Beauty Queens by Libba Bray audiobook

Beauty Queens

By Libba Bray
Read by Libba Bray

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From bestselling Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island. FORMAT: 10 CDs, Unabridged NARRATOR: TBA Teen beauty queens. A "Lost"-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to e-mail. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives underground in girls, a savage brutality that can only be revealed by a journey into the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Oh, the horror, the horror! Only funnier. With evening gowns. And a body count.

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Summary

Summary

An Audie Award Winner for Best Narration by the author

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A New York Times bestseller

A 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Young Adult Literature

Selected for the Summer 2011 Indie Next List for Teens

Winner of the 2011 RT Award for Best Young Adult Novel

A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books, Best Teen Fiction 2011

From bestselling Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island.


FORMAT: 10 CDs, Unabridged
NARRATOR: TBA

Teen beauty queens. A "Lost"-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to e-mail. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives underground in girls, a savage brutality that can only be revealed by a journey into the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Oh, the horror, the horror! Only funnier. With evening gowns. And a body count.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As narrator, Bray puts her theatrical background to good use, changing accents, register, and pitch so smoothly and consistently that listeners will forget there’s but a single narrator.” AudioFile
“This book is everything I wanted it to be—and more. Full of satirical humor, unpredictable plot twists, and just general awesomeness. What could have turned into a Lord of the Flies or Lost knockoff becomes a testament to girl power in Bray’s capable hands. Beauty Queens is officially one of my most favorite books ever. Weird, wonderful, and just perfect.” RT Book Reviews (4½ gold stars, Top Pick!)
“Uproariously funny and sharply observant.” Horn Book
“Bray’s delicious satire does not overpower the beating heart at the center of this empowerment tale. Each girl’s backstory is equally compelling, and when these ladies bond together to bring down their oppressors, they keep the reader eager to reach the action-packed conclusion.” School Library Journal
“The humor is both dark and madcap, including footnote asides and commercial scripts that keep the laughs coming.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

by Jennifer 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

Hilarious!

My only advice is that you listen to this book when you won't feel embarrassed by how many times you find yourself falling out of your chair with laughter. Despite the intentional ridiculousness, the world remains oddly (sometimes scarily) believable thanks to the way the author ties it to reality. The author's narration only makes it all the more entertaining.

Author

Author Bio: Libba Bray

Author Bio: Libba Bray

Libba Bray is the author of the bestselling Gemma Doyle Trilogy and the Diviners series, among others, and the author of Beauty Queens, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Going Bovine, which won the Michael L. Printz Award.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 14.50
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English