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Publisher's Summary

Kevin Kwan, best-selling author of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend, is back with an uproarious new novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance.

When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside - but he's not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch's massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park - a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore - Nicholas' childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage.

As her relatives fight over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart, Charlie Wu, but tormented by her ex-husband - a man hell-bent on destroying Astrid's reputation and relationship.

Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to China's second richest man, billionaire Jack Bing, still feels second best next to her new stepdaughter, famous fashionista Colette Bing.

A sweeping novel that takes us from the elegantly appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a kidnapping at Hong Kong's most elite private school to a surprise marriage proposal at an Indian palace caught on camera by the telephoto lenses of paparazzi, Kevin Kwan's hilarious, gloriously wicked new novel reveals the long-buried secrets of Asia's most privileged families and their rich people problems.

©2017 Kevin Kwan (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Not as good as the first

Too much time on less than endearing characters. But vivid and descriptive like the first one.

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  • 05-30-17

Cheesy and Funny and the PERFECT Summer Book!

I've read all of Kevin Kwan's books, and this one is as equally funny and entertaining as the first two. Of course, they're all kind of silly but entertaining nonetheless. (I see many parallels between the book and my real life as an Asian American woman!) The narrator really brings the story to life.

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Fabulous and Fun

What made the experience of listening to Rich People Problems the most enjoyable?

This does not disappoint as a follow up to Crazy: Kwan is the Dominick Dunne of Asia. Millionaires are now just incidental to be important Billions are a must!!! Looking forward to the film adaptation - so much fun!!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rich People Problems?

Secret Tunnels

Have you listened to any of Lydia Look’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Great

Who was the most memorable character of Rich People Problems and why?

Kitty - she is the other Mrs Grenville!

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Couldn't put it down!

I finished this book in a week! the grandmother is petty in a way that I live for! the story doesn't go where you think it will. And the narrator does a great job of distinguishing the many, many characters.

I highly recommend this book!!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Pretty good

the second book was the best . This book was good I'm glad I read it /listen to it . We're at the credit . Get you a nice long story to listen to . I found myself even wanting to Google these people because they were so well-rounded . I think the plot could've been a little more robust

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Awful

One big disappointment - cheesy storyline, characters were predictable and lacked any nuance. Only listened till the end because I paid for it.

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loved the whole series!

super fun read whith a great story line. This is a book thats a great listen and always happy to pick up again once you are forced to put it down.

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  • Sarah
  • LOYAL, OK, United States
  • 06-03-17

Kwan does it again!

The next installment in a great story of family, culture, and traditions often unknown to the Western world. Kevin Kwan does a great job of weaving so many individuals' stories into a great tapestry. At times it can be hard to keep up with exactly which character is being discussed but it doesn't take more than a moment or two to catch up. Lydia Look's narration does such justice to the story and her great talent for making subtle shifts in her voice helps listeners follow along on when there are often many characters in one scene. Hope this isn't the end of this family's story, looking forward to the next book from Kevin Kwan for sure!!

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another rushed and unsatisfying ending.

the theme of the trilogy? Rushed endings with loose ends that leaves an unsatisfactory taste in your mouth.

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Another outstanding novel

Great story, and narration.
I couldn't put it down. Exceptional plot and funny as well.
Well done Kevin Kwan. I'm eagerly awaiting your next novel.

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  • Ania Ringwelski
  • 02-20-18

modern asian downton abbey!

love love love this series, wish there could me more. good performance by narrator as well

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  • Li
  • 08-02-17

Brilliant

Brilliant story and characters. I get into the stories at the first few chapters and have not stopped to listen since.
Highly recommended!

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  • Andrew
  • 06-11-17

As good as the other books!

As good as 'Crazy Rich Asians' and 'China Rich Girlfriend​'. Absolutely loved the continuing story. Can't wait for the 'Crazy Rich Asians' movie!!

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  • henhao
  • 03-03-18

A lovely way to round out the trilogy

Great book. I was listening on the bus when a particular character passed away and wept hysterically in public!

Love the trilogy overall. Crazy story lines that have kept me entertained for weeks.

Voice of Rachel was great in book 1 but annoying in the next two books. And some of the pronunciations in this book were appalling, particularly the Australian place names (Bondi and Coogee).

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  • David
  • 08-07-18

wonderfully funny trio!

so funny and yet believable stories of the Asian uber rich. loved the slang and accents by Lydia Look. Thanks Kevin for so many great laughs!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-16-18

Lifestyles of the rich and richer

Partly satirical look at the excesses of the rich. Colorful settings and characters. Mostly entertaining.

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  • the art of learning
  • 06-10-18

Over done .

To much time is wasted on the details about what clothes,bags ,jewellery shoes each character had or didn’t have on . This is just some of the things in the story’s that are just wasting space in all 3 books.I’ve listened to all 3 now. The Audio versions are good just because you can skip forward the parts That i got bored with.I Still enjoy all 3 .

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  • Marie
  • 06-10-18

Light entertainment

I find the reader's accents quite good. Considering how many different characters she needs to keep track of and need to sound different but recognisable each time, i think it's quite impressive. The only thing that cracked me up is when the father who has supposedly lived in Sydney for years pronounced Bondi as 'Bon-Dee' and Coogee and 'Coo-gee' (as in geese) instead of Bon-dye and Coo-gee (like gee, thanks)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-18

Accents

Narrator's pretend Asian accent is just horrible. Can't breath listening to that performance. Please stop

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-13-18

Awesome third book

Lydia's narration really brings the characters to life. Kevin Kwan did not disappoint with the storyline, i just could not get enough of this book and found myself making excuses to continue listening to the book... even sat in the dentist chair listening to it while i got a filling done!

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  • Chantelle Lam
  • 01-06-18

Excellent Accent Performance! Extra Entertaining!

What did you like most about Rich People Problems?

I come from a Hong Kong background and moved to an English speaking country a decade ago. I find the characters' personalities and absurd beliefs about socio-economic statuses relatable. Although I am not anywhere close to being crazy-rich, or know anyone personally who does, the characters do reflect the stereotypes across several Asian cultures, which has never been portrayed in any Hollywood nor Asian movies before. In truth, some Hong Kees hold high opinions of themselves. Racism based on 'skin shades' exist among Asian communities. Judgements are weighted heavier on money wealth, success, and beauty, over personality and kindness. I have always listened these kinds of gossips among my extended Asians families. Overall, I enjoyed the three books very much. Lydia's performance made it extra entertaining! I'm looking forward to CRA movie coming out!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-10-17

Cannot best this amazing story

I simply loved book 1 and 2 and this sequel did not disappoint!
So well read, with a myriad of amazing accents you will feel as though you are practically in Singapore!

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  • Sallyanne Aarons
  • 07-06-17

Extraordinary performance Lydia Look

I couldn't get over the virtuoso reading of this delightful book. Congratulations Lydia. You made it come alive. Thanks for such a pleasurable several hours. I was sad when it ended. Kevin Kwan is a wonderful storyteller.