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Cinderella Audiobook

Cinderella: A Real Life Fairytale

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If a dream is a wish your heart makes, then Cindee Ellis is in major trouble. There's no way Henry Christensen will ever notice her under all those oil stains and brake fluid splattered across her shirt. Unless - she's dead wrong about him. Join her with this real life fairytale set in the small town of Silver Creek to find out how she'll work her guts out to make her own happily ever after.

©2017 Jamie Brook Thompson (P)2017 Jamie Brook Thompson

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    Heath 05-11-17
    Heath 05-11-17 Member Since 2013

    Devourer of fantasy and romance, lover of all things fiction. I can be reached at castawaycreations at gmail dot com about reviews.

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    "A Modern Fairytale"

    This cute story has a little bit of everything! A handsome cowboy, an adorable wiener dog, best friendships, and a happily ever after. Cindee Ellis has lived in Silver Creek all her life with her uncle and his wife Marge and daughter Priscilla. Cindee's step aunt and step cousin are just as evil as in the traditional fairy tale, and Cindee is overworked, underpaid, and kept under their thumb by constant demands. Cindee works as a mechanic in her uncle's garage and is a genius under the hood. One day her lifelong crush Henry Christensen arrives to get his truck detailed, and despite her grease splattered clothes and tongue tied shyness, he actually flirts with her.

    I love a good makeover story, and I love a story where the girl is just as strong, independent, and knowledgeable as the love interest. This novella has both. The traditional gender role reversals are so well done. Even though the story is narrated by Cindee, it's easy to see why Henry likes her so much. She's strong, funny, and smart to boot. Her low self esteem caused by her living situation and family background is believable and it was great to tag along and watch her finally stand up for herself.

    I really didn't want the story to end, I wanted to hear more about this adorable couple. Luckily there's a short story from Henry's point of view called Henry's Courage available online.

    The narrator was perfect, her pace was spot on and her twang fit the story so well. A lot of Cindee's dialogue in the beginning of the story was in her head, and Angie Hickman did a good job differentiating between what was spoken aloud and what was not. This is my second story by the narrator and I can tell she's one to follow! I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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    Jan 05-07-17
    Jan 05-07-17 Member Since 2014
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    "sweet and clean"

    I enjoyed this twist on the fairytale story of Cinderella. This book by Jaime Brook Thompson was refreshing and somewhat original. The performance by Angie Hickman was fitting. I loved the awkward moments that were described in the story. I found this book to be very good and would listen to it again when in mood for sweet and clean. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 05-27-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great start"

    I got this book via audiobook boom. It is a beautiful adaptation of Cinderalla. I loved that she is the mechanic and he is the baker.

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    Swanangel15 05-26-17
    Swanangel15 05-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This was a short yet enjoyable read"

    I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the narrator.

    When I read the description of this book I was intrigued with it and I requested it. When I started to listen to it I was very entertained for half of the book. The other half, I was pretty annoyed with the main character Cindee Ellis. (Cool name though)

    The first part of the story was interesting with the awkward talking to her crush and trying something new to get his attention, even the part where her cousin got a truck stuck in a ditch was interesting, but after that the story got cliche.

    Cindee got really annoying and did not even have the courage to say goodbye to her best friend. She whined about everything and barely did anything about it.

    But even with that, I liked the book, especially the author's note at the end.

    The narrator gave a lot of interest to the story with how she was able to bring the characters to life, but I'm not really interested in reading the other books.

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    Ashalyn St. Louis, MO 05-21-17
    Ashalyn St. Louis, MO 05-21-17 Member Since 2016

    Ashalyn

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    "maybe better if not novella"

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I was very disappointed with the story. Although some cute parts I did not enjoy.

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    paul 05-21-17
    paul 05-21-17
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    "True to the Fairytale"

    First off I would listen to a phone book being read if it was Angie Hickman doing the reading. She brought these characters to life. Jamie Brook Thompson's modern take on this timeless tale was satisfying. I will look for more of her work. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Tanya M. Spiegel Miami, Florida 05-20-17
    Tanya M. Spiegel Miami, Florida 05-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    I saw this on Amazon scouts and had wanted to see where the story went. It is short and sweet but I had hope to see a lot more character development and story line. If your just looking for a short little pick me up this is fine. I liked what I got just wanted more. Greedy I guess. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

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    Claire America 05-19-17
    Claire America 05-19-17 Member Since 2014

    I read all kinds of books, but I have an obsession with paranormal and fantasy at the moment. Sorry about any spelling mistakes/typos.

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    "Brilliantly written"

    I’m not sure what I was expecting, but this book exceeded my expectations. There is no rich prince, there are no unrealistic settings or situations. This is just a love story set in a regular town involving regular people. But I would rather live this kind of fairy tale than the normal kind.

    This is such a sweet story, and the lead characters are so good together. I like that the story shows there’s no effortless happily ever after, and that a happy future and a strong relationship are things you need to work for every day.

    The narration was perfect for the story, it had a perky feeling to it. The character voices were great, I was particularly impressed with the male voices.

    This book was supplied free by the author/narrator/publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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    Ashley WA, USA 05-18-17
    Ashley WA, USA 05-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Short and sweet"

    This story is too short and really needs to be longer. Cindee is so relatable to the tomboys of the world who have a friend who plays Barbie with us and finally get a guys attention you've always wanted. This is the story I've always wanted written and never gotten till now. I love it even if its short. Its more than worth it to give it a try and listen to. If only it was longer and there could of been more.

    I received a free copy of thins audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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    Adriana B USA 05-16-17
    Adriana B USA 05-16-17 Member Since 2015

    Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato

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    "Modern Cinderella"

    This was a great short story. It was a very unique modern Cinderella. The story drew me in and kept me interested all the way to the conclusion.

    The narrator did a great job bringing the story to life.

    This is a great clean story with a very unique Cinderella. She is a mechanic and lives in a shed. Henry is a sweet guy that likes to bake. I enjoyed the fresh take on Cinderella. I'm looking forward to reading more books by Jamie Brook Thompson.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Layla
    5/19/17
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    "More of a realistic fairytale."
    Any additional comments?

    This is a clean, loose adaptation of Cinderella. The book is short but I believe it is the right length. I love the romance between the two characters and it is not what you would expect. if you are expecting a fairy godmother then you would be disappointed. It is more about friendship and how they help each other out when one of them needs help.
    I still liked it and thought it was different and realistic. The message I got was you have to help yourself (by working hard and never giving up) and being patient (it might take a long while) before things start to get better. It does have a happy ending.
    I would recommend this book to those who love romance and fairy tales.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audio book at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator.

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  • Bethany McCann
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    5/16/17
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    "Feeling Underwhelmed"

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audio book at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator

    I was expecting to really enjoy the story, I am a sucker for any type of romance especially if it takes on characteristics of my favorite childhood story, but I just didn't feel that the romance was built enough or that the characters had enough of a connection to be together. I would have paired Cindee with another character, yet I enjoyed the little Easter egg's surrounding the names, which I only realized later on as I heard the names multiple times.

    The performance aspect of the audio book I did enjoy and could see how you could become immersed in the world of audio books.

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  • A D.
    5/10/17
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    "Sweet, clean and inspiring"

    Inspired by the fairy tale, Jamie Brook Thompson's book is short, sweet and clean. It has a few sad aspects that are skimmed over because of the length of the story. I particularly love how the author has switched the usually gender defined careers of two protagonists, Cindy and Henry, and how naturally they fit. Overall, the story has a feel-good happiness peppered with a bit of small town drama. I just wish there was a little more explained about Godfrey, who has an important role to play. Perhaps there is another book?

    Angie Hickman's narration fits this book perfectly. Her voice has a sweetness that reflects the sweetness of Cindy's character to the T.

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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