When a Man Marries

  • by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Narrated by Karen Commins
  • 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Needles and pins. Needles and pins. When a man marries, his troubles begin.
New York socialite Kit McNair decides to host an impromptu dinner party at the home of her friend, Jimmy Wilson, to cheer him up following his divorce. What could possibly go wrong?
Due to her ability to write enthralling mysteries, Mary Roberts Rinehart later became known as the Agatha Christie of America. When a Man Marries was based on the successful 1909 Broadway comedy Seven Days, which Rinehart cowrote with Avery Hopwood. In 1910 the book - with its delightfully satisfying blend of mystery, romance, and humor - was number 10 on the national best seller list.


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Thanks be for public domain & excellent narrator!

Originally published in 1910.
The story is as much fun as an old 1930's movie farce or a Chevy Chase movie. The humor is only partly from the snarks and wiseassery, but situational as well. Pretty much along the lines of "if anything can go wrong--it will".
Take a group of friends of the privileged class with good intentions (but no one with brains except the main protagonist) in a big old house in NYC. Add in a cantankerous aunt and a visiting civil engineer, a hastily concocted scheme crafted of good intentions, enforced medical quarantine and no servants, paparazzi, missing jewels, and you have the basic elements. Well worth the read!!
Karen Commins gives a fantastic audio performance as narrator! She has all of the audio emotions down perfectly, and it's easy to know which *character* is verbalizing.
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."
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- Jan


Set in the 1930’s it’s the tale of a dinner party gone bad. Apparently I don’t read enough historical pieces as to me this one didn’t seem to stay in one era. I didn’t really care for the story as it seemed to portray most of the characters as too stupid to catch on to a ruse.
I was provided an audio version of this book in exchange for an honest review. The narration was good. The narrator did a good job with what she had to work with.
Based on this book I would not read others by this author.
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- mrmeeka

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-07-2016
  • Publisher: Spoken Realms