• Shopping for a Turkey

  • Shopping for a Highlander, Book 1
  • By: Julia Kent
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Emma Wilder
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)

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By: Julia Kent
Narrated by: Shane East,Emma Wilder
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Publisher's Summary

I don’t understand Americans. Or, as we say in Scotland, I dinna understand ye eedjits.

And I definitely dinna understand the crazy mother-in-law of my cousin Declan. Who in their right mind names a wee dog Chuffy? 

I’m stuck in New York after ma agent makes a bloody mess of an otherwise good endorsement contract for a sports towel company, and this crazy American holiday - Thanksgiving - is in two days. 

The invitation to spend it in Mendon, Massachusetts with the Jacoby family is about as appealing as rotten haggis. As far as I can tell, Thanksgiving is about stuffing yerself silly, watching pathetic American “football”, while fighting with relatives ye only see once a year. 

If I wanted that last one, I’d head back to Scotland, where we dinna need a holiday to be salty to each other. 

Ma firm answer is nae. 

Until I remember Amy is part of the family. 

Suddenly, I’m available. 

Eager, even. Perhaps she’ll pull ma wishbone. I hear that’s part of the Turkey Day festivities, aye? 

What I canna admit, though, is how she pulls ma heartstrings, too. 

Which shouldna feel better than the wishbone, but it does. 

And here comes Amy's mother with another holiday tradition, this one a bit early. 

A sprig o’ mistletoe, dangling right above Amy’s bonnie head.

Shopping for a Turkey features Scottish football player Hamish McCormick and Amy Jacoby as they navigate unusual cultural norms, new traditions, and the undeniable attraction between these two characters, who have appeared as supporting players in Julia Kent's New York Times best-selling Shopping series. It's their turn to have their own all-new spin-off series. And to pull the wishbone. ;)

©2021 Julia Kent (P)2021 Julia Kent

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Such a fun story!!

Hamish is such a whiner! Lol! Nude photo shoot? Omg! Amy's parents! #Dead! Lolol! Mistaken phone call, hilarious! The old ladies at yoga! Bwah hahaha!
Hamish and Amy had gotten paired together in the past for a wedding. She calls him thinking he's her sister. This was hilarious and I loved how Amy just kept on denying out loud how she wasn't at all interested in Hamish, even though she looks at him all lustily. I also loved every time he called her out on said lusty staring.
Emma Wilder and Shane East were so good in this book. Both do an excellent Scottish accent. Which I'm sure isn't easy.

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i laughed until I cried

Whenever I pick up a new book from Julia Kent, I know I am in for a wonderfully entertaining read. I was in stitches having laughed so much I cried. That’s right, not only laughing but snort laughing. The performances of Shane East and Emma Wilder was brilliant and they certainly brought the chaos and crazy of these characters to life for me.

I was supposed to be in the US this year for my first Thanksgiving but sadly fate had other plans for me. I lived attending a Thanksgiving dinner vicariously through reading this book. This is Hamish McCormick and Amy Jacoby’s story and was a fantastic addition to the series. We have met both of these characters in previous books and I couldn’t wait for them to get their own story.

This book was pure chaos, but in a good way. The family and shenanigans were as outrageous as always and made for a fun read. It was so much fun to see all the familiar faces that we have come to know and love in this story. There were also some swoon worthy moments and I felt that Hamish and Amy were well suited to one another.

Shopping For A Turkey was a brilliant addition to one of my favourite romantic comedy series ever.



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Julia Kent is amazing

I fricking loved this book. it was hilarious and kept me wanting more. now I need to go to book two because omg these two characters are just getting started in this book...I need more Amy and Hamish...the narrators were amazing. I love Shane East...one of my fave male narrators!!!!

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Laugh out loud awesomeness

A laugh out loud masterpiece. I laughed out loud so many times during this book and this will definitely be as a re-listen for me.

After Amy's mother breaks her leg during an adult activity right before Thanksgiving, it's up to her and her sisters to take over. Hamish McCormick, famous Soccer player, is in town as well. But since all the flights are booked, he joins Amy's family for Thanksgiving.

The story had me laughing so hard from the beginning and I devoured this audio book within just a couple hours. I could not stop listening. Every part of the story is relatable because I could see at least 3 of the "disasters" happening during any of my family gatherings. Amy and Hamish's banter is top notch and the tension between them was amazing.

Emma Wilder was great as Amy. And Shane East's Scottish accent was great. I loved these two together narrating Amy and Hamish, they were the perfect choices.

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Hysterical!

Oh, my, I wish I was at the Jacoby/McCormick Thanksgiving celebration just to experience the wackiness of this extended family! I absolutely love every installment in the Shopping for Billionaire/Shopping for a CEO series, and now we're getting another series that focuses on Jacoby sister Amy and McCormick cousin Hamish.

Shopping for a Turkey is the most outrageous Thanksgiving-gone-arwy comedy I've ever written. From page one to the very end, this book is filled with wild and hysterical antics that we've come to expect from the whole clan, especially Carol and Jason as the elder Jacobys. Hamish and Amy are off to an amazing start.

The audio, narrated by Emma Wilder and Shane East, is my favorite audio in this world so far. Emma Wilder's comedic timing and delivery is the best in the business. She's one of my absolute favorite narrators, and I could listen to her all day every day. Shane East is also great as Hamish, the larger-than-life Scotsman with a boisterous spirit. Both Emma and Shane do an amazing job, too, with voice differentiation and accents among the extended Jacoby/McCormick family, and they make this such a fun listen from the first word.

On a side note, those Jacoby sisters and McCormick men has quite the relatives to contend with. There is a ton of love on the Jacoby side, but wow are Jason and Carol a handful. And James McCormick sure comes with a lot of baggage.

All in all, a hysterical riot that leaves you so damn happy and gives you a stomachache from all the laughs.

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great continuation of the billionaire series

everything Julia Kent writes is full of humor, fun, laughter. I have read everyone of the billionaire series and always look forward to the next one.

Hamish and Amy, Hamie and Amy are a continuation full of antics of the dog, the cat, Amy's mother, the ridiculous and amusing antics which include a riotous sex life of Amy's parents.

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Emma Wilder's cadence is annoying. I couldn't finish it. The plot was predictable. Shane's narration was great.

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Hilarious

I loved the ebook. Listening to Shane East and Emma Wilder bring Hamish and Amy to life was pure joy. I found myself laughing out loud even more than when I read the ebook.

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Half a book

Narration is fine but this is half a book.It just suddenly ends. Bah! Not worth another credit to get the missing half.

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Fun story

I enjoyed the book but I had a hard time with Emma Wilder’s narration as
Amy. Too breathy for me.
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  • 08-18-22

A fun read.

I felt like I was just getting into the story when it ended, if I didn't have the next book to read right away I would be completely disappointed. I love the tension and chemistry between Hamish and Amy is tangible and there were many LOL moments. I can't wait to see what happens with them.

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  • 06-29-22

Laugh out load

Welcome to Jacob family Thanksgiving were complete madness through out, Start of Amy & Hamish's story. Plenty of laugh out load moments along the way. Narrated by: Shane East, Emma Wilder, Great story Julia.

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  • Kat Y
  • 06-22-22

A funny AF romcom with great narration.

Hamish is this cocky Scottish footy (insert soccer if you’re American) player and Amy is part of a big rambunctious family. Seriously, I want to be her parents when I grow up. They are hilarious! There were so many funny moments from a dog running around with his head stuck in a turkey to trying to catch an actual live turkey. I loved the way that Julia had all her wee Scottish sayings perfectly and the Monty Python reference was not lost on me. I grew up on Monty Python so I really enjoyed the nod to flesh wounds!

Emma was fantastic as Amy. She was exasperated with Hamish and had some of the best lines. She easily flitted between American and Scottish accents when voicing both main characters without missing a beat. Shane brought his Scottish A game. I loved that he sounded Scottish enough to be convincing but his accent wasn’t so strong that we struggled to understand him. He did a great job at giving us the Scot with all the one lines and flirting and it was just a fun audiobook.

An all round great romcom that had me laughing out loud and drawing eye rolls from the hubby!

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  • Nicki
  • 06-04-22

The Terrible Scottish Accent Lets It Down

The story itself wasn't terrible and I'll be continuing with the series but it it drives me crazy that there are literally millions of Scottish men in the world who could narrate this perfectly but instead the job goes to an English guy who does a terrible impression of a Scottish accent. It might also have helped to have Scottish people proof it as well because they would've pointed out that 'nay' isn't a Scottish replacement word for no in general language terms. I think the only place anyone would use that in that way is if they were voting in Parliament or something.
Overall though the story was good and what we would expect from the Jacoby/McCormick's, it's just a shame about the narration.

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  • Roobarb
  • 01-17-22

Good so far

Well I was really enjoying this, then it stopped. I hate books that are serialised