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Geekerella Audiobook

Geekerella: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad's old costume, Elle's determined to win - unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons - before he was famous. Now they're nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake - until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

Part-romance, part-love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.

©2017 Ashley Poston (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Doha New York, NY, United States 04-19-17
    Doha New York, NY, United States 04-19-17 Member Since 2010

    I like to read VERY much .. I'm obsessed with reading I don't have time to actually read a book so I've been a listener for three years now

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    "Very Adorkable :D"

    I really enjoyed this story more that I expected .. it was such a breath of fresh air to me and it's been a while since I was last immersed myself in a story like that .. it made me smile the kind of smile that made my cheeks hurt and I still kept smiling, I LOVED the main characters Elle and Darien and I was shipping them so hard that I finished the whole book in one day
    I did have a problem with the audio quality, I noticed there were a lot of repeated sentences and the male narrator sometimes forgets to say some words, but overall this book was amazing and highly recommended

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Nuzhat 04-18-17
    Nuzhat 04-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely Loved it!!😍😍😍"

    Both narrations and the story were perfect. This is the first time I felt so connected to a main character in a story. My favorite part was was not just the texts but when Elle started converting Sage to a Star Gunner and kept Darian updated on the progress. it was one my most favorite scenes after Darian's first stunt scene for the movie and second to the last few scenes when Sage breaks entry into the Country club.

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    Kathleen Y. Danis 05-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fresh new take on the Cinderella tale"

    I'm what you would call an older woman :-), but I always love a good Cinderella spin off. This book was a nice and well done. The storyline was modernized and well written. If you were looking for a light fun read this is it. Regarding the audiobook though, there are a lot of editing errors, such as repeated sentences. But I easily overlooked those as I enjoyed the story so much.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vanessa 05-05-17
    Vanessa 05-05-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Bad editing"

    The story itself is a fun spin on a classic Cinderella story. The editing of the audio book however definitely needs working on. Multiple times there are lines which are repeated for no reason and other bad editing notes.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Liz 07-16-17
    Liz 07-16-17 Member Since 2016

    Hi! I'm a theatre geek who loves romantic books, but my dark side is made of mystery thriller books. Anything that's dramatic basically.

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    "Warning: You will fangirl/fanboy over this book"

    As a geek myself, I fangirled with every chapter just like how Elle would fangirl over Starfield. I loved the references and understood all but one. My favorite thing was how well I could relate to Elle and Darrien(?) with their passion and love for Starfield. It made me feel like I was right there with them watching and understanding the show. The narration for Darrien took me a while to get used to but once you really get into the book it becomes perfect and flows well with the book. Otherwise an amazing book and I can't wait to listen/read it again in the future.

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    Elizabeth Wilmington, DE, United States 07-01-17
    Elizabeth Wilmington, DE, United States 07-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "fun book, but geeks be warned"

    there were some mispronounced sci-fi words that took me out of the story. other than a word every so often I would totally recommend it.

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    Izzy 06-26-17
    Izzy 06-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    It took a while for me to warm up to the narrators voices, but overall I enjoyed it. The story is predictable but charming.

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    S Die Wilgers, South Africa 06-24-17
    S Die Wilgers, South Africa 06-24-17
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    "Much Ado About Nothing"
    What disappointed you about Geekerella?

    Absence of plot and real characters.


    What was most disappointing about Ashley Poston’s story?

    Teenage angst, even when wrapped up with a pretty bow, is deeply depressing.


    What didn’t you like about Eileen Stevens and Tristan Morris ’s performance?

    Luke warm


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The end.


    Any additional comments?

    To avoid wasted time and frustration Always read the reviews before purchasing a book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nama 06-05-17
    Nama 06-05-17 Member Since 2017

    I'm a nerd. I'm a writer. I laugh at everything.

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    "Greatest Cinderella Adaptation Ever"
    Where does Geekerella rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As the first fictional book I've read for fun using Audible, this is the best I've listened to so far.


    What other book might you compare Geekerella to and why?

    The first thing I would compare it to would be "The Future of Us" by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, but that's only due to the double-narration.


    Have you listened to any of Eileen Stevens and Tristan Morris ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not heard either of these narrators before.


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

    I don't think I could sit through the whole thing, ten hours is a long time, but I would continuously get sucked into the story and just want to hear what happened next immediately.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the best adaptation of Cinderella I've ever experienced. I love how the "Prince" character is deeply fleshed out and realized in a way that had me more interested in him then "Cinderella" herself at times! That being said, both storylines were richly entertaining and the idea of having them talk to each other before actually meeting was a great one. I'm very happy with this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    7/11/17
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    "Well, I enjoyd it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd absolutely recommend this book it's a very entertaining listen.


    What about Eileen Stevens and Tristan Morris ’s performance did you like?

    They were generally very good, but someone should have made sure they both knew how to pronounce some of the words associated with the geekdoms the characterd talked about - I mean not knowing how to pronounce Dalek is a pretty obvious mistake.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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