• Hello Kitty Must Die

  • By: Angela S. Choi
  • Narrated by: Angela Lin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 21-09-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (3 ratings)

Summary

On the outside, twenty-eight-year-old Fiona Yu appears to be just another Hello Kitty - an educated, well-mannered Asian American woman. Secretly, she feels torn between the traditional Chinese values of her family and the social mores of being an American girl. To escape the burden of carrying her family's honor, Fiona decides to take her own virginity. In the process, she makes a surprising discovery that reunites her with a long-lost friend, Sean Killroy. Sean introduces her to a dark world of excitement, danger, cunning, and cruelty, pushing her to the limits of her own morality. But Fiona's father throws her new life into disarray when he dupes her into an overnight trip that results in a hasty engagement to Don Koo, the spoiled son of a wealthy chef.
Determined to thwart her parents' plans to marry her off into Asian suburbia, Fiona seeks her freedom at any price. How far will she go to bury the Hello Kitty stereotype forever? Fiona's journey of self-discovery is biting and clever as she embraces her true nature and creates her own version of the American Dream, eliminating - without fear or remorse - anyone who stands in her way.
©2010 Angela S. Choi (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Susannah on 23-09-10

it's OK...

Narration is slightly annoying, especially the singing of Nirvana songs. It happened frequently enough that I muted parts out of embarrassment for the narrator.

The story is mildly interesting. As an Asian female I feel that the cultural gap is a bit
exaggerated for the attention of the reader. Parts are a bit poseur/inauthentic and the characters are undeveloped, but entertaining enough. Great for listening to at work!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nancy on 25-10-10

Fresh and Satisfying

I'm not sure what caused me to purchase this book in the first place: it's totally different from my usual fare, and there were a couple of negative reviews that almost pursuaded me to skip it. I consider it a fortunate accident that I went ahead with my purchase.

If you enjoy the type of dark humor found in shows such as Dexter, you'll love Hello Kitty Must Die. I don't count myself among the easily amused, but I lost count of the times I laughed out loud on the metro listening to the heroine's machinations.

I do agree with a previous reviewer that the singing can get pretty annoying, but do not let this discourage you from downloading this book. The singing abates after the first few chapters as the story become more complex. (Either that or one becomes inured to it.)

Overall, the book is fresh, witty, funny and satisfying.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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