Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: Wedding Night (Audiobook)

Is it true... Is Alexis actually posting a review?! Why, yes. Yes, I am. I brushing the cobwebs away. I'm a little out of shape but be patient.  I'll get back to review writing form. Hopefully...

Source: eLibrary

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Chick-Lit
Length: 13 hours and 13 minutes
Narrator: Jayne Entwistle, Fiona Hardingham, Mark Bramhall
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella returns with her trademark blend of sparkling wit and playful romance in this page-turning story of a wedding to remember—and a honeymoon to forget.

Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose, but then his big question involves a trip abroad—not a trip down the aisle. Completely crushed, Lottie reconnects with an old flame, and they decide to take drastic action. No dates, no moving in together, they’ll just get married . . . right now. Her sister, Fliss, thinks Lottie is making a terrible mistake, and will do anything to stop her. But Lottie is determined to say “I do,” for better, or for worse.
My Rating:

My Review:
Lottie is coming off of yet another break-up but she somehow turns despair into a future.  Her sister, Fliss is dealing with the end of her marriage and all the changes and heartache that accompany it.  When Fliss discovers the future that Lottie has decided on, she decides that only she can save Lottie from yet another bad decision.  Lottie doesn't want to be saved.  Both Lottie and Fliss attempt to impose their own wills and hilarity ensues in the way that only Ms. Kinsella can accomplish.

On the book...
While Wedding Night is nowhere close to my favorite Sophie Kinsella read, I did find myself enjoying this read.  Admittedly, I had to suspend my belief more than the rest of her books and both Lottie and Fliss struggle to be likeable at times; it's still a decent read.  I enjoyed the near misses and Fliss was unbelievable in her tenacity. Usually Ms. Kinsella creates main characters who make poor decisions, or have a bit a bad luck but you can identify with them and their situation.  I'm pretty sure Lottie doesn't fall into that boat all.  In my mind, she was a character that I looked upon with incredulity but didn't connect with her at all.  It didn't really matter because the humor saved this one and kept me involved until the very end.

On the narrator...
I'm not sure why three narrators were needed.  The trio didn't really add anything special but they did a good job.  It was pretty easy to get lost in the book.  Lottie wasn't my favorite voice but it could just be that Lottie is such a different character and not because of poor narration.

If you've never read or listened to a Sophie Kinsella book don't start with this one.  Read this one when you need a light funny summer read and you've already read her other books.  Ms. Kinsella's previous reads set a pretty high bar.

Have you tried Sophie Kinsella?  What's your favorite Sophie Kinsella read?
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  1. I agree, this wasn't her best audiobook. If you have to start with one, I'd suggest Twenties Girl or Can You Keep A Secret. The story lines and the narrators are hilarious on both.

  2. This author doesn't write my type of thing usually but I'm glad you're back! :D I hope you find your reviewing groove soon - and I'm sure you will :)

    April @ My Shelf Confessions


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