Does anyone really think + reason this way? Although I've enjoyed her previous books, I found this one unbearable + could not relate to becky at all.
If you liked the other "shopaholic" books, you will probably like this one. Actually, I liked it better than some of the others in the series. It's silly fun. Enjoy.
I've read all the Shopaholic books and I have enjoyed every one, especially the first three books because of Emily Gray's excellent narration and good "Becky voice". I was eagerly looking forward to the release of Kinsella's latest book in the series, as soon as I heard about it, but I'll admit I wasn't expecting it to be as good as the other books. But happily I was mistaken! Mini Shopaholic is just as fun and hilarious as the others. I couldn't stop listening. I was a little hesitant to get this audiobook because of the narrator since it wasn't Emily Gray and she's my favorite for this series, but Rosalyn Landor did a wonderful job. Even though her voice is more mature, I think it works for Becky in this book since she is supposed to be older and therefore, have an older-sounding voice.
New moms can't hold books.
Predictable. Kinsella is still telling good stories, but it has become somewhat predictable. Its humorous as always and keeps the listener engaged.
Shopaholic plans a party
funny story it's it also funny that Becky is so clueless about the disasters that she causes!! But that is what makes these books such a fun read!! Enjoyed it very much!
These books are a guilty pleasure of mine. They are lighthearted and fun. This one is is no exception. I can't wait for the next one.
The storyline was not bad. The only thing is - it really shouldn't have been called "Mini-Shopaholic". Such a clever title for something the book is not about. The story was about 25% about her and the rest was about the surprise party and all the planning around it, and Becky's job at The Look. So much effort went into the party and we were all really invested in THAT, not Minnie. I was looking forward to more about her daughter but there was nothing really about her other than a chapter here and there. When she did speak "Minnie" I thought it was pretty spot on for a 2 year old!
The narration was still OK. Not the worst but no Emily Grey. The narrator fixed "Suze" this time around but giving Jess an almost Scottish accent was really nose turning. As hard as it is to say, I prefer the Jess in Shopaholic and Sister. She did really well with Becky's mom and Janice, probably because this narrator has an extremely mature sounding voice - not at all what Becky should have. Once again all the men sound the same.
I was hoping that Becky would have grown up a bit by now, but she is still so... annoying. She lies a ton to Luke, and is then so upset when he "hides" one thing from her. She never seems to come to any realizations. I would think that by now, nearing the end of the series surely, we'd see some turnaround. But I guess that doesn't sell and it would be boring. But she could feel a LITTLE bad once in a while!
The shopaholic books are a delight to read. Quirky, funny and always entertaining. With a girl the same age as the main character's daughter there were so many moments that could have been taken out of our diary. A feel good book that's highly recommend for someone who wants an easily digestible book that will keep you entertained and leave you with a warm feeling.
I had a problem with the narrative version of this story. I'm a huge fan of Sophie Kinsella and love her characters and the story they tell, however the narrater of this audiobook made for a unenjoyable experience for me.