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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Modern Cinderella

This was a great short story. It was a very unique modern Cinderella. The story drew me in and kept me interested all the way to the conclusion.

The narrator did a great job bringing the story to life.

This is a great clean story with a very unique Cinderella. She is a mechanic and lives in a shed. Henry is a sweet guy that likes to bake. I enjoyed the fresh take on Cinderella. I'm looking forward to reading more books 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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- Adriana B

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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- HeatherY

Book Details

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