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Crimes Against a Book Club Audiobook

Crimes Against a Book Club

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Sara Florencio 05-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent narration, witty and entertaining!"

    Absolutely loved this story! Kelgren's narration was fantastic. I found myself laughing out loud once the sh*t hit the fan. It was an easy listen. Definitely recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laur 05-29-17
    Laur 05-29-17

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    "Unbearable narration"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I can't ever listen to anything by this narrator again. It was over the top voices that were at times strident and were completely distracting from the story. Some of the voices didn't even make sense - like the 'valley girl twang.' Horrible.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It was a simple, predictable story - a light read.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Katherine Kellgren?

    Anyone. Anyone at all.


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    Mona Risa CA 05-26-17
    Mona Risa CA 05-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Only wish this author had more books!"

    Loved this book!
    I started a book club a little over a year ago but I read this one on my own as I was seeking something light, funny and playful for once. (I typically enjoy f-ed up, dark, psychologically twisted, uncomfortable thrillers).
    Loved her humor! Later when I read she dabbled in comedian life for a bit, it just made perfect sense.
    I do have to add that I would've appreciated separating each character's narrative into another chapter because, personally, it's a struggle to switch in and out of different characters' mindsets, language, expression, etc. Not that this was excessively bothersome.
    I was surprised at having been surprised with a plot twist at the end.
    Just a very enjoyable book for me personally. Will await another book from this author :)

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    Miranda Hayes 05-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Ugh"

    This book was poorly written and I couldn't get into it due to the "performer's" voice. The "Annie said...", "Sarah pushed..." within the dialogue was so robotic and intense. The writing is not relatable and so stereotypical of California thinking. This book dates itself with the direct references to current culture "Botox", "spray tan", etc. This is evidently not meant to be a "classic".

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    Jacob 05-25-17
    Jacob 05-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    I wasn't so sure about this book,so I bought the Audible version. It was not only funny but I enjoyed all the details!
    Bridget

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    DarkIrish Depew, NY United States 05-21-17
    DarkIrish Depew, NY United States 05-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining"

    Entertaining, funny, light read with an interesting premise. Not great writing, but I still enjoyed it. The narrator did a fantastic job and the storyline kept me interested. Good beach read.

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    ADN 05-21-17
    ADN 05-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun Story Line - Challenging Listen"

    I travel frequently to the La Jolla area and enjoyed the good natured spoofing of the residents. The snippets from book cub reads was a nice bit of thought provoking transitional material. However - I struggled constantly with the annoying habit of the reader in rushing through the identification of speakers in the dialogue...it was oddly out of sync, robotic and just a bit bizarre. That made it hard for me to finish the book. I would not ever choose something by this reader again.

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    C. Smith Elk Grove, CA USA 05-17-17
    C. Smith Elk Grove, CA USA 05-17-17 Member Since 2012

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    "Great listen! Fun for those not so serious."

    This was a very good story about friendship and motherhood. The narrator did a spectacular job with each of the characters.

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    Juliet Emerson 05-13-17
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    "Laugh out loud funny!!"

    What a fun and entertaining story! Narrator was fantastic.... story was fun-fun!
    When you want to be entertained, treat yourself!

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    A Galbreath, MD Texas 05-08-17
    A Galbreath, MD Texas 05-08-17 Member Since 2016

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    "hilariously written and beautifully performed"

    This is a fun, fluff book - nothing that will stimulate your intellect. But the wicked one-liners and funny, feel-good plot were entertaining and the reader was awesome. Definitely recommend!

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