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2.63 out of 52.63 out of 52.63 out of 52.63 out of 52.63 out of 5 2.63 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Darcy Cosper Narrator: Staci Snell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN: 9781415922170
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Seventeen weddings. Six months. Only the strong survive.

Joy Silverman and her boyfriend, Gabriel Winslow, seem perfect for each other. Living together in New York City, they have everything they want and everything in common—most important, that neither one wants to get married. Ever.

But when Joy finds herself obligated to attend seventeen weddings in six months (including those of her father, mother, younger brother, and five of her closest girlfriends), the couple is forced to take a new look at why they’re so opposed to marriage when the rest of the world can’t wait to walk down the aisle. As the season heats up and the pressure mounts, Joy must confront what it means—and what it costs—to be true to one’s self.

A witty, wicked comedy of manners in the satirical tradition of Jane Austen and Evelyn Waugh, Wedding Season is an intelligent, laugh-out-loud funny examination of friendship, faith, integrity, and the ideas and institutions that bind us together, shape our lives, and define who we are.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Joy’s narration is sly and sharp, and Cosper doesn’t fall into the happily-ever-after trap readers of hip chick fiction have come to expect.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “It is a charming and satirical look at love, marriage, and what happens to people with less-than-conventional convictions when society challenges them at every turn.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 2/20/2014

    " Is it chick-lit? Yes. But if you're one of those people who is burned out on weddings, you'll find this book immensely enjoyable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Megan | 2/11/2014

    " Started the book, but didn't get very far. Too many characters and not too much of a plot...at all! I read the last page and I didn't feel like it really got anywhere between the beginning and the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 2/8/2014

    " Not a bad read. The ending was totally not what I expected. I think the book started a little slow even, but after you read a bit it got better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 2/4/2014

    " A more intellectual take on chick-lit ... an enjoyable read but not necessarily satisfying as it defies convention in the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tessa | 2/3/2014

    " I did not like this book period. it was so negative about weddings and finding your one true love. I am sorry I am a positive thinker not a negative and I do believe in happily ever after but this book was so depressing and nothing like what I hoped it would be. I will not be picking this oene up again or telling my friends to read it not that good of a book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/19/2014

    " I had a hard time really liking the main character. The premise of the book: anti-wedding girl compelled to attend insane number of weddings, including family & close friends, was nice. I grew weary of her self-congratulatory smugness: "I'm true to myself, go me!" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny Brown | 12/24/2013

    " I hestitate to call this chick lit because of the wonderfully refreshing ending, but it may indeed fall into that category. I like the riffs on marriage, although at times, there was a bit of a "I get it already" feeling, but the characters are likable and sympathetic and it was a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Traci | 12/17/2013

    " One of my few forays into chick lit. Not terrible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 12/14/2013

    " Enjoyable, easy read, good for the beach! Very similar to the recent film "27 Dresses" though, so when thinking back about the book it's easy to confuse characters and storylines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/11/2013

    " Way too long. Pompous writing style...a few twists...a weak ending... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/10/2013

    " Overall not a bad book, but the ending totally ruined it for me. I guess I wanted something different from the book than what the author intended. But I enjoyed seeing how Joy was going to handle all of the weddings. It was a pretty light book, but still had a heavier side to it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily Amata | 12/8/2013

    " i really want to give this book 2.5 stars- i found it interesting and definitely needed to find out how it ended, but it was kind of a mindfuck especially if you have hit the point in your life where your summers are filled with weddings. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 11/27/2013

    " I thought this book was going to be a fun romantic comedy, but instead it was darker and the main character was not believable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 10/22/2013

    " I picked this up at the library because there was a Jane Austen comparison. I am just a few pages in to it and it is nicely written and very clever. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amber | 5/3/2013

    " This was definitely not one of my favorites... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kricket | 4/3/2013

    " this book fools everyone by looking like fluffy chick-lit, but it's actually quite a depthy comedy of manners. and the main character isn't dying to get married- very refreshing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tina | 12/25/2012

    " This book was not funny or fun. I love weddings for the new beginnings and the hope of what is to come. All the main character saw was the broken promises. Lots of characters (it was hard to keep everyone straight) and lots tears in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 9/22/2012

    " I bought this book, started reading it and then realized that I had already read it. I must have liked it, because I read it again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meg J | 9/1/2012

    " I thought this was going to be funny-- it as advertised as a more snarky Sex and the City. It had some funny moments but for the most part was horribly depressing, especially the ending. Don't do it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christina | 8/24/2012

    " Wow, never got the backbone I was looking for! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chum | 5/22/2012

    " A few laugh-out-loud moments and a non-stock ending (for a chick lit book). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erica | 3/21/2012

    " I couldn't get into it from the get go and had to put it down about half way in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Franklin | 10/3/2011

    " A fun read if you are planning a wedding or have been in a wedding. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Megan | 2/24/2011

    " Started the book, but didn't get very far. Too many characters and not too much of a plot...at all! I read the last page and I didn't feel like it really got anywhere between the beginning and the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharal | 3/14/2010

    " Interesting story with a surprise twist. I enjoyed all of the many weddings Joy had to attend. I wish there had been more closure at the end with what becomes of Joy and her life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 10/22/2009

    " I sure this is considered chic-lit, but I really liked it. Young woman in NYC, intelligent and does not believe in marriage and has 17 weddings to attend in a 6 month period. WOW! I thought it was well written and had a lot of interesting points on both sides of the marriage argument. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 6/11/2009

    " I had a hard time really liking the main character. The premise of the book: anti-wedding girl compelled to attend insane number of weddings, including family & close friends, was nice. I grew weary of her self-congratulatory smugness: "I'm true to myself, go me!" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 6/10/2009

    " Mindless chick-lit, but not terrible. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 6/2/2009

    " 17 weddings in less than 6 months
    sillly, fluffy, but fun...
    bad ending, bad choice for the character Joy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 5/25/2009

    " Overall not a bad book, but the ending totally ruined it for me. I guess I wanted something different from the book than what the author intended. But I enjoyed seeing how Joy was going to handle all of the weddings. It was a pretty light book, but still had a heavier side to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 4/17/2009

    " Enjoyable, easy read, good for the beach! Very similar to the recent film "27 Dresses" though, so when thinking back about the book it's easy to confuse characters and storylines. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 3/11/2009

    " I thought this book was going to be a fun romantic comedy, but instead it was darker and the main character was not believable. "

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About the Narrator

Staci Snell has worked in radio and as an elementary school teacher. She lives in Los Angeles where she works as an actor. Her television credits include The Shield, The Division, and various commercials. As an audiobook narrator, her numerous titles include Sandra Brown’s Demon Rumm; Ann Rule’s Kiss Me, Kill Me; Sharon Rocha’s For Laci; and Jill Smolinski’s The Next Thing on My List.