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Cinder

The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1
Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (63 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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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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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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  • 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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  • Peter
  • 22-12-2018

Better than expected

Bought this on a whim as I like re-telling of classic stories; very good, hope #2 keeps up the pace.

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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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  • KC
  • 21-08-2018

Brilliant reimagining of Cinderella

Loved this book it kept me gripped from the start with its wonderful location, culture and storytelling. I enjoyed the narration.

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  • James
  • 10-08-2018

Loved it

Couldn't stop listening to it why isn't it a TV series yet. brilliant told .

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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.