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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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    Peyton 01-23-17
    Peyton 01-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Love love love"

    Perfect young adult series if you are into Cinderella type stories! There was so much more to this story than the romance but I fell in love with the main couple of the story and couldn't stop listening. I have heard that this book may be turning into a movie! I sure hope that is true!

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    sek1179 01-23-17
    sek1179 01-23-17
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    "Would be a great candidate for the movies!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Selection to be better than the print version?

    I love books that suck you in from the beginning & this is one of them. I have listened to all of the Selection series and as a 30+ year old woman I can honestly say that this isn't just for young girls, this really keeps you coming back for more. The story is a great one with highs and lows and I found myself many times giggling along or stressed out like I was right there in the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course it was America- she's a tough girl who can hold her own no matter who she is around & speaks her opinion rather others will like it or not.


    What about Amy Rubinate’s performance did you like?

    I think Amy did a great job of portraying all the different characters without the listener getting lost.


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

    It was probably the meet-cute where America met Prince Maxon.


    Any additional comments?

    All books were hard to stop listening to- I would listen to them at work and found myself not wanting to leave work because I knew I wouldn't be able to listen at home because there wasn't time.

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    Patti E Holland 01-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Didn't want to stop"

    This book had me from the go. The moment I started listening, well I didn't want to stop. I can't wait to listen to The Elite. I just love America Singer and how real and down to earth she is.

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    Deborah 01-16-17
    Deborah 01-16-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Story: Yes. Narrator: NO!"

    I enjoyed the storyline, and It left me wanting to know what happens in the next book. But the whole thing was all but ruined by this choice in narrators. I could hardly bear to listen to the monotone, lack luster reading the narrator gave. She seriously made me want to scream sometimes, how she had no emotion in her voice and almost sounded robotic sometimes. This narrator sucked the life out of all the characters, and I am dreading hearing her voice for the next however-many books there are in this series...🙄😖

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    Danielle Herndon SPRING, TX, US 01-10-17
    Danielle Herndon SPRING, TX, US 01-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "loved the story"

    loved the story, can't wait to start the elite. the only criticism is that the narrator used over pronunciation a bit at times and especially the first half of the book. now one to book number 2!!

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    Sofie 12-19-16
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    "Amazing"

    This book is literally the best book I have ever listened too or read. The way that she reads it is also quite good and is really clear.

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    Jennifer 12-18-16
    Jennifer 12-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Cheesy."

    My experience of this book would have been infinitely better with a different narrator. With such feminine themes (and a character who appears to go against the grain) I found the narrator far too feminine. Her voice was grating. The writing was cheesy. The characters poorly developed. Yet, I still want to find out what happens next.... Will I subject myself to the next book? Hmmm... I just don't know if I can.

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    Customer 12-10-16
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    "Fantastic!"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved listening to this audiobook. The author and the narrator were very good. I'm eager to listen to the next in the series.

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    lulu 12-02-16
    lulu 12-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "omgosh, I am so hooked"

    even in your 30's a girl can dream, very well write and full of suspense!

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    Karlyn Keller 11-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Mind candy"

    Think Hunger Games + The Bachelor = The Selection Series

    It's fun reading, a bit if mind candy. Doesn't take a lot of energy to read. If you are looking for a diversion and enjoy the traditional rags to riches story line then this one should hit home for you. I'm looking forward to the next story in the line.

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