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^^.
I loved this book! I was wary, was it going to be too far out there? But it wasn't. Stephanie Meyers has a way of making aliens (and vampires) so human and so engaging. If you like the Twilight books then try "The Host" it has the same magic for drawing the reader in and then leaving the reader disappointed when it's all done, and there's no more to listen too. I'm hoping for a sequel.