Cinderella : A Real Life Fairytale

  • by Jamie Brook Thompson
  • Narrated by Angie Hickman
  • Series: A Real Life Fairytale
  • 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

If a dream is a wish your heart makes, then Cindee Ellis is in major trouble. There's no way Henry Christensen will ever notice her under all those oil stains and brake fluid splattered across her shirt. Unless - she's dead wrong about him. Join her with this real life fairytale set in the small town of Silver Creek to find out how she'll work her guts out to make her own happily ever after.

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A Modern Fairytale

This cute story has a little bit of everything! A handsome cowboy, an adorable wiener dog, best friendships, and a happily ever after. Cindee Ellis has lived in Silver Creek all her life with her uncle and his wife Marge and daughter Priscilla. Cindee's step aunt and step cousin are just as evil as in the traditional fairy tale, and Cindee is overworked, underpaid, and kept under their thumb by constant demands. Cindee works as a mechanic in her uncle's garage and is a genius under the hood. One day her lifelong crush Henry Christensen arrives to get his truck detailed, and despite her grease splattered clothes and tongue tied shyness, he actually flirts with her.

I love a good makeover story, and I love a story where the girl is just as strong, independent, and knowledgeable as the love interest. This novella has both. The traditional gender role reversals are so well done. Even though the story is narrated by Cindee, it's easy to see why Henry likes her so much. She's strong, funny, and smart to boot. Her low self esteem caused by her living situation and family background is believable and it was great to tag along and watch her finally stand up for herself.

I really didn't want the story to end, I wanted to hear more about this adorable couple. Luckily there's a short story from Henry's point of view called Henry's Courage available online.

The narrator was perfect, her pace was spot on and her twang fit the story so well. A lot of Cindee's dialogue in the beginning of the story was in her head, and Angie Hickman did a good job differentiating between what was spoken aloud and what was not. This is my second story by the narrator and I can tell she's one to follow! I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
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- Heath

sweet and clean

I enjoyed this twist on the fairytale story of Cinderella. This book by Jaime Brook Thompson was refreshing and somewhat original. The performance by Angie Hickman was fitting. I loved the awkward moments that were described in the story. I found this book to be very good and would listen to it again when in mood for sweet and clean. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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- Jan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-20-2017
  • Publisher: Jamie Thompson