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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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    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.


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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.

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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.

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    Kim Whitman, MA, United States 07-06-07
    Kim Whitman, MA, United States 07-06-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Kinsella is great!"

    I love the entire Shopaholic series. Kinsella is really a nice easy, funny, witty author. I have not been disappointed.

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    Julia AmsterdamNetherlands 04-09-07
    Julia AmsterdamNetherlands 04-09-07
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    "Good book, wrong narrator."

    I give this book a 4 star for the fun, easy, frivolity of it, but a 2 star for the narrator. I agree with several other reviewers that the difference of pronunciation of "suzie" and "ark-o-dus" were very annoying. Emily Grey personified the character of Becky far better as well as all the other characters. This narrator is flat and lacking in variety.

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    Joanne Hyde Park, MA, USA 04-08-07
    Joanne Hyde Park, MA, USA 04-08-07
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    "Narrator poorly matched"

    The book itself was every bit as fun as the first 4. I really enjoyed it. I hope there are more to come. The character is endearing, and a lot of fun to spend time with. The problem I had with Shopaholic and Baby was the narrator. She sounded stuffy and formal, which is so far afield of Becky Bloomwood. I found it distracting. And, she made Luke sound like some caricature of a British butler or something. Not to mention "Suzy" instead of "Suze". The narrator who read Shopaholic and Sister was good (not as good as Emily Gray but at least she got the tone of the character right), but let's face it. Emily Gray is the voice of Becky. I hope if there's another book in the series she'll narrate.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Yvette Canada 04-13-15
    Yvette Canada 04-13-15
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    "Pretty good story line - terrible narrator"

    The story line in this one was MUCH better than Shopaholic and Sister which almost made me stop listening to the series. I didn't want to strangle Becky (more than usual) and I really wanted to keep listening. The story line seemed more realistic and like she had matured somewhat.

    The narrator though was terrible. She clearly didn't listen to previous versions to see how things should have been pronounced. Suze is not Suzy, Arcodus was wrong... all the male characters sounded the same and Becky herself sounded like she was 50 years old and way more mature. Emily Gray really had nailed it and nobody has really been able to match her. It really makes a difference in how the book is portrayed. Reading this one would have been better.

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    KRG 04-07-11
    KRG 04-07-11 Member Since 2004

    I love most books that transport me to another time and place & books that uplift my spirit.

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    "Changing Narrators...."

    I love these books, however, I do NOT love the changing Narrators. A series should keep the same narrator throughout, especially when the current narrator does not double check the series to see how names are pronounced and the characters are read. Ex. Suzie, is Sooze and always has been from day 1. I miss the last narrator who read Shopoholic & Sister.

    Other than that, the story continues on about Rebecca's never ending shopping desires and must haves. Amusing and entertaining. I like to listen to these books in between deep and heavy storylines.

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    FaerieTxn ARLINGTON, TX, United States 10-05-10
    FaerieTxn ARLINGTON, TX, United States 10-05-10
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    "First Audio Book Ever"

    I was very surprised to hear this book. I've never heard an audio book before but I thought I'd give it a try... I was very surprised to hear the British accent, it's nice though. I thought it sounded a bit robotic and choppy. I'll have to hear it more to maybe get used to it. Just not what I was expecting at all.

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    Matthew 01-16-10
    Matthew 01-16-10
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    "Awful narrator"

    I've listened to and enjoyed the others - narrator on the 1st three was terrific, 4th not bad - this one terrible!!!! Hideous shock upon beginning to listen. Don't want to finish.

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