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Fairytale

Narrated by: Luis Moreno
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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The perfect book for the holidays: Cinderella set amid the wine-making estates of modern-day Napa Valley, complete with an evil Parisian stepmother.

Deeply in love, Christophe and Joy Lammenais built Chateau Lammenais into a small but renowned Napa Valley winery and an idyllic home where they raised their beloved daughter, Camille, who takes on increasing responsibilities for the estate they all treasure. But after Joy's early death from breast cancer just after Camille's graduation from Stanford, a lonely Christophe soon falls prey to the machinations of a sophisticate from his native France - who moves, with her two reprobate sons, to consolidate her power over Camille and the property when Christophe is killed in a plane crash. With a French "fairy godmother" on the scene, however, the son of a neighboring vintner to assist, and a grand Harvest Ball on the horizon, lovely Camille may make some potent magic of her own....

©2017 Danielle Steel (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Sometimes frustrating

Classic fairy tale but seriously I just wanted to slap a couple of the characters in this book. Somewhat predictable storyline.

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A charming book

This book was a lovely story with twists and turns that made you want to keep reading to the very end i found it very satisfying right up to the last page

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  • cindi wallace
  • 16-11-2017

There is a story in the telling

I abhorred the person telling this story. He had no umph and was way too slow. I even timed it to 2, but that did not help at all.

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  • Michelle
  • 25-10-2017

Beginning good THEN DISAPPOINTMENT

I have been a Danielle Steel fan for most of my life. The Ring is my favorite book thus far that she has written. Why? She did the book justice, she did the research and gave the book tons of attention and time. Over the last several (10+) years it just seems to me that she is just meeting her contract obligations. Some of her books seem to have interesting concepts, probably based off of people she has met and experiences she has had, but the problem seems to be that the first half of the book seems to be given detail and attention and the second half seems to be rushed in a effort of wrap up the book. It's as if she gets to a certain point and then hits some magical number or chapter and feels she has reached her "mark" and then tries to tie all the ends up quickly. I just feel robbed so much of the time lately. (Spoiler alert) I wanted more detail when the husband died. I kept thinking he was going to show back up at some point. I wanted more incidents of abuse and cruelness from the step-monsters, I have more instances than those in my own life. I wanted more history with Phillip, it was alluded to but not explored enough. I wanted more deviousness from the former vineyard manager, he was such a good character. .As readers we needed more satisfaction when the step-monsters finally got their just rewards and we didn't get that satisfaction. They were just hauled off by the police. I wanted more bonding with the grandmother after all was said and done. I wanted Sam to be more involved after the private detectives gave them their report, maybe leading step-mommy on a bit of a wild goose chase. I wanted to see a little more at the ending, possibly past the wedding with Phillip. I've given several examples, but honestly if I had any connections in the publishing world I would try to publish, maybe I will try anyway. I shouldn't complain without putting something out there that I would love to read myself.

Again, I love DS. I just always want more from her.

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  • Allison
  • 03-11-2017

God this was awful

I don't know what I disliked more.... the weird pacing (spending literally half the book talking about her parents backstory and maybe two pages on the climax of the whole thing), the cringeworthy self references to it being essentially the same story as Cinderella ("it's almost like I'm Cinderella and they're the evil step siblings"...uh no shit), or the repetitive dialogue and the absolute lack of any character development at all. I mean, going into this I wasn't expecting a masterpiece but I wanted it to be at least partially entertaining. Oh and the introduction of the Italian vineyard manager had all the build up in the world and the character ultimately had no point. A frustrating and disappointing read.

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  • Daisy's mom
  • 29-11-2017

Very nice story

This was a lovely fairytale. It’s struggled for me in the beginning a little bit and then picked up pace towards the middle and end. I suggest this for anyone who’s just looking for a nice read

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  • Angela
  • 20-12-2017

Fairytale

I enjoyed the book. I sire wished the story ending was expanded. I felt I wanted a little more in the end.

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  • Lynn E. Smith
  • 09-11-2017

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I always love Danielle Steel. This one was very tough to listen to. All I had to focus on was hoping that it would turn around for the lead character. And it did.

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  • Kayla
  • 05-12-2017

Boring Story

Sorry but this book was boring, it took me forever to finish it. The storyline wasn't very good. The reader was nice to listen to, the story wasn't.

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  • jennifer wilson
  • 12-06-2019

enjoyed very much

At the beginning of the story I didn't think I was going to like it but I really ended up loving it . There is a little paragraph at the beginning that gives a little bit too much away but I still thought it was a great story.

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  • Kevin and Libby
  • 02-06-2019

Fairytale

I really liked the story!! Danielle steel did a wonderful job!! In the modern take ofCinderella ! Loved it!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-03-2019

Truly a good read

Great book from beginning to end.
I’ve read most all of Danielle’s books but this was one of her best.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-09-2018

Amazing book

I could not stop listening to , it was so good and sad it has finished !

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  • Judith Lennon
  • 06-02-2018

typical Danielle Steel book

I found this book a little on the slow side to begin with but it did get better. a nice story with a fairytale ending

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  • Lesley Owen
  • 02-12-2017

fairy tales

another loved book by Danielle Steele. Can't wait for the next one. excellent. well read as well.

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  • Andy Campbell
  • 25-04-2019

Another great one

A great story, ....with a real fairytale ending. Not sure about the french accents, but it didn't spoil it, just made me smile.

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  • Joyce
  • 25-10-2017

Dreams

I did enjoy this read, light ideal for bedtime. If you are a Danielle fan, give it a try.