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Shopaholic Takes Manhattan | [Sophie Kinsella]

Shopaholic Takes Manhattan

With her shopping excesses in check - for now, at least - and her new career as a TV financial adviser blooming, Becky's biggest problem is getting her business-minded boyfriend Luke to take a romantic getaway. But "getaway" takes on a whole new meaning when Luke says he needs to move to New York for business - and he asks Becky to come with him! International best - selling author Sophie Kinsella's sequel to the wildly popular Confessions of a Shopaholic is non-stop fun.
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Publisher's Summary

Beloved by readers, Sophie Kinsella's national best seller, Confessions of a Shopaholic, introduced the irrepressible one-woman shopping phenomenon, Becky Bloomwood. Now, in this hilarious follow-up, Becky and her credit cards are headed across the Atlantic.

With her shopping excesses (somewhat) in check and her career as a TV financial guru thriving, Becky's biggest problem seems to be tearing her entrepreneur boyfriend, Luke, away from work for a romantic country weekend. And worse, figuring out how to "pack light." But packing takes on a whole new meaning when Luke announces he's moving to New York for business - and he asks Becky to go with him!

Before you can say "Prada sample sale," Becky has landed in the Big Apple, home of Park Avenue penthouses and luxury department stores.

Surely it's only a matter of time until she becomes an American TV celebrity, and she and Luke are the toast of Gotham society. Nothing can stand in their way, especially with Becky's bills miles away in London.

But then an unexpected disaster threatens her career prospects, her relationship with Luke, and her available credit line! Shopaholic Takes Manhattan - but will she have to return it?

This book is also known as Shopaholic Abroad.

©2002 Sophie Kinsella; (P)2002 Recorded Books

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    Julie Bountiful, UT, United States 10-01-03
    Julie Bountiful, UT, United States 10-01-03 Member Since 2002
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    "Delightful!"

    I really enjoyed this book. This book is witty and funny right from the start. It is hard to put down just waiting to see what will happen next. The reader, Emily Gray really brings the characters to life. I can't wait to read the other two books in the series.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Littlehampton, United Kingdom 09-15-03
    Kathleen Littlehampton, United Kingdom 09-15-03
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    "oh,good,more shopaholic!"

    I did not really think the second book would be as good as the first,they rarely are,but it is! A smashing read.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    M. Fort Belvoir, VA, United States 08-26-03
    M. Fort Belvoir, VA, United States 08-26-03
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    "shopaholic in new york"

    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 ;-)

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kellie Casselberry, FL, USA 11-19-07
    Kellie Casselberry, FL, USA 11-19-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Not good"

    I know this is supposed to be light & fun reading; but I began to hate Becky. She is deceptive and manipulative, and lies to her loved ones. I couldn't root for her or care about how things turned out. For light reading, this was alot of work.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Joy Palmer Idaho 06-18-12
    Joy Palmer Idaho 06-18-12 Member Since 2010

    Listens while running

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    "Better than the first"

    For some reason, I actually like this better than the first book. I find Becky's plight in this book somehow more relatable, and she's a bit quicker and smarter in her response to the situation. Emily Gray's narration is still spot on.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy Gillette, WY, United States 05-12-12
    Cathy Gillette, WY, United States 05-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Same exact story, different setting"

    I am sad to say that I thoroughly disliked this book. I enjoyed “Confessions of a Shopaholic”. However, this is the same story with a different setting. I smiled my way through Confessions because this silly character seemed to learn from her mistakes. End of story? Nope. We get to read how Rebecca is NOT simply foolish in a charming way; but is just plain stupid (the chapel scene, really?). I enjoy a light, chick lit novel, I do not expect a literary masterpiece, but this book is just plain annoying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Erica Gilbert, AZ, USA 01-18-09
    Erica Gilbert, AZ, USA 01-18-09
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    "Not as good as the first but still a fun book"

    I did not think that this book was as good as her first book, however this was still a fun listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Lahti, Finland 08-14-13
    Amazon Customer Lahti, Finland 08-14-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Funny!"

    If you're looking for a book that gives food for thought, keep on going. However, if you're looking for a fun book to listen while commuting or doing chores, you've found it.

    All the Shopaholic books are complete fluff - but they're great fluff. I enjoyed every minute of them.

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    DK COLCHESTER, VT, United States 04-08-13
    DK COLCHESTER, VT, United States 04-08-13

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(

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    "I LOVE Sophie Kinsella...My First Shopaholic Book"
    What made the experience of listening to Shopaholic Takes Manhattan the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is perfect. I always enjoy Kinsella's quick, dry wit. I've yet to read a book that is not clever and sharp. She is one of the few authors that can actually draw me in and make me 'feel' what her characters feel.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I hate spoilers so I will be general...the most interesting was Becky's attempts to reverse her fortunes in the shopping department. The most frustrating was her attitude that she could shop and shop with expectations that the bank or credit card should up her limit - I actually had to take a break listening to her entitlement attitude....but further along she redeemed herself.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The airport near the end.


    Who was the most memorable character of Shopaholic Takes Manhattan and why?

    Becky-she IS the Shopaholic!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kristeen Wrightwood, CA, United States 02-06-13
    Kristeen Wrightwood, CA, United States 02-06-13

    I'm a married, 35 year old. No children. I work in local government in a community outreach capacity. I have a BA in Sociology and an MPA in Water Resource Management.

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    "Such Fun to "Read"!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Shopaholic Takes Manhattan to be better than the print version?

    I think the audio edition of this Shopaholic book was better than the print version. I LOVE hearing the British accent and inflection. It really helps when you're reading about quid, the loo, and pounds!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love Becky's lack of realism. So many of us live our lives so seriously, and this book is truly a fun read and an escape from reality.


    What about Emily Gray’s performance did you like?

    I love Emily Gray. Her voice is EXACTLY how I picture Becky's voice! In some of the later books a different narrator is used and it's not the same.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    When in Rome!...or New York!


    Any additional comments?

    The Shopaholic series is such a fun group of books. I enjoyed reading them and now I love listening to them on Audible! Rebecca Bloomwood's character is relatable to every 20 (or 30) something gal. She has a fun job, fun life, and loves to shop. Couple that with the high class city of New York and you've got trouble.
    I know I will listen to this book over and over again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Julie
    Riding Mill, United Kingdom
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    "If you love Sex & the City you'll love this"

    Ok so the average british girl doesn't have a job in TV or a mega rich boyfriend but this book provides some first class escapism, and if you have a soft spot for New York you'll enjoy all the references to sights of the Big Apple.

    Hadn't realised that I had already read the book because the name was changed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine
    New Malden, United Kingdom
    4/24/14
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    "Definitely not as good as the first, but enjoyable"
    Would you try another book written by Sophie Kinsella or narrated by Emily Gray?

    Sophie Kinsella is the queen of silly and enjoyable novels that are fun and escapist but manages to avoid creating complex or realistic characters that have any literary value further than a bubble bath and a few laughs.


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoyed the first book, this is a nice follow on, but by no means literary genius.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lara
    Sutton, United Kingdom
    9/21/12
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    "Not as good as the 1st book"

    i loved the 1st book because of it was original but when it came the 2nd and 3rd book i could not stand the same jokes and descriptions, story. it feels like reading the 1st book again. very boring

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom
    3/21/10
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    "Easy and fun"

    This book is a really easy listening and fun book and very addictive as I completed it in 3 days.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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