The plot was silly, the character unlikeable.
I think the performance was fine...it was the material that was hard to take.
Sorry....didn't devote that kind of attention to this book.
I liked the concept of the story line. The idea of Love being a disease was not one that has been overdone. And thank heaven there wasn't a triangle love story. I thought the characters could have been given more depth. I realize that it is from the mind of the main character but the other characters needed to be explored more. And the book of SSHHH, was just plain..... stupid.
This was my first introduction to this author.
I wanted to like her. I think she had a range that would have worked if there had been more emotion to characters like Alex, he felt one dementional and the Sister's voice about made me crawl out of my skin, although I realize that was part of the story line.
The author has an almost poetic and very descriptive way that she writes. Sometimes it made the story become tiresome to listen to. Others that have reviewed the book loved this, sometimes I just felt "Get to the point already!" I liked the Divergent and Hunger games series much more. But that being said, I did purchase book 2, I am into it enough to want to find out where the story line takes the Characters.
Can you imagine a world where "Love" is considered a disease? This is the world that Lana lives in. She is days away from being cured when her world is turned upside down and finds out everything she has been brought up to believe in is not what it seems. She begins to question if love is really a bad thing after all. Oliver took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions as Lana comes into her own self discovery of love and life. The ending had me crying like a baby and running to read the next book. Sarah Drew did an excellent job with the narration and kept me pulled into the story. Wonderful!
I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)
Yeah I would, but this book probably won't appeal to everyone. I liked Anthem in highschool, and this is similiar in context.
I don't just have one. I loved the dynamic between the main characters Lena, Alex and Hanna.
I had a couple, first when Lena breaks the rules for the first time and goes to the illegal music concert and is freaked out by boys and girls being in public together. Next Lena meeting up with Alex on the beach where Lena becomes happy and carefree.
Yes when Alex says " I love you" to Lena.
I just moved on to the second book and I am hoping for a certain character to magically show up....keeping my fingers crossed.
This was not the caliber of The Hunger Games but the story was intriguing enough to keep my interest AND download book 2 in the series immediately. It was just a bit slow in development and lots of talk without as much action. The story surrounds a society who considers "love" to be a type of delirium. As a result, love is outlawed and once 18 their brains are altered to not allow the extreme emotion. We watch as the heroine of the story learns what love is and is willing to risk all to experience it. The character development was good and by the end of the book I couldn't wait download the next book because the adventure, it seems, is just getting started. It's definitely worth a credit and if you enjoy YA fiction, the odds of enjoying Delirium are high. The narrator could not have been better and really captured the characters well. Great job!
Could't make a four or five. Premise is way too thin.
Opening scene when heroine is taking her test for the procedure.
All of them
The premise of the book and I'm assuming the premise of the rest of the series is that society has decided that love is tragic disease that can and should be cured by medical procedures. Essentially love is the root of all evil. Get rid of it and people will be happy and docile. Way to thin a premise for me. Doesn't really hold up since there are evil people in this utopian society who presumably were cured of love and should be docile and not violent.
This is my second listen to this novel. Anxiously anticipating the release of book 3, I wanted to re-listen to the series to have the story more fresh in my mind. I loved it just as much the second time around. Great story, brilliant writing and OUTSTANDING narration. I would give the performance 10 stars if I could.
Delirium was my first time listening to Sarah Drew.
I found the whole book very moving. This was my first "dystopian" fiction novel and I was a bit apprehensive about the subject matter. Not really a genre that attracts me generally.The author told the story with such meaning and I truly cannot say enough great things about the performance of the narrator.
I would recommend it to a teen or young adult. It was entertaining, but somewhat superficial.
I expect there will be a sequel, everything is now in place.
Her voice is a bit shrill -- but I think that makes her the perfect narrator for a first person novel about an emotional teenage girl who's world is falling apart.
When he leans in and whispers: "grey".
This is the classic, love-will-conquer-all story set in a unique circumstance. America has isolated itself, thrown up walls, and walled off cities to form small islands. Love has been declared a disease and the root of all social ills. It becomes the task of the adults to get their children through childhood and puberty without falling prey to the dread disease before they can be cured at age 18 by a modified lobotomy. That's the catch, the most vulnerable cannot be cured because it's too dangerous before adulthood. The effect of the cure has the unintended side effect of producing detached parents without affection for their children. I did get a little annoyed at times that the main characters emotions were constantly tying her in knots, threatening to bubble up and betray her, making her ill, keeping her from breathing, etc, etc. But, on the other hand it's not how I would have reacted, it's how she, as a teen in this situation was reacting that was the story. So, I have to forgive her the overboard descriptions of angst.
I love all kinds of books but don't really read them anymore I would rather listen to them but I will still buy the book if I love it enough to collect it.
Another wonderful book I cant wait for the last one to come out to see what happens at the end of the story.
If you are tired of vampires and just can't relate to the politics of The Hunger Games then try Lauren Oliver's Delirium for a surprising change of pace. I truly enjoyed this story and Sarah Drew's reading of it.