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Author: Kevin Kwan Narrator: Lynn Chen Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: June 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780804120777

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Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn’t know is that Nick’s family home happens to look like a palace, that she’ll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia’s most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick’s formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should—and should not—marry.

Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider’s look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.

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  • Jane Austen, or maybe Edith Wharton, goes to Singapore, turning in this lively, entertaining novel of manners. . . . Kwan’s characters are urban sophisticates par excellence . . . A diverse set of characters and a light, unstrained touch move Kwan’s story along. . . . An elegant comedy and an auspicious debut.

    - Kirkus (starred review)
  • “Feast on this outrageously funny and insightful novel of modern manners, and enjoy!” 

    - Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author o
  • Mordantly funny . . . In Kevin Kwan’s winning summer satire, Crazy Rich Asians, a young woman discovers her boyfriend belongs to a milieu of unimaginable splendor—and snobbery.

    - Vogue
  • High-quality first-time fiction . . . [An] instant favorite . . . Opulence and zaniness reign when one of Singapore’s richest bachelors invites his American-born girlfriend to travel from New York to vacation in his native country.

    - O, The Oprah Magazine
  • “A dizzily shopaholic comedy of crass manners.”

    - New York Times
  • “Crazy Rich Asians reads like a behind-the-scenes primer of the rising über-elite of the ever-powerful Asian world an entertaining, engrossing novel…A lively, generous story of shallow extravagance and human devotion.”

    - Boston Globe
  • Crazy Rich Asians has all the plot and color of a tabloid mag, set in Asia. This means that front doors are cathedral sized, millions are now billions and shopping is, as one character puts it, ‘Fifth Avenue on steroids’ . . . Put on your designer shades, stuff an umbrella into your drink, and lose yourself in the antics of people who cheat on their husbands with secret overseas shopping trips. By the time you've finished you should have a rich, golden tan.

    - Guardian (UK)
  • Deliciously decadent . . . Rachel, an American-born Chinese (ABC), has no idea what to expect when she visits Singapore to meet her boyfriend Nick’s multibillionaire family. There, she discovers mind-blowing opulence--next season’s couture, palatial properties, million-dollar shopping sprees--and the over-the-top bad behavior that comes with it . . . This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun.

    - Entertainment Weekly
  • There’s rich, there’s filthy rich, and then there’s crazy rich . . . A Pride and Prejudice-like send-up about an heir bringing his Chinese-American girlfriend home to meet his ancestor-obsessed family, the book hilariously skewers imperial splendor and the conniving antics of the Asians jet set.

    - People 
  • It’s impossible not to get sucked into this satirical novel about the jet-setting lives of an enormous busybody family and its infinite Louboutin collection.

    - Glamour
  • Read Kevin Kwan’s debut, Crazy Rich Asians, on an exotic beach in super-expensive sunglasses . . . [Rachel] encounters outré fashion, private jets, and a set of aristocratic values so antiquated they’d make the Dowager Countess proud.

    - Entertainment Weekly Summer Roundup 
  • A juicy, close anthropological read of Singapore high society and its social and mating rituals . . . Kwan’s satirical portrayal rings so true, I fear he’ll need to bring a bodyguard next time he lands at Changi Airport. He gets the idiosyncratic details right: the market-savvy wives who day-trade and invest in poverty; . . . the encyclopedic fashion knowledge; the Bible-study get-togethers; the way the whole milieu is interrelated by blood or marriage. And he does a particularly good job of illustrating the divide . . . between mainland wealth and establishment money—an uneasy tension that is very real.

    - Janice Y. K. Lee, Elle
  • Merit[s] a place on the must-read list of every development exec in town . . . Aimed at Bridget Jones lovers and those who got the satire behind Psy’s Gangnam Style.

    - Hollywood Reporter
  • Kwan’s debut is a scintillating fictional look into the opulent lives of fabulously wealthy Chinese expats . . . From its delightful opening scene onward, this sleek social satire offers up more than a few hilarious moments as it skewers the crafty, rich schemers who populate its pages.

    - Booklist
  • As spicily adventurous and lusciously satisfying as the renowned Singaporean street food Kevin Kwan's characters argue over; hot and sizzling, like the best satay, and dreamily transporting, like everyone's favorite dessert--goreng pisang. Feast on this outrageously funny and insightful novel of modern manners, and enjoy!

    - Lisa See, bestselling author of Dreams of Joy and Shanghai Girls
  • Original and fun, Crazy Rich Asians is quite a roller coaster trip. I loved it!

    - Jackie Collins, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “Shrewd, funny, sexy…It is at once a love story and a potent combination of vintage Jackie Collins and early Evelyn Waugh, everything you wanted to know about young people who have more fun, style, and money than is good for them, and don’t care a bit. A stunning debut.”

    - Michael Korda, New York Times bestselling author


  • A Los Angeles Times bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of Most Anticipated Book-to-Film Adaptations of 2018
  • New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times audio bestseller
  • USA Today bestseller

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Crazy Rich Asians is a very interesting look into a world most people will never see. The story is great and the characters are well developed. I love Nick’s pursuit of Rachael through all her experiences. The descriptions of Singapore really bring the island to life. I can’t wait to read the next two books! "

    - LG, 3/10/2019
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    " This was a great first book. I can't wait to read the other two books in the trilogy. Interesting insight into the way the "other half" lives. Great characters. "

    - LG, 2/10/2019

About the Author

Kevin Kwan is the author of several novels, including the international bestsellers China Rich Girlfriend, Rich People Problems, and Crazy Rich Asians, which was made into a major motion picture and translated into more than thirty languages.

About the Narrator

Lynn Chen has worked as an actress and a narrator. She is best known for playing Vivian Shing in the feature film, Saving Face. She has also starred on numerous television shows, such as Numb3rs, All My Children, Law & Order, and Saturday Night Live.