• Funny You Should Ask

  • A Novel
  • By: Elissa Sussman
  • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (533 ratings)

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Funny You Should Ask

By: Elissa Sussman
Narrated by: Kristen Sieh
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Publisher's Summary

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A restless young journalist with big dreams interviews a Hollywood heartthrob—and reunites with him 10 years later to discover exactly how he feels about her in this sexy and engrossing novel.

“You will absolutely devour this book. It’s filled with delightful banter, hot romance, and a love story that’s worthy of the big screen.” (Kate Spencer, author of In a New York Minute and host of Forever35)

Then. Twenty-something writer Chani Horowitz is stuck. While her former MFA classmates are nabbing high-profile book deals, all she does is churn out puff pieces. Then she’s hired to write a profile of movie star Gabe Parker: her number one celebrity crush and the latest James Bond. All Chani wants to do is keep her cool and nail the piece. But what comes next proves to be life changing in ways she never saw coming, as the interview turns into a whirlwind weekend that has the tabloids buzzing—and Chani getting closer to Gabe than she had planned. 

Now. Ten years later, after a brutal divorce and a healthy dose of therapy, Chani is back in Los Angeles as a successful writer with the career of her dreams. Except that no matter what new essay collection or online editorial she’s promoting, someone always asks about The Profile. It always comes back to Gabe. So when his PR team requests that they reunite for a second interview, she wants to say no. She wants to pretend that she’s forgotten about the time they spent together. But the truth is that Chani wants to know if those 72 hours were as memorable to Gabe as they were to her. And so...she says yes. 

Alternating between their first meeting and their reunion a decade later, this deliciously irresistible novel will have you hanging on until the last word.

©2022 Elissa Sussman (P)2022 Random House Audio
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Total wish fulfillment

I loved this book. It is the perfect exploration of what if? For every person who has thought, or thinks, well, they just haven’t met me yet, this is the one for you. It is total wish fulfillment. The leading lady is a bit vexing and overly sensitive at times, but hang in there with her. You will come to understand her, even if you are screaming at her to just go for it.

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Listen!

I went back and forth on this one and when I finally bought it, I was glad I did. Great narration. Loved the story. Kept my attention and quick easy interesting well written listen.

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Funny and heart warming

It’s not often that I laugh out loud during a book, but there were a few moments in this where I couldn’t help myself. If you love love, this is the book for you!

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Worst book ever!!

I don’t even know where to begin. The switching between then and now was completely unnecessary. Telling the story chronologically could save the reader a lot of time and confusion.

There is not enough character development and I found myself not rooting for anyone in the end. The pacing was off and the spark and development wasn’t there for me. I didn’t even care if they ended up together or not. Then the story just ends abruptly and awkwardly with a very strange epilogue that tries to sum everything up but fails miserably. The writing felt like something I would read on wattpad and that’s an insult to wattpad considering I’ve read stronger stories on there.

Also wasn’t here for the white woke feminism that filled the pages of this book. And if I got a $1 for every time we heard how no one, NO ONE, could say her name properly besides him id be as rich as Amazon.

The protagonist supposedly cares about women but then later in the book congratulates a man for being able to like an older woman who is aging and not ‘in her prime’. She called her something like a handsome woman??? I’m not even sure what that means.

Or the painstakingly agonizing references to The Philadelphia Story… I’m sorry nobody could like a movie that much that they make it their whole personality.

Just buy something else or get it from your local library it’s not worth giving the author money for this garbage.

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Great feel good listen

I liked this book. The characters felt fleshed out, petty conflict wasn’t created just for the sake of advancing the story, and the time jumps added a lot of depth and needed background. This book is better than a lot of the popular ones paraded on TikTok, even if it isn’t the spiciest.

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  • 09-06-22

Absolutely perfect.

Amazing. Incredible. Beautiful. Awesome. Hilarious. Touching. Perfect. One of my favorite books I’ve read this year. Everything you want to read in a second chance romance. She’s a journalist. He’s a movie star. They meet when she interviews him for his just announced role as the new James Bond. I don’t want to say anything else and give any spoilers, but trust me, you’ll want to read this one!! And once you start, you won’t be able to put it down!

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Confusing format for audiobook

There are a lot of flashbacks and flash forwards in this story and it gets confusing when you listen. I’m sure it’s much less so in print.

Not a great story, kind of “eh” attempts to flesh out characters.

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Mindless Listen

This was a mindless listen but mostly entertaining and good for a cross state drive. The end was really forced and cliche which ruined it for me. I don’t think I’d go out of my way to recommend it.

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Fun Summer Read!

fun Summer Read! I really enjoyed the narrator (can make or break a book)! very funny, charming and witty

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An Easy Read

Easy to follow and well put together. The end was endearing and honest. The format helped progress and unfold the story.

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  • 11-22-22

Great first audible read!

Listened to this book on my morning commute and found myself excited for my journey home to listen again! Really enjoyed the storyline but did take some getting used to with the ‘then’ & ‘now’. Found the ending slightly predictable and cheesy but enjoyed the heartwarming nature of the book!

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  • Shelly M. Skinner
  • 10-13-22

Love love love

I love everything about this story.
The narrator is superb and I wanted to stay up all night to finish it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-27-22

Worst book I’ve wasted my time with in a long time!

Ridiculous vacuous plot, unlikeable, gormless protagonist, unrealistic premise. Boring and annoying. Written like the author hoped it’d be made into a movie, at best a lame Lifetime movie! 👎🏼 I don’t recommend.