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Publisher's Summary

Cruella De Vil is the perfect villain: stylish, witty, relentless...and possibly cursed. From her lonely childhood, to her iconic fashion choices, to that fateful car crash (you know the one), Cruella tells all in this marvelous memoir of a woman doomed. Even the cruelest villains have best friends, true loves, and daring dreams. Now it's Cruella's turn to share hers. 

This latest novel by the author of the wildly popular and darkly fascinating Villains series brings listeners a tale told by the Evil Thing herself - a tale of the complicated bonds of female friendship, of mothers and daughters, and of burning, destructive desire. After all, nothing is as simple as black and white.

©2021 Serena Valentino (P)2021 Disney Hyperion

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Not worth listening to

I love all Serena’s books but this one. I was so disappointed in the story. And the reader got on my nerves right away. But I pushed myself through it. It doesn’t connect to the other villains like the other books. Just a mention of them. Really disappointed.

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Amy

Narrator did awesome!! Good book love these twisted fairytales! ❤️👍 can’t wait for the next one to come out. I love how all the stories intertwine with each other!

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Slow

Although I've enjoyed the previous stories in this series, this book was slow, not overly exciting and did not progress the main story running through the series.

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Marvellous...Simple Marvellous

A great listen. I love that Cruella's back story is a bit sad, but doesn't completely justify her actions. This series just keeps getting better.

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perfectly wretched

the story was great but the performance was incredible a great addition to an already fantastic series

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sad story but not for reasons I expected

the story didn't mesh with all the others. had hoped it would have been read by the same person.

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Evil in the end mostly sad thru out

Although I adore Serena Valentino’s series on the Disney villains, this one felt short lived. Maybe because it wasn’t connected to the other stories as the other villains are, but the first few hours were enjoyable. Cruella’s childhood and relationship with Anita and the household were intriguing. It was only in the last 45 min that she turned “evil”, and given the circumstances it didn’t feel evil just crazy. I would have liked a little more on the husband/mom(now SHEwas evil!) Also the jade earrings… that’s the only slight nod to the odd sisters who previously mentioned in another story they would like to obtain them… why? WERE they cursed? Or did cruella infuse them w evil? The voice/natation was perfect!

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I thought the reader did a lovely job.

loved it listened to in a work day I believe I have one book left I loved all of them

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the women who read the book was amazing

She made you feel as if you were listening to Cruella herself amazing storytelling skills.

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Another great Disney villain origin story

I loved every minute of this book. It was another great Disney origin story.