The Wedding Beat Audiobook, by Devan Sipher Play Audiobook Sample

The Wedding Beat Audiobook

The Wedding Beat Audiobook, by Devan Sipher Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481590822

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Longest Chapter Length:

38:06 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:28 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

13:48 minutes

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Publisher Description

Sometimes the best man isn’t even in the wedding party.

Gavin Greene is a hopeless romantic. He’s also a professional one: he writes the wedding column for a Pulitzer Prize–winning newspaper, covering spectacular parties from coast to coast. But there’s a thin line between being a hotshot reporter on assignment and being a single guy alone on a Saturday night at someone else’s wedding.

Everything changes on New Year’s when Gavin meets Melinda, a travel writer with enchanting dimples. A moonlit stroll across a Manhattan rooftop seals the deal—until an Aussie with an attitude swoops in and whisks her away before Gavin gets her number.

Gavin crisscrosses New York City to find her again and learns that there’s something worse than losing the woman of his dreams: having to write an article about her wedding.

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“Sipher, who writes the Vows column for the New York Times, delivers in his debut novel a poignant and funny appeal to all singles to let go and give love a try…Smart and thoroughly enjoyable, The Wedding Beat is recommended for everyone who still sees marriage as a goal, not a penalty.”

— Library Journal 


  • “For any woman who devours the wedding section every Sunday, wondering when her own Mr. Right will come along, The Wedding Beat is a romantic, hilarious, and inspiring story of the angst behind the announcements.”

    — Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin, New York Times bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries
  • “Devan Sipher uses his journalist’s sharp eye for detail to take a delightful and fresh look at the romantic comedy genre. Go for a wild, hilarious ride along with Sipher as he works The Wedding Beat.”

    — Jillian Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Some Girls
  • “Filled with sharp observations, hilarious truths, and poignant moments. Reading The Wedding Beat is like sitting next to the wittiest guest at a wedding—a rare find!”

    — Beth Harbison, New York Times bestselling author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous
  • “The light and witty tale is sure to find an audience among women seeking reassurance that men also carry emotional baggage about weddings and marriage.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Romantic and charming, Devan Sipher’s debut novel The Wedding Beat is a fresh and fun take on finding (and committing to) love.”

    — Laura Dave, author of The First Husband
  • “The Wedding Beat is smart, laugh-out-loud funny, and unabashedly romantic. Get thee to a beach and read.”

    — Sarah Dunn, author of The Big Love
  • “Laugh out loud hilarious, hip, and deeply heartfelt all at the same time, as if Woody Allen was younger, cuter, and wrote a wedding column.”

    — Susan Shapiro, author of Five Men Who Broke My Heart
  • “Fast-paced, unfailingly funny, and fresh, The Wedding Beat is like the best wedding cakes: delightfully frothy on the outside but surprisingly substantial within.”

    — Anne Newgarden, author of Becoming Jane
  • “Sipher, a writer for the New York Times’ Vows wedding column, mines his own experiences for this novel about Gavin Greene, a wedding columnist who wants to settle down…It’s clear Sipher’s background has made him expert at capturing the small but significant details of a love story.”

    — Booklist
  • “Quirky and sophisticated, The Wedding Beat is a promising first novel. Sipher manages to convey the conflict of a single man searching for love in a wry, humorous manner…Funny, refreshing, and sure to be a hit.”

    — RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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About Devan Sipher

Devan Sipher has been writing about weddings for the New York Times’ Vows column for more than five years. He received a master of fine arts degree from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. He lives in New York City and is still single.

About Peter Berkrot

Peter Berkrot, winner of Audie and Earphones Awards for narration, is a stage, screen, and television actor and acting coach. He has narrated over 450 works that span a range of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, thriller, and children’s titles. His audiobook credits include works of Alan Glynn, Eric Van Lustbader, Nora Roberts and Dean Koontz. In film and television, he appeared in Caddyshack, America’s Most Wanted, and Unsolved Mysteries. He performs in regional and New York theaters and directs the New Voices acting school.