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  • The Elite

  • The Selection, Book 2
  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,026

The selection began with 35 girls. Now, with the group narrowed down to the Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon's love is fiercer than ever. The closer America gets to the crown, the more she struggles to figure out where her heart truly lies. Each moment she spends with Maxon is like a fairy tale, filled with breathless, glittering romance. But whenever she sees her first love, Aspen, standing guard, she's swept up in longing for the life they'd planned to share.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I confess -- I really like this series!

  • By AudioAddict on 08-30-13

Where do I begin? It's wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 04-25-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Elite to be better than the print version?

I bought the print version and the audiobook. I started off with listening to it and switched for the last half of the book to reading it. I have to say I read faster than the narrator reads it but I didn't see any drawbacks to either.

Have you listened to any of Amy Rubinate’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Her voice/tone seemed a little different in this book compared to The Selection. It didn't take me long to adjust to it though. I'm glad they kept the same reader because I'm not sure I would have wanted to listen to a new reader for this book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Well, I finished the book in nearly one sitting. Like I said above though, I switched off to reading it on the second half.

Any additional comments?

This book brought me on an emotional roller coaster. It's a great follow up to The Selection and it leaves you pretty well wrapped up at the end so you're not sitting on the end of your seat until "The One" comes out. However, on page 305 (hardcover book edition - not sure what chapter it is at the top of my head) I was sure I was going to be angry with the way it was going and had to force myself to keep reading the last 20 or so pages. Kiera Cass does a great job at drawing you into her words and you become very involved with the relationships and characters she writes about it. I highly recommend this to most people I talk to (females, not so much the males) since it really is at the heart a romance novel.

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  • Just One Day

  • By: Gayle Forman
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

A breathtaking journey toward self-discovery and true love, from the author of If I Stay. When sheltered American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gorgeous and Intense

  • By The Reading Date on 02-06-14

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 02-14-13

A beautiful story of love and loss and finding yourself along the way. The narrator does a great job at portraying the characters and drawing you deep within the book. I seriously can not wait until fall for Willem's story.

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