Beauty and the Beast: A Real Life Fairytale

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4 out of 5 stars
By Adriana B on 07-02-17

Short and Sweet Modern Fairytale

This is a clean modern fairytale inspired by Beauty and the Best. I have enjoyed listening to this author's real life fairytales. Cinderella was a great story and this one does not disappoint.

Narration was well done and brought the story to life.

The Beast was definitely much better than I expected him to be. Adam was sweet and a gentlemen. It seems gossip has painted him a beast just because of his seclusion and unkept appearance.

Belle is a beautician and has had a string of bad luck. Her dad gets in trouble and trouble comes to find her in the small town of silver creek.

There is a bit of inspirational religious note woven in towards the conclusion.

Looking forward to another real life fairytale book by Jamie Brook Thompson.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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4 out of 5 stars
By TinkerMel on 06-29-17

sweet, clean story

first I have to say, the performance was spot on for this book.

This is a short sweet, HEA story, loosely based on B&B. I did find it cute that the writter did use some of the quotes from the movie B&B.
Now with that said, I wish it had more detail. this does have a religious tone to it. It's not so much preachy as it is more on the moral side of religion.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Shoppermom on 06-28-17

A quick modern take on a tale as old as time

What made the experience of listening to Beauty and the Beast: A Real Life Fairytale the most enjoyable?

I received a copy of this audiobook from the author with a request for an honest review. I have to say that the title confused me a bit right off the bat: was it a "real life" true story or a work of fiction? It turned out, indeed, to be a short novel, with Beauty being a modern day hairdresser who, together with her father, has endured a string of bad luck. The "Beast" turned out to be someone she had been dimly aware of in high school who had then, himself, gone through some bad luck. He never really seemed "beast"-like, and while this was a short book, their insta-love, after just a short period of re-aquaintance, was a bit hard to swallow. An "inspirational" message was thrown in at the end, and this together with a dearth of any real physical intimacy between the two lovers should definitely place it in the inspirational category. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a quick escape. The audio performance was well done.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stephanie Pittser on 12-01-17

Great Story

I loved listening to Angie as she gave voice to Adam and Belle. I loved how it mixed the city and the country into its own unique style with these two. Hearing about a female who is fine taking care of herself on her own is always wonderful to hear. I loved listening to this quick little story and cant wait to hear more.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Emily on 09-28-17

Rushed

I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I had high hopes for this audiobook, but it was incredibly rushed, it had insta-love and seriously why are you talking about how you’re going to decorate your future house and what to name your future dog on your first date??? Albeit, they do get married like two days later, but I feel like that was mostly so that Adam didn’t have to break his vows of not having sex until after he’d married. It was incredibly rushed and the theme of the book didn’t really work either. I don’t get how Adam is supposed to be the Beast and Belle is an outsider because she doesn’t cut hair properly. The best characterised was actually Gaston, while not a brilliant villain, did seem to have a motivation for his actions, which was money.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Tanya M. Spiegel on 07-13-17

Sweet

A sweet little story redone in a very non traditional way. No bad stuff. Just like author says clean and with a nice message. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

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