We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 >   > 
The Princess Diaries: The Princess Diaries Volume 1 | [Meg Cabot]

The Princess Diaries: The Princess Diaries Volume 1

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.
Regular Price:$21.27
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (170 )
5 star
 (96)
4 star
 (43)
3 star
 (15)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (4)
Overall
4.2 (59 )
5 star
 (31)
4 star
 (14)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.7 (61 )
5 star
 (46)
4 star
 (12)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Mark Decatur, AL, USA 01-08-04
    Mark Decatur, AL, USA 01-08-04
    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "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.

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ryan Kenmore, WA, United States 12-18-10
    Ryan Kenmore, WA, United States 12-18-10 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "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
  •  
    Wm. Concrete, WA, United States 03-28-04
    Wm. Concrete, WA, United States 03-28-04 Member Since 2001
    HELPFUL VOTES
    58
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    184
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    "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
  •  
    JuneParmer South Carolina 06-04-13
    JuneParmer South Carolina 06-04-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm all about challenging myself lately so I'm using books to do that. They inspire & engage me so I can see what works. Reading is my life.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Princess Diaries to be better than the print version?

    It's been a while since I have read the book but I did like Anne Hathaway's performance. She did a really good job but the book was just as fun to read too.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The best part about Meg Cabot as an author is that she will make you burst out laughing. She is witty and fun to listen to or read. This book will make you smile a lot but you still connect to the character really well.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have seen the movie STILL read this book. It's funny, smart, and still to this day one of my favorite books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jillian Waynesburg, pa, United States 07-10-12
    Jillian Waynesburg, pa, United States 07-10-12 Member Since 2009
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    55
    17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Light and Happy"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It was light and happy


    What other book might you compare The Princess Diaries to and why?

    Confessions of a shop a holic. It just was a nice easy read


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Mia telling off Josh for being a jerk and a publicity hog


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not really. Just nice reminders of how crazy I was in 9th grade


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    tracy thatcher, AZ, United States 04-21-08
    tracy thatcher, AZ, United States 04-21-08 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    105
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    335
    62
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    0
    Overall
    "A little cheese with that whine?"

    I bought this for my 10 year old daughter because we liked the movie so much. I'm glad I listened to it first. I suppose the whining of the main character would be fine for a young reader, but the references to testicle cancer, mother having a man sleep over, french kissing, and loss of virginity are not. This one will not make it to her ipod.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bev Alton, IL, USA 08-28-07
    Bev Alton, IL, USA 08-28-07 Member Since 2003
    HELPFUL VOTES
    168
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    279
    105
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    8
    0
    Overall
    "Quick Read"

    Very cute book, lots of teenage agnst.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Satoru kanazawa IshikawaJapan 05-31-06
    Satoru kanazawa IshikawaJapan 05-31-06
    HELPFUL VOTES
    25
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "great listen"

    This book is one of the best.
    I recommend it to all the listeners.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Alison Reading, MA, United States 08-15-04
    Alison Reading, MA, United States 08-15-04 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    35
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    54
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    5
    Overall
    "I loved this series!"

    Even being in my twenties, I still enjoyed listening to The Princess Diaries. Anne Hathaway's narration is great, and she will make you love Mia. The books are very different from the movies. I recommend all five books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amanda Galesburg, MI United States 10-06-08
    Amanda Galesburg, MI United States 10-06-08 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    33
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Good Book for Everyone"

    This is a great book for kids and adults a like. Is different from the movie but both are great! Would highly recommend.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 10 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.