Friday, April 11, 2014
Audiobook Narrator: Rebecca Soler
Info: Macmillan Young Listeners, copyright 2012, 8 CDs
A review in 10 words (or thereabouts):
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.
Don't you hate it when you read a story you really like, but then you forget nearly all of it before the sequel comes out? I've been wanting to finish this series, but knew I wouldn't have time for a Cinder re-read, so I decided to give the audiobook a shot. Alas...no accented reader, but for once, that was just fine. Rebecca Soler does an excellent job bringing Cinder to life. The story, just as I remember it now, is creative, clever, and a lot of fun. Aliens, cyborgs, magic, romance...it has it all. And now I'm ready for Scarlet! I think I'm going to have to continue with the audiobook now that the voice of Cinder is clear in my head.