Wanted: A Husband

Read by Deborah Knight

(4.6 stars; 171 reviews)

This serious, yet witty and hilarious, romantic comedy by Samuel Hopkins Adams is a must read/listen! From the very beginning it intrigues you with the troubles and feminine woes of young Miss Darcy Cole. Being a dowdy, unkempt fledgling lady, she finds herself in a mirthful fix after telling a whopper to her room-mates in order to save face from her severely lacking personal life. Resentful and jealous of most all other women, and contemplating suicide, she turns to actress Gloria Greene for guidance on how to become more attractive. Miss Cole had no idea what she was getting herself into! Was it even possible to make herself over? How on Earth would she get through the lie of being engaged to a “titled” man, no less! She had never even met Sir Montrose Veyze, let alone be engaged to him! And then there is the charming Jack Remsen, who seems to be in a pickle himself. Darcy knows he would never fall for someone like her; in fact, no man even looks at her! But perhaps he might be coerced into unwittingly helping her out of her predicament.

A true Ugly Duckling tale, Darcy experiences all the emotions that most ALL women have felt at one time or another throughout life. As quoted by the Proof Listener for this work, the narrator does a superb job of “capturing the spirit of the book!” Drawing the listener in and allowing the audience to live and feel the experience along with the characters. A highly entertaining and riveting book! (summary by reader) (5 hr 15 min)


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(5 stars)

If you're looking for a nice, lighthearted story, give this one a listen. The story itself is just that, lighthearted and fun. And, the reader did a nice job. There were a couple of mispronounced words here and there, but nothing to detract from the enjoyment of the story, and the reader even had a nice singing voice! I really enjoyed listening! :)

too cute

(5 stars)

the reader's tones and enthusiasm nearly makes up for the pronunciation gaffs. fun fun comedy!

(4 stars)

this was an absolute delight to listen to.

Very cute!

(4 stars)

It's interesting to hear of diet & exercise at a time before it was so ubiquitous, and perhaps when it wasn't socially acceptable for a female to exercise so much. Fortunately, though, it wasn't just the protagonist's extra pounds that caused her to be undesirable (and did I hear that right - was it really only 30 pounds?), but her attitude and frumpiness and lack of self-confidence was a major part of the transformation that needed to take place. The title is also misleading, in my opinion. The story is more about her gaining her self-confidence and "a life" rather than trying to snag a husband, although her imaginary fiance played a large role in the plot. Reader reads well and is and expressive, but mispronounces a lot of words. The text seemed to have an OCR error of using "stem" instead of "stern" in a few places, which was unintentionally comical when the reader voiced it without question. :)

A bit of fun!

(4.5 stars)

A cute, clever romance, and ugly duckling story, that was a lot of fun to wash my dishes to! The reader does a beautiful job, reads at a perfect pace, and had a lovely voice. She does a great job of distinguishing the characters, with subtle, but certain, differences that truly don't distract from the story at all. Well done, gentle reader!! Yes, there are a few mispronunciations, but it is a humorous tale, and they didn't bother me one bit! HOW I appreciate the many hours of volunteer time these generous readers give! Very enjoyable. :).

Romantic romp! Aliases abound!

(4 stars)

Good reader reads a fun, light romance with the usual ‘will these two get out of their own way?’ plot. Charades and aliases confuse everything. Reader is otherwise good, but mispronounces a LOT of words. If you invest the time, why not do it right? All readers pretty please: 1) Sit up straight 2) Slow down 3) Read the piece to yourself first 4) Look up unfamiliar words or words you’ve only ever read before (and grow your vocabulary!) And thanks so much for your time and effort!! You guys rock!

humorous read - a "chick flick"

(5 stars)

great job by the reader and great audio quality. this is a cute funny tale of the things we women will do for attention and how female friends can be with each other (sticking to you through thick and thin or the friend that talks about you behind your back).


(5 stars)

a very sweet n endearing story with quite a bit of humor. it reminded me of the romantic comedies of movies in the the 20,s. which I dearly love. I really enjoyed this book and narrator was good! a cute little gem! I loved the laughs