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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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    Cheekyreviews 03-17-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it!!"

    I really enjoyed it. The story of Cinderella has never been so well retold! This was well written and preformed. I loved it!!!

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    Spiritfury 03-17-17
    Spiritfury 03-17-17
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    "Great for fairy tale lovers"

    I'm normally not a fan of reading alternative story lines but the author integrated creative new ideas to bring a futuristic twist to the time aged tale of Cinderella. Give it a read as it is a short and simple novel.

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    Alicia C. 02-28-17
    Alicia C. 02-28-17
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    "Enjoyed every minute!"

    Absolutely entertaining. This book is creatively written. If fun and interesting is what you're looking for, give it a chance. The narrater is fantastic!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    GLENNO 01-17-17
    GLENNO 01-17-17 Member Since 2013

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    "Clever, futuristic take-off on Cinderella"

    Meyer does a great job of interweaving the story elements from the Cinderella story into a well-told tale that takes place sometime in Earth's future--a world of androids, cyborgs, and hovercars.

    The main characters were likable and relatable. That is an important factor for me in enjoying any story, movie, TV show, or video game. I don't have to like the villains necessarily (although sometimes I do) but I do need them to be compelling and worthy opponents.

    There is some violence but not over the top. There are no sexual themes or actions (a kiss or two maybe). So I would be comfortable letting a pre-teen read this book, depending on whether the parents think their child can handle some violence and death and the ravages of a deadly plague.

    The narrator does a nice job representing the characters. I never doubted which one was talking, which can be a problem with some narrators.

    I have already started the sequel. That should tell you something right there.

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    Sara FORT WAYNE, IN, United States 12-08-16
    Sara FORT WAYNE, IN, United States 12-08-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Manga meets fan fiction"

    I agree with the other reviewers who say this is a young adult novel where the plot has lots of holes. It's all pretty predictable and I didn't find the ending surprising much. However, the story is creative and interesting. So much so that I will probably spend a credit on the sequel.

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    italiansrock22 09-08-16
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    "Meh"

    Something about this book intrigued me and I had it in my wish list for a while. I bought this book during a sale that audible had and I'm glad I did. I would have been pretty upset paying full price because it really wasn't great. There are a few intriguing parts and the book ends as if there will be another one but it left a lot to be desired. The narrators voice wasn't too pleasant to my ears and the story seemed to drag many times. The main character annoyed me with how wimpy and weak she was when she's supposed to be the heroine. I think this is supposed to be a spin off on Cinderella but apart from the evil step-mom and step-sisters there isn't much else in common which is a good thing if you're looking for a new story. If you get the book on sale it may be worth it but with so many other book options out there, this may be one to skip. I think the book has potential and the authors creativity is great but it needs some rewrites to make it less boring.

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    Cynthia Shepp 04-30-16 Member Since 2017

    Fiction Book Editor. Audio Book Lover. Mom of Three. Wife of One.

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    "Great story!"

    I really enjoyed this unique retelling of Cinderella. Besides the subtle undertones of the classic, nothing is what it seems. The narrator was amazing as well.

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    Claudia H Philadelphia, PA 07-02-15
    Claudia H Philadelphia, PA 07-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Cinderella with a Twist"

    A young cyborg girl, named Cinder, lives in New Beijing with her step-mother and two step-sisters. In the Cinderella fashion, her step mother makes her go out every day and work, without allowing her to keep any of the money she makes; she is a renowned mechanic that can repair almost anything, but mostly fixes androids and port screens. Both her step-mother and older step-sister is mean to her, blaming her for everything and taunt her often, especially for being a cyborg, "who can't even cry". She has a special bond with her younger step sister, Peony and her android Iko. She is living an mundane life until one day, Prince Kai comes to her booth with an android in need of repair. This is the stepping stone for the story that evolves into a romantic story, with an evil queen and lots of surprises.

    This is a good YA book. I purchased it originally because I thought it would be nice break from some of the other books that I had been listening to lately. I liked this story much more than I expected, and when it was over, I wanted to go immediately into the next book (which I did).

    The story wasn't too similar to a Cinderella fair tale, which I was slightly concerned about upon first reading the description of the story. It's a new twist on a well known story. Even though you think you know how it will go; you don't.

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    Farrell 09-11-14
    Farrell 09-11-14

    Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.

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    "Best Cinderella story yet"

    This has to be the best Cindarella variant I've heard yet. I enjoyed to the relationship to the original Cinderella but slowing for a new story.

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    Rita Mckinleyville, CA, USA 12-07-12
    Rita Mckinleyville, CA, USA 12-07-12
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    "um, does this cyborg foot fit you?"

    This book was sweet and even though it followed a basic over-told and over-rewritten story, it had a true spark of originality. Cinderella story aside it was still utterly predictable. But i shed a couple tears, laughed out loud and all in all had great fun reading this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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