The Wedding Beat

  • by Devan Sipher
  • Narrated by Peter Berkrot
  • 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 Eve 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.
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.

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What the Critics Say

The Wedding Beat is a romantic, hilarious, and inspiring story.” (Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin, New York Times best-selling 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.” (Jillian Lauren, New York Times best-selling author)
“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 best-selling author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous)

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Like a trip to the dentist!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The Wedding Beat was well written, although, somewhat painful to read...Kind of like a trip to the dentist. The agony...I would have preferred a bandaide being ripped off! At lease the pain would have been short-lived. This poor guy struggled more than he should have. Life is just not that complicated.


Have you listened to any of Peter Berkrot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to Peter Berkrot prior to this. He has a nice voice and I liked his performance.


Did The Wedding Beat inspire you to do anything?

no


Any additional comments?

This was an experience that I would not recommend, and would not revisit.

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- Elizabeth "I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible..."

I really tried

I tried 3 different times to listen to this book. I even went to the beginning and see if I missed something but an hour into the book I just couldn't continue. I don't know if it was the slow pace, the main character seemed wimpy to me or the narrator but I just couldn't finish the book.
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- Amazon Customer "I've been an avid reader since I was a child. I love different types of writing styles and I am never afraid to try new authors."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-03-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.