Extended Audio Sample

Download Secrets of a Shoe Addict: A Novel Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Secrets of a Shoe Addict: A Novel Audiobook, by Beth Harbison Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.2 out of 53.2 out of 53.2 out of 53.2 out of 53.2 out of 5 3.20 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beth Harbison Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781427204240
Regular Price: $14.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Loreen Murphy hadn't meant to hire a male prostitute in Las Vegas. It was all just a big, stupid, expensive misunderstanding. Abbey Walsh never intended anyone to find out about the fact that she's being blackmailed. As a minister's wife, her sordid past was supposed to be a secret. Tiffany Vanderslice Dreyer never dreamed that she'd find herself up to her eyeballs in credit card debt from one mad moment of a shopping spree. She's an upstanding wife and mother with the perfect marriage…right? Secrets of a Shoe Addict is the story of three women who bond together when they find themselves in more than one kind of trouble. It's the story of how sometimes, you hide a secret side that can get you in--and out--of dire straits. It's about romance, friendship, kids, revenge, affairs, and most of all a love of all the well-heeled things in life.

Download and start listening now!

b8ib

Quotes & Awards

  • “This tale of four housewives who run up unexpected debt and become phone-sex operators to pay it off is a perfect fit for audio. Orlagh Cassidy milks the comedy to the hilt… [Her] timing and delivery are perfect, making this audio even more fun than the print version. Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

  • Kick off your Keds (unless you're driving) and meet a motley group of D.C. women who bond over designer shoes. It's chick lit with heart and sole. People Magazine on Shoe Addicts Anonymous
  • I was hooked from the first page and read it in one sitting--I couldn't put it down...Shoe Addicts Anonymous was a pleasure from start to finish. Marian Keyes, bestselling author of Anybody Out There? on Shoe Addicts Anonymous

  • Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards: Best in Category, 2008

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 2/18/2014

    " Definitely not as good as the first book. I am a little disappointed as the story was just not very indepth. I felt the characters had a good profile but the story was just too superficial for me. I kept waiting to be pulled deeper in but I just wasn't. A fun read for the beach when there isn't much else to do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 2/9/2014

    " I loved this book! It was a first of Beth Harbison for me. I knew right away she would be an author to watch for and is one of my favorites! Reading this book made me want to read all her others. This book had me laughing out loud!! Defiantly a must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Carr | 1/29/2014

    " Hilarious chick lit at its best! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terrie Lewis | 1/29/2014

    " An absolutely cute and funny story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 1/28/2014

    " Okay, I didn't like the first book...so I'm not sure why I read the second one. Maybe because I thought I would enjoy the sequel more? So it's just my luck that this book is not a true sequel...only one of the characters from the previous book is in this one. If I could give this book 1/2 a star, I would - biggest reason being that the characters were not memorable and I hardly remember what the plot was! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 1/28/2014

    " Once more, I loved the story. I enjoyed the characters and their lives. Fluff or not, it is a good thing to enjoy a book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becca | 1/8/2014

    " The first book in the series was cute, this one was kind of trashy in my opinion. Don't think I would recommend this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/23/2013

    " Humorous story but I wasn't very invested in the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 11/21/2013

    " Got this a an advance copy. I have been reading it on my lunch breaks. It's a very typical, light, funny, chick lit read. Not awful, but not groundbreaking literature either. I'd recommend it if you enjoyed any of the shopaholic series or any of the Giffin books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 11/5/2013

    " I liked this books plot and how a silly evening/bad situation brings several women together. They really address some serious woman issues in the book while all together gathering independence and self worth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kari | 10/12/2013

    " Light and fluffy and totally not believeable but entertaining nevertheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Fricke | 10/5/2013

    " quick read chick lit. fun story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miraque Hicks | 9/16/2013

    " The book was pretty good. Unfortunately it had a slow start. It's one of those books you'll be happy you stuck with but it will take you a while to get into. I would give it 3 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ramona | 9/15/2013

    " Hilarious! Fast paced and fun! It is about a group of Moms who go to Vegas for their school's band tournament and get into financial trouble. They use some unorthadox method to earn money all the while working on their relationships with the men in their lives. I highly recommend it! :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/13/2013

    " The editing could have been a little better in catching some slip ups, but overall this book was okay. I often found myself wishing that some of the characters (mainly the actual families) were a little more developed. It fell a little short from what I was expecting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 5/19/2013

    " I really didn't care for this book. It was predictable fluff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 5/10/2013

    " this was a cute book, easy read, maybe a bit too wordy but it reads quick anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/7/2013

    " It took a few chapters to realize how the first book and this one are related... but once I figured it out I really liked it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stef | 1/28/2013

    " zero stars if possible. I could not bring myself to get past chapter 3... so very bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 1/1/2013

    " So far, this book is HILARIOUS!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 8/16/2012

    " This book was obviously an easy read. In fact, it was a little too easy and a little too silly. If the writing was a bit more sophisticated, then the story would have been more fun to read, and not quite so ridiculous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 7/27/2012

    " A quick, easy fun summer read that had me LMAO through almost the whole book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizeth | 3/8/2012

    " Comprar los zapatos antes que el vestido??.... JaJa conozco esa historia .... me declaro una "Shoe addict" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 2/20/2012

    " Medium. Really a 2.5. This is a sequel to Shoe Addicts Anonymous and I liked the other much better! It is a cheesy little chick- lit. A quick and easy read... Literature fluff! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Davis | 2/1/2012

    " I absolutely lOOOOVe how beth harbison writes. This chick lit will take you over until it is finished. The characters jump off the page and make you route for a happy ending! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/20/2012

    " Not exactly what I thought it was going to be...that being said, it was entertaining but I wouldn't read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 12/28/2011

    " 3 middle age women get in financial trouble on a school band competition in Vegas that they are chaperoning. They come up with a hilarious way to solve their problem and become close friends in the process. Great beach book. I read it in one day, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannie | 7/15/2011

    " Not as good as her first book and a nice light read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 6/26/2011

    " Fun easy read. No thinking involved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 5/3/2011

    " great book to listen to in the car! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 February | 5/1/2011

    " This was fun, and a lot more touching than the first. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shop | 4/26/2011

    " Parts were funny, but the title is compeltely deceiving. I'm still not sure why a book about housewives-turned-phone-sex-operators is titled "Secrets of a Shoe Addict". Definitely not my favourite read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 4/3/2011

    " This book had me cracking up during many parts. Ok, so it's not a classic in the Gone With the Wind sense, but it was a funny, fast and a fun read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 4/2/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was a very easy read an highly entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 3/5/2011

    " This book was very funny in the beginning, but towards the end it was just terrible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 3/4/2011

    " This book was an easy, light-hearted read. I only gave it 3 start because I found it quite predictable and extremely unrealistic. I probably wouldn't recommend it but I did enjoy reading it, for the most part. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 2/9/2011

    " Shoe Addicts Anonymous is so much better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristi | 1/26/2011

    " I thought this would be a light read, something entertaining about designer shoe addiction. Instead it is about phone sex (ok, on a very g-rated level, but still, not what I was expecting). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 12/15/2010

    " Medium. Really a 2.5. This is a sequel to Shoe Addicts Anonymous and I liked the other much better! It is a cheesy little chick- lit. A quick and easy read... Literature fluff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renae | 11/8/2010

    " Loved it, loved it, loved it! This was a funny look at 3 womens' lives and how they dealt with one crazy night! For a great, non-commital read, go for this one. Shoes an added bonus. :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 11/2/2010

    " This wasn't all what I thought it was going to be. It was really good though! It was an easy read and the characters were interesting. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author

Beth Harbison is the New York Times bestselling author of When in Doubt, Add Butter; Always Something There To Remind Me; Thin, Rich, Pretty; Hope In A Jar; Secrets of a Shoe Addict; and Shoe Addicts Anonymous. She grew up in Potomac, Maryland, outside Washington, DC, and now shares her time between that suburb, New York City, and a quiet home on the eastern shore.

About the Narrator

Orlagh Cassidy is an audiobook narrator who has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, as well as nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is a graduate of SUNY at Purchase and a recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship. She has been seen on and off Broadway and in films, including Definitely Maybe and Calling It Quits. Her television credits include roles in Law & Order and Sex and the City and as Doris Wolfe on Guiding Light. She has done voice work for commercials in which she is probably best known for her role as the mom in the “BFF Jill” spots for AT&T.