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The Christmas Wedding | [James Patterson, Richard DiLallo]

The Christmas Wedding

The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill's wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby's four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven't celebrated Christmas together since their father's death, but when Gaby announces that she's getting married - and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day - she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays. But the wedding isn't Gaby's only surprise....
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Publisher's Summary

The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill's wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby's four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven't celebrated Christmas together since their father's death, but when Gaby announces that she's getting married - and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day - she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays. But the wedding isn't Gaby's only surprise - she has one more gift for her children, and it could change all their lives forever.

With deeply affecting characters and the emotional twists of a James Patterson thriller, The Christmas Wedding is a fresh look at family and the magic of the season.

©2011 James Patterson, Richard DiLallo (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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    N. Sullivan Sherrodsville, Ohio United States 01-20-13
    N. Sullivan Sherrodsville, Ohio United States 01-20-13

    nsulli "God Bless"

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    "A Mothers Point of View"
    What did you love best about The Christmas Wedding?

    I loved that the mother was the one getting married and not telling her children who the groom was,she kept the reader guessing as well,funny, thought provoking, and pretty much finding a way to help her children as well as herself.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of the characters were so involved in the story line couldn't pick just one.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    the characters were all done so well,no one sounded like the others,very distinctive voices for each one,I loved that!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely,couldn't wait to get back to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Just an all around good listening book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Betty United States 01-14-13
    Betty United States 01-14-13
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    "A feel good read"
    Where does The Christmas Wedding rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is right up there. I like many types of books. This one is a great to just sit back and enjoy with a cup of tea.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Christmas Wedding?

    When she finally decided who the groom was going to be.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    They all were my favorite. The book would not have been as good if even one character was left out


    If you could take any character from The Christmas Wedding out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    none. Again I feel that the story needed all characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joann 01-07-13
    Joann 01-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not a Sappy Love Story"
    What did you love best about The Christmas Wedding?

    Don't let the cover art fool you. The story is a love story about family and the dynamics of being a family. Each of the family members is different and has their own story.


    What other book might you compare The Christmas Wedding to and why?

    Can't think of one.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It was a treat having different narrators, instead of having a narrator trying to imitate a different gender. The voices make the characters more real.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    My husband and listen when driving over-the-road when he's trucking. It's always hard to get to the end of the day and not being able to stop reading when you want to.


    Any additional comments?

    You think the book is going to be light hearted until you start recognizing the message about being a family that is being intertwinded into the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Raymond Wasilla, Ak, United States 01-07-13
    Raymond Wasilla, Ak, United States 01-07-13
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    "It keep you guessing to the end"
    Where does The Christmas Wedding rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed it. This was the first Audiobook I have purchased and The narrators kept me so interested that I had to listen to the all the way to the end.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Christmas Wedding?

    Was when she decided to leave her job when she got a bonus.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I was glad there was more then one narrator, this give you a better view that the write intended.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. 12-30-12
    J. 12-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Painful..."

    I had to force myself to finish this listen. The plot was suppose to be entertaining I suppose but the characters were a mess and made it hard to follow. I am not a prude however I wish authors would realize they could create wonderful books without all the vulgar language. It does nothing to establish the storyline.

    Apparently there is a great James Patterson following but I will not be one of those.

    Waste of my time and monies.

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    Barbs44 CANYON COUNTRY, CA United States 12-12-12
    Barbs44 CANYON COUNTRY, CA United States 12-12-12 Member Since 2009

    Barbs44

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    "Boring"
    What disappointed you about The Christmas Wedding?

    Could make myself care about characters


    What was most disappointing about James Patterson and Richard DiLallo ’s story?

    No depth


    Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    She used different intonations but everyone pretty much the same.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your time on this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    nessa2912 norfolk, VA, United States 10-10-12
    nessa2912 norfolk, VA, United States 10-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "returnd to family"

    the christmas wedding was one of the best story about bring a family back together. This is a must read. James Patterson did it again.

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    Marilyn S. Hope New Mexico 02-19-12
    Marilyn S. Hope New Mexico 02-19-12 Member Since 2012

    mhope

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    "Somewhat boring"
    What did you like best about The Christmas Wedding? What did you like least?

    The story was very predictable so it was somewhat boring. Character development was okay and of course the characters did what you expected them to do.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something with more suspense in it.


    What didn???t you like about the narrators???s performance?

    The narrators had more of a sing song voice, not what I enjoy


    Did The Christmas Wedding inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, not to re listen to it again


    Any additional comments?

    Some may like it. I didn't feel it stood up to the description of the book.

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    Melinda Santa Ynez, CA, United States 02-03-12
    Melinda Santa Ynez, CA, United States 02-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Come On! Are You Kidding?"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Richard DiLallo and/or the narrators?

    Patterson YES. DiLallo NO. Narrators good.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Enjoyed the ride but disappointed overall. Fluff in the end.


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    brenda United States 01-23-12
    brenda United States 01-23-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Very Diasppointed"
    What disappointed you about The Christmas Wedding?

    It just was not anything like I had anticipated


    Has The Christmas Wedding turned you off from other books in this genre?

    NO it has not;


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator did NOT do a good job at all..


    What character would you cut from The Christmas Wedding?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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