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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,329 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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Ella Brown is unhappy. Shivering cold in her luxurious bed, she's afraid to get up and light the fire because she's recently been scolded for doing things servants are supposed to do. New to the castle, Ella is having trouble adjusting to her unfamiliar role: princess.

In this wonderful continuation of the Cinderella story, award-winning author Margaret Haddix imagines a heroine who has gotten what she wants, not through some fairy godmother's magical intervention, but by taking control of her own destiny. The trouble is, now that her dreams are coming true, Ella has serious doubts about what happily ever after really means.

Just Ella offers young adult listeners a very contemporary take on one of the most beloved fairy tales of all time. Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan magically brings life and depth to Ella, who is determined to act on her heart's desires - even when they take her in unexpected directions. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamara | 2/20/2014

    " I really liked this spin on the Cinderella story. It really pulled you into the story and showed you what might have happened if Cinderella realized her "Prince Charming" was nothing but a dull and boring prince. The only thing that bothered me is the ending. It was left wide open and far as a know there is no sequel so you never know if Ella ever found her happily ever after. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 2/5/2014

    " A girl-power version of Cinderella. Prince Charming isn't such a great guy. Ella falls in love with the young tutor that she can actually talk to. When she tries to break the engagement, there are problems.... but they all live happily ever after. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlene Howard | 2/4/2014

    " This book reminded me alot of the book, "Ella,". A fun twist to the Cinderella story, and the ending was a real surprise. I really liked the latter part of the book best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 2/1/2014

    " Another Cinderella story? I don't think so! Cinderella refusing "Prince Charming," but can she find a happily-ever-after to her story? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tori | 1/23/2014

    " It was really good i love it!!! it had action and romance and it kept you guessing the whole time!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 1/9/2014

    " I'm reading different reworkings of Cinderella stories, but couldn't get into this one and only got about halfway. The main character annoyed me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea pickett | 1/6/2014

    " Prince Charming isnt always what you want, just keep looking and youl find that special someone right under your nose "

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

    " This was a fun read in what I would call the "modern-day Princess" genre. It's Cinderella who isn't this flaky love-struck girl, but rather woman trying to make her own fate and finding a guy much more suitable than Prince Charming. It's along the lines of a "Goose Girl" or "Ella Enchanted." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sierra | 12/27/2013

    " I love this no-nonsense Ella, who changes her life in all dire circumstances. She's a little thick-headed at some moments, but I could never survive until either of her unbearable lives. She learns to overcome and live on her own terms. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan | 12/16/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. I always wondered what Cinderella would do if she found out she wasn't really in love with Prince Charming. This book answered that question for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 11/17/2013

    " I found it sorta werid at the begging..but the fight she had with the prince cracked me up! When she escaped was good. But then the ending was quite dry and not satisfying.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 11/14/2013

    " This book was really good. I really like how the author wrote it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 11/13/2013

    " the coolest twist on cinderella ever , i only wish that there was more to the ending and it didn't just stop like it does. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara ♥ | 4/5/2013

    " This was a really cute and interesting retelling of Cinderella... a kind of what-happened-afterward story... A what if all was not as awesome as it seemed... I really liked how Ella took charge of her own life and was a strong woman, even when all the women around her totally sucked.... :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan Kenney | 2/13/2013

    " this is realy good its a continuation of the clasic childrens story cinderela "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caleigh G. | 11/17/2012

    " I always have a soft spot for fairytales. Always have and this book made my day when I read it. Chinderella was one of the fairytales I didin't enjoy very much, and with the twist on the coupling in it was amazing. Something I squealed over and got hushed in class for- I don't regret it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blair | 10/12/2012

    " a great re-telling of cinderalla with a twist, really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 8/12/2012

    " it was really well writen and funny "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 8/10/2012

    " This story begins where Cinderella ends. Cinderella has been whisked into the castle and find is it all not as she imagined it would be, and she wants out. It is an adorable idea for a story, but it seems to lack tension or suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 7/12/2012

    " Run telling of Cinderella. It begins with her life after the ball now that she's living in the palace and comes back to "real life." I really liked the twists and how Ella took life into her own hands. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyarra | 6/10/2012

    " This book was awesome, it was like the total opposite the true Cinderella Story we all know. I recommend it to everybody it had an awesome twist to the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 4/7/2012

    " oh my gosh. one of the best books i ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 9/18/2011

    " Cute, fun, fairy tale, just for entertainment book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ragan | 8/11/2011

    " A good story about that takes place after the story of Cinderella. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savannah | 7/28/2011

    " First book i read from her :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisyn | 5/21/2011

    " This short novel was an interesting twist on the Cinderella story. It was short, sweet, and fun to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jelimo | 5/21/2011

    " i really liked it it was funny and i loved the parts where she has flash backs. the end was very good but i liked the rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 5/17/2011

    " I read this when I was around 10 and nearly 10 years later, I can still remember parts of the story. Yup, I loved it. And I really don't understand why adults are reading this. Leave it to the kiddies and go read some novels recommended for your age. Better than insulting children books, you know. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristi | 5/13/2011

    " This book was an okay book for me... I thought the main character Ella was pretty whiny. The book got better towards the end. I liked the new take on the Cinderella story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LuckyCharmer | 5/7/2011

    " Great! This book really pulls you in! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 5/5/2011

    " This story begins where Cinderella ends. Cinderella has been whisked into the castle and find is it all not as she imagined it would be, and she wants out. It is an adorable idea for a story, but it seems to lack tension or suspense. "

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

    " Meh. That's about it. I was anticipating a more likeable heroine. She's supposed to be smart and feisty, but was way too contrived. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/22/2011

    " cute book. I like Ella's style. I read this in the middle of the night and thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina (: | 4/5/2011

    " I thought it was AMAZING!!! Iike to think that this is what happened to Cinderella after she and the prince got married and the glass slipper and all that. Very good, I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone!!!!!!! READ IT NOWWWWW (: "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renata | 3/23/2011

    " I would give this book a 96%! It was a really good!!! I had to read it for 6th grade for my summer reading project. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 3/17/2011

    " this bok is like THE best book in THE entire world if you shold ever encounter this book BEWARE if you start to read it you won't be able to sto!!!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie | 3/14/2011

    " I read this book a long time ago. The cover was different then. This turned out to be a pretty cute adaptation of the original story but clearly written for little ones. "

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About the Author
Author Margaret Peterson Haddix

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the bestselling author of more than twenty books for children and young adults, including the critically and popularly acclaimed The Missing series and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for the Indianapolis News and taught at the Danville Area Community College in Illinois. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her family.

About the Narrator

Alyssa Bresnahan is a dynamic dancer, actor, and audiobook narrator. She has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, has earned sixteen Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices. In 2009 she was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best fiction narration. She has toured Europe in stage productions of several Greek dramas. In the United States, she appeared as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and as Nina in The Seagull. At the New York Stage and Film Festival, she had the starring role in The Clearing.