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Cinder Audiobook

Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles

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Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl....

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

©2012 Marissa Meyer (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    Jadyn Davis 10-13-16
    Jadyn Davis 10-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Well read and well written"

    The reader's accents are very great and not distracting from the story, I love it when the doctor speaks :)

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    Steve 10-04-16
    Steve 10-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Cinder is awesome"

    Cinder is at here shop and peony got the disease cinder got it then she was amuned and it went away
    It is awesome and there is nothing wrong with it

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    Varina United States 10-01-16
    Varina United States 10-01-16 Member Since 2017

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    "I love this"

    I'm writing this review retroactively. I already read all the books ad loved them all. This is definitely worth reading.

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    Amanda 09-29-16
    Amanda 09-29-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Good read"

    I enjoyed it. Although Cinders personality at times made me upset. But I suppose it was understandable considering her situation.

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    Jeremiah 09-25-16
    Jeremiah 09-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "What's not to like?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure I would, I actually thought it was a pretty neat take on the Cinderella story. Granted it was a bit loose on the connections at times but then she would remind you with a small tidbit. It was interesting and kept my interest throughout the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think besides Cinder my favorite character was her android companion. (I've blanked on her name at the moment.) She always seemed to lighten the mood and said something funny at the time to ease the tension. Which in real life a good friend would try to do.


    What about Rebecca Soler’s performance did you like?

    She did a good job of varying voices for the different characters, I'm not really complaining about the work she did for the android and computer system voices. But I listened to a Doctor who book before this and they had a voice changer that they used to make a robotic voice in that reading. I bet something similar would be a good fit for this story.


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

    I did want to listen to it all. But of course not enough time to do that. It did make me want to know what happens next.


    Any additional comments?

    I think a few people judge this book a little too harshly, Some made comments about why there are roads. Which they basically answered in the book seeing as hovers had to be over the road where the magnetic tracks were in the ground. As to why there were roads as well would be obviously because people still have to walk around some.

    People also failed to recall in this world it's past WW4. It wouldn't be completely implausible we lost some of our technological prowess after nuclear detonations and the like. Also seeing that it's a completely different society from today where we wouldn't (hopefully) condone basically having slaves. It wouldn't be too shocking that in this world they may do things differently with trying to cure diseases such as the plague in the book. Including using live specimens.

    I was a little confused how the old world car was still in a junk yard. But on the other hand it wouldn't be too surprising if someone had kept one for a long time as a part of a collection at one time and maybe it just got too hard to keep any longer. Gas for a car like that might be hard to come by but then, you could make a car run on alcohol if you wanted to so yeah not too shocked there either.

    The fact is, if you can't work out these kinds of situations for yourself and you -need- an author to spell out every detail to you, you are probably lacking the imagination needed for a book like this. There's only a couple of things far less obvious than those I was curious about. One would be how they contain the plague when they just pile everyone in a warehouse. Seems pretty risky, personally. And then what they do with the bodies. I'm sue they incinerate them, but if they had a better way of disposing of them it would be interesting to know.

    In the end, it was a good book. I've started on the next one and looking forward to seeing where the story goes. :)

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    Amazon Customer 09-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The best book series"

    Love this. I am a 45 father and think I have now experienced the most well thought out series on audible. My whole family has enjoyed listening to the tale of Cinder.

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    alta g. lewis 09-21-16
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    "loved it!!"

    Great listen!! I was surprised by the abrupt ending. can't wait to hear the next one

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    laura 09-10-16
    laura 09-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Smart and entertaining twist on a fairy tale."

    This teen novel offers an adventure tale that provides content for reflection beyond a simple youthful romance or a relatable and defiant heroine. The familiar sci-fi warnings about class systems and concentrated power ring true in today's political landscape.

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    Amazon Customer 08-29-16
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    "Good for a carride"
    What other book might you compare Cinder to and why?

    This is a re-telling of Cinderella. And a good one at that. Think about almost any decent fairy tail re-imagined story you can think of.


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    CountryMama1 08-28-16
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    "Loved this book and the series. One of my all time favorites."

    I absolutely loved this book- the story, the characters and the reading. Better yet, I have read the whole series and loved all of the them. Meyer writes a about a dystopia where there is war and it doesn't feel like the conflict is an afterthought as it does in many YA books. I love the play on the classic fairy tails- it adds a level of depth to the well woven stories.

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