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  • Shockaholic

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Carrie Fisher
    • Narrated By Carrie Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (124)

    Told with the same intimate style, brutal honesty, and uproarious wisdom that placed Wishful Drinking on the New York Times bestseller list for months, Shockaholic is the juicy account of Carrie Fisher’s life, focusing more on the Star Wars years and dishing about the various Hollywood relationships she’s formed since she was chosen to play Princess Leia at only 19 years old.

    JanBreesmom says: "Carrie Fisher Grows up, Learns About Real Life"
    "Disappointing after Wishful Drinking"
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    What would have made Shockaholic better?

    Stronger storyline, more to share. This story was very thin, dull and at times defensive.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Carrie Fisher again?

    Maybe. She's obviously funny and a good writer.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The author/narrator is very low key. Not energetic about anything. Felt like she wasn't enthusiastic about this book at all.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Carrie Fisher is very funny, and honest. I will give her that. There just wasn't much of interest here. Most of her story was told in Wishful Drinking. I almost feel like she put out this book just to make a buck.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed Wishful Drinking and was looking forward to more. This wasn't it. Very little story. Also Fisher has become very mushy. It actually made me gag a few times, how she tried to tie everything up with a bow. Very disappointing, especially the defense of Michael Jackson, and the long second half of the book, mostly about her father's death. Dull.

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