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3.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 5 3.84 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gail Carson Levine Narrator: Sarah Naughton Publisher: Full Cast Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN:
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Aza is far from beautiful. With pale skin and blood-red lips (not to mention ungainly size), she is seen as odd, at best. But Aza does have one blessing: a voice of astonishing beauty. In Ayortha, where singing is the main mode of communication, this gift is no small thing, and soon Aza finds herself rising at court. But, as she will discover, unexpected good fortune can also bring unexpected danger.

Funny and moving, wise as well as uplifting, Fairest represents New York Times best-selling author Gail Carson Levine at her finest.

Composer-director Todd Hobin has crafted melodies for all the story's lyrics and songs, resulting in a unique listening experience - an audiobook that has as much original music as a Broadway show!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angel | 2/13/2014

    " hmmmm I'm not quite done with this one ,but I don't think I'll keep reading it. Its boring. I mean I love the plot and the characters and all. Its just boring though. Not like Ella enchanted which has been an amazing book so far. This boo is no very impressive so far. I feel like people are too judgemental in this book so far. I don't like that I mean I know its about a girl who feels as if she ugly and all. Its just so stupid people judging others by their looks. It rather annoys me. I might change my review when I'm done with if I choose to finsh it. I might not though. Hopefully it gets better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 2/13/2014

    " A handsome prince, a plotting queen, a dangerous escape,and a maid who longs to be beautiful, this book is full of flowing fantasy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/4/2014

    " I enjoyed it, the characters are moving and I really felt for her! the ending was great! the whole book was great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 1/28/2014

    " I thought this was really interesting, probably the only thing I didn't like was how much the main character talked about being ugly. It just went on and on, and not to sound shallow, but I didn't want to read about being ugly for hundreds of pages, ya know? If she had shown the character's growth sooner, it wouldn't have dragged so much, but still a very cute, easy and fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Autumn | 1/11/2014

    " This was a really cute story, I look forward to passing it on to my cousins "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 1/1/2014

    " Great new spin on Snow White. Exciting plot and vocabulary. Keeps you in suspense at every turn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia Hansen | 12/29/2013

    " Right up there with Ella Enchanted and The Two Princesses of Bamarre, Levine has done it again: given us a fairytale and heroine with enough magic and reality woven together to be completely charming, disarming, memorable, and favorite-book-worthy. This was a completely wonderful retelling of a classic fairytale. I've reread and reread this and will continue to, just because I don't like how much I miss the characters every time I shut the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 12/29/2013

    " Loved this amazing twist on the fairytale about Snow White. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/29/2013

    " a Wonderful retelling of Snow White with appealing twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Missmia | 12/25/2013

    " I Love This Book it makes me so happy every time i read it... There should really be a sequel. I love the cleaning song as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 12/15/2013

    " I loved this book. But of course, I love pretty much every fairy tale in existent. :). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gracie | 12/10/2013

    " YAYAYAYA! I couldn't get enough of it. It started kinda slow, but eventually gained better prospects. There was this mystery suprise in the books(not telling when), and I enjoyed it VERY much. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamee | 11/25/2013

    " I flew through this book. I really really liked it. Just a fun easy read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy | 11/23/2013

    " A good overall story but a little confusing through the end with the magic mirror. I liked that it was a separate story and yet tied in to Ella Enchanted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicewonderland | 11/20/2013

    " This book was so much fun. A great children's book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 9/13/2013

    " This was a cute book from the author of Ella Enchanted. I read it with my girls and we all enjoyed it. Creative and cute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosie | 6/16/2013

    " I think the main charcter, Aza's, self confidence is not at all high. She is mostly upset and discouraged by what other people think of her appearance, like how she's a little heavier than most girls and "ugly." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarmin Islam | 2/10/2013

    " the fairest book of all... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vera | 12/6/2012

    " I remember reading this in 6th grade and loving it. I still have the book but I haven't touched it in a few years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susannah | 11/12/2012

    " This was a very good book, I look forward to reading Ella Enchanted! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/28/2012

    " Cute Story! Snow White-esk, with a twist of Ella Enchanted. By the author of Ella Enchanted. Made me think of Shannon Hale's books. Very enjoyable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindy | 8/24/2012

    " I was waiting for a birth and needed a no brainer. This was a great book with moral lessons yet easy to read. A good young adult novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miniwriter12 | 7/8/2012

    " It was a great read. A different version of Snow White, told be an ugly girl named Aza. Gail Carson Levine didn't disappoint her readers, as usual. A book to read over and over again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginger | 2/9/2012

    " I really enjoyed this tween fantasy novel. It was an enjoyable quick read and a twist off the story of Snow White. (This author also wrote Ella Enchanted to give you an idea of genre.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 12/15/2011

    " It's no Ella Enchanted, but then again, what is? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Turtle | 12/11/2011

    " It was pretty good. A nice interpretation of Snow White. I really liked the tie ins to Ella Enchanted. The world was well imagined. I never quite knew what was going to happen- save from some small guesses. And I did like the message that was given at the end. Well imagined. Well executed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aden | 10/27/2011

    " Amazing book, it should be turned into a movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kylie | 10/11/2011

    " Even after the fourth or fifth time, this is still one of my favorite books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lily | 7/29/2011

    " This is one of my favorite books. Gail Carson Levine takes classic fairy tales, puts a twist on them and makes them a whole new level of amazing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 5/20/2011

    " This was a quick YA read, that was somewhat a fairy tale and a musical. Something that I picked up at library. It was OK. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 5/17/2011

    " If I was into princess stories, this would be one of my favorites. Since I'm not, and I read it because it was there, I would give it a big eh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 5/17/2011

    " Good book and nice to hear it from a not so pretty girl's perspective. A great retelling of Snow White. The heroine is not the fairest in looks but shows depth and beauty of character. Worth the read and some very fun twist on Snow White. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mslogar | 5/13/2011

    " A great story and a great moral! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 5/12/2011

    " I absolutely loved her book Ella Enchanted, but I was very let down by the Fairest. Gail Carson Levine is a very talented writer, but I did not like the main character in this book at all. I became very tired of hearing how ugly the main character thought she was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 5/2/2011

    " I really liked when i was a few years younger. Not enough adventure for me NOW. still it was a great twist on normal fairy tales. i loved how the author created an entire country with its very own culture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooklynne | 5/2/2011

    " OOOOOOOOOO! I loved this book sooooo much!!! It's about an ugly girl who is a wonderful singer. But she finds a mirror that can magically turn her beautiful... but she soon finds herdelf dieing! Can she save herself? Or will she die trapped inside the mirror??? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 4/30/2011

    " not really my style, but i still liked it. "

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About the Author
Author Gail Carson Levine

Gail Carson Levine is an author of fiction and nonfiction for young adults. Her first book for children, Ella Enchanted, won a Newbery Honor and was made into a feature-length film starring Anne Hathaway. Her other books include A Tale of Two Castles; Ever; Fairest; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly and the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf! and Betsy Red Hoodie.

About the Narrator

Sarah Naughton is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator and New York City–based actress, singer, comedienne, and voice-over artist. Hailing from upstate New York, she began her work in the audiobook industry in high school, recording a few young adult titles with the Syracuse-based company Full Cast Audio.