I am NOT a Twilight fan. I grabbed this book not even realizing it was the same author (no, I wasn't living under a rock... but yes, very unaware at the time). I noticed this book is only now hitting the best seller lists so I thought I would weigh in. Weird? Yes. Quirky? Yes. Deep? No. Good... Very! I am still surprised to say that but indeed you will decide in the end that you thoroughly enjoyed this story and the characters will grow on you. I also found myself so vividly imagining their underground dwelling that I felt a little like a child daydreaming...
The most appealing part of the book was the horror, fear and frustration implied and not graphically shown of a human soul trapped in her body driven by an alien. This allowed my imagination to fill in the rest.
Very different from Stephenie Meyers other works, BUT just as amazing. I would recomend this to anyone who liked Twilight
I definitely was trying to hang on because the first few hours of listening was a pretty slow start for me but after that it was completely addicting! The narrator was perfect for this book!
I thought this book was very well written. It was a little slow to get into the first time, but once started it was hard to stop. I loved reading about humanity having to start over again with the basics, without all the modern technology. The relationships between Wanda and all the other characters was wonderful and rich. I recommend it, and wish she had written a sequel to it.
The narrator killed this one for me. Although I love Kate Reading in other settings, she was a bad choice on this one. I have tried "The Host" several times, only to give up for bad delivery. If I revisit this selection in the future, I will try paperback or ebook, but not the audio.
Can't win them all.
I consider myself a well-read SF reader...no fantasy please! So it is with trepidation that I try a new author. I can't stand bad writing. Stephenie Meyer wrote this pretty well. It is a very unique approach. I'd fault her for not quite separating her alien thinking from her human thinking ( for that you have to read Cherryh), but the base concept is good and she keeps this big 'ol novel going well. I enjoyed it. Some good emotional stuff too. Bravo.
I read everyone's reviews and was hesitant to get this audiobook. I like Stephanie Meye's work so I decided to ignore most of the reviews. I am so happy I did. I found the narrator to be a tough to listen to at first, very monotoned but realized that was on purpose to fit the character. After a few chapters I really got into the story and into the main character, Wanderer. I liked how the story was told and by the middle of the book I found myself anxious for my drive to be able to listen to the book and even trying to listen to it on my ipod at work. I enjoyed the story and I really hope that Stephanie writes another book to pick up where this book ends.