Audiobook Review: The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Posted December 9, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 3.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 16 Comments

Audiobook Review: The Perfect Christmas by Debbie MacomberSource: Audiobook Purchase, Kindle Freebie Book

Format: Audiobook

The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins

Date Read: December 2013

Genre: Contemporary, Romance


For Cassie Beaumont, it's meeting her perfect match. Cassie, at thirty-three, wants a husband and kids, and so far, nothing's worked. Not blind dates, not the Internet and certainly not leaving love to chance.

What's left? A professional matchmaker. He's Simon Dodson, and he's very choosy about the clients he takes on. Cassie finds Simon a difficult, acerbic know-it-all, and she's astonished when he accepts her as a client.

Claiming he has her perfect mate in mind, Simon assigns her three tasks to complete before she meets him. Three tasks that are all about Christmas: being a charity bell ringer, dressing up as Santa's elf at a children's party and preparing a traditional turkey dinner for her neighbors (whom she happens to dislike). Despite a number of comical mishaps, Cassie does it all --- and she's finally ready to meet her match.

But just like the perfect Christmas gift, he turns out to be a wonderful surprise!

More Information:
Publisher: Brilliance Audio, Harlequin MIRA

My Thoughts on


Read/Listened for Fun (Kindle/Audible)
(Knocked off my 2009 TBR List)
(Quick Holiday Review)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 3.50

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber was a quick, sweet, and fun Christmas read.

Story Thoughts: The Perfect Christmas was a sweet Christmas romance! The story was short and sweet but made for a great afternoon read with a hot cup of tea. I love matchmaker storylines so that made me smile. My only complaint was the end was much to quick for me. However, the rest of the story was delightful and fun! Perfect for the season.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by Tavia Gilbert / LENGTH 4 hrs and 13 mins

Tavia is one of my favorite narrators and she did an excellent job with The Perfect Christmas. Her pacing, emotion, and delivery were spot on and I think did the characters justice.

Final Thoughts: The Perfect Christmas made for a great holiday read.


FTC Disclosure


Overall Rating
3.5 / 5
Story Rating
3.5 / 5
Character Rating
3.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
Felicia S
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16 responses to “Audiobook Review: The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber

  1. I’m a Macomber fan girl! I listened to this one back when it was first released. Her holiday stories always make it on to my list of books I read during the Christmas season. πŸ™‚

  2. Umm! I know 3.5 stars it’s not really bad, but I just can’t get excited about it. I have a few holiday listens and reads lined up for our Christmas trip (14 hrs driving). I still have a few days to see what else you got up you sleeve πŸ˜‰

  3. I haven’t read anything holiday-themed yet this year Felicia, and I think I need to change that. You and Kim at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer have both been reviewing some fantastic holiday reads so I’ve been making a list. Adding this one too it for sure, I don’t even care that the ending is a little rushed:)