Fun and compelling. Couldn't stop listening until completion. Glad the second volume is available with no waiting required. Great interpretation.
Probably not, IDK
EVERY scene in which Cinder was abused by her step mother, sister. This was so over done and so cruel. I was not necessary for paragraph long berating of Cinder, and then Cinder just shrugs it of.
Like the telling of the story, not sure why the tie in to Cinderella as this is a much better future world more along the line of Blade runner.
The book seems geared toward teenage girls with the embarrassment they always feel, but I enjoyed it as sci-fi fan.
Glass Horse Ranch
This story moved right along and was clever creation of a cyber Cinderella, but the ending I really felt was a cliff hanger. I guess it is to encourage buying one of the other books, but I like better resolution in my stories even if they are part of a series.
A student recommended this YA book series to me. I had a long drive ahead of me, saw that the entire series was on Audible and decided to give it a try. I found Cinder a delightful sci-fi reimagining of the Cinderella tale, thoroughly engaging. Part of what made this so great was that the narration was some of the best I've encountered. I'll be listening to the entire series and anything else Rebecca Soler reads.
Love Reading...have just jumped into Audible...Not really decided yet... Will let you know?
Really enjoyed this book.. Totally different take on the whole Fairy Tale... Ready for the 2nd one..
To be honest starting this book I was skeptical as many fairytale spin offs are typical and cliched. This one surprised me! It took a while to really grab my attention, but Rebecca did such a good of a job with the different voices it kept me captivated long enough for the story to pick up. Waiting to get the next one.
Though many might think this is a classic Cinderella story, it's not. The overlay of the classic tale is briefly mentioned, a ghost hovering over the plot, but the central story is much more complex than any Cinderella before it. The vibrant storytelling and overall great book made listening almost walking through the unforgiving wasteland of Cinder's world, through prejudices, personal and political sacrifice, and a science fiction so believable that I almost felt the creeping blue spots of the plague on my skin. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I will definitely listen to the rest of the series.