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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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    JenniD8604 06-01-16
    JenniD8604 06-01-16 Member Since 2017
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    "wow just wow"

    amazing book. beautiful story. so need to get the entire series bc this tale is addicting!

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    Amazon Customer 05-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "interesting"

    My first impression was that Elizabeth Bennett and Katnis Everdeen had been merged. As the book progressed the similarities weren't quite as obvious but still there. America is pretty likeable as a character. My biggest complaint, and it's not that big, is the narration. I read a lot of YA books because I enjoy them, but the narrators don't seem to pack as much punch as narrators for adult books. I understand the voice has to be age appropriate but there doesn't seem to be as much feeling. All and all it was a good read and I will continue reading.

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    Brandie Froberg 05-23-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Bachelor meets royalty"

    this book is so good it reminds me so much of the bachelor but with royalty. given the making out and kind of sexual references I would say it's probably better suited for 13 and up. but it is pretty subtle so somebody under 13 can probably get away reading it okay. I love the kindness of The Prince and America's battle between whether she loves Aspen or the prince. as much as I like Aspen I like the prince much more.

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    Emily 05-23-16
    Emily 05-23-16
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    "Amazing!"

    this book is a new favorite of mine. I can not wait to listen to the next book. characters are relateable. I cld not stop listen.

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    Allyson 05-19-16
    Allyson 05-19-16
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    "Excitingly boring"

    Book was very good, reader was very boring. Sounded like a translator app the whole time. Only thing that got me through it was the plot itself.

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    Andrew Orton 05-19-16
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    "entertaining"

    This story feels like a mix of princess diaries, meets the bachelor, meets hunger games. Not a super original idea, but the story is interesting enough I want to continue the series.

    Narrator is neither the best more the worst I've heard. She doesn't distract from the story.

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    Amazon customer 05-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book!!"

    This book was amazing! After the 3rd chapter I was hooked! I finished listening to it in about a week. It is perfect to listen to while driving. If you enjoy the bachelor you will love this book.

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    Nicol 05-13-16
    Nicol 05-13-16
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    "Thrilling and Exciting!!!"

    This is a great story with a great narrator. I love the cross between "Hunger Games and In Time (casts) meets The Bachelor and America's Next Top Model. Loving it and am getting ready to listen to book 2...

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    Amazon Customer Bellevue, WA 05-09-16
    Amazon Customer Bellevue, WA 05-09-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Remember it is YA"

    This is not one of those YA books that is good for all ages. It is pretty juvenile and filled with angst. If they used clear communication, it would be 80% shorter.

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    Jesse 05-09-16
    Jesse 05-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I liked listening to this book"

    it was fun listening to Americus struggle to stay aloft when she was falling in love.

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  • Rebecca Rubens
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    5/28/13
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    "Easy listener."

    This one grabbed me from chapter one. I loved how the story unfolds and how relationships develop. It's a feel good, though very predictable. The cliff hanger ending is frustrating but now that the sequel 'The Elite' is out and read I'm happier.... but once again left hanging for the finale. So far, I preferred book one of the two, but don't bother if you don't intend to buy both it'll just leave you frustrated.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sara
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    4/13/13
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    "Worth a listen"

    Not a particularly high paced story but you do start to wonder what will happen next. I typical love triangle storyline but with a slight twist on 'The Selection'.

    My advice would be to wait until 'The Elite' comes out because this book has been left on a bit of a cliffhanger and you won't want to wait too long for book 2.

    Happy listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kindling Micky
    United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable"

    This was a very engaging book, set in a future time where people are born into certain 'classes'. The female lead character gets a chance to move to the highest class and secure her family's future by putting in for selection to marry the prince. An eventual love triangle ensues. Great listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • sar1386
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    "Excellent story, A must read for all"

    I loved this so much, the storyline is excellent but the characters make this story! It was amazing, you follow a journey of America where you truly see her grow and develop into a lovely young woman. This book had me shouting, clapping, laughing all at the same time and I can't wait to begin the sequel. I thoroughly enjoyed this and would recommend to everyone.

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