As a guy I like how this love story was from a guys point of view. The descriptions leave more for the mind to make up which is fine by me. I finished divergent before this and from my pt of view there was too much description of just how hand went together. I can relate to this story more.
This book was a wage of my credit and time. Flat characters and 17 hours to deliver a simple and predictable story. This book may have been interesting when I was 14. But not now. it is way more YA than advertised.
I found it interesting that it was written by two women from a male perspective - a teen male, at that. I'm definitely interested in seeing the movie now. The narration was awesome and he really gave a voice to the individual characters.
The story itself is, of course, amazing. But the performance of the narrator(s) for this audiobook was just perfect. From the multiple voices giving each character their own uniqueness down to the background noises and actual singing of 16 Moons, this was one of the best audiobooks performance-wise I've listened to. Downloading book 2 right now :)
I listen to this book first and really did enjoy it. As soon as I was finished I decided to go rent the movie was very disappointed. They simply removed about three major characters, and of the ones remaining they chopped this down to the point where it was almost not the same story. Granted I'm almost always a believer in the book is better than the movie but in this regards it's night and day...or maybe dark and light
I had no idea what to expect but I was drawn in within the first chapter and couldn't stop listening. The story line is semi-unique and very well written. Details were impeccable and the characters are so well formed throughout the entire book. I've read a number of super natural style books and truly enjoyed this twist
I have some of the same complaints others have about this book, such as the mean girls high school thing. What really irritates me (and I've seen it other places in hollywood or various entertainment outlets) is how everyone seems to think hurricanes just happen out of nowhere. Sure, this is probably a pet peeve of mine but really, can you not at least read an article on it if you are going to put it in a book? Hurricanes don't just sneak up and surprise you. Just living in a hurricane zone does NOT mean every thunder storm is a hurricane during hurricane season. A thunderstorm is a thunderstorm. At least the southern accents weren't offensive like others I've listened to. That rant being over, I didn't think the the book was as bad as others have said, although it is unrealistic.