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Shopaholic & Baby Audiobook
Shopaholic & Baby
Written by: 
Sophie Kinsella
Narrated by: 
Rosalyn Landor
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Shopaholic & Baby Audiobook

Shopaholic & Baby

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Publisher's Summary

Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is pregnant! She couldn't be more overjoyed, especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby, from the designer nursery, to the latest, coolest pram, to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician.

But when the celebrity obstetrician turns out to be her husband Luke's glamorous, intellectual ex-girlfriend, Becky's perfect world starts to crumble. She's shopping for two, but are there three in her marriage?

Shop therapy: don't miss more in the Shopaholic series.

©2007 Sophie Kinsella; (P)2007 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Through it all, Becky never loses her spark, making this fifth entry in the Shopaholic series every bit as delightful and hilarious as its predecessors." (Booklist)

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    Christina House Springs, MO, USA 05-06-07
    Christina House Springs, MO, USA 05-06-07
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    "Always a good laugh."

    I love the character in this book even when she is driving me to distraction with her quirky antics. Makes you laugh no matter how you look at it because she always see's more to the picture than could ever be possibly there.
    Good book Sophie did it again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer BLOOMINGTON, IL, United States 10-21-11
    Kindle Customer BLOOMINGTON, IL, United States 10-21-11

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    "Does Becky Never TRULY Learn?"

    As this series progresses, I become more and more disenchanted with Becky. As a teacher, I get incredibly frustrated in my life when one of my students makes the same mistakes over and over again, especially when they've had some sort of epiphany that helps them understand why these types of things keep happening to them. Becky is the fictional adult version of the most frustrating people in my life. At the end of every book she has a realization, somehow wiggles out of her problems (finds someone to save her), and swears never to make the same mistakes again. But guess what...she does. I guess I keep listening to these books hoping that she'll grow and change for real, and got suckered into this one hoping with a baby on the way things would be different. I guess that's a lot to ask for chick lit, though :).

    In this book, Becky and Luke are expecting their first baby, as per usual Becky gets into spending trouble, there's panic of infidelity on Luke's part (and Becky never manages to articulate an effective conversation to convey her issues), and there are a couple of villianous people who have no depth. It's pretty much the same deal as the the previous books in the series. It was definitely a mindless listen, though at this point in the series I'm really getting tired of Becky making the same mistakes regarding spending, communication with her friends and husband, and her general tendency to lie to get something she wants. In the first book or two it was funny and quirky, these tendencies seemed more like an offshoot of her insecurity rather than a way to manipulate the people around her. At this point, as she has no money issues and her life is really going well, it just really shows that she's a selfish, spoiled woman who is unlikely to change. I'm not sure I will continue listening to this series.

    As for the narrator for this one, I really miss Emily Gray from the first couple of books. She did a great job capturing the voice of each character and I was never conscious of the fact that the reader was putting on voices like disguises. The narrator for "Shopaholic and Sister" was pretty good too. In this particular listen, however, I couldn't get away from the fact that the narrator had some pretty goofy takes on the voice of the characters...especially the men!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lizeth montano Mexico, D.F. Mexico 07-21-08
    Lizeth montano Mexico, D.F. Mexico 07-21-08 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Book, Bad Narrator"

    As all the Shopaholic Series that's really fun and entretaining but I don´t like the narrator, her voice sound too old to be Becky! I seariously prefer the Confessions of a Shopaholic & shopaholic takes Manhattan narrator.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    K. Lawson Williamsburg, VA, US 03-17-07
    K. Lawson Williamsburg, VA, US 03-17-07 Member Since 2015

    I love to listen to well-written, well-researched books. Time is too valuable to waste on anything less, not to mention our credits and $$$!

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    "Absolutely FAB!"

    This is the BEST Shopaholic ever. Rosalyn Landor is the perfect narrator for this book, and should be on a very short list for narrating the (hopefully) NEXT in the series. If you love the Shopaholic books, this one is FAB! Get it today!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Mae Boston, MA USA 03-27-07
    Laura Mae Boston, MA USA 03-27-07 Listener Since 2004
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    "Not the same - still good"

    If you love Becky this one won't disappoint. My only complaint would be the narration. Although it was very good, after listening to the first 3 Shopaholics Emily Gray was Becky to me. I really missed her on this one as I did with Shopaholic & Sister. I also found the pronunciation of "Suze" rather annoying. In the other books it's "Sues", in this one "Suzie". It's a small thing but it really distracted me. Overall fun listen with good narration, just not the same Becks I've grown to love.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela R Reynolds 07-24-16
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    "Lives up to the Shopaholic Standards"

    This was my first time listening to one of the Shopaholic books, and I loved it! Rosalyn (the reader) kept me thoroughly enthralled from beginning to end, just as I would have been had I actually been reading the book myself. Very well done!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Thompson Waco, TX, United States 06-13-16
    M. Thompson Waco, TX, United States 06-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not too pleased with Rosalyn Landor's interpretation."

    I don't care for the voices and intonation this reader has applied to the characters. Also, I know it's ridiculous but I'm having a difficult time even listening to this since the reader keeps mispronouncing Suze's name! It's "Sooz" not "Suzy"!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-22-16
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    "Good for mindless listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, its a fun story to add to the Shopaholic series.


    What other book might you compare Shopaholic & Baby to and why?

    Shopaholic and Sister


    What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices match perfectly with the characters!


    If you could take any character from Shopaholic & Baby out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Danny. He's a ridiculously fab designer with high maintenance tendencies.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Myrtle Beach, SC, United States 03-19-09
    Heather Myrtle Beach, SC, United States 03-19-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Worth buying BUT narrator is bad!"

    Once you get this far into the series, you, of course want to finish it. The story wasn't as good as the others, but it's worth reading. So I recommend it, however...

    As others have mentioned the narrator was terrible. I adored Emily Gray in the first 3 Shopaholic books and the women who did 4th wasn't too bad. But the women who narrated this last book must not have listened to the other books. I cringed every time she pronounced "Suzy" instead of "Suz," plus the major company in the novel was pronounced wrong as well. Everyone sounded much older in this book, especially Suze and Luke.

    But overall it's a really good series to read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gail miamisburg, OH, USA 08-11-07
    Gail miamisburg, OH, USA 08-11-07
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    "Shopaholic and Baby"

    The story itself was easily 5 stars, but the narrator again was awful compared to the first two which really detracted from the enjoyment of it. Her voice sounded like a woman in her 40's instead of her 20's. I hated the way she called Suze "Suzy"

    I always liked Suze and was glad more was done with her character this time around but the narrator failed to make her nearly as interesting as the one who read the first two books.

    I would still buy the next book to see what happens in Becky's future life though...but hopefully by then they will get the original narrator back.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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