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Beauty and the Beast: A Real Life Fairytale Audiobook

Beauty and the Beast: A Real Life Fairytale: Silver Creek Novella Series

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Publisher's Summary

There's a tale as old as time of two people falling in love, but what happens when Belle won't have anything to do with it? Join her in this real life fairytale set in the small town of Silver Creek to find out how she'll transform the town's beast into a handsome prince with her heart, not her beautician skills.

©2017 Jamie Brook Thompson (P)2017 Jamie Brook Thompson

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    Layla 15/08/2017
    Layla 15/08/2017
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    "An OK story."
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    This is a modern retelling of beauty and the beast.
    If you like short and sweet books then this is for you.

    I read the first book and really liked it so I thought I'll give this a go. However I preferred the first book (a modern retelling of Cinderella) more then this one.

    I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A D. 21/06/2017
    A D. 21/06/2017
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    "Short, sweet modern take to a classic fairy tale"

    If you like fairy tales and you want something quick and easy to listen to, this book fits the bill. The story is a modern interpretation of the classic Beauty and the Beast, down to the names of some of the characters. The story is actually quite similar to the original but also features a little suspense, rotary and mobile phones and the sweetest HEA. It featured characters from an earlier book the series as the fairy tale characters form a growing community.

    Overall, it was sweet and enjoyable.

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Adriana B
    USA
    02/07/17
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    "Short and Sweet Modern Fairytale"

    This is a clean modern fairytale inspired by Beauty and the Best. I have enjoyed listening to this author's real life fairytales. Cinderella was a great story and this one does not disappoint.

    Narration was well done and brought the story to life.

    The Beast was definitely much better than I expected him to be. Adam was sweet and a gentlemen. It seems gossip has painted him a beast just because of his seclusion and unkept appearance.

    Belle is a beautician and has had a string of bad luck. Her dad gets in trouble and trouble comes to find her in the small town of silver creek.

    There is a bit of inspirational religious note woven in towards the conclusion.

    Looking forward to another real life fairytale book by Jamie Brook Thompson.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Emily
    28/09/17
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    "Rushed"

    I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    I had high hopes for this audiobook, but it was incredibly rushed, it had insta-love and seriously why are you talking about how you’re going to decorate your future house and what to name your future dog on your first date??? Albeit, they do get married like two days later, but I feel like that was mostly so that Adam didn’t have to break his vows of not having sex until after he’d married. It was incredibly rushed and the theme of the book didn’t really work either. I don’t get how Adam is supposed to be the Beast and Belle is an outsider because she doesn’t cut hair properly. The best characterised was actually Gaston, while not a brilliant villain, did seem to have a motivation for his actions, which was money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tanya M. Spiegel
    Miami, Florida
    13/07/17
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    "Sweet"

    A sweet little story redone in a very non traditional way. No bad stuff. Just like author says clean and with a nice message. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
    America
    11/07/17
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    "Loved it!"

    I loved the narration, it flowed really naturally, had a good tone and excellent pacing. The character voices were great and conveyed emotion.

    This story has great characters and it's beautifully written. It's simple and easy to follow while being interesting. The characters are lovable and I couldn't help but want to know what would happen next. Great for when you just want something short and fun.
    I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the next book.

    This book was supplied free by the author/narrator/publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

    If you found this review helpful would you please take a moment to click yes below, thanks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lidia Chymkowska
    09/07/17
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    "A sweet modern version of an old tale..."
    Would you listen to Beauty and the Beast: A Real Life Fairytale again? Why?

    Yes, I would. It's a nicely written romance, short enough to listen to when you are not too busy or when you travel... I liked the storyline in general, although there were some moments when I had to tell myself: OK, that's a fairy tale of a kind, it doesn't have to be totally believable and realistic:) Anyway, I liked the main characters, the background "vile creatures" were well drawn with a few lines here and there...
    As I said, it's a nice little piece of romance, clean and with a HEA:)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the main character Bella a lot. She is loyal and caring, not biased towards people she meets, and strong enough to fight for what she thinks is right. Adam is likeable, too, although it would probably be more realistic if he was a little more beastly at the beginning....:) Then the change in him would be more visible, but still, I liked him as the hero:)


    Which character – as performed by Angie Hickman – was your favorite?

    Again, it must be Bella. In Miss Hickman's interpretation she sounds young but decided, sweet and yet couragous...
    Generally, I liked the interpretation of the book; although Ms Hickman doesn't really act it out so much, it's still a very good listen, with characters being given different enough voices for you to realize who is speaking, and the voices match each of the characters' personalities.


    Any additional comments?

    DISCLAIMER: I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • TinkerMel
    So Cal
    29/06/17
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    "sweet, clean story"

    first I have to say, the performance was spot on for this book.

    This is a short sweet, HEA story, loosely based on B&B. I did find it cute that the writter did use some of the quotes from the movie B&B.
    Now with that said, I wish it had more detail. this does have a religious tone to it. It's not so much preachy as it is more on the moral side of religion.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shoppermom
    Arlington VA
    28/06/17
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    "A quick modern take on a tale as old as time"
    What made the experience of listening to Beauty and the Beast: A Real Life Fairytale the most enjoyable?

    I received a copy of this audiobook from the author with a request for an honest review. I have to say that the title confused me a bit right off the bat: was it a "real life" true story or a work of fiction? It turned out, indeed, to be a short novel, with Beauty being a modern day hairdresser who, together with her father, has endured a string of bad luck. The "Beast" turned out to be someone she had been dimly aware of in high school who had then, himself, gone through some bad luck. He never really seemed "beast"-like, and while this was a short book, their insta-love, after just a short period of re-aquaintance, was a bit hard to swallow. An "inspirational" message was thrown in at the end, and this together with a dearth of any real physical intimacy between the two lovers should definitely place it in the inspirational category. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a quick escape. The audio performance was well done.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tiasdolls
    28/06/17
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    "Fun, Modern, Loosely Related Take on B&B"
    What made the experience of listening to Beauty and the Beast: A Real Life Fairytale the most enjoyable?

    Ms. Hickman's style and approach was perfect. The story is fun and spunky, but it also strives to teach us a lesson or two.


    What about Angie Hickman’s performance did you like?

    Overall, I enjoyed Ms. Hickman's narration. The quirkiness of the author's humor came across nicely. While Ms. Hickman doesn't differentiate too much between the various characters, the listener doesn't get lost.


    Any additional comments?

    Belle is tired of the prejudices in her town. She wants to be free to express herself in any form she sees fit. Adam catches her eye. His beastly appearance doesn't scare her off. Enjoy this HEA story when two people see each other for who they really are.

    I received a free copy of this audiobook via audiobook boom. I was delighted to show my appreciation with an unbiased review. Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jan
    26/06/17
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    "Cute modern twist on a fairytale!"

    I enjoyed this clean modern twist on Beauty and the Beast. I have listened to other books in the series by Jamie Brook Thompson and found them to be enjoyable. I think that Angie Hickman has a great delivery for these stories. The characters in the story might have some overlap from one book to another, but the focus is on a particular couple for the book. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • HeatherY
    San Diego
    24/06/17
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    "Sweet Modern Beauty and the Beast"

    This is the second book in the Silver Creek Novella Series, and it's a cute modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Belle is a beautician, and she moved from California to Silver Creek a year ago to take a job in a salon. Belle just doesn't fit in the quaint little town with its judgmental matrons and army of Darth Vader helmet style haircuts. Then she meets Adam, a man the town residents call a Beast, living a reclusive life on the outskirts of town. When she's attacked by Gaston, a loan shark to whom her father owes money, she finds an unlikely rescuer.

    Give me more male leads like Adam, what a gentleman! He's a broody, shy, sweet mess of a man, just perfect for Belle to take in hand. Belle as a beautician was a clever little twist on Beauty, and her Kindle full of books made me smile. She was a strong character, a fierce fighter protecting her father, not a damsel in distress. In the end it was her own actions and strength that saved them.

    Since this is a novella the love story moved quickly over a few days. Even so, Adam and Belle shared some sweet moments, and I can't imagine anything more perfect that reading Pride & Prejudice snuggled in front of a fire while a handsome man feeds me milkshakes. *sigh*

    Angie Hickman is an excellent narrator, she has a young voice that fit this series perfectly. She has a good range of character voices, which made it an enjoyable listen. I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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