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The Selection

Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
Series: The Selection, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
4.5 out of 5 stars (145 ratings)

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Summary

Thirty-five beautiful girls. Thirty-five beautiful rivals...

It's the chance of a lifetime, and 17-year-old America Singer should feel lucky. She has been chosen for The Selection, a reality TV lottery in which a special few compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon's love. Swept up in a world of elaborate gowns, glittering jewels and decadent feasts, America is living a new and glamorous life. And the prince takes a special interest in her, much to the outrage of the others.

Rivalry within The Selection is fierce, and not all of the girls are prepared to play by the rules. But what they don't know is that America has a secret - one which could throw the whole competition...and change her life forever.

©2014 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Critic reviews

"Reality TV meets dystopian fairy tale in Kiera Cass's delightful debut. Charming, captivating, and filled with just the right amount of swoon!" (Kiersten White, New York Times best-selling author of Paranormalcy)

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absolutely amazing!

absolutely loved the story, well spoken, the characters have been well thought out plenty of interesting plot twists look forward to the next book!

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The selection

I loved this book , the narator and the characters but I feel like it was a bit soft at the end like it didn't have a proper ending but I am still going to read the series because it has me wanting more. love it

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Terrible Narrator

This narrator is the most robotic sounding person I've heard so far. She reads fast and monotone, and without intonation, emotion or enthusiasm. Very hard to listen to, could not finish the book.

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Great

My teenage daughter loved the books of the Selection Series and was definitely not disappointed by the audiobooks! great adaptation and although the narration can be a little annoying at times, the different voices are clear enough and add to the story.

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amazing story line

loved it!! so addictive cant wait to read more of the series. left on a great cliff hanger

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Good

I've the Fantasy/ Reality cross. Gorgeous Fiction!😊 Its Brilliant. I really do recommend it. Read it!

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Reader is poor but story is nice

I have the hard copy of this book and it is really a nice light reading. But I really dislike the reader. Sounds like a computer generated speech.

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I enjoyed the second book in the series and found it very difficult to stop reading or listening. I liked reading as the story continued and the love triangle continued. I loved reading about America and Maxon and found myself wanting the next time they would meet and America would realise her true feelings for Maxon. I did find America a bit annoying at times as she seemed to keep dragging them both along a bit too much. I found it was also a great book as you start to learn alot more about the other girls in the selection.
It was a great book cannot wait to continue in the series and find out what happens next. Xxx

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Amazing storyteller and nice plot

The performance is Amazing, the story is nice and intriguing. It triggers some feelings thanks to the narrator.

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love this

love this book and I am so excited to read the other books in this series.