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Download Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber: The Katya Livingston Chronicles Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber: The Katya Livingston Chronicles (Unabridged), by Adele Lang
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (501 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adele Lang Narrator: Josephine Bailey Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN:
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After weasel-eyed tax inspectors question her work-related claims, Katya Livingston is forced to keep a financial diary. As well as documenting the cruel and parsimonious ways of her ad agency boss, plus her harrowing business trips around the globe, Katya waxes lyrical about the price she has to pay for putting up with loser friends, mortal enemies, and thoroughly bad restaurants. She also throws in a completely candid account of her rich and varied love life, just in case some of it is tax deductible.

What begins as a private account of expenses rapidly becomes, through Katya's chronic delusions of grandeur, a matter of public record: first as a tawdry gossip column, then as a salacious book, and finally as a Hollywood B-movie.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carin | 2/15/2014

    " A hilarious beach read. This book was chosen as the second Kelly Ripa Book Club selection, as she was looking for fun summer books. Not great literature, but a fantastic way to while away an afternoon. Katya is an anti-Bridget Jones. She's a drunk bitch swanning around London, killing her friends' dogs and stealing their jobs. While you do have to wonder why her friends are friends with her, the lovely schadenfreude will help you overlook that. Plus, you've seen it: horrible people do in fact somehow have friends most of the time. Inexplicable perhaps, but there are always pathetic hangers-on. If you want to feel better about your job, your love life, your budget, Katya will do the trick in short order. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 2/7/2014

    " This book is hilarious,I seriously laughed out loud. Highly recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/7/2014

    " If the point of the story was for me to HATE this character, then it was spot on the money. I certainly feel better about myself! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 2/6/2014

    " I really tried hard to finish this book...even skipped to the last page hoping....but couldn't finish it...not worth the time...sorry "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eldiablodehowies | 1/20/2014

    " Funny in small doses "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristi | 1/17/2014

    " I wouldn't recommend this book to ANYONE! I finished it...mostly because I thought it would get better at some point, but the main character was just too irritating (for my taste) with no redeeming qualities. I hate that I actually paid full price (hardcover) for it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 1/12/2014

    " This book is an incredible waste of paper. I came close to hurling it across the room several times, but slogged my way through it in hope that it might have some redeeming qualities later on, but it has none whatsoever. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea | 12/29/2013

    " This is by far the worst book I have read in several years. There is nothing likeable about the main character and I can honestly say that I am glad I don't know anyone like her in the least. I didn't like the writing style despite liking other type of diary style books. This just fell short all around. I skimmed the end and I'll donate it all the while being thankful that I didn't pay a penny for this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joanie | 12/29/2013

    " The main character in this book was totally obnoxious and not the least bit endearing and not really even funny. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharal Hunter | 11/29/2013

    " After high expectations, I found that I couldn't get into this book at all. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jamie Allison | 10/29/2013

    " UGH what a disappointing book. Normally I find characters who are complete bitches pretty interesting, but this wasn't even funny. I don't know why I still even have this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lectus | 10/16/2013

    " I just looooove this book. I read it a long time ago and I'm reading it again. I haven't found another book that funy, well, except "Spud" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillian | 9/16/2013

    " I thought this book was hysterical. The protagonist is someone you love to hate and her correspondence with a needy child in Africa cracked me up. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gabriella Diguglielmo | 9/7/2013

    " Completely insipid...I don't mind light or easy reading every now and then, but this was completely shallow with no redeeming qualities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 9/6/2013

    " Ridiculous but laugh out loud funny! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber | 9/5/2013

    " Oh My God! How did this book was a NY Times Bestseller. There isn't any story. Katya Livingston is not meant to be a person you fall in love with. On the contrary, she is person you find yourself quickly falling in hate with. One word she's a bitch. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Zunaira Ghazal | 9/5/2013

    " this book couldn't suck more if the author meant it to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Meehan | 9/29/2012

    " so funny Katya is the ultimate girl you love to hate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hoan | 7/11/2012

    " Sooo funny!!! I couldn't stop reading this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Genevieve | 5/16/2012

    " This book is absolutely hilarious. I heart Jennifer Love Hewitt played the part of Katya Livingston in the movie version. Pity since she's such a horrible actress. She probably butchered it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 G | 5/12/2012

    " Mindless reading... just what is needed at this point in time!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 4/18/2012

    " Bridget Jones and Becky Bloomwood turns upside down into one of the most unlovable characters I've had the (dis)pleasure of reading. The book had its moments but overall felt poorly written with a haphazard plot line. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christy | 4/12/2012

    " Sociopathic? yes. Funny? not really. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 2/9/2012

    " This book wanted really hard to be "The Devil Wears Prada" or "The Nanny Diaries", but it just wasn't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 11/24/2011

    " It was just OK... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ruby | 10/29/2011

    " This book was so dumb, I couldn't even finish it. I skimmed through and sent it back to the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 9/28/2011

    " The character was an absolute bitch! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 7/31/2011

    " like a mean crazy bridget jones, very entertaining "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber | 5/17/2011

    " Oh My God! How did this book was a NY Times Bestseller. There isn't any story. Katya Livingston is not meant to be a person you fall in love with. On the contrary, she is person you find yourself quickly falling in hate with. One word she's a bitch. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 4/28/2011

    " I really tried hard to finish this book...even skipped to the last page hoping....but couldn't finish it...not worth the time...sorry "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Southern | 3/4/2011

    " I like me some chick lit - but this was just bad... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/9/2010

    " Reminds me of Bridget Jones. I didn't love the book, but plan to check out the movie. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharal | 2/28/2010

    " After high expectations, I found that I couldn't get into this book at all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 1/21/2010

    " Bridget Jones and Becky Bloomwood turns upside down into one of the most unlovable characters I've had the (dis)pleasure of reading. The book had its moments but overall felt poorly written with a haphazard plot line. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacquelineboggs | 1/14/2010

    " this is pretty funny...the main character is a unapologetic snob who has such a distorted view of who she is in society. While it's pretty amusing, it can get a little old though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 10/27/2009

    " This book is an incredible waste of paper. I came close to hurling it across the room several times, but slogged my way through it in hope that it might have some redeeming qualities later on, but it has none whatsoever. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 G | 9/22/2009

    " Mindless reading... just what is needed at this point in time!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 8/29/2009

    " The girl is crazy. Wasn't the best, but still couldn't put it down. Not sure if it's b/c it was good or I just wanted to be done with it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Crystal | 7/16/2009

    " what a terrible book filled with nothingness! some funny aspects about it, but there is no plot and the main character, katya livingston, is ridiculous! don't do it!!!

    p.s. now i see why this was sitting on my bookshelf for 6 years without being touched. to the trash it goes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ruby | 3/20/2009

    " This book was so dumb, I couldn't even finish it. I skimmed through and sent it back to the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanie | 1/31/2009

    " This is a cute light book. "

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