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China Rich Girlfriend Audiobook

China Rich Girlfriend: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Kevin Kwan, best-selling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret emails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birth father.

On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond from JAR, a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the salons of Paris, and a fiancé willing to sacrifice his entire inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birth father, a man she never knew, won't be able to walk her down the aisle. Until: A shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Here we meet Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics; Colette, a celebrity girlfriend chased by fevered paparazzi; and the man Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet: her father. Meanwhile Singapore's It Girl, Astrid Leong, is shocked to discover that there is a downside to having a newly minted tech billionaire husband. A romp through Asia's most exclusive clubs, auction houses, and estates, China Rich Girlfriend brings us into the elite circles of Mainland China, introducing a captivating cast of characters and offering an inside glimpse at what it's like to be gloriously, crazily, China rich.

©2015 Kevin Kwan (P)2015 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Lydia Look is an expert narrator of this hyperbolic story of billionaires in Asia. She distinguishes between the dizzying, mostly female, cast of characters, juggling middle-aged mothers and young brides as well as bored young men." (AudioFile)

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    Anne 07-09-15
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    "Narrator completely misses the point"

    China Rich Girlfriend, like its predecessor, Crazy Rich Asians, is a light, silly, guilty pleasure of a book. Rich Asians, which I read in print, was fun because the reader could laugh along with the author at the pretensions of the super-rich and sympathize with the nice young lovers. The narrator doesn't seem to understand the intention of the author or the tone of the writing. She reads as though we should take it all seriously and leaves me, as a listener, feeling that I need to explain the book to her. Frequently Audible narrators add to my understanding of a book. In this case I feel embarrassed for the narrator.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    James United States 06-22-15
    James United States 06-22-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Rachel Reduced to a Gawking Twit"
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    I enjoyed the book but was so disappointed that Rachel has been reduced to a gawking twit - standing around and saying "wowie" to whatever spectacle is in front of her. She was such a well developed character in the first book that this is a real shame. The author uses her almost entirely as a device to represent the reader's awe in the face material excess. I think the narrator exacerbates this in her interpretation of Rachel. She reads her like a teenage voice rather than an adult woman. Lydia Look does an amazing job with all of the other characters so this is just a bad choice because otherwise she is a phenomenal narrator. All that being said I would read through whatever it takes to get to Astrid - what a great character. Looking forward to the next installation!


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel 08-17-15
    Rachel 08-17-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Fun Story. Discontinuity of narrators."

    I enjoyed the book. Not as fun as the first book. I was disappointed that a new narrator was used. She did a great job, but hearing the characters voices with different accents and intonations than I became familiar with during the first book made it hard for me to become engaged with the audiobook for the first half.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cass Jersey 06-18-15
    Cass Jersey 06-18-15

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    "There has to be a third book"

    A great follow up to Crazy Rich Asians. There is a catch up to a lot of our favorite characters and introductions to new characters you too will find as intriguing as the initial ones.


    But I want MORE!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    samantha 07-15-15
    samantha 07-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Hard to understand narrator, does not flow well."
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her accent is distracting and hard to follow. I am chinese american and I find the mixture between the english and chinese accents totally throws me off. I purchased the book and enjoyed it much better when I read it myself.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sunny Webb Buda, TX United States 07-09-15
    Sunny Webb Buda, TX United States 07-09-15 Member Since 2011

    I love it when I have no idea what's going to happen next.

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    "Narrator ruins it"
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    I enjoyed the first book. It was fun with a heart. I was looking forward to this new story with some of the characters I'd been so amuzed by last time, but this narrator ruined it. I honestly couldn't listen to it. Her accents were a joke. The British accents sounded like my 12 yr old niece doing a British accent, and the Chinese accents sounded Indian. It made it very difficult to decipher which characters were which. I'm going to return this one to audible because I couldn't listen to it. I read the print version though, and I was a bit disappointed with it as well. Compared to Crazy Rich Asians, I found this book to be vapid, careless and unnecessarily excessive. Crazy Rich Asians was a guilty pleasure, China Rich Girlfriend was just guilty.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kpdx Portland, Or 10-03-15
    kpdx Portland, Or 10-03-15 Member Since 2014

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    Didn't like this narrator. The narrator of Crazy Rich Asians was much better, this person didn't differentiate from character to character well enough.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Conrad 07-31-15
    Conrad 07-31-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Totally silly"

    Book was totally silly & a waste of time. Disappointing after big build up. Not funny!;\

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 07-01-15
    Linda 07-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Opulent and the optima of guilty pleasure"

    This sequel is even more outrageous and soapy than the first! Like gossip girl for adults in Asia.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A. Ahlschwede San Antonio, TX 09-05-16
    A. Ahlschwede San Antonio, TX 09-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Aye yah....Bad sequel"

    I loved Crazy Rich Asians, but this continuation was an aimless snore. I felt like the author relied on recitations of menus and mentions of name brands to fill pages vs actually developing characters and advancing a plot. The events in this book should have been condensed into an epilogue of CRA, and we all could get some time back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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