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Cinder

The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1
Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
Series: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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Summary

The first instalment of The Lunar Chronicles - a futuristic reenvisioning of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic.

A forbidden romance. A deadly plague. Earth's fate hinges on one girl....

Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation.

Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future.

This is not the fairy tale you remember. But it's one you won't forget.

©2012 Marissa Meyer (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
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beautiful <3

Stayed up all night to finish it 😍😍 love the narration and the story is amazing. So glad i picked it up <3 <3

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Interesting concept but needed better editing

I liked the concept but the main character is far too self absorbed and the plot twists are far too obvious.

The narrator does well to bring out the positives in the main character but her accents are cringeworthy and I am left feeling that this book could have been so much better.

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Addictive

The characters drew me in from the beginning. A little predictable but still utterly charming

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Good but...

The reading of this book is amazing. The story on the whole is good but at times they fixate on weird point and it comes up again and again. It is a perfect book for a teenager or an easy listen. Not bad but with a bit more could have been great. Still worth a listen.

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Love love love

I’ve read this before and I loved hearing it now as much as I read it then. It’s my favorite series. Rebecca Soler does an amazing job with reading it and the accents she puts on for the different characters never fail to make me all that much more interested in what’s happening.

Brilliant. 👌🏻👌🏻

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a great story

a great story that had me excited for the next in the series. not your simple cinderella the depth of the story and the level of action is really well written.

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Great take

This is a great take on a classic. A great start to the next three books. Some plots are perdictable. But still worth the listen. Off to get book two.

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Modern twist on an old fairy tale ish....

I liked this book, it was nicely fast paced and the interesting concepts. Modern or even futuristic spin on Cinderella tale , I'd be intrigued to see what's next for Cinder et al.

I'd like to hear more from this author and narrator

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Amazing story. Beautifully written and narrated

Loved it. Such a great story. I was so absorbed I listened to it all in just a few days! Certainly made washing up more interesting!

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Fantastic!!

Absolutely fantastic storyline with captivating characters and brilliant narration! Cinder proved to be a brilliant protagonist and the world building was extremely interesting. Im excited to read the next in the serise

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  • Andia
  • 20-07-19

Amazed!!

This book was truly an amazing listen. I was recommended to this collection by my friend and so far I am amazed. Now it's on to the second one!

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  • Asian reviwer
  • 22-05-18

Predictable but fun

For a long time I wasn’t keen on reading this book (as I’m not a sci-fi fan) but I had read so many good reviews on the Lunar Chronicles that I decided to give it a try. At first the book was hard to get into but after 2 hours of listening, I was sold. The narrator did an amazing job with the characters especially Iko. I really liked the protagonist “Cinder” and root for her enough to follow her story in the sequel.

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  • Camilla
  • 22-05-17

new version

I love this version of Cinderella. I was hesitant to get it due to I'm not the biggest fan of Cinderella. But this book is worth buying!