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Adrianna Fitzwater

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  • The Virgin and the Beast

  • By: Stasia Black
  • Narrated by: Cameron O'Malley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 375

My whole life has been about waiting. Playing it safe. Be the good girl, don't color outside the lines. Put in the hard work trying to prove myself to Dad, then to my college professors, then to my boss at New World Media. Just waiting for the day when it will all pay off. And right when it was all starting to - I finally had the house, the job, I was even thinking about getting a cat-boom! - my life explodes and suddenly now I'm here and - "All done," the doctor interrupts my thoughts, pulling off her gloves with a loud snap.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I'm still not sure what to think about this one...

  • By Claire on 11-08-17

SIT DOWN AND BUCKLE UP BECAUSE THIS BOOK WILL TAKE YOU ON A WILD RIDE!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-17

Yes that pun was intended. When I was first looking into this book I read some of the reviews and noticed a lot of them were negative because of the controlling and abusive temperament of the main male character Xavier. I quickly realized as the book when on that this was true and was outraged by the way that he truly crushes her into the mold of who he wants her to be. However, when I reached the end of the novel I realized that it wasn't truly him and encourage anyone who reads it to stick it out till the end. This modern twist on a classic childhood story is truly perfect and it couldn't have been executed more perfectly. Many more talked about how the narrator wasn't a wise choice because her voice was kind of rough and horse. However, once again, I don't think I could have chosen a better voice for Mel. She's a strong business woman and I think that choosing such a husky voiced narrator was the perfect choice to convey her strong attitude and will to remain independent.

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