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The Princess Diaries Audiobook

The Princess Diaries: The Princess Diaries Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

She's just a New York City girl living with her artist mom...

News flash: Dad is prince of Genovia. (So that's why a limo always meets her at the airport!)

Downer: Dad can't have any more kids. (So no heir to the throne.)

Shock of the century: Like it or not, Mia is prime princess material.

The worst part: Princess lessons from her dreaded grandmere, the dowager princess of Genovia, who thinks Mia has a thing or two to learn before she steps up to the throne.

Well, her father can lecture her until he's royal-blue in the face about her princessly duty, no way is she moving to Genovia and leaving Manhattan behind. But what's a girl to do when her name is PRINCESS AMELIA MIGNONETTE GRIMALDI THERMOPOLIS RENALDO?

Listen to the whole Princess Diaries series.

©2000 Meggin Cabot; (P)2001 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"Hathaway's charming impudence and high energy will thoroughly engage listeners from middle school through adulthood." (AudioFile)
"A classic makeover tale souped up on imperial steroids." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Mark Decatur, AL, USA 01-08-04
    Mark Decatur, AL, USA 01-08-04
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    "Does not belong in the 7 and under catagory!"

    I bought this for my daughters (4 and 6). Luckily they lost interest before the discussion of the conditions that would have to be met before she lost her virginity. The book is more interesting than the movie, but not as inocent.

    21 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan Kenmore, WA, United States 12-18-10
    Ryan Kenmore, WA, United States 12-18-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing!!!!!"

    This is an amazing book. Do not be fooled by the movie this is WAY better!!! It may have a sappy tital and a pinkish aperance but it is an amazing book that any non-girly-girl will LOVE!!! As for all the reviews about it is a bad book for young girls, I think its just fine. Im 11 and loved it, but I guess you shouldnt let a 7-year old listen to it. Overall, AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    ANDERSON DA FONSECA PAVAO 07-26-15
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    "Very good"

    The book is quite nice and Anne Hathaway is fantastic! I need the sequel now!

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    Dawn 05-19-15
    Dawn 05-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Anne Hathaway should narrate every book!"

    A great (and quick!) read. Mia's obliviousness is not over the top and adds amusement to an already fun and entertaining story. After listening- I now believe that Anne Hathaway should narrate every female-lead story from here until audio books end. The best I've heard in a long time!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wm. Concrete, WA, United States 03-28-04
    Wm. Concrete, WA, United States 03-28-04 Member Since 2005
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    "excrellent narration"

    First, get all three books! They tie together seamlessly.
    Very funny.
    Ann Hathaway's reading is superb. She puts you right into the character and her situations. She is able to change her voice to the point that it seems there are at least 3 different readers..
    The only down side to the books is the poor girl's obsessions with her figure (or lack of one), and "French kissing". Despite these negatives, I rate this as excellent family listening. Even our 12 year-old son was hoping there would be more books in this series.

    My wife adds that even after having seen the movie first it made the book even more enjoyable because the casting of the movie was not that far off for each of the characters except for Gran mere. We will definitely be listening to this book many more times.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "Anne Hathaway: The best choice for a reader"

    If you've ever watched the movies before, I'll let you know now it's not exactly the same. BUT, it does have the same appeal. I love the feel of it seeming like you're reading someone's diary, or rather they are reading it you.
    Would recommend for an easy, entertaining read.

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    CHO HYUN JUNG 01-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "narration is just perfect"

    I love Anne Hathway' narration, really enjoyed her narration. I hope to listen to more audio books of her

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    Shirley Chestermere, AB, Canada 09-10-15
    Shirley Chestermere, AB, Canada 09-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Such fun"

    Such fun to listen Anne Hathaway is such a treat perfectly representative of a 9th grade young woman. Easy and fun to listen to I will definitely check out more books by Meg Cabot when life calls for whimsy

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    Erin Lake Charles, LA, United States 07-02-15
    Erin Lake Charles, LA, United States 07-02-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Cute and funny!"

    Narrator is AMAZING!! Story is so fun for 7th-9th grade girls. Giving 4 stars since the allusions are a little dated for today's audience.

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    Amazon Customer St. Louis 03-02-15
    Amazon Customer St. Louis 03-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The Princess Diaries"

    I like the story it's light listening when the world gets a little too heavy. . VERY entertaining.

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