Wow, I was impressed! I downloaded this as "FICTION", but I really think is should be classified as "Kids & Young Adults", unless I'm wrong.
It is a great action packed listen, and the ending leaves you expecting a sequel.
I sure hope one is coming soon, and I hope that is just as long as the first.
Despite the potential for this premise to bury us under a mountain of silly metaphors, the author does a great job of making you constantly question which side you might come down on. The plot twists are great....which is what got me through this absolutely abysmal narrator. Most of her teen voices sound like some whacked out hippie doing a "scary" voice and her adults are equally cartoonish. Now I get that the point of the book is about stereotypes....but a little subtlety would have gone a loooooong way. I did manage to make it through all three books, but it was a real struggle. I wish that I had just given up and read the books. She does a good job with the emotional content, (ie there was never a moment when I thought..."that's clearly not how the author meant that to come out") but I haven't met that many teenagers that sound like they just smoked an entire field of weed.
Why yes! they doo remind me a lot of The Hunger Games. I would LOVE to read a book of this genre that did NOT contain a love triangle.
Yes, this would make a great set of movies. I suspect they will be after The Hunger Games have run their course.
I believe that the paperback book would be worth the money. I would tell anyone to skip on the audio version. This is solely based on the voice. It does not match the voices of the characters. She does okay for the main character, but when she attempts Paris' voice, I wanted to laugh out loud. It was terrible, laughable. I think she would be better matched to read a fairytale or older fiction. She didn't do justice to this otherwise decent book.
Her voice was an ill fit.
The book itself is reasonably good. I am a early thirties woman who enjoys YA fiction, but this is a little young for me. It was not at the level of The Hunger Games or Divergent.
Just short of all time favorite listens.
Tally Youngblood. She's the main character so by default she will get the most favoritism. But its because her character is more crafted than the other.
David. Least amount of "Valley girl" sound in his voice.
Standards of Normal will be obliterated.
good story. a bit immature but still a good story. at least its creative.
The reader makes a great narrator; however, her character voices are nasally, slow and annoying at times. It's unfortunate because this is one of my favorite book series out there.
The narrator is definitely trying too hard to sound like a young adult. She also had a particularly strange way of pronouncing forest or forehead so that they sounded like faaarrest and faaarehead, which were words that were used quite often. So that was annoying. Sarah Drew would have been a much better fit.
As far as the story goes it starts off well and keeps your interest and then gets a little slow but if you stick with it, it recaptures your interest in the end and you immediately want to download the next book.
love the idea that "fairness" is created by making everyone look beautiful!
creative twist to an ageless issue ... how do we get people to act ethical towards one another ... at what cost ... and is it ultimately worth it?
I have absolutely loved the Uglies series since I was in high school. They were the first books that I actually related to. I thought, "Why not re-read them as an audiobook?".
I could not get past the first 2 minutes of this book because the narrator was so incredibly awful. I'm serious, I had to switch to a different book before the counter reached 120 seconds.
The narrator sounds like a harsh school teacher trying to sound young. I didn't even get to the point where she was supposed to act the character's voices. Her voice is monotonous and sharp. I hated listening to it, it was terrible.
The book has a great concept- but it was much longer than it needed to be. At times I would "zone out", and when I came back, there hadn't been much progress. By then end of the book, I just wanted to finish! The pace didn't pick up at the end, when you knew what was going to happen at the end.
Probably not. This book was very long winded.
The voices were clear, but very nasal. Some characters voices were VERY annoying.