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4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin Kwan Narrator: Lydia Look Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780553551914
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] field guide to Asia’s uberwealthy echelon and comic satire at its best.”


  • “The summer’s funniest beach read…[with] world-traveling, high-spending, and backstabbing antics.”

    Vanity Fair

  • “Kwan has good aim with his fashion world- and ego-skewering shivs…[and] about what is well known in Asia and perhaps Europe to keep American readers surprised and inquisitive.”

    New York Times

  • “Jane Austen meets Singapore…There’s no timely cocktail I’d rather recommend than China Rich Girlfriend…spiked with tart observations about old and new money, the nuances of racism, and the way they all interact…Fizzy, highly entertaining.”

    Washington Post

  • “The book is resplendent with gorgeous description…[and] the dialog is always top-notch. There are many fascinating substories…laugh-out-loud incidents…[and] the conclusion offers up additional shocks and surprises.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “There’s a wealth of strange and wonderful details in [Kwan’s] second novel, in which an ordinary young woman discovers that her long-lost father is a Chinese billionaire. Can she adapt to being ‘China rich?’ Readers will have fun finding out.”


  • “Good-natured, catty-as-hell…Kwan’s tone is breakneck and utterly disarming—part Oscar Wilde, part Judith Krantz, part Arthur Frommer—as he reintroduces his jet-setting ensemble…Over-the-top and hard to stop.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Lydia Look is an expert narrator of this hyperbolic story of billionaires in Asia. She distinguishes between the dizzying, mostly female, cast of characters, juggling middle-aged mothers and young brides as well as bored young men…in a world in which no one trusts anyone and everyone has too much money.”


  • A BookPage Top Pick for July in Popular Fiction
  • A Kirkus Reviews Pick of 9 Hot Beach Reads You’ll Remember All Summer
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About the Author

Kevin Kwan is the bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend. He has worked for Martha Stewart Living and Interview magazine and in 1998 joined M&Co, where he developed commercial and cultural projects for such clients as The Museum of Modern Art, Vitra, and the New York Times.

About the Narrator

Lydia Look is an actress best known for her work in Rush Hour, Tremors 4, and Fast & Furious 6.