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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
4.5 out of 5 stars (106 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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love love loved it

I only had one issue and it was the steriotypical Australian accent of the Prime Minister of Australia but that's only because I'm Australian and don't know anyone with an accent like that but seeing as this was only a few sentences in the entire book I can look past it haha regardless an amazing story and performance non the less

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Pretty good

I really enjoyed the book... I kinda guessed what was going to happen but it was still enjoyable watching how it unfolded. For a while I had avoided it but then I was like 'suck it up and read/listen to it!' And I did and am happy that I did.

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Whoa! Story & Narrator were soooo good!<br />

Wow. Not what I was expecting. Brilliant spin on Cinderella story. Fantasy / Sci-Fi - Read so well. Narrator REALLY got into the characters. About to start book 2.

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An easy listening experience

I've enjoyed listening to this classic tale with it's sci-fi twist. The ending was not what I expected and left me wanting more.

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Great story!

A lot of originality even though based on the Cinderella story. I just have to say the narrator gave the worst impression of an Australian accent that I have ever heard! Thankfully it was only a couple of lines out of the whole book.

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top book

loved listening to it very easy to hear and get in too the story line

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I ❤️ book 1

I can't wait to.download book 2, it's a wonderfully retelling of an old classic. I was loss in thevstory🌈🐶🦄

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Cinder: and just like that it’s over

Cinder was a wonderful and fresh story. I was disappointed with the lack of details surrounding the world around them and the Luner queen but other then that I loved it. It finished so abruptly that I am forced to buy the second book to find out what I am missing out on. I hope there will be more details.

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kara

loved the voice changes for each character and the overall story cant wait to read on

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  • Andia
  • 20-07-2019

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
  • 22-05-2018

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
  • 22-05-2017

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!

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  • Nada
  • 12-02-2018

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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  • Rio Carnival Girl
  • 03-01-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-12-2018

Addictive

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-2018

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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  • tru.gough
  • 02-10-2018

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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  • Ms. V. J. Herrett
  • 30-09-2018

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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  • Clarence
  • 26-09-2018

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-08-2019

Disappointed that the story didn't really end.

Performance was good and the story was going along lovely. I know it's a series but, as I believe, each book should still end as a whole story and I didn't feel this one did. I'm not sure I will buy the next because I don't like being let down, Overall I still enjoyed it.

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  • beth
  • 09-08-2019

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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  • Emma (Star Crossed Reviews)
  • 06-07-2019

Excellent start to the series

I love a retelling and I have heard lots about this series. Thankfully this did not disappoint.

This book is set in the future, in New Beijing. A fourth world war has happened and we are now in peace times, well at least between the countries on Earth. Yes not everyone lives on earth. There are people living on the Moon. They are called Lunars. The Queen of Lunar is not content with Lunar and wants to take over earth too.

Cinder is a mechanic. She's also a cyborg. In this world, cyborgs are treated like second class citizens. Cinder lives with her step-mum and stepsisters. I really like Cinder. She is intelligent, spunky and determined. She's a great main character.

I also really liked Kai. While he was a Prince he was very down to earth and knows his own mind. I was very impressed with him and the way he handled himself.

I also loved the androids in this book. Nancy and Ico are such unique characters! I loved both of them but we did get to see more of Ico so I may be biased when I say she was my favourite.

There are so many things I loved about this book but it's hard to talk about this book without giving away spoilers but it was SO good! I raced through this book and couldn't wait to start the next one! I can't recommend it highly enough.