This really exceeded my expectations, to be honest. I was tempted to not download it after initially listening to the the first book, written about a lovable and imaginative protagonist who happens to never quite encounter any sort of realistic consequences for her behavior. I'm glad I did, though. Kinsella was able to broach the topic of thoughtless financial insolvency with far more gravity than in the series' debut. I enjoyed the multi-dimensionality of the character development and the fact that there was less timidity toward difficult dialogue between Becky and Luke.
The narration was spirited, but voice diversity left something to be desired, and the attempt at an American accent was continually jarring, but not awful.
If you're looking for a book that gives food for thought, keep on going. However, if you're looking for a fun book to listen while commuting or doing chores, you've found it.
All the Shopaholic books are complete fluff - but they're great fluff. I enjoyed every minute of them.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
The narrator is perfect. I always enjoy Kinsella's quick, dry wit. I've yet to read a book that is not clever and sharp. She is one of the few authors that can actually draw me in and make me 'feel' what her characters feel.
I hate spoilers so I will be general...the most interesting was Becky's attempts to reverse her fortunes in the shopping department. The most frustrating was her attitude that she could shop and shop with expectations that the bank or credit card should up her limit - I actually had to take a break listening to her entitlement attitude....but further along she redeemed herself.
The airport near the end.
Becky-she IS the Shopaholic!
I'm a married, 35 year old. No children. I work in local government in a community outreach capacity. I have a BA in Sociology and an MPA in Water Resource Management.
I think the audio edition of this Shopaholic book was better than the print version. I LOVE hearing the British accent and inflection. It really helps when you're reading about quid, the loo, and pounds!
I love Becky's lack of realism. So many of us live our lives so seriously, and this book is truly a fun read and an escape from reality.
I love Emily Gray. Her voice is EXACTLY how I picture Becky's voice! In some of the later books a different narrator is used and it's not the same.
When in Rome!...or New York!
The Shopaholic series is such a fun group of books. I enjoyed reading them and now I love listening to them on Audible! Rebecca Bloomwood's character is relatable to every 20 (or 30) something gal. She has a fun job, fun life, and loves to shop. Couple that with the high class city of New York and you've got trouble.
I know I will listen to this book over and over again!
This book made me laugh so hard I would listen to it again and again.
Becky's mouth gets herself in the most awkward situations.
She made the characters come to life. She used different language, speech patterns, etc for each character.
David, he seems like so much fun.
Buy the book you won't be diappointed.
I love the Shopaholic books. I've never really been a big spender myself but living vicariously through Becky Bloomwood. Even though I'm not a big spender, it definitely doesn't mean that I don't like hearing about other people's shopping exploits. Au contraire, I do very much; I just have extremely good willpower (haha)!
One of the things that I love best about these books is Becky herself. She's quirky and she makes a lot of mistakes but underneath it all, she's still easy to love. While I did find myself *facepalm*-ing throughout the book like I did in the first book, she's too hilarious to get mad at.
In this installation, Becky follows her dreamboat, Luke, to a bigger pond than London. She finds herself in the middle of NYC faced with all sorts of new stores to explore. She figures new country, new start and is determined to put off paying her bills waiting for her back in her home country. She spends with abandon and seems surprised when once again, it gets her into big trouble. On top of that, it gets her into much, much bigger trouble.
These books are a lot of fun. While I don't think that it's necessary for you to have read the first book in this series in order to enjoy the book, I think you could still definitely enjoy the books.
Of course. I find these books to be a nice walk through a wonderful characters life
It is hilarious. How does she get herself into these things?
Just the love of Becky and Brandon
Becky of course. She is the funniest character