But their arrival brings a different sort of homecoming, as Becky discovers some unbelievable news: she has a sister. Okay, a half-sister, but a sister nonetheless. Someone to share with, to have manicures with, to shop with! But, can it be, that Becky's long-lost sister hates to shop? Hates to spend, really. And is fascinated by rocks...not diamonds.
©2004 Sophie Kinsella; (P)2004 Books on Tape
I am slowly listening to all the Shopaholic books. I find them very entertaining, especially on long car trips! One reason I like this series is the British accent!
All the shopaholic books are similar. If you like one, you will like them all. If you like Bridget Jones, you will like Becky Brandon, née Bloomwood.
As for favorite characters-Becky of course and best friend Susan!
Since I listen in the car, I can sometimes find my self sitting in the driveway to get to the end of a chapter.
but great story, nonetheless. I was used to Emily Gray being Becky Bloomwood. I've started Shopaholic and Baby an it's a new narrator there too. All great narrations, just thought of Becky as Emily Gray! Don't know why the changes. However, I LOVEEEE the series... I can already tell I'm going to miss Becky when I'm all done!!!
I loved listening to past Shopaholic books. They were funny and entertaining - good, light listening. I felt irritable and bothered throughout most of this book - irritated with Becky's seemingless endless credit limit (really? the amount of things she bought on a year-long honeymoon?) and her drive to be sisters and friends with this ungrateful, boring, negative woman.
probably lower down the list. But still interesting
I still love Becky. As silly as she is, she gets into the weirdest situations, yet can get out of them, and still come out ahead. Altho. you would think, some day will she learn???
The only reason I did not give this book all 5 stars was because of the lack luster narration. Ms. Bailey's voice is tiresome, monotone, and most of all just sounds too mature for Becky's character. Aside from that the story line is very well written, in the same Becky fashion. If you've enjoyed other Shopaholic books you will enjoy this one too, if you can get past the narration.
I totally disagree with everyone who thinks that Emily Grey was the better narrator. This is the first of the series that I laughed out loud and actually liked Becky. I HATED her in the first three books because the narrator portrayed her so whiny and dithering.
As usual, Sophie Kinsella has written an adorable book. Interesting, funny and sweet she has written another shopaholic book and managed to include the adorable personality we all love while still creating a totally new story. I loved it, all of the shopaholic books are worth listening to.
I've thoroughly enjoyed listening to Emily Gray narrate and BE Becky Bloomwood. I'm sorry to see she does not return. The story itself is still fun and typical Becky.
Emily Gray made Becky's character so fun and alive. She made it easy to forgive Becky when you know you should really want to ring Becky's neck.
This narrator is pleasant to hear, she's just not the Becky I've become used to picturing in my imagination.
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