This is an amazingly funny book, I had tears coming down my face from laughing so hard. Mainly because I find myself doing the same types of things that the wonderful charachter Becky Bloomwood does to get out of debt. Positively fabulous! If you thought Bridget Jones' Diary was funny, wait until you read/hear Shopaholic.
What modern woman in her right mind would fall for a boob such as "Christian". Ms. Peters lost my enthusiasm for this book once I discovered that this milk-toast character was her romantic hero. Elizabeth started strong, then turned weak. A very good word for this book is BAFFLING at best.
I have no complaints about the stories in this audible book. I enjoyed most of the readings. Especially Jean Smart. Unfortunately, the editing of the stories is awful; whoever edited the audible book did not allow for a break between each story. As soon as one story was finished another one began. I found this very frustrating. There was no time to evaluate each story. I enjoy being given the opportunity to create an opinion on the nature, character, or quality of the books I am listening to.
This is my first Rita Mae Brown book; I purchased this book after reading a great many positive reviews of Ms. Brown's work. I also listened to the sample offered from this website. Unfortunately, my listening experience of the whole book has been, at best, scrambled. This story contains so many characters that I found it hard to isolate the main theme of the story. I am not sure if there is a theme to this story. Although there were murders, I am unable to find any relevance in the story for the murders. I think the motivation for the murders is distorted by the extreme lack of developed characters. I accept that the Mrs. Murphy character is an intrinsic part of the story. But, the vagueness in the personalities of the other characters in the story adds no true foundation to the "mystery" that is being played out. The ending does not justify the means. Ms. Brown's desire to insinuate the reason for the murders at the end of the story does not justify her obliqueness during the story.
I enjoy a good mystery! I enjoy a good story! I enjoy having a lot of interaction between the main characters of a story when I am listening to them on my way to & from work. I did not find this story enjoyable to listen too.
the things i have learned from reading this series of books i will be able to shop appropriately for the rest of my life....... or at least be able to stay in debt for the rest of my life ;-)
absolutely amazaing how all 3 books that tell the story of Becky Bloomwood never fails in their entertainment; if you have read the 1st, you will definitely enjoy the 2nd & 3rd
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