After reading the Twilight series with my children they were so excited to get The Host for our next big road trip. I, however, was left wanting a bit with Twilight as it was a good series but just a 'good for kids' series. So, it was with a little hesitation that I pushed 'Play' and began our trip. Soon I was pleasantly being drawn into a very interesting novel that was challenging as it was written in the first person which, in itself, was enough to keep my initial attention peaked. But it wasn't only the orientation of the writing that was good, it also had great character development and plot lines that were well thought through and dripping with interesting details. One of those, 'couldn't get enough of it' books that I thoroughly enjoyed and was pleasantly surprised to find that, rather than continue with the vampire/monster craze, took a nice dramatic twist into a very deep adult novel with a cool sci-fi twist. Great book and narration was flawless!
great read !!!!
Was prepared to hate this. Have no interest in the twilight saga but thought I would give this a go.
Very pleasantly surprised. Interesting story, well read.
Development of characters brings them to life. You feel what is in their hearts and minds. captivating plot.
This is one of the rare books that I might read (listen) a second time.
Superb study in human nature. Fascinating. Enjoyed every minute of the book and wish it could have gone on for another 20 hours.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I really do feel it's her best work yet. A bit long in the beginning but most of Meyer's books are so; but well worth it. The narrator was PERFECT for this book and I would recommend this audio book to anyone, it does make you think.
I am almost to the end of the book and it had turned out to be very good. There are parts that have been very slow for me but the story is very interesting. I like the fact that the humans there are fighting back; they have not given hope. I am conflicted with the main character of the story and how I feel about her but so does she. If you are into sci fi (hey, you wouldn't be reading this otherwise) listen to this book.
It's really interesting story line. Very creative and tugs at your morals. You find yourself on a side you'd not expect to be. I recommend it, but be warned it's loooong... however, the reader is very enthusiastic and keeps your attention.
Meyer takes the story of an alien invasion and presents it from the alien's POV and then some. You'll probably be turned off by the stiff narration in the beginning but give it a chance; there's a reason for it. My only annoyance is the character of the "soul". Meyer's premise is that a "soul" cannot be unkind, hence a maddeningly meek character but the story undermines this premise by the alien's basic plan.
I was a little disappointed by this book. It was very hard to get into. I kept falling asleep. :)
Once I got into the story it got better but it wasn't my favorite. I did like the narrator.
"The Host" was a very interesting book, and I liked the point of view it took and the idea of the story. I believed it had some very slow moments in the middle of the book. I knew where the book was going to go in most circumstances and the author stretched it out and it kinda dragged along. I thought the book could have been better if there was just a bit more action in it, and a little more suspense. Overall, it was worth listening to I believe, and I even learned some about the human mind and psyche. When I finished listening I felt myself more in tuned with my thoughts^^.