The Man Youll Marry: The First Man You Meet and The Man Youll Marry Audiobook, by Debbie Macomber Play Audiobook Sample

The Man You'll Marry: The First Man You Meet and The Man You'll Marry Audiobook

The Man Youll Marry: The First Man You Meet and The Man Youll Marry Audiobook, by Debbie Macomber Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: December 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781441816375

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

20

Longest Chapter Length:

29:59 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11:52 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

20:30 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

184

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Publisher Description

The First Man You Meet

Shelly Hansen was horrified when her great-aunt’s wedding dress arrived—because, according to family legend, she was destined to marry the next man she met. So when she tripped on an escalator and fell into Mark Brady’s arms, she told him—and herself—that she wasn’t interested in marriage. But then she started seeing him everywhere.… Coincidence?

Is The Man You’ll Marry

After her own wedding, Shelly sends her best friend, Jill Morrison, the dress—which is delivered to Jill’s hotel in Hawaii. But at least the man she sat beside on the plane—gorgeous grouch Jordan Wilcox—can’t be the man in question, can he? She met him before she got the dress!

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"Two fun, sweet stories that are related. The books are about a "magical" wedding dress and center on two best-friends. These are sweet stories, nothing deep. Quick reads, I finished both in a couple of hours. This book would be perfect for a plane ride or a beach read. "

— Amy (4 out of 5 stars)

The Man You'll Marry Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.59493670886076 out of 53.59493670886076 out of 53.59493670886076 out of 53.59493670886076 out of 53.59493670886076 out of 5 (3.59)
5 Stars: 19
4 Stars: 20
3 Stars: 33
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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Cute little book with one connecting device and two short stories. No sexual exploits but also not much to distinguish it from all the other romances out there! However if you have a short amount of time and need a quick happy escape... this is it! "

    — Cary, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Two light intertwined stories which flowed well into each other. "

    — Alice, 2/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Quick read. Not one of my favorites "

    — Sharon, 2/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Cute little book. It was such a fast read and I couldn't stop smiling the whole time. "

    — Elizabeth, 2/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Macomber knows how to express characters' emotions. I liked the first story and characters best but found it too short. I didn't like the second story as well. As good as Macomber is at expressing character motivation, she didn't convince me that the heroine wasn't being manipulative. The magical dress worked for me in the first story, but not the second. It only seemed like a way to tie the two together and not done very well at that. I never felt any happiness from the second heroine, Jill, and felt sad she wasn't happy on her wedding day. "

    — Cindy, 2/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very cute short stories, somewhat predictable plot. However the events and circumstances were interesting to read about. Easy light reading. "

    — Lucy, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Light, quick, romantic read. Slightly cheesy premise but the romance always sucks me in. It's actually 2 short stories. I liked the 2nd one a little better. Good vacation-with-no-kids book. "

    — Britney, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I loved the ease of reading these stories. They were quick and wishful. Overall, they were not bad. "

    — Maureen, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " story about finding love when your not looking. "

    — Robin, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Light, fast read. I downloaded it for Kindle to try out the new library access from Amazon. I read the first section about how Sally receives the dress and what ensues. Wasn't interested enough to continue to the next part where her friend Jill gets the dress. "

    — Jan, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " short, sweet, and cute. Unrealistic timeline for the stories but still cute. "

    — Charlotte, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a fun, easy book to listen to. Kind of silly premise, but I liked it. "

    — Odetta, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Very cheesy chick lit. But a good escape if you're looking for a "happily ever after" book. "

    — Nancy, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The first story was 3.5, maybe even 4 stars for fluffy fun. The second was 2 stars, for pushing too many buttons to allow me to enjoy it. "

    — Laura, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love this book!!! The story was unpredictable. It was definitely not how I imagined it. "

    — Pacific, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " story about finding love when your not looking. "

    — Robin, 1/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Light, quick, romantic read. Slightly cheesy premise but the romance always sucks me in. It's actually 2 short stories. I liked the 2nd one a little better. Good vacation-with-no-kids book. "

    — Britney, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 2nd book, continuation of the book I read the other day (the first man you meet). Quick read, about Jill, Shelly's best friend who gets to have the "wedding dress curse" this time.. She meets Jordan in Hawaii and they go thru the phases of falling in love "

    — Tara, 12/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fun, light read and part of it is set in Hawai'i where we were two years ago at this time:) "

    — Joan, 12/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Cute and clean book. "

    — Christina, 12/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " So cute. There are two stories about two best friends and one magical wedding dress. I'll never tire of a happy ending. "

    — Shannon, 12/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Very cheesy chick lit. But a good escape if you're looking for a "happily ever after" book. "

    — Nancy, 12/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Ok... so I need some fluff and stuff and Debbie Macomber can always provide that. Just a quick simply clean romantic book that is nice to fill one's day with. "

    — Amy, 12/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " toitalky awsome "

    — Laney, 12/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Broke my own rule about not reading romance short stories. Yuck. "

    — JJ, 12/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was such a great story to listen to! So cute and if only I could have a man like in the stories. Maybe someday.... "

    — Virginia, 11/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Read these while on a camping trip. Great mind candy. "

    — Kel, 8/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " definite chick lit... :) "

    — Sabrina, 8/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I loved the ease of reading these stories. They were quick and wishful. Overall, they were not bad. "

    — Maureen, 7/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The first story was cute but the second one was ridiculus. I never really saw the attraction between the characters. The guy was kind of a jerk and the girl was an idiot. Talk about no communication between the two. Maybe this is a good case for why you shouldn't get married after only a few weeks. "

    — Kari, 6/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Quick read. Not one of my favorites "

    — Sharon, 5/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " very easy read...finished it in 2 days. Not a bad book, just not the most exciting! "

    — Jess, 5/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Read these while on a camping trip. Great mind candy. "

    — Kel, 4/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " of MB 1/15/2010 "

    — Amos, 3/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was the first Debbie Macomber book I ever read back in 1990. She became my favorite writer halfway through this book. I love reading her books and finding them in old book stores. "

    — Mary, 2/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A little different than most Debbie Macomber romances. This book contains two separate but related stories. "

    — Michelle, 2/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " two stories in one about a magical dress that after you get it the next man you meet is the one you marry. Cute stories, loved the characters as usual. "

    — Ande, 12/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " short, sweet, and cute. Unrealistic timeline for the stories but still cute. "

    — Charlotte, 11/12/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked the first half much better than the second story. Hard to put down only because I was ready to be done with it, but did want to know the ending. Would have been enough to only read "The first Man You'll Meet" and skip the second story. "

    — Julie, 9/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I have to say, this is my least favorite Debbie Macomber book that I've read. "

    — Julie, 9/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really cute short stories. "

    — Jennifer, 8/15/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love this book!!! The story was unpredictable. It was definitely not how I imagined it. "

    — Pacific, 7/31/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " toitalky awsome "

    — Laney, 6/13/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Destiny? This book makes you question it. A good story that takes you back to the 90's (oh yes, the bright colored clothes and feathered hair.) Great story line but the 2 main female chrarcters drove me nuts- they were a bit dramatic and way to stubborn! "

    — Jackie, 5/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 2nd book, continuation of the book I read the other day (the first man you meet). Quick read, about Jill, Shelly's best friend who gets to have the "wedding dress curse" this time.. She meets Jordan in Hawaii and they go thru the phases of falling in love "

    — Tara, 4/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked the first half much better than the second story. Hard to put down only because I was ready to be done with it, but did want to know the ending. Would have been enough to only read "The first Man You'll Meet" and skip the second story. "

    — Julie, 4/9/2012
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Ok... so I need some fluff and stuff and Debbie Macomber can always provide that. Just a quick simply clean romantic book that is nice to fill one's day with. "

    — Amy, 3/14/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The first story was 3.5, maybe even 4 stars for fluffy fun. The second was 2 stars, for pushing too many buttons to allow me to enjoy it. "

    — Laura, 2/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " it was an easy read and rather funny....the wedding dress! "

    — Sherrill, 12/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed these two books. "

    — Rachel, 11/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a compilation of 2 different books. I enjoyed the first book more than the 2nd. Both books were predictable but they were enjoyable. "

    — Tiffany, 10/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I don't usually like reads about getting married...been there done that, lol. But this was a page turner. Read it after "The First Man you'll meet" "

    — Jamie, 10/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Broke my own rule about not reading romance short stories. Yuck. "

    — JJ, 10/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was such a fun quick read. It reminded me of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but with a wedding dress. 2 fun romance with the wedding dress and funny characters. "

    — Pam, 9/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked the second story a lot better than the first. I appreciated the trials that Jill and Jordan had to go through and that their romance was not all hunky dory. "

    — Lani, 8/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Two light intertwined stories which flowed well into each other. "

    — Alice, 7/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book. It was a fun romantic book. "

    — Patricia, 7/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I absoultely loved the book. It was so funny and very romantic. "

    — Allison, 6/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really cute short stories. "

    — Jennifer, 5/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The romance continues the magic wedding dress is back in play. This story had a little more meat in than the first one about this wedding dress. Still it just a cutsey, amusing romance that I loved. "

    — Patricia, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The romance continues the magic wedding dress is back in play. This story had a little more meat in than the first one about this wedding dress. Still it just a cutsey, amusing romance that I loved. "

    — Patricia, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The first story was 3.5, maybe even 4 stars for fluffy fun. The second was 2 stars, for pushing too many buttons to allow me to enjoy it. "

    — Laura, 2/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The first story was 3.5, maybe even 4 stars for fluffy fun. The second was 2 stars, for pushing too many buttons to allow me to enjoy it. "

    — Laura, 2/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book. It was a fun romantic book. "

    — Patricia, 2/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book. It was a fun romantic book. "

    — Patricia, 2/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Short, easy, cheesy, and predictable. Still an okay read especially if you need a feel good book. "

    — Kristine, 1/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Short, easy, cheesy, and predictable. Still an okay read especially if you need a feel good book. "

    — Kristine, 1/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I loved the ease of reading these stories. They were quick and wishful. Overall, they were not bad. "

    — Maureen, 1/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I loved the ease of reading these stories. They were quick and wishful. Overall, they were not bad. "

    — Maureen, 1/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Read these while on a camping trip. Great mind candy. "

    — Kel, 12/23/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Read these while on a camping trip. Great mind candy. "

    — Kel, 12/23/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a compilation of 2 different books. I enjoyed the first book more than the 2nd. Both books were predictable but they were enjoyable. "

    — Tiffany, 12/7/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a compilation of 2 different books. I enjoyed the first book more than the 2nd. Both books were predictable but they were enjoyable. "

    — Tiffany, 12/7/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I absoultely loved the book. It was so funny and very romantic. "

    — Allison, 10/24/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I absoultely loved the book. It was so funny and very romantic. "

    — Allison, 10/24/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Cute little book with one connecting device and two short stories. No sexual exploits but also not much to distinguish it from all the other romances out there! However if you have a short amount of time and need a quick happy escape... this is it! "

    — Cary, 9/25/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Cute little book with one connecting device and two short stories. No sexual exploits but also not much to distinguish it from all the other romances out there! However if you have a short amount of time and need a quick happy escape... this is it! "

    — Cary, 9/25/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Can a weddig dress really predict the man you'll marry? According to legend, when a woman receives this dress, the next man she meets is the man she will one day call her husband. "

    — Jennifer, 8/27/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Can a weddig dress really predict the man you'll marry? According to legend, when a woman receives this dress, the next man she meets is the man she will one day call her husband. "

    — Jennifer, 8/27/2010

About Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Her novels have hit the number one on the New York Times bestsellers list as well as making the USA Today and Publishers Weekly lists. Her novels Mrs. Miracle and Call Me Mrs. Miracle inspired the Hallmark Channel’s top-watched movies for the year when they were released. There are more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide.

About Kate Rudd

Kate Rudd, actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared in several independent films and shorts, as well as in multiple episodes of the television show Perks. As an audiobook narrator she has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration.