Audiobook Review: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Posted March 18, 2015 by Felicia S in 2015 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 4 Comments

Audiobook Review: Fairest by Marissa MeyerSource: Audiobook Purchase

Format: Audiobook

Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Narrator: Rebecca Soler
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins

Date Read: January 2015

Genre: Fantasy, YA

In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

More Information:
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3.5

Also by this author: Cress

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Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.00

Audio Rating: 4.50

First Thought when Finished: Fairest by Marissa Meyer is a story I felt needed to be told!

Overall Thoughts Did I feel bad for L after this story? Nope! Granted her back story did have me pitying her just a bit. Everything she does is for one reason only: it is what she wants! She is very self-tunneled visioned (I know not a thing but it is the best way I can describe it)

Did I like getting her history? Sure! She is an evil queen and Marissa did a great job of showing that there are layers to even the most evil of characters. Granted they may just be more layers of evil but they are layers!

Did I like the sneak peak at Winter? You BETCHA! Can’t wait! Though I am going to have to do a total re-listen before the final book! That will happen closer to release time.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by: Rebecca Soler /Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins

The series is narrated by Rebecca Soler and she does a wonderful job. The only one I did not listen to in audiobook was Cress. I missed Rebecca’s narration while reading. She adds layers and emotions to the wonderful words that Marissa Meyer has written. If you have not given these a whirl on audio, you should!

Now We Wait

FTC Disclosure

Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
4.5 / 5
Felicia S
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4 responses to “Audiobook Review: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

  1. I’m dying to read this one! I’m like #11 at the library now, since I have to have it on audio. I’d buy it, but I’m collecting the books in paperback and have the first two signed. I love getting the evil queen’s story and I’m glad it didn’t make you decide to like her. I don’t want to be conflicted LOL!

  2. I don’t *love* this series as much s everyone else and I had no desire to read this book until I kept seeing that Myer didn’t try to redeem Levana. Now I’m dying to read it lol

    I dont’ mind a villain staying a villain – but learning more about why they ended up that way,

  3. I’m glad to hear you found Fairest worthwhile! I’m on hold for the audiobook and eager to hear it. Love these 6 hour audiobooks!