The reader was excellent. She was extremely easy to listen to and was able to capture each character very well.
The story was different that what you might expect, but kept me interested the whole time.
I liked all the characters, and how they affected each other. I liked how they evolved. It was very well done.
I cannot say, other than I really enjoyed her characterizations. She did not leave me feeling annoyed once, which is difficult to find in an audio book. It's the reader that makes or breaks it for me.
No, I did not have an extreme reaction to the book. I did find myself wanting to continue listening to the story, so it definitely kept me going.
The only thing I would suggest to Stephanie Meyer, is to make her characters a little less melodramatic. I say this loosely. It's something I noticed throughout the twilight series.
She doesn't give the listener credit. She drills it in our head that this is the end for this character. It's beginning to feel like the boy who cried wolf. Notice how many times in all her books how the heroine says how she knows she's going to die, or something like that.
Too self sacrificing, which is a complaint from other characters in the story.
wanda not being like every other soul and developing feelings for the humans
Ian because he changed the most throughout the story
no I didn't like her voice
when Jared realized that Melanie was still there with Wanda
This story has a unique plot on what an alien takeover could look like. Although it was a little bit too long, the book is a great listen, and if she comes out with a sequel I would definitely listen to it.
I love reading and spending time with my family and friends.
yes, I loved the book and the narrator
The emotions of the events
We can all get along in peace
I absolutely loved this book. I am a Twilight fan, but this book tops all four of the Twilight novels hands down. I love the main theme of the story, it's very Ivasion of the Body Snatchers-esque. I would recommend this book to any sci-if reader or just any fiction lover.
I liked the Twilight books (guilty pleasure) so I figured I would try Meyer's other novel - Host. It was weird, and at times, confusing. Maybe this just wasnt a good book for me. I usually read epic series like: The Wheel of Time, Sword of Truth, Alerian Codex, Black Magician Trilogy, the Hungering Saga, Mistborn... etc...
So overall, I probably wouldn't buy another Stephanie Meyer book myself. However, I might listen to another one if a friend lent it to me.
The ending was so abrupt and kind of left you hanging... no hint of a sequel or any kind of real resolution.
not to me. I would have enjoyed listening to something else. But since I had purchased the book, I forced myself to finish listening to it to justify the expense. Hoping it would get better...
I absolutely LOVED this book! I wasn't sure at the very beginning, kind of slow, but it gets very interesting. I got attached to the characters and they have a really interesting dynamic. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys sci-fi books and wants a new twist on aliens taking over the world.
I would listen to the host again. I read the book the first time around. Now I travel a lot for work and wanted to read it again but did not have time. The narrator is wonderful and the story is epic. Every wonder what the end of the world will be like. The Host has an idea all its own...
The most memorable moments of the host was when the alien is rememebering why they took over the planet. The most upsetting crimes were those against our children. It really struck a personal note with me.
Have only listened to the audiobook, but I thought the performance was excellent. Adding Kate Reading to my short list of preferred narrators.
The internal conversation between the host and the parasite, and the morality of being a parasite and/or a host. I like stories that show the bad guys are not totally bad and the good guys not totally good. This is an excellent story about good, evil, life, death, and what it means to be human.
She really makes the book come alive. The first one-third of the book is largely expository, so it was probably more entertaining to hear it than to read it. Ms. Reading is an excellent narrator.
OK, I'm pretty much a pushover, but that said, this book did make me laugh and get a bit misty at times.
If there was any doubt, it is now apparent that Ms. Meyer can not only write, but she has more than one story to tell.
I "accidentally" bought this book for my daughter when it first came out because she was a Twilight fan. She refused to read it, so I did. I loved it! Now that the movie is about to come out, I wanted to re-read it, but my sit down time is limited. I do drive a lot, though, so I got the audio version. I was not disappointed. Good performance. Good listen. Great story. Highly recommend it. Nothing like Twilight. Plenty of action, great plot.
No. Too long. But I did it over 4 days while driving or cleaning my house.