Ruby and the Beast

  • by Ditter Kellen
  • Narrated by Johnny Mack
  • 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After the sudden death of her father, Ruby Atwood is forced to drop out of college to care for her younger brother. Deep in debt and on the verge of desolation, Ruby resorts to some shady dealings on the streets of New Orleans in order to put food on the table for her small family. Until one night, in a dark alley, she discovers a hideous beast she could never have imagined in her darkest nightmares.
Cloaked in darkness, the Beast prowls the back alleys of New Orleans, lonely, savage, and bereft of hope, his demon clawing at him. With the man responsible for his curse now dead, the Beast seeks out the only other person who can satisfy the demon within - the man's daughter, Ruby Atwood.
Trapped, with nowhere to run, Ruby quickly realizes she must use her wits to stay alive or face certain death at the hands of a monster. But the more she tries to escape, the more she is drawn to the Beast. Desire and fear clash, creating an unforgettable story of hope, trust, and a love found only in fairytales...


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Customer Reviews

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Brilliant take on the beauty and the beast theme

I am a big fan of Ditter Kellen already and she has created another fantastic story that was really enjoyable to listen to. I love the twist on the beauty and the best tale and the voice of Johnny Mack just brings the beast to life.

Definitely recommend this one
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- J. T.


This book didn't live up to the synopsis. Ruby didn't get up to any shady things to save her family, she is bribed by the beast to stay with him, who by the way, only lurks in a dark alley once, not all the time like the synopsis suggests. I feel like the synopsis was misleading.

Also, chapter three completely threw me. It had nothing to do with this story. It was like it was from a whole other book and was put in this book by mistake. It is some guy called Mason talking to his friend on the phone about a guy he likes and then that guy phoning him and arranging a date. Then in the next chapter it goes back to ruby, and Mason is never in the story again. It was weird.

Anyway, beside all this the story was alright, although it could have been better and more detailed.

The narrator was the best part of this story. I liked his beastly voice.
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- B.N

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-06-2017
  • Publisher: DK Media, LLC