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The Selection Audiobook

The Selection: The Selection, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

For 35 girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth... to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels... to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want, and living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself - and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

©2012 Kiera Cass (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Sharon OK, United States 05-02-12
    Sharon OK, United States 05-02-12 Member Since 2016

    Love Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Romance books.

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    "Impressed"

    I highly recommend this book if you are a YA fan. It was an interesting premise and well constructed. The diolage is very believable. The only bad thing about this one is that I have to wait for the next book in the trilogy to come out. Worth the credit.

    19 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Raven Cornelius Columbus, GA USA 05-21-12
    Raven Cornelius Columbus, GA USA 05-21-12
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    "Wonderful read"
    Would you listen to The Selection again? Why?

    Yes, I was drawn in from beginning to end


    What other book might you compare The Selection to and why?

    not sure, I want to say hunger games without the violence


    Which character – as performed by Amy Rubinate – was your favorite?

    America, she is the main character and the story is surrounded around her.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When America walks past her lost love in the palace


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for book two!

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Florencia Miami, FL, United States 05-18-12
    Florencia Miami, FL, United States 05-18-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Addicting!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely recommend! It is a fantastic read!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    More like what was my favorite character! I love the way the author was able to capture the love America felt for Aspen, along with the betrayal, abandonment and confusion most people experience when in love for the first time ever. I love the hesitation to jump back into what's known due to the pull of the unknown, maybe a new love?


    What about Amy Rubinate’s performance did you like?

    Captivating!


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

    I did not want to stop listening! I was crushed when I heard the words "end of book one"! I went straight on to audibles website, only to find that book 2 and 3 are not yet available! I was at the salon and said out loud "WHAT"!!!!!!! Everyone looked over at me and I had to explain I had just experienced the biggest cliffhanger without any resolve!!! When is the next book coming out???? PLEASE!!


    Any additional comments?

    Please, please, please, release the next one, SOON!!! Please!!!

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Tabitha WV, United States 07-21-12
    Tabitha WV, United States 07-21-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Smart Characters, and"
    Where does The Selection rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top.


    Which character – as performed by Amy Rubinate – was your favorite?

    She does an excellent job with them all, but I especially loved America.


    Any additional comments?

    I downloaded this book because of the cover. (I didn't even know what the book was about when I bought it.) I'm so glad I did: I loved it!

    A word of warning, it does cut off very suddenly, but I thought it was a great start to a series! It felt basically like a mixture of Hunger Games and the Bachelor. (More towards the Bachelor end, though) It was a lighter read, but it seems like it might become more deep and intriguing in the sequels.

    There were parts where I just couldn't stop smiling. The chemistry between America and Maxon was so good. They're one of my new favorite fictional couples. I liked Aspen too, but I loved Maxon!!!

    I really can't wait to read the next book.

    15 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Unchartered Territories 06-22-12
    Amazon Customer Unchartered Territories 06-22-12 Member Since 2009

    Look upward and see the wonders I've seen

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    "Not bad"
    Would you try another book from Kiera Cass and/or Amy Rubinate?

    I may read the second book in this trilogy. The story wasn't bad, but it was definately based on the Hunger Games, but instead of children fighting to the death, it's 35 women trying to win one man. I expected to hate this book but found it amusing and entertaining. The names were inane America Singer?? And she happens to he a singer??


    Would you recommend The Selection to your friends? Why or why not?

    Let me read the second one and then I will tell you.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I thought the narrator did a good job.


    Did The Selection inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-27-16

    prisno6

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    "Ridiculous"

    This book kept coming up on Audible recommendation lists. Finally, after it appeared on the repeat listen list, I put aside my misgivings and bought it. What an utterly ridiculous book! Teenage version of The Bachelor with a smattering of political intrigue. But the worst part is in several hours of listening, nothing happens! Oh sure, you have the stereotypical female fighting over a man, and some rebels fighting, although you never find out why, but other than winnowing the contestants down to the final six, nothing much changes from start to finish. Utter claptrap!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Kentfield, CA, United States 05-01-12
    Cindy Kentfield, CA, United States 05-01-12
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    "I can't believe I loved this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It depends on the friend, honestly, as a 30 year old woman, I'm a bit ashamed I loved this book. But I did. So I am more than happy to tell people I loved it - but I have no idea if they would or not.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The main character is spunky. She's awesome.


    Have you listened to any of Amy Rubinate’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me mad that the next book isn't coming out until 2013. Honestly - another person reviewed this, and said wait to get it until the next book came out - which sold me on getting the book. Should have listened to her. I can't believe I have to wait a year to figure out what happens - and since it's a trilogy - probably TWO years to know the end.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to see if A. the TV show is picked up, and B. If they can roll the next two books out any faster... :)

    14 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Bailey 05-07-16
    Bailey 05-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Bachelor meets hunger games"

    The reader is unlike any reader I've heard before, her voice sounds more similar to something ready by a computer. The story line is very similar to the bachelor. Multiple girls fighting for a man to love them, then add in 'casts' which are like districts in The Hunger Games I will not be finishing this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CELIA CANNAVINO 04-22-16
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    "Selection LOVER RIGHT HERE"

    I would recommend this book to everyone!
    I do really like this book
    Love this book
    It started me off and pushed me into the reading world and it will forever and always be my favorite book series not matter how many books I read (I've read A LOT since then)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie 12-31-15
    Stephanie 12-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Cute but predictable 💜"

    Good story line, dragged a bit in places and was somewhat predictable but overall it was cute. Even though I know the outcome of the story I'd still like to see how it plays out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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