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The Bride Test

Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 10 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (847 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny‚ but not important emotions, like love. His family knows better - that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride. 

As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can't turn it down. Seducing Khai, however, doesn't go as planned. She's hopelessly smitten with a man who's convinced he can never return her affection.

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Wonderful book!!!

I don’t think I can recommend this book enough and the author. It was a wonderful book with just more than romance. The narrator was amazing!!! Highly recommend if you love a good romance book. Almost finished it in one sitting.

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Book heaven

I loved Kiss Quotient and there was a shadow of doubt in me that this book will not be as good. But it was lovely. Fighting for love, fighting with insecurities and demons. But still polite and kind to others. Importance of the family despite how annoying our family members may be. Bravo. Another great book!

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  • N. H.
  • United States
  • 05-12-19

Volume in narration is the only issue

The Bride Test is the second in The Kiss Quotient series by Helen Hoang. It has very little overlap with the characters from the first book. There are characters who were in The Kiss Quotient as minor characters who are central characters in this one. The main character is Khai, who seen briefly in the first book. The female central character is Esmeralda or Esme, who is brought from Viet Nam as a potential bride for Khai. The cultural differences, even though Khai is of Viet Namese descent, are large and do create some problems. The story is fun at times and also very sad. The Bride Test has a different narrator than The Kiss Quotient and this is where the audiobook loses a star. Emily Woo Zeller speaks softly. But when Quan speaks, the narrator raises her voice. He feels as though he is shouting compared to the rest of the dialogue. I enjoyed The Bride Test, felt the narration could have been better and am looking forward to book 3 in the series.

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5 stars

Helen Hoang will always be an automatic purchase for me after this book. I loved her first book The Kiss Quotant but I am going to say this book, The Bride Test, may be better.
Emily Woo Zeller did an awesome job narrating, I will be checking out her backlist.
Definitely worth a credit!

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must read

Can i just say i love this book. It is so refreshing story line. I loved the slow build up in the characters feelings (i was getting pretty sick of all the insta love books) The book gives an original spin on an arranged relationship while opening the readers up to people with autism and how the mind works. Personally i like romances involving complex characters and this book delivered. I hope there will be a book 2 because im not ready to say goodbye to them yet. OH, this is a new author for me but i'll be looking for more of her work.

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  • EC
  • 05-15-19

Amazing!

I loved this book! Helen so eloquently portrayed the perspective of a hero on the Autism Spectrum, as well as a woman trying to make her way in the world, immigrating to a new country and learning to be strong for herself and her daughter! And the narration was incredible! A new-to-me narrator— she makes the story come alive!

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  • 05-14-19

She's done it again!

I absolutely loved Helen Hoang's first novel The Kiss Quotient and was delighted to see a second audible book by her. I loved the characters and was heartbroken when it was all over. I wanted more! Great narration paired with an engaging story makes for a wonderful audio book.

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Loved it so much

This is a delightful listen! The story is touching, funny, makes you cry. The narrator is exceptional!

I love Helen Hoang's quirky yet relatable characters, and all the things she shows us in her books about being on the spectrum, being an outsider of any kind.

This book deserves all the awards in 2019.

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Wonderful story and excellent narration

This book kept me up really late......wonderful story with "real" feelings and understanding of people. Made me purchase her other book just after I finished The Bride Test. Awesome!!

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So great!

I love stories that are about people who live with differences that are written from experience. This book is a major feel good book for so many parents of kids living with autism. It was so romantic and SO TRUE in the way she wrote about different aspects of autism.

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  • Book addict
  • 05-19-19

Enjoyable listen

This was a good book, though not as strong as the first book in the series. There were some aspects that frustrated me, but way more that I loved, so it balanced out as 4 stars.

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  • catherine
  • 05-23-19

LOL

I can't stop laughing while listening to the book. There was a balance of happy and sad events of the story. I enjoyed it since this is a different type of love story, the fact that Khai has autism and he is capable of falling in love also Esme who is a single mom found the love of her life. Somehow this story gives hope to all people who doesn't believe that true love exist. I am now a a fan Helen Hoang.