Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The People We Hate At The Wedding by Grant Ginder

I listened the unabridged audio version of The People We Hate At The Wedding by Grant Ginder and narrated by Dan Bittner and Khristine Hvam. Listening time for The People We Hate At The Wedding by Grant Ginder is 11 hours, 12 minutes.

I received The People We Hate At The Wedding by Grant Ginder for FREE through the Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for a honest, unbiased review.

I'm a huge audiobook fan, so I was excited to begin listening to this unabridged audiobook. Grant Ginder is also a new to me author and I enjoy discovering new to me authors.

Wow, this audiobook was different from how I thought it was going to be! I thought The People We Hate At The Wedding by Grant Ginder was good. I liked it, but didn't love it. The People We Hate At The Wedding by Grant Ginder spotlights a single family and how dysfunctional they all are. Grant Ginder definitely does a fabulous job of creating a dysfunctional family in all their glory as they reunite for a wedding.

My favorite character in The People We Hate At The Wedding by Grant Ginder was Eloise and my least favorite was Mark.

Listening to an interview with Grant Ginder at the end of the audio production was wonderful as I always enjoy learning about about their inspiration for writing a book.

The following is a plot summary for The People We Hate At The Wedding by Grant Ginder from Goodreads:
Paul and Alice’s half-sister Eloise is getting married! In London! There will be fancy hotels, dinners at “it” restaurants and a reception at a country estate complete with tea lights and embroidered cloth napkins. 
They couldn’t hate it more.
The People We Hate at the Wedding is the story of a less than perfect family. Donna, the clan’s mother, is now a widow living in the Chicago suburbs with a penchant for the occasional joint and more than one glass of wine with her best friend while watching House Hunters International. Alice is in her thirties, single, smart, beautiful, stuck in a dead-end job where she is mired in a rather predictable, though enjoyable, affair with her married boss. Her brother Paul lives in Philadelphia with his older, handsomer, tenured track professor boyfriend who’s recently been saying things like “monogamy is an oppressive heteronormative construct,” while eyeing undergrads. And then there’s Eloise. Perfect, gorgeous, cultured Eloise. The product of Donna’s first marriage to a dashing Frenchman, Eloise has spent her school years at the best private boarding schools, her winter holidays in St. John and a post-college life cushioned by a fat, endless trust fund. To top it off, she’s infuriatingly kind and decent.
As this estranged clan gathers together, and Eloise's walk down the aisle approaches, Grant Ginder brings to vivid, hilarious life the power of family, and the complicated ways we hate the ones we love the most in the most bitingly funny, slyly witty and surprisingly tender novel you’ll read this year.
I am giving The People We Hate At The Wedding by Grant Ginder a rating of 3 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. It sounds like the book has many of the cliches of other books of its kind.

    1. Yes, indeed it does. It seems to fall in the chick lit genre in my opinion and is one I'm usually not drawn to normally.

      But The People We Hate At The Wedding by Grant Ginder makes for a great beach read or book to read while traveling.

  2. I still love the title of the book.

    1. Yes, the title of this novel is a fun one!!