Cinder

Book One of the Lunar Chronicles
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Author(s): Marissa Meyer
Series: Lunar Chronicles Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Jan 03, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.05 hours)
Product Number: Z100125033
Released: Jun 02, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427215017
Narrator/s: Rebecca Soler
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Description

The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! A wicked mash-up of fairy tale and Terminator—set in a Star Wars kind of world—Marissa Meyer's Cinder is a fresh and fiercely ingenious futuristic retelling of Cinderella Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.

Professional reviews

"This retelling of the classic fairy tale "Cinderella" features Cinder, a cyborg who is also a well-known mechanic in New Bejing. Rebecca Soler gives Cinder an even, mature voice while giving her android assistant more robotic tones. When the kingdom is threatened by a plague, Cinder becomes aware of her true heritage and allies herself with Prince Kai, who is differentiated with a lower-pitched voice. They join forces at the ball to keep the kingdom safe from the Lunar Queen, a malevolent ruler with a sugary sweet voice. Soler ably handles all the terminology of their dystopian world and brings this futuristic version of "Cinderella" to life, leaving the listener to wonder if dreams really do come true in the next three books of this series. E.N. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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