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When a Man Marries Audiobook

When a Man Marries

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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.

Public Domain (P)2016 Karen Commins

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  • Jan
    United States
    27/03/16
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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."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Johannaber's
    Georgia
    07/05/16
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    "Period Piece and a well written classic"

    This is a historical piece and is in the public domain. Society has rules for everything. The writing technique and wording is a little older than I prefer, but it was still worth the time listening. I think I will listen to more of her works.

    The narrator is good and does society voices well. Her voice was smooth and I enjoyed this piece. Good Job.

    This audiobook was provided by the Narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • josie
    Asheville, North Carolina
    04/05/16
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    "Snarky in a good and funny way"

    I was surprised at this book's humor. It seemed very modern humor but set (and written) in the early 1900's. It was very clever. I actually did laugh aloud a couple of times and had a smile on my face through most of it. I never knew the 'victim role' could be so funny. I was also surprised about the role of women in this book. They rocked! It is certainly not the liberated view of women today but there were no shrinking violets.
    The narrator was very good. The book lagged a little at times - the chipper pace got a bit sluggish here and there but overall it was an easy and very entertaining listen. This is my first Mary Roberts Rinehart book but not my last! I hope Karen Commins narrated more by her.
    I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review. Great gift!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa Harris
    USA
    16/04/16
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    "This book was not for me"
    What disappointed you about When a Man Marries?

    This book was boring boring boring. I kept catching myself tuning it out.


    Has When a Man Marries turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy the narrator as I've listened to her before in other books. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zena
    20/03/16
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    "Very different but good"

    I found the writing so very different from today's style but must admit that it was most refreshing and enjoyable. The story itself caused many laugh out loud moments for me and yet had many moments of cunning and intrigue and a touch of romance too.
    The narration was good except I would ask Ms Commins to get a bit more coaching on her rendition of an Irish accent. Besides that, it was a great reading.
    So, all in all this was a most enjoyable book and it is worth a read/listen.
    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Book Addict
    Lyons, Ks USA
    20/03/16
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    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."


    This was a fun look into the lives of upper society, when they are thrown into unexpected circumstances. The orginal novel is in the public domain, so you know it was written many years ago but it makes you contemplate what would happen in our era. I found myself chuckling often while I listened.

    The narration was well done, The characters were excellently portrayed.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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