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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,680 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Libba Bray Narrator: Libba Bray Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea, crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eyeliner. What’s a beauty queen to do? Continue to practice for the talent portion of the program—or wrestle snakes to the ground? Get a perfect tan—or learn to run wild? And what should happen when the sexy pirates show up? Welcome to the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “As narrator, Bray puts her theatrical background to good use, changing accents, register, and pitch so smoothly and consistently that listeners will forget there’s but a single narrator.”


  • “Uproariously funny and sharply observant.”

    Horn Book

  • “Bray’s delicious satire does not overpower the beating heart at the center of this empowerment tale. Each girl’s backstory is equally compelling, and when these ladies bond together to bring down their oppressors, they keep the reader eager to reach the action-packed conclusion.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The humor is both dark and madcap, including footnote asides and commercial scripts that keep the laughs coming.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2012 Audie® Award for Best Narration by the Author
  • A 2012 Audie Award Nominee for Best Teen Audiobook
  • Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books, Best Teen Fiction 2011
  • Selected for the Summer 2011 Indie Next List for Teens
  • Winner of the 2011 RT Award for Best Young Adult Novel
  • A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction
  • A 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Young Adult Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carrie | 1/14/2014

    " This was one of the funniest books I have ever read. It has tons of hilarious, random plot twists. Beauty Queens was an odd, but great, combination of satire, realistic fiction and survival story. It's a step up from Science Fair: it's young adult rather than for younger kids, and it's much better written and a lot funnier. I would definitely recommend this. It's one of my favorite books ever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hana | 11/19/2013

    " When I picked this book up, I expected more of a fluff piece. I have absolutely no clue why, considering the fact that Libba Bray is an amazing author of very moving and well-crafted books! I didn't really think that much about reading this book, because I've been a huge Libba Bray fan since about 7th grade. I loved that this book has so many different types of stories. It defies what you believe about pageant queens and makes you realize that the heroine of the story doesn't always have to fall for the sexy pirate, and young women DO have the ability, and the right, to decide not to take back the boy who lied. I absolutely give this book a solid A. It's a must-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jek Jamison | 11/8/2013

    " I thought this was witty. Several lines had me laughing soooooo hard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Beth | 11/5/2013

    " So funny!!!! I listened to this as an audio which I think made it %100 percent better than it would have been if I'd just read it. The narrator did a fantastic job with different accents which were an important part of the story. This book is all about girl power! I recommend it for all teen girls and former teen girls. "

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