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Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose during lunch at one of London’s fanciest restaurants. But when his big question involves a trip abroad, not a trip down the aisle, she’s completely crushed. So when Ben, an old flame, calls her out of the blue and reminds Lottie of their pact to get married if they were both still single at 30, she jumps at the chance. No formal dates - just a quick march to the altar and a honeymoon on Ikonos, the sun-drenched Greek island where they first met years ago.

Their family and friends are horrified. Fliss, Lottie’s older sister, knows that Lottie can be impulsive - but surely this is her worst decision yet. And Ben’s colleague Lorcan fears that this hasty marriage will ruin his friend’s career. To keep Lottie and Ben from making a terrible mistake, Fliss concocts an elaborate scheme to sabotage their wedding night. As she and Lorcan jet off to Ikonos in pursuit, Lottie and Ben are in for a honeymoon to remember, for better...or worse.

©2013 Sophie Kinsella (P)2013 Random House Audio

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Fun, light read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it was a light read. It is definitely a book for women.

Any additional comments?

I really liked how there were multiple people narrating the book. It made it more interesting to listen to. Rather than one person trying to do all the characters. It was a light read, and it made me want to travel. There are some underlying lessons in it as well. Some scenes are not appropriate for children.

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  • Pratiwi
  • Davie, FL, United States
  • 06-29-13

Ludicrous, could not conceive such an absurdity.

First, I 'd like to say that the narrators do a good job, I just can't stand the voice of Jayne Entwistle. It's irritating. But it is well read.

About the book, HOLY HORRIBLE!!! I have read five other Sophie Kinsella books and liked them all, but this one is absurd. The story line is ridiculous. Woman, Lottie, thinks boyfriend is going to propose and when he doesn't she meets up with old flame and decides to get married to him instead. Sister, Fliss, is going through a bitter divorce and has a 7 year old boy or is it 9, I don't know but who cares because it's not really about him at all. This part is about a third of the book, the only part that I could listen to. The rest of the book, which is most of the book, is how the sister, Fliss, tries to keep Lottie and the new flame from having sex on their wedding night because she thinks she's made a terrible mistake.

Let's start with the fact that a woman going through a terrible divorce with a child and having a fling herself, would never find herself totally obsessed (meaning this is the only thing she does) with keeping her sister from having sex on her wedding night... this is ALL SHE DOES.

Then Lottie, a 33 year old woman (previously living with her boyfriend), wants to have a shotgun wedding but needs to WAIT to have sex until her wedding night!!!! Riiiiight! ok fine...Let us overlook that. And I should not have because the circumstances become ridiculous. It's one thing to want to make it perfect on your wedding night but any consenting adult would never find him or herself in this situation ...ridiculous. The last 7 chapters were all about how the butler kept coming in the room and interrupting them from having sex, again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again...all orquestrated by the sister, who takes the kid out of school to follow crazy Lottie to Ikonos to stop her from having sex. Totally absurd!!!

So the last seven chapters I used the "skip to next chapter button" and listened for a few seconds and it was the same thing...butler interrupts with cookies, complimentary messages, upgrades, blah blah blah, trip to exotic location where you can see the allergic reaction coming a mile away, also the night of too many drinks, a bigger bed and on and on and on. It's enough to drive you insane. You just don't care at all what happens to any of them or if they ever do it. Even constantly chaperoned teenagers could have found a moment to do it. From the words of another reviewer, "get a cheap motel and do it already", so you can put me out of my misery.

So because of this book, I am taking extra time to search for a book with substance, to read all the reviews thoroughly, and to leave a detail review to help others with their selection. Don't waste your time, credit or money! Skip it! "The Undomesticated Goddess" is better, "Can You Keep a Secret", "Remember Me", and even "I Got Your Number" was fantastic compared to this.

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Silly.............but Fun!

I am a huge Sophie Kinsella fan..........believe I have read just about everything she has written. Definitely preferred the Shopoholic books to her stand-alones.

Wedding Night is a quick read and fun.........the narrators play a huge part in making this true.

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  • Angela
  • Carlinville, IL, United States
  • 06-13-13

Ho - Hum

You know, every summer there are a couple of songs they play on the radio - CONTINUOUSLY... so by the end of the summer, you cringe when you hear them? I'm afraid this book reminded me of that feeling.

I adore Sophie Kinsella - I do - However, this book is like a tired song... it was just not fun to listen to. It was like a song played one too many times. You've heard it before and there's nothing new about it.

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  • Traci
  • Huntersville, NC, United States
  • 06-12-13

So much fun!

This listen was so much fun! There are many parts that are absolutely not realistic...but that's the FUN part of a Sophie Kinsella book!

Fliss is the older sister who thinks she is trying to protect her younger sister, Lottie. But, for Fliss, it's really about something else. Lorcan thinks he is such good friends with Ben, but there's jealousy, a rivalry and Lorcan's concern about Ben's business decisions.

If you want to lose yourself in a girlie book that is fun and unrealistic, then I recommend this for you!

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  • Lavonne
  • Newark, DE, United States
  • 06-11-13

change the title to "Curses, Screaming and ...

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If your life is full of cursing and screaming, well this is for you.<br/>I loved the previous book "I've got your number" - it should be made into a movie.<br/>This was a brutal listen and very difficult to control the screaming in the earbuds.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I'll be more cautious before I purchase the next.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

yes, too many narrators, too much volume variety.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Wedding Night?

Cursing and screaming

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  • Catherine
  • BYBEE, TN, United States
  • 06-05-13

Awful

What disappointed you about Wedding Night?

I usually love this author, but I felt I suffered through this entire book. I have never known more unlikeable characters or a more disappointing story. Not one good moment.

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not good at all...

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Less annoying main characters. The two female leads became very annoying after awhile and i began to no longer care what happened to them.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Baggage claim by david e talbert

What three words best describe the narrators’s voice?

Engh....I could take them or leave them. Liked Jane Enwhistle better in "Ive got your number."

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

Annoyance

Any additional comments?

Ive got your number was the first kinsella book ive read and remains my favorite. Wedding night would be my second least favorite behind shopahollic which i just could not finish.

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  • Meghan
  • Sanford, NC, United States
  • 06-04-13

Cute & happy story -got through a roadtrip smiling

Where does Wedding Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

near the top

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lottie - great personality - funny

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

All of the characters were great - variance in voicing made it interesting to listen to!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Leave the past in the past - anything worth having from it you have already taken with you.

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WEDDING NIGHT - EXCELLENT NEW BOOK

If you could sum up Wedding Night in three words, what would they be?

A GOOD LAUGH. I absolutely loved the book. I couldn't stop laughing.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wedding Night?

I loved the storyline with the staff at the hotel.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

I loved the narrator who portrayed the staff at the hotel.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book made me laugh. Excellent storyline.