The Elite [Audiobook Review]

The Elite is the second book in a series. This review assumes you’ve read The Selection.

Title: The Elite
Author: Kiera Cass
Narrator: Amy Rubinate
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopian
Pages: 336
Audio: 7.7 hours
Year: 2013
Publisher: Harper Audio
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Book Rating: 4/5
Audio Rating: 4/5

(I’m not usually a big cover connoisseur, but aren’t these covers just gorgeous?)


There are only 6 girls remaining in the Selection. Six girls competing for Prince Maxon. America is still torn before her feelings for Maxon and Aspen, her present and her past. While America is put to the test as a potential princess, the rebel attacks are growing more frequent and intense. There is never a dull moment for the Elite.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed The Selection and I was very much looking forward to The Elite, and Cass delivered with more of the back story as I hoped. We learn about the creation of the caste system, the implementation of the monarchy, and the origins of the Selection.

The Elite is a little darker and more serious. America struggles to figure out where she belongs (and with whom). I would have liked a little less he-loves-me/he-loves-me-not from America and a little more progress in the actual Selection itself, but overall I am still enjoying this series.

Audiobook Thoughts:

Amy Rubinate continues to handle a tough gig (first person YA). Definitely check out the audiobook for this one.

2 thoughts on “The Elite [Audiobook Review]

  1. zibilee April 23, 2013 / 1:10 pm

    I have been wanting to listen to these books, and so it’s a plus that the narrator is wonderful. I need to see if I can get the first one from the library, or else it’s off to audible for me! Glad that the series doesn’t disappoint as it goes further.


  2. Christoper Laycock May 31, 2013 / 2:46 am

    Recent technology has encouraged the proliferation of free audiobooks that take works from the public domain and enlist volunteers to read them. Audiobooks also can be created with text to speech computer software, although the quality of synthesized speech may suffer by comparison to recordings by a human voice.;-‘-



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