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Confessions of a Shopaholic

Auteur(s): Sophie Kinsella
Narrateur(s): Emily Gray
Durée: 11 h et 41 min
Catégories: Littérature, Contemporain
4 out of 5 stars (12 évaluations)

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Description

Rebecca Bloomwood just hit rock bottom. But she's never looked better...

Becky Bloomwood has a fabulous flat in London's trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season's must-haves. The only trouble is that she can't actually afford it - not any of it.

Her job writing at Successful Savings not only bores her to tears, it doesn't pay much at all. And lately Becky's been chased by dismal letters from Visa and the Endwich Bank - letters with large red sums she can't bear to read - and they're getting ever harder to ignore.

She tries cutting back; she even tries making more money. But none of her efforts succeeds. Becky's only consolation is to buy herself something...just a little something...

Finally a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life - and the lives of those around her - forever.

Sophie Kinsella has brilliantly tapped into our collective consumer conscience to deliver a novel of our times - and a heroine who grows stronger every time she weakens. Becky Bloomwood's hilarious schemes to pay back her debts are as endearing as they are desperate. Her "confessions" are the perfect pick-me-up when life is hanging in the (bank) balance.

This book is also known as The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic.

©2001 Sophie Kinsella (P)2002 Recorded Books

Ce que les critiques disent

"Hilarious...hijinks worthy of classic I Love Lucy episodes." (USA Today)

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The performance made the experience great :)

I was drawn in with the five minute sample by not only the humour but by the way the narrator brought it to life. She was fantastic.

I don't think I would have enjoyed the book with a different narrator. Even so, a couple of times I had to stop listening because the monotony of the main character's delusions and shopping habits with no different outcomes became tiresome. I did want to keep listening to find out what happened in the fairy-tale-like romantic storyline, and there were new vignettes throughout that were funny, but fewer as time went on.

The book had the fairytale outcome I was hoping for, but was so full of plot holes (even for a lighthearted story) that I kept expecting the outcome to not be true, like all her other delusions. Not a single setback once the tides turned in her favour which made the conclusion feel like the only part of the book that was rushed.

I will look for other books with this narrator, and I might pick up another in the Shopaholic series if they are on sale, but I wish it had been about half as long, and I also wish there had been even a bit of recognition of the seriousness of the character's addiction. (Yes, I get that it's funny, but it was also serious and there were no lasting repercussions with any of the characters she impacted negatively.)

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  • AnnaC
  • 2017-03-08

amusant

situations assez droles, facile a ecouter et livre bien lu. et on a envie de connaitre la suite

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • M.
  • Fort Belvoir, VA, United States
  • 2003-08-26

shopaholic fun fun fun

This is an amazingly funny book, I had tears coming down my face from laughing so hard. Mainly because I find myself doing the same types of things that the wonderful charachter Becky Bloomwood does to get out of debt. Positively fabulous! If you thought Bridget Jones' Diary was funny, wait until you read/hear Shopaholic.

Enjoy.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Heather
  • Myrtle Beach, SC, United States
  • 2009-03-19

What a fun read!

I am not into Chick Lit, but this book was great. The book is quirky, fresh, fun, humorous and has great characters. Emily Gray, the narrator, did an amazing job too. She really got the voice of our main character Becky down perfect. I would definitely recommend this book.

10 personnes sur 10 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Debbi
  • Littleton, CO, USA
  • 2007-11-08

Cute & Funny!

I picked this book up after seeing it in the bookstore and thinking the title sounded fun (and I liked the artwork on the bookcover). I truly enjoyed this book! It was an easy listen and kept me laughing. Yes, some would say it is all about a girl and her shopping addiction and why can't she control herself, but that is what makes it funny! Also, the narrator for this series does a great job!

6 personnes sur 6 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kathleen
  • Littlehampton, United Kingdom
  • 2003-09-15

how not to shop by Betty B

great fun book.I had to read the neaxt one immediately.Sophie Kinsella has made a new comic character for our times.Read it and weep!(with laughter)

10 personnes sur 11 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Erin
  • Fairfax, VA, United States
  • 2009-02-22

Not my cup of tea.

Don't get me wrong, I actually like most of Sophie Kinsella's novels--just not this one. Kudos to the reader, who did an excellent job. I'm afraid, however, that this book and I were never exactly meant to be friends--although I did try.

7 personnes sur 8 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • barbara
  • Brookside, Australia
  • 2007-08-28

Entertaining light reading

Excellent - entertaining and funny. Really enjoyed it. If you are familiar with London its even better as it mentions a lot of well known tourist spots and shops.

3 personnes sur 3 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Marylou
  • Bend, OR, United States
  • 2009-02-06

cute for a while

I typically enjoy Sophie Kinsella books BUT this one took it's toll on me after several chapters. I just felt that Becky Bloomwood was a pathological liar after ALL she did was LIE about EVERYTHING.. I am almost done listening to this audio book so hope in the end she learns a lesson and changes her ways.

13 personnes sur 16 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Evelyn
  • Lomita, CA, USA
  • 2005-09-04

Not so much!

I really had high hopes for this book but I felt that the protagonist was very dull and shallow. The only reason I give it two stars is because of the short romantic scene, otherwise this was a bitter disappointment. I planned to get the other shopaholic books but thought better of it.

9 personnes sur 11 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    2 out of 5 stars
  • CKP
  • 2005-04-12

Skip this one

I read these books backwards--starting with "shopaholic ties the knot" and proceeded backwards to this one. I thought "ties the knot" was hilarious, but in this first book Becky is little more that a compulsive liar, who only lives to buy stuff she doesn't need and then wonders how she spent so much money. I really just wanted to smack her and make her tell the truth. So annoying. Skip this one and just read "Ties the Knot."

5 personnes sur 6 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Carie
  • Rochester, MN, USA
  • 2008-07-18

Long and Annoying

I found myself wanting to strangle the character. I felt like the story was just a list of all the things she bought while shopping. I expected it to have a lot more plot development. The end of the book did finally get a little more interesting and made me curious about the sequel.

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