Shopaholic to the Stars : Shopaholic

  • by Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by Clare Corbett
  • Series: Shopaholic
  • 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Number one New York Times best-selling author Sophie Kinsella returns to her beloved Shopaholic series with Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) newly arrived in Hollywood and starry-eyed. She and her two-year-old daughter, Minnie, have relocated to L.A. to join Becky's husband, Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky can't wait to start living the A-list lifestyle, complete with celebrity sightings, yoga retreats, and shopping trips to Rodeo Drive. But she really hopes to become a personal stylist - Sage's personal stylist - if only Luke would set up an introduction. Then, unexpectedly, Becky is offered the chance to dress Sage’s archrival, and though things become a bit more complicated, it’s a dream come true!
Red carpet premieres, velvet ropes, paparazzi clamoring for attention - suddenly Becky has everything she's ever wanted.
Or does she?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Do NOT waste your money!

What would have made Shopaholic to the Stars better?

Plot resolution, likable characters, decent writing.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not anything by Kinsella. I need some Jane Austen to cleanse my mental palate after this crappy book.

How could the performance have been better?

Narrator could have familiarized herself with the characters & series. Danny Kovitz, for example, is NOT English, he's American. He shouldn't have had an English accent. Sage Seymour is English, not "French/American" with the weirdest, most grating accent I've ever heard.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Annoyance that I wasted a credit.

Any additional comments?

Becky is back and her self-delusion and narcissism have reached new, and revolting, heights. In earlier books, Becky had redeeming qualities that helped readers to look past her immaturity. But in "Stars," she has crossed the line from charming ditz to completely unlikeable, self-obsessed fool. What worked for the first 3 books of the series no longer works because Becky is now 10+ years older but she has not grown, developed or matured an iota. If anything, she has regressed. This character has become a monster of selfishness and a consummate liar. Dishonesty, not shopping, may be this character's strongest trait.

Most of the secondary characters in the book behave completely out of character, especially Suze, who has been transformed into a bitch on wheels. Major plot lines are started only to be left unresolved. Characters from the past reappear without any real reason for them to do so.

Probably the most disturbing, and insulting, aspect of this book is that it just ends abruptly in the middle of the story, so don't expect any resolution if you do manage to slog through this thing. In what is a clear set up to milk this tired series for more $$$$, you're going to have to buy the next piece of claptrap by Kinsella to find out what happens with the plot points she doesn't resolve.

Was this drek even written by Kinsella? Frankly, it reads much more like bad fan fiction.

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- Julie Kline

SO Disappointed!!! Where is the old narrator?

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The old narrator terrible narration

What do you think your next listen will be?

Will not buy her books again unless she uses EMILY GRAY

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-21-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audio