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The first instalment of The Lunar Chronicles - a futuristic reenvisioning of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic.

A forbidden romance. A deadly plague. Earth's fate hinges on one girl....

Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation.

Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future.

This is not the fairy tale you remember. But it's one you won't forget.

©2012 Marissa Meyer (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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Predictable but fun

For a long time I wasn’t keen on reading this book (as I’m not a sci-fi fan) but I had read so many good reviews on the Lunar Chronicles that I decided to give it a try. At first the book was hard to get into but after 2 hours of listening, I was sold. The narrator did an amazing job with the characters especially Iko. I really liked the protagonist “Cinder” and root for her enough to follow her story in the sequel.

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new version

I love this version of Cinderella. I was hesitant to get it due to I'm not the biggest fan of Cinderella. But this book is worth buying!

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  • tru.gough
  • 10-02-18

a great story

a great story that had me excited for the next in the series. not your simple cinderella the depth of the story and the level of action is really well written.

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  • Ms. V. J. Herrett
  • 09-30-18

Great take

This is a great take on a classic. A great start to the next three books. Some plots are perdictable. But still worth the listen. Off to get book two.

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  • Clarence
  • 09-26-18

Modern twist on an old fairy tale ish....

I liked this book, it was nicely fast paced and the interesting concepts. Modern or even futuristic spin on Cinderella tale , I'd be intrigued to see what's next for Cinder et al.

I'd like to hear more from this author and narrator

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  • KC
  • 08-21-18

Brilliant reimagining of Cinderella

Loved this book it kept me gripped from the start with its wonderful location, culture and storytelling. I enjoyed the narration.

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  • James
  • 08-10-18

Loved it

Couldn't stop listening to it why isn't it a TV series yet. brilliant told .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-17-18

Good but...

The reading of this book is amazing. The story on the whole is good but at times they fixate on weird point and it comes up again and again. It is a perfect book for a teenager or an easy listen. Not bad but with a bit more could have been great. Still worth a listen.

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  • Nada
  • 02-12-18

beautiful <3

Stayed up all night to finish it 😍😍 love the narration and the story is amazing. So glad i picked it up <3 <3

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  • juozas kasiulis
  • 11-04-17

interesting

Quite interesting and enjoyable audiobook. Really interesting take on well known story which keeps transforming in every page. Really good narration.

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  • Poppy
  • 08-25-17

Great fun!

Such a fun story! A great sci fi twist on a familiar tale.

To begin with I found the narrator's voice a bit grating but I got used to it quickly and she actually gave a great performance.

Very exciting and I can't wait to hear more.

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  • Lyndsey T.
  • 07-11-17

Fun Sci fi retelling of the Cinderella fairytale

I'm not usually into science fiction but I do love fairytale retellings so I wanted to give The Lunar Chronicles a try as they're hugely popular among YA readers online. I did enjoy the new twist on the old story, it's completely different to any other retelling I've ever come across, so it was fun to see where it differed and what was the same as the original. I'd recommend this book if you love fairytales and modern retellings, the Sci fi elements aren't too difficult to pick up even if you never read the genre, and the world building is first class. I'm looking forward to book two.

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  • Isabella
  • 04-05-17

Pretty good

I really enjoyed the book... I kinda guessed what was going to happen but it was still enjoyable watching how it unfolded. For a while I had avoided it but then I was like 'suck it up and read/listen to it!' And I did and am happy that I did.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-07-18

I ❤️ book 1

I can't wait to.download book 2, it's a wonderfully retelling of an old classic. I was loss in thevstory🌈🐶🦄

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  • Real reader
  • 05-07-18

Cinder: and just like that it’s over

Cinder was a wonderful and fresh story. I was disappointed with the lack of details surrounding the world around them and the Luner queen but other then that I loved it. It finished so abruptly that I am forced to buy the second book to find out what I am missing out on. I hope there will be more details.

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  • Kristine
  • 11-03-17

kara

loved the voice changes for each character and the overall story cant wait to read on

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