoes will speak to anyone who has endured the bonds of big -- or little -- sisterhood, or longed for a life different from the one the world has dictated, and dreamed of trying something else on for size.

Reviews (21)

Liked the Movie Better

Written by Sillee in SD from San Diego, CA on October 16th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I really enjoyed the movie and hoped this would compare as most books are better than the movie. Unfortunately, where the movie was cute and funny, the book (or maybe the narrator) was somewhat dull and uninteresting. My expectations may have been too high though. The book, however, was interesting enough to drown out the sounds and stress of the commute, which is really what I get these sillee, superficial books for.

in her shoes

Written by Anonymous from Granada Hills, CA on December 6th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

any book that has been abridged is a horrid book !!!!!!!! What's the point? I HAVE READ THE REAL BOOK it was good this was not!

In Her Shoes

Written by Anonymous from Eureka, MT on January 22nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Good book. The movie was quite a bit nicer about Maggie then the book was but still worth a listen. I especially enjoyed the readers Jersy accent.

In Her Shoes

Written by Anonymous from Salt Lake City, UT on June 20th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This is a fairly predictable family-comes-together book. I kept waiting, thinking that the next CD would introduce some real depth to the characters. It never happened. If you are gardening or working on a project this might be good entertainment, but keep your hands moving or you will fall asleep.

In Her Shoes

Written by Barbara Davidson on February 22nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

What a great story. The characters were so interesting and rich. A thoroughly enjoyable read. Loved it!

Sweet

Written by Anonymous from Washington, NJ on December 1st, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Sweet and fun. Entertaining enough for my long commute. A very quick listen!!!

In Her Shoes

Written by Anonymous from Peoria, IL on October 18th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I love a good chic lit book as well as the next girl tanning on the beach. I'm not looking for deep insight on the meaning of life-just some entertainment. However, "In Her Shoes" didn't have the same page turning laughs and cries as I expect. Of course Rose and Maggie, the main characters make bad choices and good choices and choices I see coming; but I'm not laughing with them. Their family tragedy is sad but I'm not feeling it. Plus, where was all the description about the awesome shoes? (If you're into shoes, try "Bet Me" by Jennifer Cruise.) This abridgement must have cut out what I love about Jennifer Weiner--fully developed secondary characters and a believable background story. Try Weiner's "Little Earthquakes" or "Good Night Nobody" instead.

In Her Shoes

Written by Anonymous on August 22nd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed this book. Rose and her sister are so very opposite of each other and their difficulties living together are quite believable. Each has to find her own niche in life. The book shows that everyone has something they are good at if they look hard enough.

in her shoes

Written by Anonymous from Cross Lanes, WV on July 12th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

In the beginning I thought the sister Rose would never stop being a "doormat"--that story line got very old, and was aggravating to me. But I listened through it, and the story ended up just ok.

Horrible Hack Job

Written by Anonymous from Cincinnati, OH on July 6th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The abridgement of this book was abominable. The book itself is okay for light, summer reading. A bit sappy at the end....this is certainly "chick lit."

Author Details

Author Details

Weiner, Jennifer

ennifer Weiner was born in 1970 on an army base in Louisiana. She grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Princeton University. She worked as a newspaper reporter in Central Pennsylvania, Lexington, Kentucky, and Philadelphia, before the publication of her first novel, GOOD IN BED, in 2001. She is the author of the novels IN HER SHOES (2002), which was turned into a major motion picture; LITTLE EARTHQUAKES, (2004), GOODNIGHT NOBODY (2005), the short story collection THE GUY NOT TAKEN (2006) and CERTAIN GIRLS (2008), the sequel to GOOD IN BED. There are more than 9 million copies of her books in print in 36 countries.

Jen has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show and a number of defunct national talk shows that she suspects she killed just by showing up. Her work has appeared in Seventeen, Salon, Redbook, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and Elle. She likes sunsets, sushi, and long walks on the beach, and wants the world to know that her last name is not pronounced exactly the way it’s spelled.