This book is excellent! I am VERY anxious to read the next one. It's already one of my favorites. I was enthralled and couldn't stop listening. The author really draws you into the story and the reader is super too. Would highly recommend this one!
Despite a number of positive reviews, I found the book and the performance pretty boring. If I had realized that this is really a book for teenagers or younger I wouldn't have purchased. It's not that the retelling of the Cinderella story was juvenile, but the way the story was written and presented was. This is the first time I have disliked a book enough to not finish listening.
I'm actually a day old tart, filled with maple custard. Perhaps, this reads as a rational introduction to others, and you are deliberately misreading it, because, come on, maple custard.
Even though I love rehashes of fairy tales, I didn't expect much out of this book because it was a YA fiction. There were the standard plot holes for YA works, (For example; Prince Kai isn't exactly up to snuff on political etiquette, what he actually does is pretty vague, and he's a little too innocent to believe.)
With all this talk of a Terminator Princess, I'll admit I was expecting more carnage. But if you can set your skepticism on the back burner, this is an entertaining read. The main character is blessedly down to earth, sometimes funny and very useful. She's not all powerful or anything, it's still a girl we're reading about, with electronic parts and human instincts.
I may as well cancel cable now that I am hooked on audible.
I have some excellent books, but so far, this is the best! The narration is stunning and the story is, at the same time, strikingly familiar, yet new and unique.
Such an unconventional, yet familiar theme. While I think I might know what will happen, I can't stop listening.
This is the first time I've heard Rebecca Soler. She's amazing---so many characters; done so well. At the risk of sounding stuffy--this lady has remarkable diction and a beautiful tone.
So far, I have only listened to Part One and am now writing this review as I am downloading the second part.
Even though this is the familiar girl-seeking-identity genre---it is a new twist and very compelling.
It kept you guessing, and from the moment the book starts you are instantly hooked.
She gave real life to the characters voices.
When Cinder kisses the prince.
Get this book :)
yes. It's fresh and new, but still a familiar story
Cinder sees herself on the hologram and sees her own capabilities. It makes me think of each of us as part of the human race, finding out new things we can do that are already right inside of us.
no, but she did this one so well I'd listen to any of her other stories.
Powerful, gripping, enjoyable,
Marissa Meyer did an excellent job of integrating the elements of a favorite fairy tale into a larger-scale story; translating the story into a futurisitc, sci-fi setting and adding larger scale plot elements (making me eager to hear the next installment).
Ms. Soler does a great job in voicing the characters and gives Cinder a great attitude and lots of spunk! I also love her interpretation of Aiko (Cinder's android companion) and the doctor.
This is an emotionally gripping story and I found myself tearing up a few times at critical moments. Ms. Meyer really pulls you in to Cinder's life, allowing you to feel her emptional ups and downs.
Syfi take on a cinderella story
Cant wait for the next book in the series.
The narrator's ability to create unique voices for each character and her ability to make the character's sound passionate during dialogue.
Cinder is a wonderfully unique character. I hate the typical cliche characters, and this story scoffs at the original Cinderella cliche.
She was the perfect voice for Cinder. I couldn't possibly imagine anyone else narrating this role. Her voice is passionate and real, and she makes the other character sound just as unique.
Yes, but I won't spoil it for anyone else :)