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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

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Crazy Rich Asians Audiobook by Kevin Kwan is the debut novel of Kevin Kwan narrating the misadventures of a American-born Asian woman who has agreed to visit her boyfriend’s family in Singapore. What Rachel Chu does not suspect is that her fiancé Nicholas Young is not the member of a humble family back in Asia as she has imagined he was; but he belongs to one of the healthiest families in Singapore with a home that look like a palace. Not also she has to ride in private planes to move around the country, she has to deal with the fact that she is engaged with the most desirable bachelor in all Singapore.

There Rachel is going to deal with details that she didn´t have to in New York. She has to be involved in the way society wealthiest people enjoy their lives, to be part of the gossips around the rich and the news they represent to certain magazines. Furthermore, her time there gets annoying since she finds opposition from her boyfriend´s parents, especially Nick’s mother, about their engagement.

Also, the story offers a picture of the different styles of life within mainland Chinese people and Overseas Chinese descendants, and the meaning of being young, in love, and completely crazy rich.


Crazy Rich Asians Audiobook by Kevin Kwan is a funny and outrageous look of what Asian people with money do with their lives and the way of tradition and richness play in a society marked by a big and rich culture and the clash it means when a woman form the same race but form different country.

The printed edition hit the market in 2013 and the audiobook came at the very same time of that edition. The novel has been real successful among Asian people and a movie is coming to theaters this August 2018.The story is part of a trilogy whose final chapter was released last May under the title of “Rich People Problems” with the same success as the first and second part.

The book series have proved successful among many people in the world, especially with American-born Chinese, but for Mainland Chinese this material is full of stereotypes and depicts Chinese people with all the characteristics white people has given them for years. Although criticism is higher day after day, it is undeniable that Kevin Kwan has found a gold mine and he’s taking advantage of that with the endorsement of a great deal of fans.


[h3]How realistic is the book "Crazy Rich Asians"?[/h3]

I grew up surrounded by insane wealth.

Not, “my uncle/friend is a public servant” or “they own a few bungalows”

But, “we’re having dinner with the royal family next month and we just sold that company for a mid 9 digit sum because we didn’t want to bother with it anymore”

10–11 digit rich. Crazy Rich Asian’s doesn’t scratch the surface.

(Ryan Severus Chin, Investor. Private Equity. Social Change. Autodidact.)

[h3]In the book Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, why does it seem that the characters think about Mainland Chinese in a certain way? [/h3]

A wildly unpopular book in China I guess, took me quite some time to find some relevant info about it. And after reading some reviews (albeit hard to find), I don’t think I will ever read this kind of non-educative, non-enlightened book ever, for this kind of book is already a has-been in China.

As for why a character in a certain book wrote by a certain someone thinks in that certain way, look no further than the author and his/her perception of the world.

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  • I was really hoping for some comedic relief to balance out the overwhelming opulence in the story. Unfortunately, I didn't find any. It's totally fine to have a lot of money, but these characters came off as unpleasant, superficial, and deceitful. The book left me with a really uneasy vibe, and I had to stop listening to it.
  • I never found myself feeling bored throughout the entire audiobook. The romantic narratives and vivid depictions of opulence were truly captivating. Given my limited knowledge of Asia and its diverse accents, I must say that the narrator did an excellent job distinguishing between the various characters. It must have been quite a challenging task, considering the multitude of characters, languages, and accents involved.
  • If you're a fan of soap operas, you might find "Crazy Rich Asians" to be akin to the most dreadful one you've ever seen. However, even if you enjoy soap operas, I would advise against spending your precious time on this one.
  • This audiobook is a light-hearted and enjoyable experience. It doesn't delve into profound themes, featuring characters that lack depth and an abundance of references to luxury brands and extravagant lifestyles. In fact, it felt almost surreal to indulge in this story during the COVID-19 lockdown. The narration was a highlight, with the narrator skillfully portraying various characters through a diverse range of voices.
  • This audiobook is pure entertainment done just right! The story is absolutely fantastic, with the locations and lifestyle being vividly described without going overboard. I was so engrossed in the story that I didn't want it to end, but the way it wrapped up was well-executed and left me feeling satisfied. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for Kevin Kwan's next novel. His true talent lies in capturing the intricacies of family dynamics and the absurdity that can come with it. It was an amazing glimpse into a culture that's both fading and emerging, and the clash of dynamics that unfold in everyday life.
  • The storyline is alright, but the narrator is absolutely dreadful. She only manages to nail the American accent, while the rest - British, Australian, Chinese Singaporean - are a complete disaster. Most of the characters end up sounding overdone and odd, and at times even Indian. The pronunciation is shockingly poor as well. Considering the book's specific language and terms, it should have been a priority to find someone who could actually do justice to it. Even the French terms are horribly butchered, making it feel like you're listening to Siri. It's a real shame because this flaw renders the entire audiobook impossible to enjoy.
  • This juicy tale about Singapore's wealthiest and most famous individuals had me completely hooked. Rachel and Nick, a couple of young academics in New York, embark on a romantic trip to Singapore, where Nick is set to be the best man at his friend's wedding. But here's the catch: Nick plans to introduce Rachel to his family, who she has no idea belong to one of Singapore's wealthiest clans. Surprise! Shenanigans, gossip, and scheming ensue. I can't believe I didn't dive into this book sooner. I guess I was concerned it would be predictable with only a few fleeting moments of laughter. Boy, was I wrong! Picture Edith Wharton colliding with Gossip Girl in the vibrant backdrop of Singapore, sprinkled with a touch of Emily Gilmore's sass. It's incredibly hilarious, refreshingly unique, and possesses a captivating narrative voice that I adore in audiobooks like Where'd You Go, Bernadette, City of Thieves, and anything by Nora Ephron. It's as if these stories were made to come alive through narration. Lynn Chen, the narrator, nails it with her effortless delivery of witty humor, conniving relatives, and spot-on accents from various corners of the world, including New York, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, and England. I adored every aspect of this audiobook and I'm thrilled to know that the saga continues in two more books.
  • While this novel flirts with the Chick-lit genre, I must say it was an absolute blast to read and I couldn't stop myself from flipping the pages. Having had the pleasure of exploring Singapore and Malaysia, I was captivated by the author's vivid depictions of various locales, tantalizing cuisine, and the overall atmosphere that resonated with me. Although I can't claim to have encountered the exact type of "crazy rich" Asians portrayed in the story, I can vouch for the fact that the everyday folks residing in Singapore and Malaysia are truly delightful.