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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (220 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Zeidner Narrator: Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781469221038
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In quaint Haddonfield, New Jersey, Tess is about to marry Gabe in her childhood home. Her mother, Helen, is in a panic about the guests, who include warring exes, crying babies, jealous girlfriends, and too many psychiatrists. But the most difficult guest was never on the list at all: a woman in a wedding dress and a gas mask, armed with a rifle, a bomb trigger strapped to her arm.

Lisa Zeidner’s audacious novel Love Bomb begins as a hostage drama and blossoms into a far-reaching tale about the infinite varieties of passion and heartbreak. Who has offended this nutcase and how? Does she seek revenge against the twice-divorced philanderer? Or is her agenda political—against the army general? Or the polygamous Muslim from Mali? While the warm, wise Helen attempts to bond with the masked woman and control the hysteria, the hostages begin to untangle what connects them to one another and to their captor. But not until the SWAT team arrives does “the terrorist of love” unveil her real motives.

Critics have praised Lisa Zeidner’s prose, and in her most masterful novel yet, Zeidner gives us a tough yet tender social comedy, a romance with guts, a serious frolic written out of deep affection for all that it skewers.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jordan Heguy | 2/15/2014

    " This book was terrible. Love terrorist? More like terror to my brain reading this trash. I should've known better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/13/2014

    " Fun about shrinks but maybe not enough fun about shrinks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 2/10/2014

    " An awful title for a well written darkly comic novel "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tatiana | 2/8/2014

    " Sylvia steered me a little wrong on this one. I wasn't crazy about the format, the constant breaks in the albeit slow action to summarize everyone's beef with love. They were all a little too long and not all of them were people I actually wanted to hear from. The ending summaries were pretty satisfying, and I'll concede we have to get to know these people beforehand to have them make sense. I don't know, I feel like page one had a ton of potential and it never really got used. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Golden | 2/2/2014

    " A wonderful book. The reviews all stress the plot--which is terrific--but really, the characters make this book a standout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bernadine | 1/12/2014

    " going to purchase it and pass it around "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daphne Atkeson | 1/6/2014

    " Ridiculous gimmick, cartoonish action. Bleah. I wouldn't bother. A shame, since I enjoyed LAYOVER, an earlier work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Carr | 12/3/2013

    " A great book - wise and funny. A literary romp from beginning to a most satisfying ending, I must have laughed out loud, sitting all by myself reading it, a half dozen times. Highly recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 11/20/2013

    " Oh, I laughed at this one. Moving and fun -- just what I needed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debbie | 11/10/2013

    " Bizarre story about a terrorist appearing at a wedding in suburban NJ. Interesting plot, but the story relied (in my opinion) way too much on psychiatry, and I just didn't like or care about the characters. I skipped about 70 pages to see how the story turned out, and even that was boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 10/25/2013

    " Fun to read. If you can get by the premise of the twisted bride terrorist, it's interesting to meet the characters, and see what the author does with them. Perfectly silly, with plenty of commentary on bad behavior, mostly by men. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meredith Miller | 9/7/2013

    " This book could have been summed up in a paragraph. Wouldn't even need a two hour made for TV movie. Crazy lady crashes wedding, wants to see an old flame, cop, people are held against their will. Crazy lady captured!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Don Gorman | 7/21/2013

    " This is one strange book. Why Marilyn Stasio listed it under Crime in the NY Times book review is beyond me. I got through it, I don't know why. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia Geller | 5/31/2013

    " Totally light weight but fun book about a group of psychiatrists and celebrities gathered to celebrate the wedding of 2 people who meet in Doctors Without Borders. The wedding is disrupted by someone n a wedding dress and gas mask and the book is an amusing tail of what ensues. Fun beach reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 5/5/2013

    " As a plot-driven book, this is just fine. When it tries to say something, it gets a bit lost. After all, who reads a book with the opening line of "The bride did not wear white. But the terrorist did." for a message? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellyn | 4/1/2013

    " Amusing but in the end slight novel that didn't engage me. Too many characters I didn't care about. Took me way longer to read than expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leila Cohan-Miccio | 1/21/2013

    " Third act problems for sure, but a delightfully well-paced book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 1/19/2013

    " This is my first review! I enjoyed this book. It is a good "yarn" from start to finish. I particularly liked the introduction and interplay of the characters. Plus, such a satisfying wrap-up at the end. Also, fun because it is local -- Haddonfield, NJ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 11/22/2012

    " Very entertaining story of a wedding party taken hostage by a masked, wedding-gowned woman wearing a gas mask. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 10/11/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book - it was funny and cleverly written, a nice break from serious/sad books. Great for plane rides!! "

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