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Mandi Kaye @ Never Too Fond of Books

Louisa May Alcott may as well have been writing about me when she wrote "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain!" But I am a staunch believer that there is no such thing.

Beauty Queens

Beauty Queens - Libba Bray

I'm going to be honest: I hated this book when I started listening to it. It grated on my nerves and made me cringe.

 

Then I figured out it was satire and was supposed to (thanks to some nudging from Amanda).

 

Once I embraced it for what is was... it was epic y'all.

 

EPIC!

 

I couldn't get enough of it. Let's not even talk about the story yet- I'm talking about Libba Bray's narration. It was flawless. It was stupendous. It was freaking amazing. Want a taste? Check this out (watch the whole thing, but the audiobook portion starts at 2:20):

[click through to my blog to watch the video]

 

How can you not fall in love with that kind of performance?

 

Story-wise, I absolutely fell in love with all of the characters by the end. Yes, even Taylor. I must admit, I think my favorite parts were Tiara's one-liners at the end of the chapters. Even though at first they thoroughly creeped me out because of her voice.

 

I really don't have anything bad to say about this one. I'm not sure my opinion would have been quite as favorable if I had read it instead of listening to it, so I'm definitely glad I listened to it. There are footnotes. And commercials. And it's just... epic. Seriously, there's no other word for it.

 

And really- they need to make it into a movie. Yes, I really think that.

Source: http://www.mandikayereads.com/audiobook-review-beauty-queens-by-libba-bray