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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (35,623 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kiera Cass Narrator: Amy Rubinate Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Selection Series Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9780062132659
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For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime—the opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth, to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels, to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her; leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want; living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Reality TV meets dystopian fairy tale in Kiera Cass’ delightful debut. Charming, captivating, and filled with just the right amount of swoon!”

    Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy

  • “A cross between The Hunger Games (minus the bloodsport) and The Bachelor (minus the bloodsport)…[Cass] deftly builds the chemistry between America and Maxon, while stoking the embers of America’s first, forbidden love.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An engrossing tale reminiscent of Shannon Hale’s Princess Academy and Ally Condie’s Matched. Fairy-tale lovers will lose themselves in America’s alternate reality.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Cass’ immensely readable debut novel is a less drastic Hunger Games (2008), with elaborate fashion and trappings… The fast-paced action and comforting predictability of the love story will have readers gasping for the [sequel].”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra Barth | 2/13/2014

    " I loved the cover of this book immediately but I thought I wouldn't like the story. But it was the opposite: I admire it and read it in 2 days..simply could't stop reading! And I can't wait to read the second book of this trilogy! The characters are great, I totally fell in love with the prince..the only negative thing I noticed was the fact that I knew from the beginning how the story would go on and I was right with my predictions..but that didn't bother me at all because there are still things after the last chapter which seem mysterious and force me to read the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 2/9/2014

    " Funny- I hate TVs "The Bachelor" but this dystopian "Bachelor" is oddly appealing. America is an amusing character... Love her interaction with Maxon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 P.d. | 1/8/2014

    " I will admit I did have my doubts about this book. But it was suprisingly good. American wasn't stupid which was a big one for me. But she also wasn't overly confident and was wait for it....HONEST. Well until she saw Aspen....but she was true to her feelings about Maxon and was willing to let herself grow. I liked the plot and thought it was interesting and after I finished the book it left me with some questions which is good if there is a sequel (which thank god there is) I really liked Maxon allot and thought he was kind and real. I liked Aspen too at the beggining of the book though I started to doubt him as a character towards the end. I am looking forward toand eagerly awaiting the sequel. Kudos to you Keira Cass! And a thank you to my sister for kinldy allowing me to read this book nd then agreeing with me when I said I hated a certain character or enjoyed a certain character. (This may be the same sort of fan-girl-ing we did for the Luxen series ;P) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Polikowsky | 12/27/2013

    " I did not expect much from this book but I loved it. I absolutely loved it. Only problem is that it ended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pinky Salvanera | 12/13/2013

    " liked it. but, the idea wasn't such a novelty. it was like reading about the bachelor(tv series). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manda | 11/28/2013

    " Enjoyed it more than I thought I would, but I wish it were just one book rather than a series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Mcfarland | 11/9/2013

    " Interesting story... I liked the concept, it's pretty interesting for sure. An easy read, also, and easy to pick up and just go through- it's like Hunger Games meets the Bachelor, meets Anna and the King. I don't know... I have high hopes for the second book and will be reading it though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Reed | 11/4/2013

    " Simple yet enjoyable beach read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julene | 10/29/2013

    " It turned out to be a pretty darn good book! I have to wonder what they were thinking though when they posed the model for this book, as it looks like she's smelling her armpit. But don't judge this book by its cover and you'll be just fine. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amaka | 10/23/2013

    " Noooooo!! its finished. i really liked the book. A charming prince and beautiful ladies, who is going to survive...:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carter | 10/16/2013

    " Love this book! I want America to end up with Maxton!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jami | 9/15/2013

    " 2.5 stars to three stars. I keep changing my mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Kurz | 9/4/2013

    " I read this through, to the end thinking it was good. love the dystopia. lov e the forbidden romance. love how Cass knows exactly how to complicate Mer's world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen | 8/6/2013

    " So "finished" is sort of an exaggeration for this book. I purchased it for my library's YA collection because of the popularity and hype for the series. However, I was only able to handle about 100 pages of this silly book. Maybe teen girls will like it. I hope so, but it wasn't for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia | 3/27/2013

    " This book is my favorite at the moment and only took about a day to read because it was so good! I'm sad that it basically left you hanging but I can't wait to read the next book when America finally gets that she belongs with Maxon (hopefully). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evelien | 12/4/2012

    " I would have to agree that some of it is quite juvenile. It was clearly written for a teenage audience, which unfortunately I haven't been part of for quite some time. ;-) Still, this book read like a train and made me curious for just a bit more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 6/29/2012

    " Light reading and entertaining. A little too "saved by Prince Charming", "love triangle al a Hunger Games" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana Merhi | 5/14/2012

    " That was really good. I couldn't put it down (it's 1:30 am). I can't wait for the 2nd book. I don't know how this book got 1 or 2 stars. Go Team Maxon :P lol "

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About the Author
Author Kiera Cass

Kiera Cass is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series and The Siren. In her spare time she enjoys reading, dancing, making videos, and eating unhealthy amounts of cake. Cass is a graduate of Radford University and currently lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with her family.

About the Narrator

Amy Rubinate has narrated over 250 audiobooks and won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her books have been selected for AudioFile’s Best Romance of 2016 list; Booklist’s Top 10 Romance, Top 10 Historical Fiction, Editor’s Choice Media; and YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults. She has a degree in oral interpretation of literature and won state and national awards for poetry reading. A voice actor and singer for over a decade, Amy has narrated many interactive children’s books and provided character voices for toys and video games. Amy’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, AudioFile magazine, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal.