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Koreaboo

By: Shenee Howard
Narrated by: Susan Wokoma,Daniel Henney
  • Summary

  • Life is finally looking up for 28 year old Shayla -- She’s got a great boyfriend and is about to start her dream writing job. But when it all falls apart in the space of one day, Shayla finds herself heartbroken and struggling to make ends meet. After a chance encounter with the world’s most popular K-pop idol, Youngjae, she decides to chase the fantasy and heads for South Korea in the hopes of kindling a relationship with the star.

    There are a lot of ups —beautiful city, amazing food, dynamic culture and K-pop music everywhere, plus a new friend in Dal, an ex-idol with a chip on his shoulder who owns the 7-11 she lives above. But there are also downs — culture clashes, difficulty with the language, and Youngjae is a lot more popular than she realized. She likely isn’t going to just bump into on the streets of Seoul!

    Moving to Korea might have been a mistake, but Shayla’s committed to see it through. With time running out on her 90-day visa she enlists an exasperated Dal to help her reconnect with Youngjae, but will their friendship become something more as he helps her chase her Y/N dreams?

    Starring Susan Wokoma and Daniel Henney, with MeeWha Alana Lee, Amerjit Deu, Edward Hong, Joomin Hwang, Seong-Jae Kong, Hester Jean Lee, Jennifer Kim, Shawn Kim (aka Kim Goo), Lorna Laidlaw, Elsie Lovelock, Jessica Lee, Rae Lim, Helen Madelyn Kim, Eurie Nam, Jun Noh, J Sebastian Lee, Jennifer Sun Bell, Minje Sung, Marta Svetek, George Weightman, Clare Wille, MiJi Yi and June Yoon

    Now available in Dolby Atmos on Audible.

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Episodes
  • Ep 1. Who?
    Sep 27 2023

    Shayla’s life takes an unexpected turn when both her writing career and her love life fall apart. She takes an odd job behind the scenes of a K-pop show and has a chance encounter with an idol who inspires a huge decision.

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    24 mins
  • Ep 2. Welcome to Korea
    Sep 27 2023

    Shayla arrives in South Korea only to find out that the job she arranged for herself is not quite what it seemed. Dal, the son of her landlord, is very sceptical about Shayla’s motivations for visiting Korea, wondering if she is yet another Koreaboo.

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    29 mins
  • Ep 3. Fanchant
    Sep 27 2023

    Shayla hatches a plan to meet Youngjae without being creepy. However, her inability to speak much Korean is a problem…

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    27 mins

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Amazing! I might be a KPop convert

I love this! so great all round! wonderful acting, great story, beautiful sound all round. Thank you

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Surely it doesn't end here

Loved every moment of this. You end up really liking the characters and the Shaela character is so infectious and lovable. Please follow this up with a second season

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Loved it

This was so much fun! It has the feeling of a Kdrama with comedy, romance and lots of energy.

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Funny,lighthearted story

Just fancied something different after finishing a 40+ hr book and this was amusing and engaging enough to fill the slot. Easy to listen to entire thing in 1 day,well narrated throughout, could have done with less incidental music but that’s only my personal choice.

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So sad it finished - a really fun listen

I was happy to start this and finished it in a day; I wished it was an ongoing series but so fun either way :-)

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This was made for me

As a potential Koreaboo, I love this lol
I've been watching K-dramas for over 3 years now and listening to K-pop for a little longer. I just loved this story, I mean it's the dream. The cast and the characters they played are amazing. The only thing I didn't like, is that it ended. Please continue the story, I need more. Also it would make a fantastic film!!

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Loved this!

I loved being immersed in Shayla's story. Can't wait to hear more instalments. Will there be more episodes?

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This Rom-Com Sounds Amazing!

I sometimes struggle to follow audio dramas, but Koreaboo zips along thanks to standout audio design, adept musical choices, and well-directed performances. The story’s great too! An all-round winner!

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Great current Rom Com

Thoroughly enjoyed this K- pop inspired love story - Fell in love with the characters I didn’t want it to end .

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Loving it! So entertaining to listen too whilst driving

Do listen! It’s a nice intro to all the k-pop mayhem if you are not in it, this will make you appreciate it much more!

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