I love Sophie Kinsella's wit and originality. Neither made anything more than cameo appearances in this situational comedy that would have been better told in a half-hour episode of The King Of Queens or (insert name of really contrived sitcom TV show with characters so stupid thatyou want to throw your slippers at the television).
I say it would have been better told in that format because that is the level of entertainment available in the story, and also because then it would have been over faster. .
Excellent performances couldn't save it. Sorry, Sophie. This was not your finest hour.
If I can keep anyone from wasting an Audible credit on this, I will feel that the hours I invested in listening to this babble are slightly redeemed. (Couldn't finish it. Just too painful.)
I've always enjoyed Sophie Kensella's entertaining writing style. This was right up there with the rest of her work. Easy / laugh out loud funny and great story line. I enjoyed the narrative as well - she did a great job of changing her dialect to help differentiate between characters. I feel that often an audible book is only as good as the narrator. This presentation doesn't disappoint.
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I normally like a Kinsella novel. This one missed the mark though. I didn't really like the characters and it felt absolutely manipulative throughout. There are some funny lines but not enough humor to make it good. I recommend her other books like "Twenties Girl" and "Can You Keep A Secret".
"A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon layout down, and commence living on its hint. what I began by reading, I must finish by acting" -Henry David Thoreau
Fun twists and turns. The butlers provided some funny comic relief and Noah was a little charmer. Wedding Night is one of those books that I can listen to again and again.
I haven't read the print version, but the narrators where great. I feel like they added a lot to the story.
I have listend to many other Sophie Kinsella books. They have all been good, but this is now my favorite
They did a great job of conveying the emotions of the characters. I also love the English accents.
I wish the story could have gone on and on.
As a huge Kinsella fan, I've been looking forward to reading this book. However, I was very disappointed. While parts of it was funny, most of the book was way below Kinsella's usual standard. I couldn't relate to any of the main characters, and most of the time I just wanted to scream at them. It was a totally unrealistic story (not necessarily a bad thing, as I loved Twenties girl by the same author), but for this book it just did not work.
The narrators had perfect voices for each character and they made the book come more alive.