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The Selection Audiobook

The Selection: The Selection, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

For 35 girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth... to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels... to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want, and living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself - and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

©2012 Kiera Cass (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Ellen 01-19-16
    Ellen 01-19-16
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    "Narration not good on this book."
    How could the performance have been better?

    This didn't seem to bother my daughter but from a mom's perspective: The performance on this book was not good. Subsequent books are narrated by others and are easier to listen to. I don't know how to say to improve it other than use a narrator who uses appropriate intonation and doesn't sound whiney.


    Any additional comments?

    My daughter has really enjoyed this series. The narration on the first of the series is really awful and painful to listen to. Thankfully the narration improves on the second book.

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    Emma Rolen 01-13-16
    Emma Rolen 01-13-16
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    "LOVED this book!"

    My sister recommend this years ago and I just got around to reading this series. easy to read but the story drags it parts and skips ahead sometimes.

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    lizz 01-01-16
    lizz 01-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "LOVE<3"

    I am so glad I choose this series! it is amazing! I can not wait to listen to the ret of these books! so glad it transitions from my computer to my phone if i'm on the go!!

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    Karen Odonnell 12-24-15
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    "FANTASTIC"

    This book is truly amazing. I couldn't put it down. It was slow in the beginning but it really picked up! It made me feel like a little girl again dreaming of a future prince. It makes you want to some day find love like that😍

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    Taylor miller 12-16-15
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    "Awesome"

    Started off slow and I was a little confused but if you like any of the divergent series this is pretty close

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    Linda Lubbock 12-07-15
    Linda Lubbock 12-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "great story. mediocre reading."
    Would you listen to The Selection again? Why?

    i might. if i go through listening to the whole series once i've finished it. i'm already on the second book and i hope the story stays as good as it was.


    Any additional comments?

    decent ya fiction. not the absolute best, but good nonetheless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa 12-03-15
    Melissa 12-03-15
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    "Did someone say cliffhanger !"

    This is just as every other review has said the mix between the bachelor, hunger games, divergent and many other YA dystopian books that are so popular. Yes we have the love triangle and the world that is not so great. Having said that it was an easy "read" the characters are all good characters. You hate the ones you should and love the others. What I have to say was the worse part was the end. That is a cliffhanger. I'm so glad I started this series after most of the books if not all of them have been published. If I could just go on to the next book I might not have liked this one so much.

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    Stephanie White 11-30-15
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    "Drone Narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Selection to be better than the print version?

    I actually had to pick up the print version and read it instead of listening to this narrator. I wish I wouldn't have immediately gotten the other book on here if it's the same narrator.


    What other book might you compare The Selection to and why?

    This book is like the Hunger Games meets ABC's the Bachelor. I actually really liked the story. I can't wait to read the others.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Amy Rubinate?

    Someone like the narrator of 50 Shades of Grey. She did a great job!


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    TMI_Flow 11-19-15
    TMI_Flow 11-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing"

    I'm almost 40 and I enjoyed this. The process of the selection and America's journey makes you feel invested in her as a person.

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    Amy J. 11-09-15
    Amy J. 11-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful"

    Absolutely wonderful!!!!!! This book was great from beginning to end. I recommend to anyone teen through adult.

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