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The Ugly Stepsister  Audiobook

The Ugly Stepsister 

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Publisher's Summary

What if you are trapped in a fairy tale book?

When Kat accidentally rips apart an old childhood picturebook, she's magically transported into the world of Cinderella - as Katriona, one of the ugly stepsisters! To get back, she'll have to complete the story, right to the end of happily ever after. But the odds are huge: The other stepsister is movie-star gorgeous, the fairy godmother is nowhere to be found, and the prince isn't interested in balls at all. Can she ever return to the real world?

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    dwalters 07-12-16
    dwalters 07-12-16
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    "AMAZING"

    this book was absolutely amazing
    must read for anyone who cherishes a good fairy tale!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    michele lynn turner 06-13-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it"

    Hope the next one comes out soon. Absolutely loved this book!!! It's a must read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jana Giacomi Ben Lomond 09-29-16
    Jana Giacomi Ben Lomond 09-29-16 Member Since 2014

    I had been an avid reader but with limited free time to read I discovered audio books as my solution! I listen while doing chores!

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    "Enjoyable!!!"

    Got this on my Kindle Unlimited in audio. I had loaded it a few days ago for when I finished series I was reading until other book I wanted was released. The story was so well done and engaging in couldn't turn it off. I listened to it straight through. I highly recommend!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon 08-08-16
    Shannon 08-08-16
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    "Amazing!"

    This book was amazing and I couldn't put it down. It's totally kept my attention from beginning to end! I loved every minute and didn't want it to end! I can't want to read book two!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle Wallen Xenia, Ohio 06-18-17
    Danielle Wallen Xenia, Ohio 06-18-17 Member Since 2017

    Danicole

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    "Worth the read"

    I immensely enjoyed this series! I recommend the read! If you're into fantasy, I think you'll love it. I did. I still think of the books and characters weeks later.

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    Talkdtwo 06-15-17
    Talkdtwo 06-15-17 Member Since 2013

    Reclaiming Victory

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    "A Stand-Out Book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Ugly Stepsister  the most enjoyable?

    This was a great story with twists and turns that kept me listening.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The great part of this story is that each character stood out on their own. No one was favorite. It was a great blend.


    What about Luci Christian’s performance did you like?

    Really excellent. Her reading was just at the right pace. She sounded the part of the main character. Her voice change for characters was excellent.


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

    I really enjoyed how the "Happily Ever After," was not what was expected.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is written with Teens in mind... I'm 60. Totally enjoyed it. It's a twist on the traditional Cinderella story. A teen in our current society enters into "story world" as one of the Ugly Stepsisters. Because of a mistake she made, she has to see the story to it's "Happily Ever After" conclusion. It was never boring. I couldn't wait to listen to the next part as I drove home from work. It was fun, funny, with tension, romance and mystery. A stand-out read.

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    Krista Jasper 05-27-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Who's happily ever after?"

    Wow! This story was intriguing and exciting. Some fairy tale retellings can seem forced to fit certain parameters; however, The Ugly Stepsister revealed many twists and unexpected turns. Even the ending surprised me - not the epilogue in the last chapter, but the end of the Cinderella portion. I am pleased to learn there is more to the story... I am sad that it is not yet available on Audible, but I purchased it in print. I do want to know what happens next. There is also a short story that seems to take place between the first and second instalments. If you enjoy a fractured fairy tale, this is an excellent option. As the title suggests, it is told from one of the ugly stepsister's point of view - the younger sister in fact, but even she isn't herself so to speak. Sounds fun, right?

    Luci Christian's narration is fantastic. I have no idea if she is from North America or from the United Kingdom or neither, but her voices and accents are excellent. I'm Canadian so I will say her British accents are amazing, denoting class, intelligence and gender. Yet, the main character and narratives are done with a North American vernacular again not differing from a native. I believe it is difficult to carry this off easily and it takes a strong vocal talent to do so seamlessly. Christian is such a talent. I'm sure I will be hearing her voices in my head as I read the next story in print.

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    tracy smith 02-25-17
    tracy smith 02-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent series"

    good read for fairytale lovers. listened to audio and was awesome cant wait for next one

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    AvidReader 02-06-17
    AvidReader 02-06-17
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    "Original and clever re-telling"

    I actually loved this original and clever fairy tale re-telling! It's so well don and creative! My only criticism is that the narrator forgot to use the Aussie accent at the end of the story. Otherwise, it's a great book!

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    megan titus 01-27-17
    megan titus 01-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it!"

    If you like books like Cinder, Dorothy Must Die, or The Madman's daughter they you'll enjoy this book as well. While the main plot is slightly predictable the characters their adventures along the way make up for it. It's a fun and lighthearted story that I couldn't put down and was sad when it ended!

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