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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (24,694 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sophie Kinsella Narrator: Rosalyn Landor Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Shopaholic Series Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9780739383254
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Sophie Kinsella has dazzled readers with her irresistible Shopaholic novels—sensational international bestsellers that have garnered millions of devoted fans and catapulted her into the first rank of contemporary storytellers. Now her beloved heroine Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) returns in a hilarious tale of married life, toddlerhood, and the perils of trying to give a fabulous surprise party—on a budget!

Becky Brandon thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true: a shopping friend for life! But it’s trickier than she thought. Two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.

Minnie creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. Her favorite word is “Mine!” and she’s even trying to get into eBay! On top of everything else, Becky and Luke are still living with her parents (the deal on house #4 has fallen through), when suddenly there’s a huge financial crisis.

With people having to “cut back,” Becky decides to throw a surprise party for Luke to cheer everyone up. But when costs start to spiral out of control, she must decide whether to accept help from an unexpected source—and therefore run the risk of hurting the person she loves.

Will Becky be able to pull off the celebration of the year? Will she and Luke ever find a home of their own? Will Minnie ever learn to behave? And . . . most important . . . will Becky’s secret wishes ever come true?




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Quotes & Awards

  • Frothy fun . . . Faster than a swiping Visa, more powerful than a two-for-one coupon, able to buy complete wardrobes in a single sprint through the mall—it’s Shopaholic! The Washington Post
  • Madcap adventure. People
  • A page-turner . . . [Sophie] Kinsella at her most hilarious best. Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • Screamingly funny. USA Today

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zahu | 2/17/2014

    " Sigh.... I don't know why I read this series when Becky irritates the bejesus out of me!! Honestly! The woman is insane! Though some of her ridiculous antics are funny, I have to constantly fight the urge to reach in there, slap the moron and tell her to to grow the hell up!!! Good Lord!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 2/16/2014

    " why do i read this series when it's so predictable and at times annoying? Must be a guilty pleasure or something. The ending was a bit of a surprise, and it was cute, but the same old issues. At least they come out and are addressed in the book. The book has very little to do with the mini-shopaholic. fun, cut into my bedtime. def chick lit "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 2/4/2014

    " Painfully funny with a fun twist at the end. The shopaholic series is not my favorite but still enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 1/31/2014

    " While most of Kinsella's books are light and predictable, this was was a bit too ridiculous for me. Becky has gotten herself into more huge messes, and of course is catered to. Maybe I'm just ready for a deeper read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 1/30/2014

    " This book was as good as any of the Shopaholic books. I was definitely entertained and it was a nice light read to get me through being home with sick kids! :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Judy | 1/29/2014

    " I couldnt finish it. The self indulgence was over the top and despite being in the mood for light fare, I couldnt get into it at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandybelle_q8 | 1/23/2014

    " I got bored in the middle of it ... How can A whole novel talk about a wife planning a surprise birthday party for her husband .. And how spoiled is her baby girl .. Not enough drama for my taste. Yet I guess it would make a one time sweet watch movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mellyana | 1/21/2014

    " Just another shopaholic series. Easy reading to kill time on the plane. One note, I don't think the title "mini" is suitable, it's more like birthday-bash shopaholic and how convenience it is to have someone that rich around us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcia | 1/20/2014

    " I enjoy these books so much, maybe because she is the exact opposite of me. "

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

    " A tad disappointed. I was hoping to have more chapters about Minnie, but my expectations was deeply inflated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/1/2014

    " Probably my least favorite of these guilty pleasure books. :) But it was still nice to see Becky back! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Kutch | 12/29/2013

    " Awsome and funny :) I loved it! The only problem was that I finished it too quickly... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonja | 12/16/2013

    " Weer een lekker boek over de koopverslaafde Becky. In dit vermakelijke deel probeert ze een surpriseparty voor Luke te organiseren en heeft ze te stellen met haar klierige dochtertje. Ik vond het niet de beste uit de reeks maar wel weer heerlijk om over haar te lezen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 TRACE.C | 10/8/2013

    " The weakest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priscilla | 6/25/2013

    " Summer reading has begun!!!! I was hooked on the Shopaholic books back in college...looking forward to reading the latest installment. I thought the last book was the *last* one so I'm thrilled that Sophie Kinsella wrote a new one! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 5/2/2013

    " It was cute but quite boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 2/28/2013

    " Book #6 in the Shopaholic series by Sophia Kinsella. The misguided-good-intentioned adventures of Becky Bloomwood made me cringe and chuckle as always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 12/18/2012

    " I laughed a lot. Not great, but a little bit heartwarming and lots of fun. Sophie Kinsella will always hold a special place in my heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 9/23/2012

    " I loved this book!! Is this the last book in the series? I'm still not sure. I hope not! The ending, although satisfying for this book isn't how I would like the series to end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 laura | 5/5/2012

    " I was so glad when Becky came back thank you Sophie for writing another book and for making it just as amazing as the other five i loved where Becky's life had taken her and i loved mini, Luke as always was swoon-worthy i can't wait till shopaholic takes hollywood "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristie | 4/2/2012

    " Abysmal. But I had bought it at the airport and figured I should finish it before I did read-and-return. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaxmarie | 1/23/2012

    " I'm a huge fan of the "Shopaholic" books and this one didn't diappoint! Writing still feels fresh, situations are new, and it's a fun, lighthearted book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/18/2012

    " Another light-hearted funny book from the shopaholic series. I enjoyed this book and love the ending so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/8/2011

    " i think her books are funny. and this was no exception i enjoyed it. a light read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whit | 11/13/2011

    " Pure fun! A bit of mind candy and lots of laughs. Great beach book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 9/14/2011

    " I know, I know...judge me. I hated the Pulitzer Prize winning 'Oscar Wao' but loved this. I'm only a little ashamed and only slightly considering naming my child Minnie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candi | 5/23/2011

    " I love all of the Shopaholic books. Quick, fun, chick lit read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Honeybee | 5/23/2011

    " A nice light read, in amongst all of the picture book reading that I was doing for LIBR 2410 (Children's Services). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 5/23/2011

    " I just love every book in this series. I was seriously laughing out loud! But is it kind of bad that Becky sometimes reminds me of myself? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 5/22/2011

    " I realized half way through I've never read the shopaholic baby book :( I would have liked to have read them in order ... but a fun Sophie Kinsella book anyway "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eriny | 5/21/2011

    " The shopholic books are the best shopping books ever , I really liked it so much specially all the scens between luke and becky . Luke just seems like the best man ever but becky keeps lieing to him all those tiny lies , I would love to see a chapter or two from luke's point of view . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felicia | 5/21/2011

    " And she's back! After a long hiatus, I missed Becky... So so much. And Minnie's speaking now. Well, saying "mine" that is. Thinking now that Becky has Minnie, she'll sombre down a little, nope. She's still crazy, but at most time overshadowed by her daughter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lena Duffin | 5/21/2011

    " Enjoyable read, but not exactly *deep*. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 5/20/2011

    " Made me laugh out-loud in spots just for it's ridiculousness but otherwise a complete piece of fluff. Is there anyone THIS dense? I hope not. Easy, breezy read but glad I'm done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenni | 5/20/2011

    " Better than the previous 2 Shopaholics - the series is back and track and can continue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 5/19/2011

    " Not the best in the series, but still an enjoyable read. Seems like she left room for another "Shopaholic" book. I'm ready for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 5/19/2011

    " meh... Exactly how much shopping can one woman do and NOT damage her child in some way?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 5/18/2011

    " Not my favorite of the shopaholic series, but still a lot of fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michela | 5/18/2011

    " carino ma dopo 3-4-5 libri la serie inizia a stare un pò stretta... sono tutti uguali a parte la parensi di shopaholic with my sister....letto in inglese. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rjpants | 5/18/2011

    " I have to say I'm a complete Sophie Kinsella addict. The Shopaholic series is definitely a pleasure, and the newest in the series is no different. I love Minnie! I am so excited for the next installment, I just can't wait! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/18/2011

    " Still fun and entertaining. I just think that, as with most series, the characters are starting to become stale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/17/2011

    " Yup I read this and thought it was funny. Don't judge me. "

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About the Author
Author Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series as well as the novels Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I’ve Got Your Number, and Wedding Night. She lives in England.

About the Narrator

Rosalyn Landor has won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the Audie Award. She has worked as an actor since the age of seven, both in Europe and the United States. Her extensive list of credits includes leading roles in film, theater, and audio productions, as well as in various miniseries on all the major television networks and in such productions as Masterpiece Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes and Rumpole of the Bailey.