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Best friends Annie and Sarah need cash - fast. Sarah, a beautiful, successful lawyer, wants nothing more than to have a baby. But balancing IVF treatments with a grueling eighty-hour workweek is no walk in the park. Meanwhile, Annie, a Harvard-grad chemist recently transplanted to Southern California, is cutting coupons to afford her young autistic son's expensive therapy.

Desperate, the two friends come up with a brilliant plan: they'll combine Sarah's looks and Annie's brains to sell a "luxury" antiaging face cream to the wealthy, fading beauties in Annie's La Jolla book club. The scheme seems innocent enough, until Annie decides to add a special - and oh-so-illegal - ingredient that could bring their whole operation crashing to the ground.

Hilarious, intelligent, and warm, Crimes Against a Book Club is a delightful look at the lengths women will go to fend for their families and for one another.

©2017 Kathy Chen (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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Very entertaining

One of the best narrated books I have read thus far. The narrator actually adds character to the voices. The storyline was fun and entertaining and quite unique.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyable enough to spend a credit

Crimes Against a Bookclub was enjoyable and exactly what I expected- fluffy brain candy. Don't get me wrong, this is one of my favourite genres and if I read this book in hardcopy, I'd have devoured it in a day, probably in the summer.

Will I listen to it again? Probably not.

The premise was intriguing and I enjoyed the beginning but by the midpoint, I was beginning to tire of Annie's antics and my sympathy for her in particular was wearing thin by the end. There was so much potential in the first 1/3 to 1/2 of the story that as it fizzled out later on, it was disappointing.

That being said, the ending is very satisfying so hang on! The last hour or so is pretty great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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fun and well written

Every once in a while you just need something that's easy and fun to read. This one won't disappoint.

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you've got to read this!

This is the funniest and most delightful book into the minds of rich old women I have ever read. It's deliciously tongue in cheek story by a person who must know these women so intimately as to transform such characters into flesh and blood neurotics. I loved it.

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Delightful and fresh

Loved it. Loved the story, the writer's use of imagery, her grasp of women's insecurities ( no matter how baseless the insecurities are) and most of all- loved the narration. I miss the characters already. I am now going to look for more of her books. Hopefully she has written more! Well done.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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LOVED the narration!

Looking at previous reviews, it seems you will either love or hate this narration, but I thought it was so perfect! There was so much emotion behind the characters and Katherine Kellgren transported me into their world. I think I had a permanent smile (except in the part I cried) through to whole thing! Fun chick lit story line too.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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predictable

The story was predictable.
Too many characters to easily follow who fits where in the storyline.

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Couldn’t finish

I just couldn’t get through this. I hated the narration- so screechy and jarring. Usually I can get wrapped up in the story and almost forget about less than stellar narration but they story was also miserable. I thought it would be fun to read a story that takes place in my hometown but I found the story too irritating and unrealistic. I made it 3 hours in, realized I had six hours to go, and just couldn’t fathom listening hat long. This is the first fiction audiobook that I’ve quit and I’ve listened to at least 60.

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Overall, Likeable

A solid 3.5 star book.

I downloaded this audiobook after my book club selected this as their Kindle First book for the month. To be honest, it wasn't my pick of the 6 books, but like a team player I got it.
I was shocked by how much I enjoyed the majority of this novel. I found it humorous and entertaining. I could picture all of the characters thanks to the wonderful detail included. I pictured them all as characters from The Desparate Housewives tv series that was on years ago. ha

The only thing holding this back from being a 4 star in my mind, is Annie. She was whiny and annoying. I found myself wishing I could revise her attributes in order to make her parts of the story more likable.

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Book Club?

ROSE SAYS I do like the story. ROSE EXPLAINS It's fun and and endearing. ROSE SHAKES HER HEAD but the direction in this book is annoying. ROSE TYPES it sounds like a lot of the extra words are computer generated and do not flow with the book. ROSE EXPLAINS the thoughts and explanations flow well, but anytime there is an ANNIE SAID or SARA GRIMACED it's loud and doesn't fit. ROSE IS ANNOYED... it's annoying. One other thing. I don't think the title matches the book. Yes, they met each other through a book club, but there was like two meetings then the rest of the story is about the people involved.