This is the first book in the Cinderella's Secret Witch Diaries series. Lost will captivate listeners who love New Adult fiction and fairy tales. Lost is a perfect match for fans who have enjoyed Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series.
Everyone knows the story of Cinderella and the glass slipper, but what happened to her after she married the Prince? Set in the late 1700s as Napoleon is rising to power, Cinderella embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to come to terms with her new life. Her journey leads her to find her long lost Fairy Godmother and aids her to solve the mystery behind her mother's death. Yet the Fey Lord, the Silver Fox, also takes notice in her, and suddenly her world is turned upside down....
Find out if Cinderella does find her happily ever after in Lost, the dark and intriguing first book in the Cinderella's Secret Witch Diaries series!
©2011 Ron Vitale (P)2015 Ron Vitale
I tried really hard to get into this book. I liked the idea of it, and I really wanted to like it. I'm not sure if it's the format, or the story itself, but it was just boring to me. I'd find myself spaced out and thinking about what I was going to make for dinner instead of listening to the story. The narration was decent, though. I like the girls voice and it was the only thing I did like.
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I received a free audio copy from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
I've mentioned before, but I'm a sucker for re-tellings or different spins on fairy tales and shakespeare. And this was no exception. This is a slight re-telling and different spin on the story of Cinderella. And it was highly enjoyable. I should also mention that I own this book in kindle format as well.
I really enjoyed the narration for this book. The author (or his publisher) chose a voice that was even but not monotonous. Which is always great. Especially for long books like this one was.
I enjoyed the idea of pulling out bits of fae lore to be used in this book. It gave it that nice spin.
Overall it was an enjoyable book that I'd recommend to other lovers of fairy tales and re-imaginings of them.
After THE END
Clear, concise, adequate
When Cinderella saw her mom again and learned the truth
This is the first book in the Cinderella's Secret Witch Diaries series. Please note that the book has an open ending for future books.
This series center around Cinderella and what happens after the HEA (Happily Ever After) isn't happy anymore. It has been four years since her fairy godmother whisked her off to the ball. Cinderella and her Prince are having problems.
She starts writing in a diary she keeps secret and hidden. Her entries are addressed to her fairy godmother. She starts receiving occasional responses to her entries. Who is sending her responses? Why does she keep seeing a silver fox? She soon learns that not everything is as it seems and neither is she. If she had the ability to change the past, would she make different choices?
I switched between the Kindle edition and the Audible edition. I do like how updates where you stopped reading/listening when switching between the two. Jessica Mann was the narrator for the audio version. Her voice is higher pitched than what I usually prefer to listen to in an audio book, but she did a good job in narrating the book
absolutely recommend this audiobook
Jessica Mann is a new to me narrator and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her.
She created magic and brought the story to life. I loved her animated voice and the addition of giving each person a different sound , she added emotion to the story and characters ... sighing and laughing and adding anguish in places where other narrators do not do.
She truly brought this story to life, it was like listening to a play... I will definitely listen to more of her work
I really enjoyed a part near the end of the book ... Jessica Mann truly brought the emotions in the part to life ... I could feel the anguish and pain
I haven't ... this was my first
There is so little time in my life right now, but I am enjoying this book/story. Audio books are something of a novelty to me, so I'm still learning how best to utilize this format. I am enjoying the narration and look forward to finding out more about the characters.
Enjoyed this audible book very much. The narrator did an excellent job telling the tale. She drew me in and I walked around listening all day. I couldn't turn it off. The end of most stories leave you wanting to know what happens after the happy ever after. It's definitely a
new take on an old classic. I received this audible book as a gift for an honest review.
I have to admit I haven't finished the book yet so I can't speak to how it turns out. I do want to say that when we get in the car, my 12-year-old reaches for my iPhone which has this book rather than for her music and earbuds. The reading is very-well done and the narrator's voice is perfect for her part. This book does push us out of our comfort zones. You mean things don't always turn out happily ever after? What can you do then? Again, I don't know how the book will turn out but I have enjoyed the journey so far.
I really like Mr. Vitale's books, even if the language can feel a bit stilted at times. He has a very unique and interesting vision. I just had a lot of trouble getting into this as an audio book. The narration is clear and easy to understand, but some mispronunciations bothered me and the main character just sounded too young to me. The difference in age between what I had in my own head (when I read the ebook) and what I heard here gave the story an entirely different flavor that I didn't care for. That being said, pick up this book! It's a great new take on an old classic. I just love reimaginings of fairy tales!
The story had a good, if far fetched (although that's the fun) premise, but I think the author should have chosen to keep the story set in an imaginary place and time--this would have made some of the mistakes with custom and speech non-issues.
The narrator did well distinguishing between different characters, but minor mispronunciations threw things off occasionally.
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