After reading the hard copy of this book, I suggested that my husband check it out. He decided to download the audiobook and we listened to it together. Maybe it's just a personal preference, but when I read this book, I liked the main character because she seemed self-reliant and matter-of-fact. However, the narrator made her seem exactly the opposite, whiny, over-dramatic, and unlikeable Her over-acting completely changed the feel of the story. At least my husband got a good laugh out of it.
I was pretty hooked at first, its a long long book and I do enjoy that. I got a bit bored toward the end....lots of emotional slop that weakened the story.
Another great novel by Stephenie Meyer. "The Host" has a lot of setup and can appear to be slow starting. Once the set up of characters and lifestyles are completed, hang on for the ride. Great Book! Would love to see a sequel!
I can't exactly say why, but I got printed version of this book as well as audio. Read printed one twice and, for some reason, I'm listening to audio version every once in a while (just finished it 5th time). It might be just me ...
Looking forward to upcoming movie.
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.