Unique love story with an gripping subplot.
I was unable to put the book down. I wanted to know what was going to happen next.
I have no words to describe how gorgeously beautiful and heartbreakingly touching this book is. Sarah Drew puts a world of emotion into her reading. And the words that Lauren Oliver weave are so breathtaking that I cried and laughed and ached and loved. 'I love you. I LOVE you. I love YOU...' so simple this sentiment and yet so very powerful. If this book were a poem it would be Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda. And if it had a song at the closing credits it would be Amongster by Polica. I reccomend listening to this book with every fibre of my being. You'll not regret it.
Not sure...I like a grabber like Night Reign.. It was just not for me. but I am sure there is someone out there that would love to hear.
Something by Kelley Armstrong
Not a ear grabber
The ending of the book literally gave me chills. This is one that has stuck with me and I consider to be one of my favorite listens this year.
For those who found the characters of "Matched" flat, but liked the plot, this is the perfect alternative. "Delirium" is a great dystopic romance.
I had read so many great reviews on this book I couldn't resist purchasing it when it went on sale. However, I was very disappointed... The narrator was not very good. I cringed everytime she spoke in Alex's voice. It was just a kind of husky whisper. Not good! Also, the story was very slow going almost throughout! I just could not get into it, especially after the image of the dog dying... Horrific! I understand that was the point to make the reader really see and feel the not so hidden evil of those in charge, but I just couldn't get past it. I also did not like the heroine very much either. Although this terrible regime killed her mother in a brutal way, she still takes FOREVER to finally realize the wrongness and villianous of these people she thinks are "protecting" them from the real horror - Love! And, then like a light switch being turned on, she suddenly switches into anti-government bad girl breaking all the rules when she was just the most comformist there ever was! I just did not see the progression, and the dystopian world did not make sense, really! How and why would any government seek to control our impulse to love?! It isn't possible!
This book was way too much insight into one annoying girls inner dialogue. I hated how whiney and dramatic she was and while I love the actress that narrates this book when she is acting on TV, I couldn't handle her voice on audiobook. This book is slow and tries to hard to be poetic about an inner awakening when the character herself has little depth. Not a fan.
The narrative was exceedingly slow. Many aspects of the book - characters, themes, and so forth-- were not fully fleshed out and lacked complexity and nuance. It really ended up just being a sappy boring romance novel. I had a hard time imagining how a society could continue raising offspring without any sort of bonding, given current knowledge about oxytocin, etc. If the author had come up with an explanation for this, or delved into such challenges, it would have been more interesting.
boredom, disappointment, annoyance
I didn't care for the narrator, her attempt at a male voice was comical, and sometimes it sounded as if it were the voice of someone of low intelligence. I think I would have enjoyed this story more with a better narrator or if I just read it myself, as is I couldn’t even get through it, due to the narrators voice grating on my nerves.
This book took a little time to get into, in my opninon it was slow and drug for about half if not more of the book. I got to a point where I couldn't stop listening and was blown away by the ending!