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.
I really couldn't stand this book, which was made worse by the awful narrator. The writing was self-conscious and the characters flat. For as long as the novel is, why couldn't we learn a thing about anyone's past, or expand on their personalities. A lot of characters were indistinguishable from one another, basically extras in a movie (which is probably where the author hopes go). At first the story was compelling, but when centered upon life in the cave it basically thudded. The narrator's shrill voice constantly wailing, "oh Jared" over and over again was maddening. I actually listened to the whole thing and was not duly rewarded with satisfying ending, just a predictable flop. I would say this is a "young" reader book, except I don't want to insult young readers. I know a lot of people here think this is a great novel, maybe you will too--but you've been warned.
This was a great read and a great listen.
It is a must for all readers who enjoy a well thought out story with terrific details