Name: Scarlet
By: Marissa Meyer
Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
Series: The Lunar Chronicles
Length 11 hrs and 19 mins
Category: Children’s Audiobooks, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths
Release Date: 2013-02-04
Language: English

Marissa Meyer, the luminary behind this engrossing tale, fashions an exquisite rendering of the classic Red Riding Hood, reframed in the futuristic universe of ‘The Lunar Chronicles.’ Scarlet Benoit, the determined, resilient girl with a flair for adventure, sets out on a quest to unravel the mystery of her grandmother’s disappearance. Clad in her signature red hoodie, she delves into the murky recesses of her family’s past. On her journey, she encounters the inscrutable Wolf, an enigmatic street fighter with secrets as vast as the stars. Their fates entwine, as they forge through the shadows, combatting peril and unveiling cryptic clues.

Meanwhile, a parallel story arcs through the cosmos. Cinder, the cyborg mechanic from the first book, “Cinder”, finds herself tangled in the throes of rebellion. She is a fugitive on the run, her iron will set on dethroning the malevolent Lunar Queen Levana. Scarlet and Cinder’s lives braid together through a swirl of stars and forgotten lore. With the alliance of Wolf and the dashing space pirate, Carswell Thorne, they chart through unknown galaxies and hidden secrets.

The village echoes with the whispers of Scarlet’s grandmother’s past, revealing her connection to the Lunars and her pivotal role in interstellar secrets. The revelations mount and cascade, and the motley band of characters find themselves in the throes of political machinations, where lines blur between friends and foes. As the clock ticks down, their race against time pits them against menacing forces that would see their world unravel.

The galaxy of characters is rich and varied. From the resourceful Iko, Cinder’s android companion, to the cunning and devious Lunar Queen Levana, whose hunger for power knows no bounds, every character pulsates with purpose. Their motives interweave, building layers of tension and stakes as they navigate the labyrinthine plots that circle them.

Enveloped in the lilting cadence of Rebecca Soler’s voice, the audiobook unfurls its vivid hues and pulsating energy. Soler effortlessly navigates the rich array of characters and lends each one an authenticity and depth. Through the currents of her evocative voice, the characters take form – breathing, loving, and fighting in a universe that straddles the hauntingly familiar and the galactic unknown.

In essence, ‘Scarlet’ is a tale that marries the allure of a time-honored fable with the boundless possibilities of a sci-fi odyssey. Through the rippling tapestry of interstellar intrigue, valiant hearts and whispered secrets, the listener is swept through starlit paths and shadowed earth, where every heartbeat holds a secret yet to be whispered. Furthermore the classics waiting for you are Winter and Cress.

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