Audiobook Review – Cress

Posted January 18, 2016 by Kathy in 5 stars, Audiobook Review, Book Review / 7 Comments

Audiobook Review – CressCress Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3
by Marissa Meyer
Narrator: Rebecca Soler
on February 4, 2014
Genres: Young Adult Science Fiction
Length: 15 hours and 40 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Borrowed
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In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

Cress is the 3rd book in The Lunar Chronicles series and I loved it! I still can’t believe I waited so long to read this series but since all the books are out now I don’t have to suffer with waiting for them to be released.


Cress is the continuation of Cinder’s journey so you do need to read the other books to understand the story. Because of this my review will be spoiler free. I loved having all the characters from the previous books together. And we meet Cress, the hacker who has been helping Cinder. Cress is a fun addition to the gang. She’s been isolated on a satellite for years so I really connected with her feelings of loneliness and shock when introduced to the real world. This book is written in the point-of-views of all the main characters. Normally I don’t like stories written this way but I thought the author did a great job of making the changes in POVs flow well together. I loved being able to spend time with each character and seeing how their story developed. I love the authors writing and her imagination. This is a well done fairytale retelling in which the author truly makes the story her own. I can’t wait to read the next books.


Audiobook review

This was my first time listening to Rebecca Soler and I loved her performance! She was amazing at making a unique voice for all the characters. I felt the emotion of each scene and she truly brought the story to life. I especially loved her voice for Iko, the android sidekick of Cinder. I was laughing at all the crazy things Iko said. Cress is a fun audiobook and I can’t wait to hear more from this narrator.

Rating Report
Audiobook Performance
Overall: five-stars

About Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer lives near Seattle with her husband and their three cats. She's a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, color-coordinating her bookshelf...) and will take any excuse to put on a costume. She may or may not be a cyborg.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2016 Audiobook Challenge
  • 2016 Reading Assignment
  • COYER Winter 2015-2016


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7 responses to “Audiobook Review – Cress

    • Kathy

      I hope you enjoy this series! I read the Cinder and Scarlet and I heard they were also good in audio format. I’ve been on the waiting list at my library for so long but it was worth the wait. Thanks Katherine!

    • Kathy

      I’m picky on the YA I read. I heard so many people talk about this series so I finally took a chance. I hope you get to read it one day =)

  1. Ember Shane

    This is one of my all-time favorite YA series! I listened to all the audios on these and I really enjoyed Soler’s performance. I only wish I’d listened to them sooner. =) Looking forward to your review for Winter.

    • Kathy

      I love this series and I also wish I’d started this sooner. I would love to listen to the audiobooks of the first 2 books since I really enjoyed Cress. Thanks Ember for stopping by!