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Rich People Problems

A Novel
Narrated by: Lydia Look
Series: Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy, Book 3
Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (206 ratings)

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Summary

Kevin Kwan, best-selling author of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend, is back with an uproarious new novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance.

When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside - but he's not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch's massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park - a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore - Nicholas' childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage.

As her relatives fight over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart, Charlie Wu, but tormented by her ex-husband - a man hell-bent on destroying Astrid's reputation and relationship.

Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to China's second richest man, billionaire Jack Bing, still feels second best next to her new stepdaughter, famous fashionista Colette Bing.

A sweeping novel that takes us from the elegantly appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a kidnapping at Hong Kong's most elite private school to a surprise marriage proposal at an Indian palace caught on camera by the telephoto lenses of paparazzi, Kevin Kwan's hilarious, gloriously wicked new novel reveals the long-buried secrets of Asia's most privileged families and their rich people problems.

©2017 Kevin Kwan (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Can’t wait to see the film

Entertaining, funny, exciting. Also read China rich girlfriends which was also an entertaining read. Big fan of Kevin Kwan

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great ending

despite the fact that it was supposed to be sad, this book made me laugh a lot and is perhaps the funniest of the trilogy.
it is also a great ending to a great story, definitely worth a good read/listen.

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modern asian downton abbey!

love love love this series, wish there could me more. good performance by narrator as well

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A good next chapter in the series

I enjoyed this book, it continued on the sort of Rachel and Nick. However, the dialogue between characters didn’t quite pack the same punch as in the last few books. I would still recommend reading or listening to this.

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A Favourite

The second best book of the franchise and I enjoyed the voice work in this book more than the previous books. One niggling issue is that no one bothered to check the pronounciation of Bondi and Coggee - sears in my ears whenever I hear it.

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Absolutely brilliant multi generational triology

In this final chapter of the “crazy rich Asians” trilogy all the build up ties into one central plot. Would definitely recommend this book to anyone thinking about it.

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  • 06-07-19

Good story, easy listening

Good story and a nice easy listen. Narrator did good job of distinguishing characters but she mispronounced several words though which was very disappointing and did impact the story. Also the narrator could have skipped some of the footnotes as they pulled the listener from the story. Editing obviously wasn’t well done.

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fantastic

all three books were fantastic. I cant wait to see what he comes up with next.

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  • TheZee
  • ilford, United Kingdom
  • 19-02-19

What a grand finale!

I have enjoyed every book on this trilogy. I have learnt so much and I have come to realise that great stories live in us all. Kevin Kwan is a master of artistic writing.

I love the way he ties all the stories into one marvelous yarn. My heart said yes as I reached the end of this book. Tyersall Park made it. Now I can watch the movie. I hope there are more movies to showcase this tome of a trilogy.

What a grand finale!

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funny !

couldn't stop listening and laughing...gives the movie more meaning . Kevin describes the world so perfectly and its beautifully narrated

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  • Dara W.
  • 07-06-17

Not as good as the first

Too much time on less than endearing characters. But vivid and descriptive like the first one.

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  • D
  • 30-05-17

Cheesy and Funny and the PERFECT Summer Book!

I've read all of Kevin Kwan's books, and this one is as equally funny and entertaining as the first two. Of course, they're all kind of silly but entertaining nonetheless. (I see many parallels between the book and my real life as an Asian American woman!) The narrator really brings the story to life.

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  • Barbara
  • 31-01-18

Fantastical life

Would you consider the audio edition of Rich People Problems to be better than the print version?

I always love audio versions but wished the narrator knew correct pronunciation of many foreign terms

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The only extreme reaction to the whole series was sheer disbelief of that degree of wealth - that by the end billions were so meaningless, designer brands so cheapened and family dynasties more important than love or achievement. That said the whole series was so fun - to hear how the elite few live, spend their money, to dream of weeks in Paris while haute couture dresses are made and to salivate over their meals.

Any additional comments?

It really irks me when narrators mispronounce names. She should learn that the George V is not George 5 but George Cinq. And Nessun Dorma tune is not as she screamed.

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  • TheBooks
  • 24-06-17

Couldn't put it down!

I finished this book in a week! the grandmother is petty in a way that I live for! the story doesn't go where you think it will. And the narrator does a great job of distinguishing the many, many characters.

I highly recommend this book!!!

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  • sherry
  • 05-06-17

loved the whole series!

super fun read whith a great story line. This is a book thats a great listen and always happy to pick up again once you are forced to put it down.

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  • Sarah
  • 03-06-17

Kwan does it again!

The next installment in a great story of family, culture, and traditions often unknown to the Western world. Kevin Kwan does a great job of weaving so many individuals' stories into a great tapestry. At times it can be hard to keep up with exactly which character is being discussed but it doesn't take more than a moment or two to catch up. Lydia Look's narration does such justice to the story and her great talent for making subtle shifts in her voice helps listeners follow along on when there are often many characters in one scene. Hope this isn't the end of this family's story, looking forward to the next book from Kevin Kwan for sure!!

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  • donna
  • 30-05-17

Another outstanding novel

Great story, and narration.
I couldn't put it down. Exceptional plot and funny as well.
Well done Kevin Kwan. I'm eagerly awaiting your next novel.

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  • maxine
  • 30-05-17

Fabulous and Fun

What made the experience of listening to Rich People Problems the most enjoyable?

This does not disappoint as a follow up to Crazy: Kwan is the Dominick Dunne of Asia. Millionaires are now just incidental to be important Billions are a must!!! Looking forward to the film adaptation - so much fun!!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rich People Problems?

Secret Tunnels

Have you listened to any of Lydia Look’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Great

Who was the most memorable character of Rich People Problems and why?

Kitty - she is the other Mrs Grenville!

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  • marcoMAGARELLI
  • 30-07-17

Rich Asian Series

I thoroughly enjoyed the story telling of this series of books--funny, light and entertaining summer read. I must say, however, there were many cringeworthy moments when the narrator mispronounced names and words. This is an easy fix with some Google research. This totally bugged me.

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  • Li liu
  • 28-06-17

Had a hard time to finish it

struggle to finish it, it is a shallow book. dont like the narrator's tone,especially she tries to imitate Chinese or Singapore ladies

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