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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,136 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jenny Colgan Narrator: Tanya Eby Sirois Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN:
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A riotously funny story of love, life . . . and the fine art of sabotage.

Meet Melanie and Fran - two charmingly wisecracking young Londoners who simply can't believe it when their old schoolfriend Amanda, Satan's own PR agent, manages to get herself hitched to a laird (Scottish for lord). Who cares that Fraser McConnel has worn the same ratty Converse sneakers for years and that his castle is really a pile of rubble? All the social-climbing queen of preen cares about is the title she'll soon have. She's got Fraser by the nuptials, and she has no intention of letting go. Gentle, decent Fraser is completely innocent to Amanda's wiles, so Mel and Fran, still smarting from Amanda's evil misdeeds years ago in school, join forces with Fraser's adorable younger brother Angus to sabotage the mismatch of the century.

Mel's got her hands, and her heart, full between fighting off the attentions of a love-crazed accountant, dealing with her ne'er-do-well rock star wannabe boyfriend, keeping Fran's deadly maneuvers with the opposite sex under control, consuming large quantities of alcohol, and tossing out hysterical barbs that would make Oscar Wilde proud. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3alaiyah | 2/18/2014

    " the first foreign book i read .. funny and full of romance .. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Brand | 2/16/2014

    " Really enjoyed this; amusing and realistic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sladuna | 2/15/2014

    " Nothing special, typical girly book for feelings and drama in woman head. I used it for training my English. Nice time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/11/2014

    " I really liked this "chick lit" book. I love the way the British talk and their humor. If you want a book that makes you laugh out loud...this should work for you. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ginny Smith | 2/7/2014

    " I couldn't finish this one. It got on my nerves, and it was too slow to begin with... so I just stopped reading it. The main character is moody and kind of self-loathing. And she had a potty mouth from what I can remember. I was thinking it would be good, if I could just skip to a later part. I just couldn't get through it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miranda | 1/27/2014

    " With reading the mixed reviews I figured I would give this book a shot since I receive it from a book fair sale. May I say this was a waste of time. It was able to keep my attention but I just did not enjoy the storyline. It was a strange book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 1/25/2014

    " Planted firmly in Bridget Jones territory, Colgan's first novel takes off with the kind of manic energy and sharply vulgar humor that only a Brit-sitcom can, before settling down into the typical fare that comprises contemporary girl-fic. Londoners Mel and Fran, both 20-something, are horrified to learn that the third member of their childhood trio, Amanda--an uppity, shallow brat who's burned them one too many times--has landed Fraser McConald, a Scottish lord, as her fianc . Compounding their annoyance is the fact that back in their university days, Mel, who serves as narrator, had a huge crush on Fraser. Mel is also reeling because her loutish, aspiring rock-star beau, Alex, who left her 10 months ago to find himself in America, has returned to her doorstep in full force. Further complicating matters is Nicholas, a clueless, eight feet tall accountant whose advances she sometimes succumbs to when very drunk. Fraser's charming brother, Angus, rightly suspects that Amanda only wants Fraser for the Town & Country cachet of his crumbling castle, and he enlists the aid of Mel and Fran to sabotage the nuptials. In any romantic comedy, it's a given that the lead heroine will get a man; the question here is which man? With several possibilities, readers may be surprised at the outcome; some may be disappointed. The writing is clever enough, and Mel and Fran's antics are entertaining, even if their self-involvement tips over into cruelty at times. But for those who expect more substance, even in a comedy, the only momentous theme available--that it's preferable, if at all possible, to marry for love rather than convenience--is hardly weighty. The last thing Melanie and Fran want to see is Amanda's wedding. Especially after the way she's been treating them. But that's ok, turns out, they weren't invited. So how do they get back at their childhood friend? By enlisting Angus, Fraser's (the groom) brother (who hates her just as much). Between Mel's psycho roommate, Linda and her not good boyfriend, Alex, Melanie gets what she deserves. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cassey | 1/20/2014

    " Pretty boring.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Asma | 1/7/2014

    " A fun book to read... I really enjoyed reading it..! =) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eva | 12/31/2013

    " read it the second time and i like it better now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Migdalia | 12/23/2013

    " Can't believe I actually read and liked this self-loathing piece of semi-romantic crap! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 12/22/2013

    " In London, middle class and Sloane Rangers mix it up with the usual results. Quite enjoyable. It becomes evident that January was a month of mostly fairly undemanding reads for me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Ward | 12/18/2013

    " Good read full of humor. Will definately look for more from her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/26/2013

    " Entertaining British chick lit novel. I would read another book by Jenny Colgan. Amanda's Wedding was her first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon Mccarthy | 11/13/2013

    " Story was great but the ending fell a little flat. Didn't make me dislike the story it just could have been a bit better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina | 9/21/2013

    " 'I'd always thought of myself as a kind person, but now I realised that was in fact a complete fallacy. I was really a path-of-least-resistance person. Damn' P. 121 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylan | 5/26/2013

    " It was written by a British author, so it was a little hard to follow with the English vernacular. The book was OK. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faye | 4/19/2013

    " After Bridget Jones, I searched high and lo throughout the entire genre (lighthearted fluff about British twenty/thirty-somethings looking for love in the big city) for something as funny. Nothing is, to my knowledge, but this is worth reading if you like that sort of thing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky | 2/23/2013

    " I loved this book until the end. And then I was just plain irritated. Wrong ending!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 12/30/2012

    " The protagonist in the story is not Amanda but Melanie. The book is a so-so--light tongue-in-cheek story about getting even with the evil witch. Leaning more like giving you the antagonists' POVs. I mean, Amanda certainly deserves the revenge (plotted by the protagonists) as she is a bitch. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcia | 11/23/2012

    " Karen is probably right but i found it a wonderful distraction. Liked the characters no matter how improbable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeni | 9/20/2012

    " i really luvd this book, it woz defo a laff a minute book. i ave read otha Jenny Colgan books, so far none are as funny as this one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie | 7/25/2012

    " I hadn't read this in years, so I decided to read it again. Still love it as much as I did 10 years ago (even though there's a disparaging remark made about Kylie Minogue). A fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 4/12/2012

    " fun, light read with some laugh-out-loud moments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorothy Gauci | 2/10/2012

    " Not my usual kind of book but written from by a british comedian it is funny. So if you're relaxing on the beach this is something you'll surely enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 12/27/2011

    " First chapters are a bit boring, but then you get into it and can't stop reading. The ending was absolutely unpredictable for me! Nice book to read on vacations or on raine day sitting under the warm blanket "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stela | 6/30/2011

    " Fun for a while, but the ending was completely improbable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stela | 1/7/2011

    " Fun for a while, but the ending was completely improbable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 8/29/2010

    " This was an enjoyable book- an easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3alaiyah | 8/27/2010

    " the first foreign book i read .. funny and full of romance .. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky | 5/4/2010

    " reminiscent of Bridget Jones...lots of booze & casual flings...enjoyed it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Migdalia | 7/30/2009

    " Can't believe I actually read and liked this self-loathing piece of semi-romantic crap! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 4/9/2009

    " Story was great but the ending fell a little flat. Didn't make me dislike the story it just could have been a bit better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 7/5/2008

    " For me, this one had a surprise ending. I honestly didn't expect it to turn out how it did. I think I clued into the change in the last few chapters although, upon reflection, I should have seen it coming.

    Another excellent read by Jenny Colgan. Passed along to Toni at work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 3/1/2008

    " fun, light read with some laugh-out-loud moments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/3/2008

    " I really liked this "chick lit" book. I love the way the British talk and their humor. If you want a book that makes you laugh out loud...this should work for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeni | 1/23/2008

    " i really luvd this book, it woz defo a laff a minute book. i ave read otha Jenny Colgan books, so far none are as funny as this one "

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About the Author

Jenny Colgan is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including Christmas at the Cupcake Café, Little Beach Street Bakery, and Meet Me at the Cupcake Café, all international bestsellers. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and Scotland.