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Summary

Becky Brandon thought having a daughter was a dream come true - a shopping friend for life! But two-year-old Minnie has her own chaotic approach to shopping. On top of motherhood, there's the financial crisis, and even Becky's personal shopping clients have to cut back. Join Becky to find out who will get a gold star, and who will end up on the naughty step...

©2010 Sophie Kinsella (P)2011 Recorded Books LLC

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DIsappointing

I was disappointed by how much I disliked this book as I'd found two other books by the author, 'Can You Keep a Secret' and 'Twenties Girl' light-weight but entertaining. The Mini of the title refers to Becky's spoilt toddler daughter. But the real shopaholic is Becky who displaces some of her desires to spend money by buying her daughter everything she demands. Becky is a vacuous, self-centred woman who wastes money on a grand scale even when her husband's bank is in crisis. I carried on listening as I had nothing else to accompany me on a long walk but didn't finish the recording as it just seemed to be catalogue of folly and stupidity with little to redeem it. If it was meant to be a satire it didn't work for me.

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Has shopaholic through it like rock!

If you enjoyed the other shopaholic books, you'll love this. Becky is as always, both loveable and ridiculous.

Story tellers voice suits book type and the frivolous easy going pace of this piece of chick lit really lends itself to audio.



Don't expect literary genius & you'll enjoy.

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Loved it

Becky is truly ghastly! I love listening to her terrible lies. Thanks. Such an escapist story.

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Glad I stuck with it

In my opinion this book was longer than the substance of the story allowed for. I almost didn’t finish this book, and contemplated not continuing several times; as I felt it was going on and on and not really evolving but the last 3 chapters were the best of the story.. so I am glad i carried on until the end. Narration was really good, only downside was her impression of Luke’s male voice I found slightly off putting!

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Excellent

I think this is my favourite book in the series. I loved the build up and found it very funny

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Fun and easy listening

I love the shopaholic series, always a funny and easy listen. I felt that a few of the characters were a little different in this story compared to previous e.g. Becky's mums behaviour seemed out of character compared to the rest of the series. However I felt the story built well and I ended it with a smile on my face! So glad Emily Gray is back.

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Meh.

This audiobook was badly edited and there are random sentences read by someone else!

Also, Sophie Kinsella, there are other words than incredulous.

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Exactly as you expect

If you have read any of the shopaholic series you will know what to expect, this does not disappoint.
The cring worthy antics continue in this book as with all that have gone before. If you are looking for high brow reading this book is not for you, but if you want a book that is just fun to read/hear and will make you sigh and laugh then this is for you.

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Enjoyable and easy read or listen..

Good fun, very easy listening and good company during a walk, a bath, or just generally. Would recommend to anyone.

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OMG

From the moment this starts you begin to laugh and raise your eyebrows at the same time.
it makes me want to scream at the character with frustration because of her stupidity lol. but there is no way you would put this book down because it is simply great.

Sophie Kinsella is my fav author.

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  • Dona
  • 23-10-13

Becky Does It Again!

If you want a fun, laugh-out-loud book, this is the book for you! Very hard to stop listening to it when you arrive at work and have to get out of the car. Also, although you want to get to the end of the book to see how Becky will get out of the messes she gets into, you are sad when you reach the end.
I have loved all of the Shopaholic books and Mini Shopaholic didn't disappoint me a bit, and as usual, Emily Gray did a superb reading of the book. I can't imagine Becky's voice any other way!
I love Becky but as always, there are times when I want to slap her to get her to wise-up, but that's just her lovable, frustrating self.
The only disappointment I had with this book, is that it seems to be the last in the series. I have written on Sophie's Facebook page about this, so I am hoping that she writes some more.