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 .
The Selection Audiobook

The Selection: The Selection, Book 1

Regular Price:$20.78
  • 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 -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (4928 )
5 star
 (2550)
4 star
 (1565)
3 star
 (588)
2 star
 (134)
1 star
 (91)
Overall
4.3 (4421 )
5 star
 (2301)
4 star
 (1313)
3 star
 (572)
2 star
 (150)
1 star
 (85)
Story
4.2 (4419 )
5 star
 (2148)
4 star
 (1305)
3 star
 (643)
2 star
 (213)
1 star
 (110)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Emma F. 03-03-16
    Emma F. 03-03-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So incredible"

    This book is amazing. The characters, the voice and writing style is all fantastic. I finished this book in 3 days an I am so excited to start the next book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Meredith 02-21-16
    Meredith 02-21-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    34
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Entertaining"

    Narration: It got better, but at first the narration was too robotic. None of the voices were irritating however, and that is always a bonus. Sometimes the narration of the opposite gender is not very good, but she did just fine.

    Story: It's not a super original concept, but I do have to say, I have no idea if she's going to pick the prince or her original person. It is well hidden and unpredictable, at least in my experience. I have a guess and a hope as to who she might go for, but it's really hard to say.

    Characters: well done, though you can tell it's written by a girl. The guys are kind of feely, but it's not painful to read or anything. They are still realistic. I like America and the other girls.

    Writing quality: very little description and scene changes are fast paced and occasionally jarring, but it might have been boring if t had been any slower. The author did not waste any time with frivolous descriptions of unimportant things, and in fact, she didn't describe much of anything at all unless you need to know it. I don't have much of a picture of the palace or anything, but the characters that are important I can see well enough in my mind's eye.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Eileen New Fairfield, CT, United States 02-18-16
    Eileen New Fairfield, CT, United States 02-18-16 Member Since 2011
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "ends abruptly have the next book ready"

    I know this is a series but it felt luke it ended out of no where and not as much had been wrapped up as i hoped. overall i enjoyed it though

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Marina 02-14-16
    Marina 02-14-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Recommend"

    This is an amazing book! And looking forward to of the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mitch H. Roseville, CA United States 02-13-16
    Mitch H. Roseville, CA United States 02-13-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Couldn't stop listening"

    the different voices were very good. the story held my attention. can't believe it end when it did. Made me feel like the story was just getting exciting, so make sure u have the 2nd book ready before u start the first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Vanessa 02-13-16
    Vanessa 02-13-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Selection"

    Absolutely loved it.. I couldn't put it down/stop listening. The narrator was boring, but bearable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    A. McMahan CA 02-12-16
    A. McMahan CA 02-12-16 Member Since 2016

    Pocobury

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A great story"

    To me the story line is a mixture of hunger games and the bachelor and divergent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Marcy 02-12-16
    Marcy 02-12-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Ending could have been a lot better."

    Wish it ended with a better cliff hanger. Will definitely be checking out the next two installments.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    ceilidhe 02-11-16
    ceilidhe 02-11-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    26
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Pre- teen haven"

    This book is very simple in its delivery and context . It did a good job of delivering an engaging story with some subtle darker elements. The romantic passion was both adorable and at times spicy :) the story is obviously for young girls, but I think an adult who enjoys being in love like a teenager :p would not be disappointed.
    I'm curious to see where the author takes the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ayerim 02-09-16
    Ayerim 02-09-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story"

    Good story. The performer is ok but not great but still delivers! I can't wait to listen to the next book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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.