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Crazy Rich Asians

Autor: Kevin Kwan
Sprecher: Lynn Chen
Serie: Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy, Titel 1
Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 53 Min.
4.5 out of 5 stars (143 Bewertungen)

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Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick's formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should--and should not--marry. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.

©2013 Kevin Kwan (P)2013 Random House

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I recommend reading the book.

I enjoyed listening to the story eventhough the narrator's pronunciation of local words were frequently inaccurate. With so much details in the book, I could imagine that reading it would be even more enjoyable.

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fantastically written, not spoken well at all

the speaker has a pleasant voice but often emphasises incorrectly and gets accents completely wrong. Not saying its easy, but its a shame as this is the only thing that stops this audiobook from being a masterpiece!

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the nuances the movie misses are in the book

Great book, it gives you a picture of Singapore that is truly decadent. the characters develop beautifully through the book. Some of the accents that Lynn Chen tries for some of the characters are a bit awkward and don't quite work.

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Quite alright for a rainy day

Over all it’s a nice story with occasional portrays of the Asian family minded mentality, which is a refreshing and much needed angle. However it also draws a picture of a supposed materialistic and slightly vulgar part of society and whilst listening I have often felt that the characters and the writing style of Kevin Kwan wants for elegance.
The voice or the narrator, Lynn Chen, takes some getting used to, especially with one of the protagonists, who is supposed to have a British accent or when she pronounces anything in French.

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  • bok
  • 07.10.2019

Unexpected

I was looking for an easy read. At the beginning it was just that. Then however, it got really interesting. Good storyline, non-predictable story!

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Very entertaining and catching story

A funny story with a moral told in a authentic chinese way. If you know a bit about China, Malaysia and have maybe been there you can relate to the different places, foods, way the natives talk and their ethnics. I had fun listening to this book and like that the narrate seems to be Chinese herself and gets across the dialect very well. Contrary to other reviews I do not think that words were mispronounced.

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So Chinese

The story may be a bit exaggerated but for somebody living in a Chinese environment as non-Chinese, it is very entertaining. The speaker fits well.

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Genial!!

Beste Sprecherin überhaupt! Wahnsinn wie gut sie die Dialekte und die schwierigen Namen ausgesprochen und gesprochen hat! Bin sehr begeistert und kann das Höebuch absolut empfehlen! Die Geschichte ist ebenfalls sehr mitreißend und unterhaltsam!

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sorry, it I couldn't stay connected with this book

It didn't capture me. I kept loosing concentration. The voice was slightly monotonous. To be honest I fast forwarded. Bored to hear about fashion. story was weak. such a shame. Because I usually lovely audio books.

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Lynn Chen did a really great job!

I loved Lynn Chenn , the way she performs this book is so awesome. I already downloaded the second one.