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  • The Stand-In

  • By: Lily Chu
  • Narrated by: Phillipa Soo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,187 ratings)

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The Stand-In

By: Lily Chu
Narrated by: Phillipa Soo
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Summary

How to upend your life:

  • Get fired by gross, handsy boss
  • Fail to do laundry (again)
  • Be mistaken for famous Chinese actress
  • Fall head-first into glitzy new world

Gracie Reed is doing just fine. Sure, she was fired by her overly “friendly” boss, and yes, she still hasn’t gotten her mother into the nursing home of their dreams, but she’s healthy, she’s (somewhat) happy, and she’s (mostly) holding it all together.

But when a mysterious SUV pulls up beside her, revealing Chinese cinema's golden couple Wei Fangli and Sam Yao, Gracie’s world is turned on its head. The famous actress has a proposition: Due to their uncanny resemblance, Fangli wants Gracie to be her stand-in. The catch? Gracie will have to be escorted by Sam, the most attractive - and infuriating - man Gracie’s ever met.

If it means getting the money she needs for her mother, Gracie’s in. Soon Gracie moves into a world of luxury she never knew existed. But resisting Sam, and playing the role of an elegant movie star, proves more difficult than she ever imagined - especially when she learns the real reason Fangli so desperately needs her help. In the end, all the lists in the world won’t be able to help Gracie keep up this elaborate ruse without losing herself...and her heart.

©2021 Lily Chu (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.
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Really enjoyable listen, so well performed and the story was nice. Nothing ground breaking but really easy listening.

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Brilliant!

I’m shocked this book was a freebie/. Everything about it screams amazing! The story, how well it was written, the narration, the absolute humour, just everything! Going now to see if there are anymore books by this author, I sure as hell hope so.

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light hearted and enjoyable. relatable characters

I loved listening to this book. it wasn't the most sophisticated story but it held my attention and was some welcome escapism.

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Really easy enjoyable listen.

Cute story line, addressed some major political issues at the moment which was good. a really good storyline with some interesting twists throughout. Overall, an enjoyable listen, nothing too extreme but easy and fun!

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The Stand-In by Lily Chu

Pros:
🎬 Gracie is lovely
🎬 Wei Fung Lei is lovely
🎬 Sam is adorable
🎬 Unjule is a great best friend
🎬 Enemies to Lovers
🎬 Forced Proximity
🎬 Good Twist (guessable though)
🎬 Strong Female Lead
🎬 Funny/Humourous
🎬 Well written
🎬 Great World Building/Description
🎬 Amazingly read audiobook
🎬 Deals with hard topics graciously
🎬 Hollywood-esque
🎬 Unique storyline
🎬 Happily Ever After

Cons:
📸 Minor miscommunication (but understandable)
📸 Minor third act breakup (but understandable)

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Loved it

Really loved this story couldn’t stop listening to it I was completely hooked. Excellent characters that all brought there own strengths and weaknesses to the the story.

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loved it.

lovely book to listen to. I enjoyed it. took me a day to finish it.

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Good story, well narrated

A good story with engaging characters and a storyline that feels well researched and gives an insight into “celebrity “. Narrated at a good pace with different enough voices for each character to make it easy to follow. I will look out for another by the same author

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Excellent

Very fun story (especially for those who love watching Chinese dramas) and fantastic narration. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.

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the stand in

wow really great story line, really brilliant characters with fun and tears and really great narration keep it coming

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