China Rich Girlfriend: A Novel (Unabridged)
by Kevin Kwan
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Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret e-mails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birthfather. On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond from JAR, a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the salons of Paris, and a fiancé willing to sacrifice his entire inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won't be able to walk her down the aisle. Until: a shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Here we meet Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics; Colette, a celebrity girlfriend chased by fevered paparazzi; and the man Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet: her father. Meanwhile, Singapore's It Girl, Astrid Leong, is shocked to discover that there is a downside to having a newly minted tech billionaire husband. A romp through Asia's most exclusive clubs, auction houses, and estates, China Rich Girlfriend brings us into the elite circles of Mainland China, introducing a captivating cast of characters, and offering an inside glimpse at what it's like to be gloriously, crazily, China-rich.
The Audible Reader Needs to Swallow
Kevin Kwan's follow up to Crazy Rich Asians is cute but scattered.
The audible reader's mouth is undeniably and "audibly" full of saliva and she desperately needs to spit or swallow the entire book and it's incredibly disgusting. They should have used the same reader from Crazy Rich Asians for this book.
DISSAPPOINTING TO SAY THE LEAST!!!
I so loved CRAZY RICH ASIAN and was thrilled to see a new release by Kevin Kwan. But whereas CRA was a wonderful story featuring rich people, CRG is just - rich people - without a hint of a story. 90% of the contents of this book (at least the part I got through which was a little less than half - I couldn’t take it anymore!!) are BRAND NAMES. I am not kidding. List upon list of BRAND NAMES. And while Lynn Chen make CRA even more fabulous with her excellent narration, Lydia Look barely gets the words out and her cadence and pronunciation are clunky at best. SOOOO disappointing. Don’t bother.
Initially, I missed the ever entertaining voice of Lynn Chen. But the new narrator, Lydia Look, is just as delightful and captures the sardonic and playful tone of the book!