I saw the movie first, and I still like the book better. This book was hard to put down. The characters were well fleshed out. The narrator read with feeling. His voice brought you into the action. This a great action/ science fiction book.
I'm disturbed by the rising trend of teen novels that include such scenes if graphic violence. My son was disturbed by the classic Lord of the Flies, which I believe has some very powerful thought provoking moments. However, he is completely enveloped in the mindless excitement and pace of all these new teen novels that are full of violence and devoid of any literary merit or true thought evoking "meat". Books like this series, the Hunger Games, and the Twilight series remind me of what I call "dime novels," they are about as filling mentally as a ten cent candy is for the body!
This is my second Audible book. I wasn't sure this was my type of fiction, but I enjoyed the book. The story was solid. I found the story engaging and I looked forward to listening to more of it. The narrator was good and I thought he did a good job with the voices he created for the different characters.
I love this book so much. I think that it is very well read. It is an AMAZING story. So well written, it really grabs me and makes me feel the way the kids are feeling. So much better than the movie. Love love love the book.